Amazing Things Podcast
By United For Medical Research
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Meet the leaders of today’s scientific revolution, and discover the new technologies allowing scientists to understand and treat disease, improve health, and overcome impossible odds. Today, research funded by the National Institutes of Health is making Amazing Things possible. The Amazing Things Podcast hosted by Adam Belmar is presented by United for Medical Research, a coalition of the nation’s leading scientific research institutions and industries, and health and patient advocates seeking steady, long-term growth in the NIH budget.
||CleanRep. Tom Cole: NIH Budget Has To Grow||Amazing Things Podcast: Newsmaker Edition. Oklahoma Congressman Tom Cole is a dedicated leader in the fight in Washington D.C. for sustained increases in federal funding for biomedical research through the National Institutes of Health. U.S. Rep. Col..||7/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJean Bennett: A Gene Therapy to Treat Blindness||Hear the story of the first gene therapy approved in the United States to target a disease caused by mutations in a specific gene. In this case, the RPE65 gene, which affects vision. For Dr. Jean Bennett, the physician scientist behind this medical bre.||3/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAmazing Things Podcast LIVE Congressional Briefing||A special live episode of UMR's Amazing Things Podcast broadcast from Capitol Hill in Washington D.C., on Wednesday, November 15, 2017. Host Adam Belmar is joined by four NIH-funded scientists: Dr. Ed Damiano of Boston University, Dr. Natalia Trayanov.||11/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLi-Huei Tsai: A Ray of Hope in the Fight Against Alzheimer's Disease||The statistics on Alzheimer’s disease are daunting. More than five million Americans are living with the disease and by 2050 this number could be as high as 16 million. Dr. Li-Huei Tsai, Picower Professor of Neuroscience at MIT, and her team of re.||8/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNatalia Trayanova: Using a Personalized, Virtual Heart to Prevent Sudden Cardiac Death||More than 350,000 people each year will experience an out of hospital cardiac arrest. Cardiac arrest is an extremely dangerous circumstance that requires immediate treatment. In cardiac arrest, death results when the heart suddenly stops working proper.||5/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWilliam Fissell: Giving Kidney Patients Their Quality of Life Back||More than 460,000 Americans have end stage renal disease. While transplant of a human kidney is the best treatment for kidney failure, there simply aren’t enough donor kidneys to go around, leaving the vast majority of these patients tied to dialysis||3/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAmy Wagers: Repairing Genes That Cause Muscular Dystrophy||Thousands of diseases are rooted in our genes, occurring when something goes wrong during cell multiplication and causes a mutation in the gene’s DNA sequence. This is why researchers the world over heralded the 2012 revelation of the CRISPR-Cas9 sy.||1/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanVadim Backman: Detecting Cancer at its Earliest Stages||What if you could detect cancer at its earliest stages – before there are any symptoms that would send you to a doctor? What if such a diagnostic tool existed and it was low-cost, minimally invasive and easy to use? The impact would be huge. Northwe.||11/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEd Damiano: A Father’s Mission to Develop a Bionic Pancreas||For the 1.25 million American adults and children with type 1 diabetes, managing blood-sugar levels is a 24/7 affair that involves sticking their fingers many times a day and either manually injecting insulin as needed or wearing an insulin pump. Bl...||10/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSamuel Achilefu: Taking the Guesswork Out of Cancer Surgery||In 2016, nearly 1.7 million people in the United States alone will be diagnosed with cancer. For many of these people, treatment will involve surgery to remove the cancer. However, because it’s very difficult for the naked eye to distinguish between.||9/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Well worth a listen