Brain Matters – Johns Hopkins Medicine Podcasts
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Each month Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon Jon Weingart comments on news from the field of neurosurgery, discussing new discoveries and research in the context of the larger picture of current practice. Brain Matters is created with an eye toward informing both patients and practitioners in their decision making.
||Brain Matters August 2016||This month Jon Weingart discusses a novel way to get past the blood-brain barrier. Program notes: 0:20 Blood brain barrier keeps toxic substances out 1:20 Deliver ultrasound without opening the skin 2:21 Perhaps a skull implant 3:21 How long can it sta.||8/31/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Brain Matters – July 2016||This month Michael Lim, MD, talks about using viruses and other aspects of immunotherapy for brain tumors. Program notes: 0:22 Polio virus and brain tumor treatment 1:21 Genetically modify viruses to attack tumors 2:21 Implanted melanoma tumors 3:22 My.||7/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Brain Matters April 2016||Program notes: 0:14 Large experience here at Hopkins 1:15 Contrast agents accumulates in certain places 2:15 Difference dramatic 3:05 Astrocytoma is an infiltrative tumor 4:07 Not always that a grade 3 becomes a grade 4 5:08 Grade 4 can be so infiltrat.||4/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||January 21, 2016 – Electrical Fields and Brain Tumors||Anchor lead: Can a helmet using electrical fields improve survival from some brain tumors? Elizabeth Tracey reports A helmet employing alternating electrical field pulses has been shown to improve survival from glioblastoma,||1/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||November 26, 2015 – Brain Tumor Monitoring||Anchor lead: Can new techniques allow better monitoring of brain tumors? Elizabeth Tracey reports All cells shed DNA into blood and bodily fluids when they break open, a fact that’s being exploited in discerning whether cancers have returned or meta||11/20/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||October 15, 2015 – Meningiomas||Meningiomas are a common type of brain tumor that may be related to obesity, a recent study discussed in the inaugural production of Brain Matters, a monthly podcast series with Jon Weingart, a neurosurgeon at Johns Hopkins, concludes.||10/15/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
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