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) 

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