Thursday, March 28, 2024

Complexity Of Gene Therapy In The Retina and Study Of Certain Ethnic Groups Risks With Diabetic Retinopathy

Dr. T.J. Hollingsworth (University of Tennessee Health Science Center - Memphis, TN)

Dr. Ann Elsner (Indiana University Bloomington - Bloomington, IN)

Dr. T.J. Hollingsworth, an assistant professor of ophthalmology at University of Tennessee Health Science Center Hamilton Eye Institute in Memphis, discusses the need for increased funding for eye care research, the retina, and the complexities of gene therapy in treating the retina.

Dr. Ann Elsner, distinguished professor of optometry at Indiana University School of Optometry Bloomington, details a study showing economic barriers to eye care and increased risks for developing diabetic retinopathy for certain ethnic groups.

3/31/2024 Podcast (Click Image Below) 

Friday, March 22, 2024

Accessible Ways Of Learning Astronomy And Macular Degeneration Experiment Aboard International Space Station

Christine Malec (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)

Dr. Hema Ramkumar (Oculogenex - La Habra, CA)

Accessibility consultant, Christine Malec, of Toronto, explains accessible ways of learning about astronomy with the use of alt textsonification, 3D printers, and the Chandra X-ray Laboratory.

Then, Dr. Hema Ramkumar, CEO and co-founder of Oculogenex in southern California discusses a gene therapy experiment involving female mice in the field of age-related macular degeneration research aboard the International Space Station.

3/24/2024 Podcast (Click Image Below) 

Monday, March 4, 2024

New Risk Genes Identified for Glaucoma for Those With African Ancestry And Polymers Being Used To Treat Wet Macular Degeneration

Dr. Joan O'Brien (University of Pennsylvania - Philadelphia, PA)

Dr. Eydie Miller (University of Pennsylvania - Philadelphia, PA)

Dr. Nathan Gianneschi (Northwestern University - Evanston, IL)

Dr. Jeremy Lavine (Northwestern University - Chicago, IL)

Dr. Joan O'Brien, professor of ophthalmology and director of the Penn Center for Genetics of Complex Disease and Dr. Eydie Miller, professor of clinical ophthalmology and director of glaucoma at the Scheie Eye Institute at the University of Pennsylvania go over new risk genes identified for glaucoma for those with African ancestry.

Dr. Nathan Gianneschi, Jacob and Rosaline Cohn professor at Northwestern University in Evanston and Dr. Jeremy Lavine, assistant professor of ophthalmology, at the Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, explain how polymers could potentially be used to treat the wet form of macular degeneration.

3/10/2024 Podcast (Click Image Below)

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