Doing more by doing less!
Hepburn (band) (Photo credit: Wikipedia) When I first heard of the book title ” Why Quitters Win: Decide to be excellent“,  to say the least, I was very much intrigued. Was Nick trying to say something like stop doing something mid-way if you know that it is going to fail- and ignore the sunk costs…or was it about quitting when faced with unreasonable odds- rather than doubling your efforts and commitment. I believe in sticking with the choices you make,  till you have given it your last shot, and so was slightly apprehensive. However, what Nick Tasler means, is not about starting many things s...
Source: The Mouse Trap - October 11, 2013 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Authors: sandygautam Tags: decision-making Quit Starbucks Source Type: podcasts

Diabetes Vaccine on the Horizon?
Instead of focusing on a 'cure' for diabetes, some researchers are working on a way to prevent the disease in children who are genetically at risk. Dr. Ezio Bonifacio discusses the latest thinking. (Source: Medscape Pharmacists Podcast)
Source: Medscape Pharmacists Podcast - October 7, 2013 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Diabetes Vaccine on the Horizon?
Instead of focusing on a 'cure' for diabetes, some researchers are working on a way to prevent the disease in children who are genetically at risk. Dr. Ezio Bonifacio discusses the latest thinking. (Source: Medscape Diabetes & Endocrinology Podcast)
Source: Medscape Diabetes & Endocrinology Podcast - October 7, 2013 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Diabetes Vaccine on the Horizon?
Instead of focusing on a'cure'for diabetes, some researchers are working on a way to prevent the disease in children who are genetically at risk. Dr. Ezio Bonifacio discusses the latest thinking. (Source: Medscape Med Students Podcast)
Source: Medscape Med Students Podcast - October 7, 2013 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

CIGNA Restricts Coverage of Genetic Testing
Dr. Kathy Miller reports on the potential harm that may come as a result of CIGNA's new policy that no genetic testing will be covered unless the patient first sees a genetic counselor. (Source: Medscape Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Podcast)
Source: Medscape Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Podcast - September 16, 2013 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

CIGNA Restricts Coverage of Genetic Testing
Dr. Kathy Miller reports on the potential harm that may come as a result of CIGNA's new policy that no genetic testing will be covered unless the patient first sees a genetic counselor. (Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast - September 16, 2013 Category: Cardiology Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

CIGNA Restricts Coverage of Genetic Testing
Dr. Kathy Miller reports on the potential harm that may come as a result of CIGNA's new policy that no genetic testing will be covered unless the patient first sees a genetic counselor. (Source: Medscape Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Podcast)
Source: Medscape Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Podcast - September 16, 2013 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Differences in Colon Cancer Aggressiveness Among Patients
Dr. Tomislav Dragovich explains what may cause differences among individual colon cancers. Genetic markers can offer doctors clues as to why some cancers are more aggressive. LAST WEEK'S VIDEO - C... Author: feeds Added: 08/30/2013 (Source: Oncology Tube)
Source: Oncology Tube - August 30, 2013 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: podcasts

How Colon Cancer Genetics Factor in Cancer Treatment
Omaha oncologist Dr. Stephen Lemon discusses the importance of genetics for the treatment and prevention of colorectal cancer, including colon and rectal cancers. Visit http://lemonmd.com... to learn mor... Author: feeds Added: 08/30/2013 (Source: Oncology Tube)
Source: Oncology Tube - August 30, 2013 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: podcasts

Artificial pancreas and a genetic ISO
Regulation of genetic testing kits is difficult, so how do we start to control this growing market? Christine Hauskeller, from the ESRC Centre for Genomics in Society at the University of Exeter, discusses her idea for an international standard which will help consumers make the right choices. Also this week, management of type 2 diabetes could be... (Source: The BMJ Podcast)
Source: The BMJ Podcast - August 28, 2013 Category: General Medicine Authors: BMJ talk medicine Source Type: podcasts

