The worst year ever and the effects of fasting
When was the worst year to be alive? Contributing Correspondent Ann Gibbons talks to host Sarah Crespi about a contender year that features a volcanic eruption, extended darkness, cold summer, and a plague. Also on this week’s show, host Meagan Cantwell talks with Andrea Di Francesco of the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute on Aging in Baltimore, Maryland, about his review of current wisdom on fasting and metabolism. Should we start fasting—if not to extend our lives maybe to a t least to give ourselves a healthy old age?  In a special segment from our policy desk, Deputy Editor D...
Source: Science Magazine Podcast - November 15, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Science Tags: Scientific Community Source Type: podcasts

HAL will see you now
Machines that can learn and correct themselves already perform better than doctors at some tasks, but not all medicine is task based - but will AI doctors ever be able to have a therapeutic relationship with their patients? In this debate, Jörg Goldhahn, deputy head of the Institute for Translational Medicine at ETH Zurich thinks that the... (Source: The BMJ Podcast)
Source: The BMJ Podcast - November 5, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: BMJ talk medicine Source Type: podcasts

How the appendix could hold the keys to Parkinson ’s disease, and materials scientists mimic nature
For a long time, Parkinson ’s disease was thought to be merely a disorder of the nervous system. But in the past decade researchers have started to look elsewhere in the body for clues to this debilitating disease—particularly in the gut. Host Meagan Cantwell talks with Viviane Labrie of the Van Andel Institute in Grand R apids, Michigan, about new research suggesting people without their appendixes have a reduced risk of Parkinson’s. Labrie also describes the possible mechanism behind this connection. And host Sarah Crespi talks with Peter Fratzl of the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces in...
Source: Science Magazine Podcast - November 1, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Science Tags: Scientific Community Source Type: podcasts

Machine Learning & AI Contributions To Research
Diana Roettger, PhD, Head of Scientific and Medical Affairs and Imaging Clinical Research Expert at AIG Discusses Machine Learning & AI Contributions To Research. At ESMO Oncology Conference - Munich,... Author: kidneycancer Added: 10/26/2018 (Source: Oncology Tube)
Source: Oncology Tube - October 26, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: podcasts

Explore the Synaptome with Seth Grant (BS 150)
Seth Grant (click image to play interview) Dr. Seth Grant, director of the Genes To Cognition project in the UK, has been studying the molecular biology of the synapse for decades. This month marks his fourth appearance on Brain Science (BS 150). In his latest interview we discuss the findings of his latest paper in Neuron, and he also provides an overview of how this paper fits into his larger body of work. Longtime listeners will appreciate this update, but the material is also accessible to new listeners of all backgrounds.In earlier work Grant and his team discovered that vertebrate synapses ar...
Source: the Brain Science Podcast and Blog with Dr. Ginger Campbell - October 26, 2018 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Ginger Campbell, MD Tags: Brain Evolution Brain Research Interviews learning Memory Neuroscience Podcast Show Notes Source Type: podcasts

"Peer Pairing" -- The Discovery Files
Researchers have found neural evidence of early learning among infants who were coupled with a peer, as compared to those infants who viewed the instruction alone. Critically, the more often that new, unfamiliar partners were paired with the infants, the better results the babies showed. (Source: The Discovery Files)
Source: The Discovery Files - October 25, 2018 Category: Science Authors: National Science Foundation Source Type: podcasts

What's it like to live with a vaginal mesh?
What can we learn from the shameful story of vaginal mesh? That thousands of women have been irreversibly harmed; that implants were approved on the flimsiest of evidence; that surgeons weren ’t adequately trained and patients weren’t properly informed; that the dash for mesh, fuelled by its manufacturers, stopped the development of alternatives;... (Source: The BMJ Podcast)
Source: The BMJ Podcast - October 12, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: BMJ talk medicine Source Type: podcasts

What we can learn from a cluster of people with an inherited intellectual disability, and questioning how sustainable green lawns are in dry places
A small isolated town in Colombia is home to a large cluster of people with fragile X syndrome —a genetic disorder that leads to intellectual disability, physical abnormalities, and sometimes autism. Spectrum staff reporter Hannah Furfaro joins host Sarah Crespi to discuss the history of fragile X in the town of Ricaurte and the future of the people who live there. Also this week, we talk about greening up grass. Lawns of green grass pervade urban areas all around the world, regardless of climate, but the cost of maintaining them may outweigh their benefits. Host Meagan Cantwell talks with Maria Ignatieva of The Uni...
Source: Science Magazine Podcast - October 11, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Science Tags: Scientific Community Source Type: podcasts

