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This just in from the AAO: Early Promise for Gene Therapy for AMD

MedPage Today has been covering the San Francisco annual meeting of the AAO (American Academy of Ophthalmology) and filed this report following up on a two year study of gene therapy. Patients with severe neovascular age-related macular degeneration (AMD) had long-term vision stabilization and anatomic improvement following a single treatment with an investigational gene therapy, a preliminary study showed. Asked how long the therapy might allow patients to go without additional treatment, Dr...

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A New Yorker article looking at the dangers of noise pollution to humans and other species. Includes information about the painful hearing condition called “hyperacusis”,  methods to measure noise, and ways to reduce this auditory environmental pollution.

Much talk is in the news about the ages of several candidates and if they are too old to be president. There is also much disagreement. The question of a minimum of 35 years is also being questioned.

AUDIOFILE Magazine #1942: August.September 2019 #9 10/17/19

Oct 14, 2019

Feature: Listening With; Reviews: Young Adult Listening.

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National Fetch Day! Yes, there is a holiday dedicated to that age-old sport of fetch, celebrated every third Saturday of October. Polydactyl cats - we'll learn all about those cute little extra toes that some of our feline friends are born with, and we'll sink our teeth into this question - do cats chew?


EOS #1942 Voting Rights, 10/16/19

Oct 14, 2019
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Although the availability of accessible voting methods for people with disabilities has improved over the years, there is still a long way to go.  Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with attorney Scott LaBarre and technical specialist Curtis Chong about their work with the National Federation for the Blind and others to improve voting access for the blind.


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