Spotting pre-eclampsia, and debating obesity
A BMJ head to head article this week asks: "Are the causes of obesity primarily environmental?" John Wilding, Head of the Department of Obesity and Endocrinology at the University of Liverpool, and Tim Frayling, professor of human genetics at the University of Exeter, argue their cases. Also this week, David Williams, a consultant obstetric... (Source: The BMJ Podcast)
Source: The BMJ Podcast - August 27, 2013 Category: General Medicine Authors: BMJ talk medicine Source Type: podcasts

Genetic Modeling for Prostate Cancer
Dr. Matthew Cooperberg talks about the new Decipher prognostic test in treating prostate cancer. Author: vhsimons Added: 08/22/2013 (Source: Oncology Tube)
Source: Oncology Tube - August 22, 2013 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: podcasts

Trastuzumab Genetics
(Source: Mayo Clinic - Medical Edge Radio)
Source: Mayo Clinic - Medical Edge Radio - August 14, 2013 Category: Consumer Health Advice Authors: Mayo Clinic Source Type: podcasts

Most Genetic Diabetes Misdiagnosed
The vast majority of monogenic diabetes is misdiagnosed as either type 1 or type 2 diabetes, leading to poor disease management. (Source: Medscape Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Podcast)
Source: Medscape Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Podcast - July 11, 2013 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Most Genetic Diabetes Misdiagnosed
The vast majority of monogenic diabetes is misdiagnosed as either type 1 or type 2 diabetes, leading to poor disease management. (Source: Medscape Diabetes & Endocrinology Podcast)
Source: Medscape Diabetes & Endocrinology Podcast - July 11, 2013 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Using Genetic Info Against Us: Is GINA Protective?
Sandra Fryhofer discusses the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) and whether it offers enough protections against discrimination from genetic testing. (Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast - June 26, 2013 Category: Cardiology Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Using Genetic Info Against Us: Is GINA Protective?
Sandra Fryhofer discusses the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) and whether it offers enough protections against discrimination from genetic testing. (Source: Medscape ObGyn Podcast)
Source: Medscape ObGyn Podcast - June 26, 2013 Category: OBGYN Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Huntington's and Genetics
(Source: Mayo Clinic - Medical Edge Radio)
Source: Mayo Clinic - Medical Edge Radio - June 18, 2013 Category: Consumer Health Advice Authors: Mayo Clinic Source Type: podcasts

A 6-Shooter of Magic Bullets in Lung Cancer
Drs. Mark Kris and Egbert Smit discuss highlights of the lung cancer sessions at ASCO 2013, including SBRT for early disease, emerging new agents, and the increasing availability of genetic testing. (Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Podcast)
Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Podcast - June 17, 2013 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

How Genetics, Clinical Trials and Complementary Medicines Affect Myeloma Treatment
There are so many factors that come into play when choosing the right myeloma treatment -- how do doctors juggle them all? In this video, myeloma specialist Dr. Thomas Martin talks about how doctors u... Author: patientpower Added: 06/14/2013 (Source: Oncology Tube)
Source: Oncology Tube - June 15, 2013 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: podcasts

"DECODING ANNIE PARKER" – THE BRCA1 MOVIE - Jun 11,2013
Decoding Annie Parker is a breakthrough film about the discovery of the BRCA1 gene responsible for many breast and ovacial cancers. Join us a we welcome writer/director Steven Bernstein and Annie Parker herself, along with Susan Friedman (Founder and Executive Director, FORCE) to discuss this subject matter. YA survivor Noah Zachary in the spotlight segment.BRCA1 breast cancer gene | angelina jolie | decoding annie parker | stupid cancer | cancer genetics (Source: The Stupid Cancer Show - Blog Talk Radio)
Source: The Stupid Cancer Show - Blog Talk Radio - June 11, 2013 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Stupid Cancer Show Tags: Health Source Type: podcasts