ADD-How much can myeloma patients learn from support groups?
In this weeks video, Dr. Brian G.M. Durie discusses the ways patients can learn from one another at IMF-affiliated support groups.The BOTTOM LINE: Support groups are a great way to find out about... Author: InternationalMyelomaFoundation Added: 08/06/2018 (Source: Oncology Tube)
Source: Oncology Tube - August 6, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: podcasts

The South Pole ’s IceCube detector catches a ghostly particle from deep space, and how rice knows to grow when submerged
A detection of a single neutrino at the 1-square-kilometer IceCube detector in Antarctica may signal the beginning of “neutrino astronomy.” The neutral, almost massless particle left its trail of debris in the ice last September, and its source was picked out of the sky by the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope soon thereafter. Science News Writer Daniel Clery joins host Sarah Crespi to discuss the blazar fingered as the source and how neutrinos from this gigantic matter-gobbling black hole could help astronomers learn more about mysterious high-energy cosmic rays that occasionally shriek toward Earth. Read the r...
Source: Science Magazine Podcast - July 12, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Science Tags: Scientific Community Source Type: podcasts

Academic Excellence Due to Efforts or Intelligence: Curious? Read on
There has been a long standing debate in intellectual circles: what leads to superior performance? Is it due to talent or intelligence or is it due to efforts and hard work? Reams of books have been written on the subject including some of my favorites:  ‘Talent is overrated’, ‘Outliers’ etc. Applied to the classroom the question becomes why did Tom get an A or aced the JEE/GRE , was it because he is smarter that Harry or was it because he studied more and better? Answers to questions like these have profound implications for how children learn and grow-  believing that effort matters more...
Source: The Mouse Trap - July 8, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: sandygautam Tags: education #PosEd character strengths curiosity deliberate practice efforts grit Intelligence Positive Education talent Source Type: podcasts

What Good (and Bad) are Positive Emotions?
There is a seminal article by Barbara Fredrickson titled ‘What good are positive emotions?’ which introduces the broaden-and-build theory of positive emotions. As per this theory, while negative emotions are associated with specific action tendencies, positive emotions broaden the thought-action repertoire available at that moment and help build physical, social and intellectual resources over the long run. To take an example, joy is associated with creativity, and more loose associations, etc, all involving a move away from rigidity and fixedness to flexibility and fluency in thinking ;  joy is also assoc...
Source: The Mouse Trap - June 17, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: sandygautam Tags: emotion adaptations emotions evolution play Source Type: podcasts

Understanding gene-gene interactions via machine learning: Pandoras box?
Speaking from the 2018 European School of Hematology (ESH) Clinical Updates on Acute Leukemias, held in Budapest, Hungary, Andrew Wei, MBBS, PhD, FRACP, FRCPA, from Monash University, Melbourne, Austr... Author: VJHemOnc Added: 06/11/2018 (Source: Oncology Tube)
Source: Oncology Tube - June 11, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: podcasts

Patients Can Learn More About Gentlemens Study from www.gentlemenstudy.org
Heather H. Cheng MD, PhD, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, explains how Patients Can Learn More About Gentlemen's Study from www.gentlemenstudy.org... at ASCO 2018. Author: Annual-Meeting Added: 06/04/2018 (Source: Oncology Tube)
Source: Oncology Tube - June 4, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: podcasts

The Reading Brain with Maryanne Wolf (BS 145)
Dr Maryanne Wolf (click to play audio) In her recent book Tales of Literacy for the 21st Century, Dr. Maryanne Wolf revisits some of the key ideas of her wonderful first book Proust and the Squid: The Story and Science of the Reading Brain. Since Dr. Wolf was one of my earliest guests back in BSP 29, I was eager to talk with her again. In BS 145 we touch on several key ideas. First, she emphasized again that reading is very different from language. All normal humans learn their first language, almost automatically as long as they are exposed to language during the critical period early in life, but...
Source: the Brain Science Podcast and Blog with Dr. Ginger Campbell - May 25, 2018 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Ginger Campbell, MD Tags: Brain Plasticity Interviews learning Neuroscience Podcast Show Notes Reading and the Brain Source Type: podcasts

