February 16, 2021

Can scientists treat glaucoma?

Glaucoma is a debilitating disease where individuals lose their eyesight gradually. Often this happens later on in life and can sometimes be genetic. Scientists have been researching glaucoma and ways to help treat the disease. Recently, a study was published showing that scientists were able to reverse glaucoma-like symptoms in mice. In this podcast, we talk about the eye, dive into the study, and discuss potential implications of this research. 

 

SOURCES //

Actual article: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-020-2975-4

Great summary of article: https://scitechdaily.com/scientists-reverse-the-aging-clock-restore-age-related-vision-loss-through-epigenetic-reprogramming/

Glaucoma: https://www.aao.org/eye-health/diseases/what-is-glaucoma

Yamanaka Factors: https://www.ucsf.edu/news/2012/10/104393/shinya-yamanaka-wins-2012-nobel-prize-medicine

CRISPR eye disease: https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-00655-8

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