Friday, September 8, 2017

Childhood Solid Tumor Network and Sony 7 HD Video Magnifier on First September Show

Dr. Michael Dyer (St. Jude Children's Research Institute - Memphis, TN)
Sony 7 HD Plus Handheld Plus Video Magnifier (Baum USA - Methuen, MA)
Dr. Michael Dyer of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital discusses the Childhood Solid Tumor Network, which helps with pediatric cancers including retinoblastoma.

 Then, David Bradburn of Baum USA in Methuen, Massachusetts, explains the workings of the Sony 7 HD Plus Handheld Plus Video Magnifier, with integrated optical character recognition and text-to-speech software 9/9/2017 Podcast (Click Below)

Friday, August 11, 2017

New Guidelines for Eye Exams and Zebrafish Gene for Retinal Regeneration on August 12-13 Show

Dr. Andrea Thau

Dr. Tom Reh (University of Washington - Seattle)

Dr. Andrea Thau, former president of the American Optometric Association, explains the importance of new guidelines for comprehensive eye exams. Maria Garcia talks about how those new guidelines for such exams were responsible for the diagnosis for her daughter's brain tumor.

Then, Dr. Tom Reh, of the University of Washington discusses how the gene, ASCl1, natively found in zebrafish, can lead to retinal regeneration in mice.  Dr. Reh also talks about ways to stop the regeneration process from being inhibited.

8/12/2017 Podcast (Click Image Below)

Friday, August 4, 2017

Greyhound Web Site Lawsuit and Dr. Steve Charles On August 5-6 Show

Dr. Steve Charles (Charles Retina Institute - Memphis, TN)

The National Federation of the Blind's Chris Danielsen's discusses a lawsuit filed by the NFB of California against Greyhound over the lack of accessibility of the bus company's website.

Dr. Steve Charles of Memphis's Charles Retina Institute explains five rare eye disorders:  sickle cell retinopathy, radiation retinopathy, optic neuritis, macular telangiectasia, and familial exudative vitreoretinopathy (FEVR).


8/5/2017 Podcast (Click Image Below)

Friday, July 21, 2017

SMILE Procedure and Arrestin-1 Gene Involvement in RP on July 22-23 Show

Dr. Richard Norden (Norden Laser Eye Associates - Ridgewood, NJ)

Dr. Stephen Daiger (University of Texas Health Science Center - Houston, TX)

Dr. Richard Norden of Norden Laser Eye Associates in Ridgewood, New Jersey discusses the minimally invasive laser vision correction procedure called SMILE.

Then, Dr. Stephen Daiger, a professor in the Human Genetics Center at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Public Health, discusses the gene, arrestin-1, that has been linked to retinitis pigmentosa in many Hispanic families in the Southwest.

7/22/2017 Podcast (Click Image Below)

Friday, July 7, 2017

Memphis Paralympics and L-Dopa To Fight AMD On July 8-9 Show

Dr. Brian McKay (University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson)

Curtis Tillman of the Tennessee Association of Blind Athletes tells us about events such as goalball and beep baseball coming up in the Paralympics in Memphis on July 29.

Then, Dr. Brian McKay of the University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science explains how l-dopa, a drug used to treat Parkinson's disease, could be vital in the fight against macular degeneration.

7/8/2017 Podcast (Click Image Below)

Friday, June 16, 2017

Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum and VarioUltra, VisioDesk on June 17-18 Show

Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum

VarioUltra 20/40 Braille Display/Notetaker (Baum USA - Methuen, MA)

VisioDesk Portable HD Video Magnifier (Baum USA - Methuen, MA)

Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum, certified board internist and creator of the "Cures A-Z" app, tells us about natural therapies.  Some of them can help with eye diseases.

Then, David Bradburn of Baum USA in Methuen, Massachusetts, talks about the VarioUltra Braille display/notetaker and VisioDesk HD portable video magnifier.

6/17/2017 Podcast (Click Image Below)

Friday, June 9, 2017

Getting A Feel for Eclipses Book And SAS Graphics Accelerator On June 10 - 11 Show

Dr. Cassandra Runyon (College of Charleston - Charleston, SC)

Dr. David Hurd (Edinboro University - Edinboro, PA)

Joseph Minafra (NASA SSERVI - Moffett Park, CA)

We hear about the tactile book, "Getting A Feel For Eclipses", from a host of people.  That includes Dr. Cassandra Runyon of the College of Charleston in South Carolina and the South Carolina Space Grant Consortium, Dr. David Hurd of Edinboro University in Pennsylvania, Joseph Minafra of NASA Solar System Exploration Research Institute (SSERVI), and Mariah Williams, a graduate of the College of Charleston.

Ed Summers of SAS in Cary, North Carolina, discusses the Graphics Accelerator, which makes graphs and charts accessible using sonification, screen reading, and tabular data.

6/10/2017 Podcast (Click Image Below)

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