Friday, April 22, 2022

Retinal Stem Cell Patch Lasting More Than Two Years And Sigma 1 Receptor As Protector Of Retinal Ganglion Cells On April 24 Show


Dr. Dennis Clegg (University of California - Santa Barbara, CA)

Dr. Kathryn Bollinger (Medical College Of Georgia - Augusta, GA)

Dr. Dennis Clegg, co-director of the University of California-Santa Barbara Center for Stem Cell Biology and Engineering, discusses how a stem cell derived retinal implant has survived for longer than two years with no immune rejection.

Then, Dr. Kathryn Bollinger, associate professor of ophthalmology, cellular biology, and anatomy at Augusta's Medical College of Georgia, explains how a protein, sigma 1 receptors, can protect retinal ganglion cells, which are damaged in glaucoma.

4/24/2022 Podcast (Click Image Below)

Friday, April 8, 2022

Goji Berries As AMD Protection and Circadian Rhythms' Impact On Fruit Flies' Eyes On April 10 Show

Dr. Glenn Yiu (University of California - Davis)

Dr. Vikki Weake (Purdue University - West Lafayette, IN)

Dr. Glenn Yiu, an associate professor of ophthalmology, at University of California-Davis Health, explains how consuming dried goji berries could provide protection against age-related macular degeneration. 

Then, Dr. Vikki Weake, an associate professor of biochemistry, at Purdue University, explains how circadian rhythms in fruit flies have a large impact on retinal health.

April 10 Podcast (Click Image Below)

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