Friday, January 11, 2019

Study and Survey Regarding Job Retention and Career Advancement - NRTC at Mississippi State University

Adele Crudden (NRTC at Mississippi State University - Starkville, MS)

Anne Steverson (NRTC at Mississippi State University - Starkville, MS)
Adele Crudden and Anne Steverson of the National Research and Training Center on Blindness and Low Vision at Mississippi State University discuss a study of state vocational rehabilitation agencies and a survey regarding job retention and career advancement of those blind and visually impaired individuals, who have been paid at least minimum wage.

1/13/2019 Podcast (Click Image Below)

Friday, December 28, 2018

LambdaVision Implant and ISS Experiments, Preliminary Victory In Gaining Equal Access To Higher Education On Dec. 30 Show

Dr. Jordan Greco and Dr. Nicole Wagner (LambdaVision, Inc. - Farmington, CT)

Chris Danielsen (National Federation of the Blind - Baltimore, MD)

Dr. Nicole Wagner and Dr. Jordan Greco of LambdaVision, Inc. in Farmington, Connecticut discuss the company's protein-based retinal implant and why the implant is involved in experiments on the International Space Station.

Then, Chris Danielsen of the National Federation of the Blind details a preliminary victory for students with visual impairment to seek remedies for discrimination by colleges and universities.

12/30/2018 Podcast (Click Image Below)

Friday, December 21, 2018

Plant Compound Offers Possible Help For Uveal Melanoma and Smart Implantable Drainage Device On December 23 Show

Dr. Kendall Blumer (Washington University in St. Louis)

Dr. Michael Onken (Washington University in St. Louis)

Dr. Hyowon Lee (Purdue University - West Lafayette, IN)

Dr. Kendall Blumer and Dr. Michael Onken of Washington University in St. Louis discuss a plant compound that offers potential to help treat uveal melanoma.

Dr. Hyowon Hugh Lee of Purdue University details a smart implantable glaucoma drainage tube that can clear itself of harmful materials.

12/23/2018 Podcast (Click Image Below)

Friday, December 7, 2018

Aira Network and Blocking Secondary Cataracts On December 9 Show

Aira (La Jolla, CA)

Dr. Melinda Duncan (University of Delaware - Newark, DE)

Jonathan Mosen talks about Aira, which is a network that connects those who are blind or visually impaired to trained professional agents at a remote location for hands-free assistance at the touch of a button.

Then, the University of Delaware's Dr. Melinda Duncan discusses a study into how secondary cataracts could be prevented.  Secondary cataracts can result from scar tissue following cataract surgery.

12/9/2018 Podcast (Click Image Below)

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Early Vision Development, Retinal Organoids, Calcified Nodules In Retina, Late Stage Progression In Macular Degeneration

Dr. Bob Johnston (Johns Hopkins University - Baltimore, MD)

Kiara Eldred (Johns Hopkins University - Baltimore, MD)
Dr. Christine Curcio (University of Alabama at Birmingham)

Dr. Bob Johnston and Kiara Eldred of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore explain how studying lab-grown retinal organoids has shed light on varying thyroid hormone levels have an effect on how different cone photoreceptors develop.

Then, the University of Alabama at Birmingham's Dr. Christine Curcio discusses a study that shows calcified nodules in the retina could be a sign of later progression of age-related macular degeneration.

11/25/2018 Podcast (Click Image Below)

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Dr. Roberto Manduchi and Dr. Greg Field On November 4 Show

Dr. Roberto Manduchi (University of California - Santa Cruz)

Dr. Greg Field (Duke University - Durham, NC)

Dr. Roberto Manduchi of the University of California - Santa Cruz Jack Baskin School of Engineering explains the development of an iPhone app that will support the development of both path backtracking and map-based wayfinding.

Then, Dr. Greg Field of Duke Department of Neurobiology discusses how the neurons of the retina reprogram themselves in low light to create a kind of night vision.

11/4/2018 Podcast (Click Image Below)

Friday, October 19, 2018

Plastic Tactile 3-D Maps and Mediterranean Diet's Effect On Blindness On October 21 Show

Howard Kaplan (University of South Florida Advanced Visualization Center - Tampa, FL)

Dr. Emily Chew (National Eye Institute - Bethesda, MD)

Howard Kaplan of the University of South Florida's Advanced Visualization Center explains how 3-D plastic tactile maps are being created using software and a 3-D printer to help students with visual impairment navigate the Tampa campus.

Then, Dr. Emily Chew of the National Eye Institute goes over a study that shows how following a Mediterranean diet can lower the risk of developing age-related macular degeneration.

10/21/2018 Podcast (Click Image Below)

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