Language in the Brain (BS 144) with Angela Friederici
Angela Friederici’s new book Language in Our Brain: The Origins of a Uniquely Human Capacity captures decades of research. Although the book is quite technical, our recent conversation (BS 144) provides an excellent overview to listeners of all backgrounds. Our earliest knowledge was acquired from patients with brain lesions, but newer tools allow researchers to correlate concepts from Linguistics, such as phonology, syntax and semantics, with the neuroscientific tools such as EEG and imaging.EEG evidence shows that phonology (sound) and syntax (grammar) are processed very quickly (by ~150ms) and automatically, while...
Source: the Brain Science Podcast and Blog with Dr. Ginger Campbell - April 27, 2018 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Ginger Campbell, MD Tags: Books brain imaging Brain Research Interviews Linquistics Neuroscience Podcast Show Notes Source Type: podcasts

Transforming outcomes in advanced lung cancer: immunotherapy in unselected patients
Immunotherapeutic agents are increasingly becoming incorporated into clinical practice; however, there is still much to learn, including their optimal combinations, sequencing and usage. In this inter... Author: VJOncology Added: 04/20/2018 (Source: Oncology Tube)
Source: Oncology Tube - April 20, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: podcasts

Caution Using Medicine Off-Label Limits learning from clinical studies
Marlise R. Luskin, MD, MSCE, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, discusses Caution Using Medicine Off-Label Limits learning from clinical studies at Imedex Great Debates 2018. Author: hematologydebates Added: 04/19/2018 (Source: Oncology Tube)
Source: Oncology Tube - April 19, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: podcasts

Cognitive-behavioural therapy for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in adults
The Cochrane Developmental, Psychosocial and Learning Problems Group covers a wide range of topics relevant to the mental health of both adults and children in the more than 140 Cochrane Reviews it has produced to date. In March 2018, it added to these with a new review of cognitive-behavioural interventions for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in adults. We asked one of the authors, Pablo Lopez from INECO Foundation and Favaloro University in Buenos Aires, Argentina, to tell us more in this podcast. (Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library)
Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library - April 10, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: Cochrane Source Type: podcasts

Veno-occlusive disease e-learning for nurses
Veno-occlusive disease (VOD) is a serious complication that can occur following stem cell transplantation, for which the appropriate management is essential. Here, John Murray, RGN, MSc, President of ... Author: VJHemOnc Added: 03/29/2018 (Source: Oncology Tube)
Source: Oncology Tube - March 29, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: podcasts

His Bundle Pacing 'Very Viable' Alternative to RV Pacing
Learn about late-breaking registry data from ACC 2018, comparing patients who underwent His bundle or right ventricular pacing with study authors and HBP pioneers Drs Dandamudi and Vijayaraman. (Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast - March 22, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Educational intervention for carers of lung cancer patients: learning about breathlessness
Breathlessness is a scary symptom for lung cancer patients and their family, who often act as informal carers. Speaking from the British Thoracic Oncology Group (BTOG) Annual Conference 2018, held in ... Author: VJOncology Added: 03/19/2018 (Source: Oncology Tube)
Source: Oncology Tube - March 19, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: podcasts

The ABCD ’s of CB5T
Today’s post is about the Cybernetic Big Five Theory (CB5T) theory of personality structure [pdf and pdf] as proposed by Colin DeYoung et al. Colin and colleagues have proposed a structure of personality that is hierarchical and is build around the popular Big Five traits of Neuroticism, Extraversion, Openness/Intellect, Conscientiousness and Agreeableness. English: A diagram to illustrate the layout of a hierarchical organisation. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) The top level of the hierarchy consists of metatraits of Stability and Plasticity also called Alpha and Beta. Stability is related to the shared variance bet...
Source: The Mouse Trap - March 10, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: sandygautam Tags: personality ABCD model Big Five personality traits CB5T Source Type: podcasts

Molecular subtypes of ALL: coming to a consensus
We are continually learning new facts about the molecular basis of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) and how it is evolving. In this insightful interview, Bijal Shah, MD, of the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer... Author: VJHemOnc Added: 03/09/2018 (Source: Oncology Tube)
Source: Oncology Tube - March 9, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: podcasts

Research Summaries: Mental contrasting facilitates academic performance in school children
Today’s research summary builds on the work of Gabrielle Oettingen on WOOP/mental contrasting with implementation intentions. The paper [pdf] is co-authored by Angela Duckworth et al and successfully demonstrates the utility and incremental benefit of mental contrasting over mere positive thinking in achieving desired outcomes. The Power of Positive Thinking (EP) (Photo credit: Wikipedia) When one wants to achieve goals, then the first step is to clearly articulate the desired goal. It has been shown that merely having a goal vs not having a clear goal is instrumental in goal achievement.   Another process that...
Source: The Mouse Trap - March 4, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: sandygautam Tags: Research Summaries Angela Duckworth WOOP Source Type: podcasts

