Displaying 11–20 of 27 news results
Jun 16, 2023
June 16, 2023. Jami Kern, PhD, chief clinical officer at Nacuity Pharmaceuticals, talks with host Ben Shaberman about NACA, the company’s emerging gene-agnostic therapy for Usher syndrome and retinitis pigmentosa in a Phase 2 clinical trial in Australia. Their conversation includes a discussion about oxidative stress, which NACA is designed to mitigate, and timing for the efficacy readout from the Phase 2 study.
Jun 2, 2023
June 2, 2023. Kari Branham, a genetic counselor with Kellog Eye Center at the University of Michigan, talks to host Ben Shaberman about a variety of topics related to genetic testing and counseling for people with inherited retinal diseases. Their conversation includes discussion of: common misconceptions about genetic testing, variants of unknown significance, when re-testing makes sense, and when and if family members should be tested.
May 19, 2023
May 19, 2023. Aaron Osborne, MD, chief medical officer and chief development officer at Nanoscope Therapeutics, talks about vision restoration in clinical trials of the company’s optogenetic therapy for people with advanced vision loss from retinitis pigmentosa and Stargardt disease.
May 12, 2023
The Eye on the Cure Podcast from the Foundation Fighting Blindness provides science information, news, and insights from the world of vision and retinal diseases. The podcasts are hosted by Ben Shaberman, vice president, science communications, and often include conversations with guests from the research and vision communities.
Apr 28, 2023
April 28, 2023. Henry Klassen, MD, PhD, co-founder of jCyte and clinical researcher at UC Irvine, talks to host Ben Shaberman about jCyte’s clinical trial results and future plans for developing its cell-based therapy for preserving vision caused by retinitis pigmentosa, Usher syndrome, and related retinal conditions.
Apr 14, 2023
April 14, 2023. Electronica musician and composer Jason Taylor, aka Aether, talks with podcast host Ben Shaberman about his craft, inspirations, and how vision loss from retinitis pigmentosa has influenced his work. Jason’s ambient, ethereal music has been featured in a variety of popular video games including: viewfinder, mythwrecked: ambrosia island, Rocket League, and Kingdoms and Castles. He has a new EP out called Moonstone. Learn more at aetheraudio.co.uk and @atheraudio.
Mar 31, 2023
March 31, 2023. Marinna Madrid, PhD, co-founder and chief product officer at Cellino, talks about her groundbreaking work in developing lasers as a doctoral student and her company’s innovative approach for manufacturing personalized cell-based therapies including those for retinal diseases.
Mar 10, 2023
March 10, 2023. Paul Bresge, chief executive officer at Ray Therapeutics, talks to host Ben Shaberman about his company’s emerging optogenetic therapy for restoring vision to people with advanced forms of retinitis pigmentosa (RP), Stargardt disease, and geographic atrophy (advanced dry age-related macular degeneration).
Feb 23, 2023
February 24, 2023. Dean Bok, PhD, a distinguished professor and renowned researcher at UCLA, talks with host Ben Shaberman about his pivotal discovery in the late 1960s of the daily renewal process for photoreceptors in the retina and other early, groundbreaking discoveries about retinal diseases.
Feb 10, 2023
February 10, 2023. Rebecca Alexander talks candidly with host Ben Shaberman about her journey with Usher syndrome. Reflecting on her own experiences, she discusses how people with vision loss and their loved ones can practice good emotional care and advocate for their needs.