Angelina Jolie and the Power of the Informed Decision
Dr. Kathy Miller comments on the importance of genetic testing in women at high risk for breast cancer so that they can make personal, informed decisions about their care, as Angelina Jolie has done. (Source: Medscape Oncology)
Source: Medscape Oncology - May 17, 2013 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Brain Tumor Genetics Study
(Source: Mayo Clinic - Medical Edge Radio)
Source: Mayo Clinic - Medical Edge Radio - May 17, 2013 Category: Consumer Health Advice Authors: Mayo Clinic Source Type: podcasts

Book review: A Lethal Inheritance
Rethink Mental Illness (Photo credit: Wikipedia)   Today, i.e. 15th may 2013 is being celebrated as a mental health blog day by APA and in the spirit of the day I am posting a review of ‘A Lethal Inheritance’ by Victoria Costello. It is a book chronicling how ‘ a mother uncovers the science behind three generations of mental illness‘  and is an apt topic for the day highlighting the importance of public education and discourse about the topic of mental health.  this blog pots and book review is a homage to all the people who silently suffer from mental illness, most of the time undiag...
Source: The Mouse Trap - May 16, 2013 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Authors: sandygautam Tags: Book review #mhblogday environment genes Health Mental disorder Mental health Suicide Source Type: podcasts

Comparison of ICD detection intervals, genetics of H. pylori susceptibility, trends in mortality for children with ESRD, and more.
Editor's Audio Summary by Howard Bauchner, MD, Editor in Chief of JAMA, the Journal of the American Medical Association, for the May 08, 2013 issue (Source: JAMA: This Week's Audio Commentary)
Source: JAMA: This Week's Audio Commentary - May 7, 2013 Category: Journals (General) Authors: JAMA, the Journal of the American Medical Association, and The JAMA Network Source Type: podcasts

TWiV 229: Partly cloudy with a high of H7N9
Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Rich Condit, Dickson Despommier, and Alan Dove Vincent, Rich, Dickson, and Alan review the current status of human infections with avian influenza H7N9 virus. Links for this episode: Hilary Koprowski, 96 (NY Times) Koprowski, Kessin, Racaniello photo Listen to the Music by Roger Vaughan Influenza ocular infections (one, two) H7N9 global concerns (NEJM) Human infection with H7N9 (NEJM) WHO Global Alert and Response, H7N9 Avian influenza A(H7N9) virus (WHO) Novel H7N9 reassortant, implications for Europe (Eurosurveill) Genetic a...
Source: This Week in Virology - MP3 Edition - April 21, 2013 Category: Virology Authors: Vincent Racaniello Source Type: podcasts

" Trait-Off " -- The Discovery Files
An international research team led by Oklahoma State University decoded the genetic information in Galdieria to understand how the one-celled alga acquired its flexibility and resilience. (Source: The Discovery Files)
Source: The Discovery Files - April 1, 2013 Category: Science Authors: National Science Foundation Source Type: podcasts

A Genetic Test for Infantile Seizures?
This clinical and genetic study of a 3-generation family, and other families with similar phenotypes, helps to determine when screening for PRRT2 gene mutations is indicated. (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Podcast)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Podcast - March 13, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

A Genetic Test for Infantile Seizures?
This clinical and genetic study of a 3-generation family, and other families with similar phenotypes, helps to determine when screening for PRRT2 gene mutations is indicated. (Source: Medscape Neurology Podcast)
Source: Medscape Neurology Podcast - March 13, 2013 Category: Neurology Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

TWiV 220: Flu watches the clock while T7 gets a CAT scan
Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Rich Condit, Alan Dove, and Kathy Spindler Vincent, Rich, Alan, and Kathy discuss regulation of influenza virus replication by splicing, and the bacteriophage T7 random walk. Links for this episode: Influenza splicing regulates infection (Cell Reports) Reporting on flu splicing from NPR, BBC, NBC Splicing of influenza RNA 8 (jpg) Bacteriophage T7 remodeling during infection (Science) Cryo-ET of intact cells (Trends Cell Biol) T7: The Movie (YouTube) Cry0-EM vs Cryo-ET (Wikipedia) Virus caught in the act (e! Science N...
Source: This Week in Virology - MP3 Edition - February 17, 2013 Category: Virology Authors: Vincent Racaniello Source Type: podcasts