Genomics and acute leukemia management: artificial intelligence, deep learning & amp; pre-leukemic clones
An interesting session on the impact of genomic data on the management of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) was held at the 1st International Workshop on Acute Leukem... Author: VJHemOnc Added: 03/02/2018 (Source: Oncology Tube)
Source: Oncology Tube - March 2, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: podcasts

What can be learnt about using interferon in patients with myelofibrosis?
Treating patients who suffer from myelofibrosis with interferon used to be considered inappropriate due to the drug being poorly tolerated. Now, speaking from the American Society of Hematology (ASH) ... Author: VJHemOnc Added: 03/02/2018 (Source: Oncology Tube)
Source: Oncology Tube - March 2, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: podcasts

A new dark matter signal from the early universe, massive family trees, and how we might respond to alien contact
For some time after the big bang there were no stars. Researchers are now looking at cosmic dawn —the time when stars first popped into being—and are seeing hints of dark matter’s influence on supercold hydrogen clouds. News Writer Adrian Cho talks with Sarah Crespi about how this observation was made and what it means for our understanding of dark matter. Sarah also interviews Joanna Ka planis of the Wellcome Sanger Institute in Hinxton, U.K., about constructing enormous family trees based on an online social genealogy platform. What can we learn from the biggest family tree ever built—w...
Source: Science Magazine Podcast - March 1, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Science Tags: Scientific Community Source Type: podcasts

What can we learn about CLL by studying environmental stimuli?
Although genetics and epigenetics serve an important role in the efficacy of novel agents such as ibrutinib, other factors must also be considered. Here, Francesco Forconi, MD, DM, PhD, FRCPath, of th... Author: VJHemOnc Added: 02/27/2018 (Source: Oncology Tube)
Source: Oncology Tube - February 27, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: podcasts

Genes that turn off after death, and debunking the sugar conspiracy
Some of our genes come alive after we die. David Grimm —online news editor for Science—talks with Sarah Crespi about which genes are active after death and what we can learn about time of death by looking at patterns of postmortem gene expression. Sarah also interviews David Merritt Johns of Columbia University about the so-called sugar conspiracy. Historical evidence suggests, despite recent media reports, it is unlikely that “big sugar” influenced U.S. nutrition policy and led to the low-fat diet fad of the ’80s and ’90s. Listen to previous podcasts. [Image: Lauri Andler (Phant...
Source: Science Magazine Podcast - February 15, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Science Tags: Scientific Community Source Type: podcasts

Following 1000 people for decades to learn about the interplay of health, environment, and temperament, and investigating why naked mole rats don ’t seem to age
David Grimm —online news editor for Science—talks with Sarah Crespi about the chance a naked mole rat could die at any one moment. Surprisingly, the probability a naked mole rat will die does not go up as it gets older. Researchers are looking at the biology of these fascinating animals for clues to their s eeming lack of aging. Sarah also interviews freelancer Douglas Starr about his feature story on the Dunedin Multidisciplinary Health and Development Study—a comprehensive study of the lives of all the babies born in 1 year in a New Zealand hospital. Starr talks about the many insights that have c ome ...
Source: Science Magazine Podcast - February 1, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Science Tags: Scientific Community Source Type: podcasts

Role of Surgery in Localized vs. Advanced Prostate Cancer
What is the standard of care for localized and advanced prostate cancer? Where does surgery come in to play? Learn more about what treatment options are available as Dr. Celestia Higano from Seattle C... Author: patientpower Added: 01/12/2018 (Source: Oncology Tube)
Source: Oncology Tube - January 12, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: podcasts

The chicken and the egg: processing cancer imaging data so that more can be processed
Modern machinery learning techniques allow for the processing of large quantities of cancer images, at a much faster rate than could be done manually. However, as Julia Schnabel, PhD, of Kings Colleg... Author: VJOncology Added: 01/10/2018 (Source: Oncology Tube)
Source: Oncology Tube - January 10, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: podcasts

Neural networks and deep learning in cancer imaging analysis
Artificial neural networks that can process information have existed for a long time. However, in recent years greater computing power has allowed for the creation of deep learning convolutional neu... Author: VJOncology Added: 01/10/2018 (Source: Oncology Tube)
Source: Oncology Tube - January 10, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: podcasts

Modern machinery learning techniques in cancer imaging
Although there are few data sets available to researchers in cancer imaging compared with other fields, experts are able to make the most of the data they have available, as explained in this intervie... Author: VJOncology Added: 01/10/2018 (Source: Oncology Tube)
Source: Oncology Tube - January 10, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: podcasts

