Macular degeneration causes vision loss in more than 10 million Americans, but a cure may be on the way.

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Curing Blindness

Dr. Jayakrishna Ambati (University of Virginia)

Dr. Jayakrishna Ambati is an ophthalmologist who is dedicated to ending a condition called macular degeneration. This phenomenon leads to sight loss, and currently affects more than 10 million Americans. Now, Dr. Ambati believes a cure is on the way.

17 mins

Escape Room in the Nursing Classroom

Janice Hawkins (Old Dominion University)

The Escape Room craze, where people work together to solve puzzles that unlock a door, is now a new tool in health education. Janice Hawkins says her nursing students are learning the fundamentals of patient care in a fun, interactive setting.

11 mins

Dreaming of a Cure

Jose Oberholzer (University of Virginia)

Transplant surgeon Jose Oberholzer lies awake at night thinking about a cellular cure for diabetes. He founded the Chicago Diabetes Project to collaborate with the best minds in the country on a cure using cells rather than injections and surgery.

12 mins

Diabetes Abroad

Sharon Zook (James Madison University)

Sharon Zook is back from Tanzania with JMU nursing students where they helped people get what they need to control their diabetes.

12 mins

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