Clone a 'Jurassic Park' Human: Why Not?
A Harvard genetics professor says that we have the ability to produce a cloned Neanderthal baby and it's worth discussing. Bioethicist Art Caplan has strong feelings about it. (Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast - February 13, 2013 Category: Cardiology Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Clone a 'Jurassic Park' Human: Why Not?
A Harvard genetics professor says that we have the ability to produce a cloned Neanderthal baby and it's worth discussing. Bioethicist Art Caplan has strong feelings about it. (Source: Medscape Transplantation Podcast)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Podcast - February 13, 2013 Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Clone a 'Jurassic Park' Human: Why Not?
A Harvard genetics professor says that we have the ability to produce a cloned Neanderthal baby and it's worth discussing. Bioethicist Art Caplan has strong feelings about it. (Source: Medscape Transplantation Podcast)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Podcast - February 13, 2013 Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Cancer and LiFreaumini Syndrome: My story
Lainie Jones was diagnosed with LiFreaumini Syndrome in April 2010. LiFreaumini Syndrome is a rare genetic mutation that greatly increases the risk of developing several types of cancer. For Lainie, t... Author: mdanderson Added: 02/06/2013 (Source: Oncology Tube)
Source: Oncology Tube - February 6, 2013 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: podcasts

Genetic Signatures of Hepatocellular Carcinoma
Jordan Berlin talks about Hepatocellular Carcinoma at ASCO GI 2013 Author: imedex Added: 02/03/2013 (Source: Oncology Tube)
Source: Oncology Tube - February 3, 2013 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: podcasts

Dr. Michael Keating on Aggressive CLL Subtypes
There are 17p-, 11q-, trisomy 12 -- each of these genetic subtypes of CLL may require different strategies, according to Dr. Michael Keating. The MD Anderson Cancer Center leukemia specialist joins An... Author: patientpower Added: 01/30/2013 (Source: Oncology Tube)
Source: Oncology Tube - January 30, 2013 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: podcasts

USPSTF: No Ovarian Cancer Screening, Except For…
Dr. Maurie Markman reports on the USPSTF recommendation against routine screening for ovarian cancer; women with a family history and genetic risk for the disease may prove to be the exceptions. (Source: Medscape ObGyn Podcast)
Source: Medscape ObGyn Podcast - January 14, 2013 Category: OBGYN Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

TWiV 212: Apocalypse TWiV 122112 212
Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Rich Condit, Alan Dove, and Kathy Spindler The TWiVerers answer listener email about genetically modified chickens, a hendra vaccine for horses, online education, curing color blindness, Roosevelt and polio, Th cells, and much more. Links for this episode: TWiV 116: Cocaine, colonies, and chickens Glofish Recombinant Hendra vaccine Gene therapy for color blindness (Nature) FDR, polio, and Guillain-Barré Transcript of TWiV 197: Philip Marcus (pdf) TWiV 10: Bats, elephants, and AIDS TWiM 6: Phage therapy TWiP 47: For whom the trich tolls Vir...
Source: This Week in Virology - MP3 Edition - December 24, 2012 Category: Virology Authors: Vincent Racaniello Source Type: podcasts

Archives of Neurology 2012-12-03, Author Interview
Interview with Eric M. Reiman, MD and Hillary D. Protas, PhD, authors of Posterior Cingulate Glucose Metabolism, Hippocampal Glucose Metabolism, and Hippocampal Volume in Cognitively Normal, Late-Middle-Aged Persons at 3 Levels of Genetic Risk for Alzheimer Disease, and William Jagust, MD, author of Apolipoprotein E, Neurodegeneration, and Alzheimer Disease (Source: JAMA Specialty Journals Author Interviews)
Source: JAMA Specialty Journals Author Interviews - December 3, 2012 Category: Journals (General) Authors: The JAMA Network Source Type: podcasts