Dealing With an MPN Diagnosis in Your 20s and Beyond: Samanthas Story
Although essential thrombocythemia (ET) is typically diagnosed later in life, there are young adults living with the disease. How do younger patients learn to cope and manage their MPN in the midst of... Author: patientpower Added: 01/05/2018 (Source: Oncology Tube)
Source: Oncology Tube - January 5, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: podcasts

ROR1: An Update From ASH 2017
What have researchers discovered about ROR1 and its role in targeted CLL therapies? Andrew Schorr hosts coverage from the 2017 American Society of Hematology (ASH) conference to learn about the latest... Author: P2Professional Added: 01/05/2018 (Source: Oncology Tube)
Source: Oncology Tube - January 5, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: podcasts

The developing role of pharmacist prescribers
Communicating and learning from shared experiences aids in the improvement of medical practices. In this interview, Bryn Thomas of The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK provides an overvi... Author: VJHemOnc Added: 01/03/2018 (Source: Oncology Tube)
Source: Oncology Tube - January 3, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: podcasts

The Making of a Genius: Required Ingredients
What goes into the making of a genius? More mundanely, what factors are required for success in any field? Your answer will differ based on what factors you consider to be the most important for success. Photo of the obverse of a Fields Medal made by Stefan Zachow for the International Mathematical Union (IMU), showing a bas relief of Archimedes (as identified by the Greek text) (Photo credit: Wikipedia) No one can deny the large role that intelligence and talent play in the making of a genius, or to achieve moderate levels of success compared to peers. We can probably club these two factors together as ability, that is mo...
Source: The Mouse Trap - January 3, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: sandygautam Tags: intelligence curiosity deliberate practice efforts flow Genius grit self-control talent Source Type: podcasts

ROR1: An Update From ASH 2017
What have researchers discovered about ROR1 and its role in targeted CLL therapies? Andrew Schorr hosts coverage from the 2017 American Society of Hematology (ASH) conference to learn about the latest... Author: patientpower Added: 12/29/2017 (Source: Oncology Tube)
Source: Oncology Tube - December 29, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: podcasts

Deep Learning Algorithms for Detection of Lymph Node Metastases From Breast Cancer
Interview with Jeffrey Alan. Golden, MD, author of Deep Learning Algorithms for Detection of Lymph Node Metastases From Breast Cancer: Helping Artificial Intelligence Be Seen (Source: JAMA Author Interviews)
Source: JAMA Author Interviews - December 12, 2017 Category: General Medicine Authors: The JAMA Network Source Type: podcasts

An E-learning tool for hematology-oncology nurses
A key finding of a recent Bloodwise study into the specific needs of hematological cancer patients highlighted the importance of access to a Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS). However, with busy wards a... Author: VJHemOnc Added: 12/11/2017 (Source: Oncology Tube)
Source: Oncology Tube - December 11, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: podcasts

The need for collaboration amongst hospitals: learning from RATIFY
The recent RATIFY study (NCT00651261), which led to the approval of midostaurin for the treatment of FLT3-mutated AML patients, was made possible through the cooperation of many hospitals sharing pati... Author: VJHemOnc Added: 12/06/2017 (Source: Oncology Tube)
Source: Oncology Tube - December 6, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: podcasts

Transferring lessons learnt from treating ALL to AML
Reflecting upon past research is key to the development of new treatments. In this interview at the International Conference of Acute Myeloid Leukaemia 2017, Estoril, Portugal by the European School o... Author: VJHemOnc Added: 12/05/2017 (Source: Oncology Tube)
Source: Oncology Tube - December 5, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: podcasts

T-cell engaging antibodies: what lessons have we learnt?
The use of T-cell engaging antibodies for acute myeloid leukemia (AML) treatment is in the very early stages. In this interview, Marion Subklewe, MD, of the University of Munich, Munich, Germany, high... Author: VJHemOnc Added: 11/28/2017 (Source: Oncology Tube)
Source: Oncology Tube - November 28, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: podcasts

Should Medical Schools Eliminate Lectures?
The University of Vermont Medical School has eliminated lectures in favor of active learning. Will other medical schools follow? (Source: Medscape Family Medicine Podcast)
Source: Medscape Family Medicine Podcast - November 15, 2017 Category: Primary Care Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

'Now Is the Time to Learn' About CGM
The FreeStyle Libre, a newly approved device for continuous glucose monitoring, is a big advance for people with diabetes who want to avoid finger sticks, says Dr Anne Peters. (Source: Medscape Diabetes & Endocrinology Podcast)
Source: Medscape Diabetes & Endocrinology Podcast - November 10, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts