Friday, September 17, 2021

Anesthetizing Good Eye To Strengthen Bad Eye In Amblyopia and 3D Color Camera and Auditory Cues Used With Robotic Canes

Dr. Mark Bear (Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Cambridge, MA)

Image courtesy of Cang Ye (Virginia Commonwealth University - Richmond, VA)


Dr. Mark Bear, Picower Professor of Neuroscience in the Picower Institute for Learning and Memory and the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, explains how anesthetizing the "good" eye in amblyopia for a short period of time in different species of mammals can help treat strengthen the amblyopic eye.


Dr. Cang Ye, professor of computer science, in the Virginia Commonwealth University College of Engineering, discusses how a robotic cane uses a 3D color camera, on-board computer, and inertial measurement sensor to guide users.


 09/19/2021 Podcast (Click Image Below)

Friday, September 10, 2021

Study Showing Most Vulnerable For Visual Impairment and Five Dimensions of Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Dr. David Rein (National Opinion Research Center - NORC - Chicago, IL)

Image courtesy of University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences


Dr. David Rein, Director of the Public Health Analytics Program, with the National Opinion Research Center (NORC) at the University of Chicago goes over a study showing by age, sex, ethnicity, and region those, who are the most vulnerable for developing visual impairment.


Then, Dr. Christine Curcio, White-McKee Endowed Professor in Ophthalmology with the University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, explains how the "five dimensions" of age-related macular degeneration can lead to new therapeutic strategies.



9/12/2021 Podcast (Click Image Below) 

Friday, August 20, 2021

Role Of Variant of HtrA1 Protein In AMD And How Eye And Brain Work Together To Predict Movement Of Objects

Dr. Brandi Williams (University of Utah John A. Moran Eye Center - Salt Lake City, UT)

Dr. Michael Manookin (University of Washington School of Medicine - Seattle, WA)



Dr. Brandi Williams, director of research and science at Sharon Eccles Steele Center for Translational Medicine at the John A. Moran Eye Center at the University of Utah, explains how a variation of the HtrA1 protein plays a role in the development of age-related macular degeneration.


Then, Dr. Michael Manookin, an assistant professor of ophthalmology, at the University of Washington School of Medicine Department of Ophthalmology, discusses how the cones, bipolar cells, and ganglion cells work together with the brain to predict the path of moving objects.

8/22/2021 Podcast (Click Image Below) 

Thursday, August 12, 2021

Robotic OCT Scanner Automating Diagnostic Imaging and Nashville Prison Braille Program On August 15 Program

Dr. Mark Draelos (Duke University Department of Biomedical Engineering - Durham, NC)

American Printing House - Louisville, KY


Dr. Mark Draelos, a postdoctoral associate in the Duke University Department of Biomedical Engineering, discusses a robotic optical coherence tomography scanner that automates diagnostic imaging in the eye.


Then, Jayma Hawkins, American Printing House National Prison Braille Senior Director, and Deb Krise, Tennessee Rehabilitative Initiative in Correction (TRICOR) Braille Transcription Instructor, talk about prison braille programs nationwide and one at Riverbend Maximum Security Institution in Nashville.


August 15 Podcast (Click Image Below) 

Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Recycling Process in Photoreceptors and Discussion of OIB-TAC at Mississippi State University On August 8 Show

Dr. Saumil Sethna (Retinal Discovery Group - South San Francisco, CA)

Sylvia Stinson-Perez (OIB-TAC at the NRTC - Mississippi State University - Starkville, MS)


Scientist, Dr. Saumil Sethna, of the Retinal Discovery Group, in South San Francisco, California, discusses how the CIB2 protein and a group of proteins collectively called mTORC1 are factors in mice in the photoreceptor recycling process.  If that process is faulty, blindness can result.

Then, Sylvia Stinson-Perez, director of the Older Individuals Who Are Blind Technical Assistance Center at the NRTC at Mississippi State University goes over the purpose and activities of the center and the "Time To Be Bold" campaign, which is designed to make those, who are blind and visually impaired, aware of free services available in their respective states.

8/8/2021 Podcast (Click Image Below) 

Thursday, July 15, 2021

Braille Tales and CRADLE White Eye Detector App On July 18 Show

American Printing House For The Blind (Louisville, KY)

Dr. Bryan Shaw (Baylor University - Waco, TX)


Jayma Hawkins , American Printing House For The Blind National Prison Braille Senior Director and Christine Genovely, Prison Braille Coordinator, discuss a collaboration between APH and Dolly Parton Imagination Library called Braille Tales, which provides free print/Braille books to children, who are blind or visually impaired.

Then, Dr. Bryan Shaw, professor of chemistry and biochemistry at Baylor University, talks about the CRADLE White Eye Detector App, which identifies leukocoria that can lead to retinoblastoma and other eye disorders.

July 18 Podcast (Click Image Below)

Monday, June 14, 2021

Gelatin and Resin Protein Molecule Models and Information About Cataracts On Father's Day Show

Dr. Bryan Shaw (Baylor University - Waco, TX)

Dr. Calvin Roberts (Lighthouse Guild - New York, NY)


Dr. Bryan Shaw, professor of chemistry and biochemistry at Baylor University, explains how the tongue is an excellent tactile sensor and gelatin and resin protein molecule models, which blind chemistry students use to conceptualize images.

Then, Dr. Calvin Roberts of New York's Lighthouse Guild discusses cataracts, how they form, and the surgery to replace cataracts.


6/20/2021 Podcast (Click Image Below)

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