Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Recognizing Words and Faces After Hemispherectomies and Significance of Adamts10 Gene In Glaucoma Formation

Dr. Michael Granovetter (University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh, PA)

Dr. John Kuchtey (Vanderbilt Eye Institute - Nashville, TN)

Dr. Michael Granovetter, a student in the University of Pittsburgh medical scientist training program explains how well children, who have undergone operations to remove one-half of their brains, are still able to recognize words and faces.

Dr. John Kuchtey, an associate professor of ophthalmology at Nashville's Vanderbilt Eye Institute, explains how a gene, Adamts10 plays an important role in retinal ganglion cell development mediated by TGF-beta signaling and whether glaucoma develops or not.

11/21/2022 Podcast (Click Image Below) 

Wednesday, November 2, 2022

Economic Burden of Vision Loss and Making Chemistry More Accessible To Those Who Are Blind and Visually Impaired

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

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

Dr. David Rein, director of the Public Health Analytics Program, at the National Opinion Research Center (NORC) in Chicago, goes over a study showing the economic burden of vision loss in the United States broken down by age, sex, and state in total loss and per person with vision loss and the sources of the economic burden.

Dr. Bryan Shaw, professor of chemistry and biochemistry at Baylor University, discusses a program that makes chemistry more accessible to those with blindness and low vision with the use of tactile graphics, esters, and a robot.

11/6/2022 Podcast (Click Image Below) 

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