Posterior Cingulate Glucose Metabolism, Hippocampal Glucose Metabolism, and Hippocampal Volume in Cognitively Normal, Late-Middle-Aged Persons at 3 Levels of Genetic Risk for Alzheimer Disease, and Apolipoprotein E, Neurodegeneration, and Alzheimer Diseas
Interview with Eric M. Reiman, MD and Hillary D. Protas, PhD, authors of Posterior Cingulate Glucose Metabolism, Hippocampal Glucose Metabolism, and Hippocampal Volume in Cognitively Normal, Late-Middle-Aged Persons at 3 Levels of Genetic Risk for Alzheimer Disease, and William Jagust, MD, author of Apolipoprotein E, Neurodegeneration, and Alzheimer Disease (Source: JAMA Specialty Journals Author Interviews)
Source: JAMA Specialty Journals Author Interviews - December 3, 2012 Category: General Medicine Authors: The JAMA Network Source Type: podcasts

TWiV 205: Genetic conflict with Harmit Malik
Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Harmit Malik Vincent is joined by special guest Harmit Malik to discuss his work on the evolution of genetic conflict. Links for this episode: Harmit on YouTube Retroviruses and mammalian placentation (PNAS) Paleovirology (Curr Opin Virol) Evolution among AIM2-like receptors (J Exp Med) Poxvirus genomic accordions (Cell) Letters read on TWiV 205 Weekly Science Picks Vincent - Candidates' answers to science questions Listener Pick of the Week Steve - Mural of Henrietta Lacks story (Microsoft Silverl...
Source: This Week in Virology - MP3 Edition - October 25, 2012 Category: Virology Authors: Vincent Racaniello Source Type: podcasts

TWiV 193: Live at ASV in Madison
Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Rich Condit, Carolyn Coyne, and Sara Sawyer Vincent, Rich, Carolyn, and Sara recorded TWiV at the 31st Annual Meeting of the American Society for Virology in Madison, where they discussed genetic conflict between viral and human genes, and how the placenta protects the fetus against viral infection. Subscribe to TWiV (free) in iTunes , at the Zune Marketplace, by the RSS feed, by email, or listen on your mobile device with the Microbeworld app. Links for this episode: ASV 2012 at Madison, WI Photographs of ASV 2012 Rock band Herpetic Le...
Source: This Week in Virology - MP3 Edition - July 29, 2012 Category: Virology Authors: Vincent Racaniello Source Type: podcasts

TWiV 191: When two rights make a wrong
Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Alan Dove, Rich Condit, and Nissin Moussatche Nissin joins the TWiV crew to discuss an outbreak of lethal disease among Cambodian children, and recombination among attenuated herpesvirus vaccines leading to pathogenic viruses. Subscribe to TWiV (free) in iTunes , at the Zune Marketplace, by the RSS feed, by email, or listen on your mobile device with the Microbeworld app. Links for this episode: Outbreak in Cambodia (CNN) Pathogen mix in Cambodian illness (ProMedMail) Undiagnosed illness in Cambodia (WHO) Enterovirus 71 (virol...
Source: This Week in Virology - MP3 Edition - July 15, 2012 Category: Virology Authors: Vincent Racaniello Source Type: podcasts

TWiV 187: The mummy
Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Rich Condit Vincent and Rich discuss recovery of a hepatitis B viral genome from a 16th century Korean mummy, and personal omics profiling of an individual over a 14 month period. Links for this episode: Tracing HBV to the 16th century (Hepatology) HBV on TWiV Precautions with ancient DNA (Science) Personal omics profile over 14 months (Cell) A geneticist's research turns personal (NY Times) Mike Snyder on Futures in Biotech The DASH diet TWiV on Facebook Letters read on TWiV 187 Weekly Science Picks Rich - The Checklist b...
Source: This Week in Virology - MP3 Edition - June 11, 2012 Category: Virology Authors: Vincent Racaniello Source Type: podcasts