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NEI Press Release

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For Immediate Release Wednesday, November 12, 2008

News Advisory

Neuroscience and the National Eye Institute: Vision Research Presentations at Neuroscience 2008

What: Researchers supported by the National Eye Institute (NEI), one of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), as well as researchers working on-site at NEI will present recent advances in vision science at the Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting. Topics will include stem cells, visual processing and vision's role in decision making.

Why: Vision scientists will demonstrate the interdisciplinary impact of their work by presenting the latest NEI-funded neuroscience research findings.

When: November 15-19, 2008

Where: Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting
Washington Convention Center
801 Mount Vernon Place NW
Washington, DC 20001

Contact: To arrange an interview with NEI scientists, please contact the NEI at 301.496.5248 or e-mail your request to For more information on the Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, visit

Event Highlights:

Saturday, November 15

Sunday, November 16

Monday, November 17

Tuesday, November 18

Wednesday, November 19

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The National Eye Institute (NEI) is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and is the Federal government's lead agency for vision research that leads to sight-saving treatments and plays a key role in reducing visual impairment and blindness. For more information, visit the NEI Website at

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