Drug Pricing Theme Issue: Is Pharma Earning Too Much?, R & D Costs Required to Bring a New Drug to Market, Probiotic Safety, and more
Editor's Summary by Gregory Curfman, MD, Deputy Editor of JAMA, the Journal of the American Medical Association, for the March 3, 2020 issue (Source: JAMA: This Week's Audio Commentary)
Source: JAMA: This Week's Audio Commentary - March 3, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: JAMA Network Source Type: podcasts

Treating the microbiome, and a gene that induces sleep
Orla Smith, editor of Science Translational Medicine joins host Sarah Crespi to talk about what has  changed in the past 10 years of microbiome research, what’s getting close to being useful in treatment, and how strong, exactly, the research is behind those probiotic yogurts. When you’re sick, sleeping is restorative—it helps your body recover from nasty infections. Meagan Cantwell speaks with Amita Sehgal, professor of neuroscience at the University of Pennsylvania and an investigator at Howard Hughes Medical Institute in Chevy Chase, Maryland, about the process of discovering a gene in fruit flie...
Source: Science Magazine Podcast - January 31, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Science Tags: Scientific Community Source Type: podcasts

Treating the microbiome, and a gene that induces sleep
Orla Smith, editor of Science Translational Medicine joins host Sarah Crespi to talk about what has  changed in the past 10 years of microbiome research, what’s getting close to being useful in treatment, and how strong, exactly, the research is behind those probiotic yogurts. When you’re sick, sleeping is restorative—it helps your body recover from nasty infections. Meagan Cantwell speaks with Amita Sehgal, professor of neuroscience at the University of Pennsylvania and an investigator at Howard Hughes Medical Institute in Chevy Chase, Maryland, about the process of discovering a gene in fruit flie...
Source: Science Magazine Podcast - January 31, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Science Tags: Scientific Community Source Type: podcasts

Supplements: Are They Safe During CLL Treatment?
Is it safe to use supplements like herbs, vitamins and probiotics during CLL treatment? What effect could they have on your body? CLL experts, Dr. William Wierda and Dr. John Burke, discuss possible h... Author: patientpower Added: 11/03/2017 (Source: Oncology Tube)
Source: Oncology Tube - November 3, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: podcasts

Probiotic May Ease Depression in IBS Patients
Dr Alan Jacobs reviews a pilot study's intriguing results. (Source: Medscape Pharmacists Podcast)
Source: Medscape Pharmacists Podcast - August 18, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

" Toxic Block " -- The Discovery Files
University of Delaware (UD) researchers have discovered a soil microbe that mobilizes an " iron shield " to block the uptake of toxic arsenic in rice. Arsenic occurs naturally in rocks and soils, air and water, plants and animals. It's used in a variety of industrial products and practices, from wood preservatives, pesticides and fertilizers, to copper smelting. Chronic exposure to arsenic has been linked to cancer, heart disease and diabetes. The UD finding gives hope that a natural, low-cost solution--a probiotic for rice plants--may be in sight to protect this global food source from accumulating harmful level...
Source: The Discovery Files - June 30, 2015 Category: Science Authors: National Science Foundation Source Type: podcasts