Neurodegenerative Diseases

Guest: Dr. Todd Cohen, Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology, UNC School of Medicine
Topics: Pathogenic mechanisms underlying neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and ALS, abnormal TDP-43 protein clumping, potential treatments

 

Dr. Todd Cohen

 

The Cohen Lab at UNC Chapel Hill

“Unraveling Alzheimer’s: New Study Documents How Brain Cells Go Bad”

“NC State, UNC Find New Clues About ALS”

Click to Download: Radio In Vivo April 11, 2018

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Guided Tour of the Solar System

Guest: Dr. Paul Byrne, Assistant Professor, Department of Marine, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, NC State University
Topics: Paul Byrne 2.0 – his second RIV appearance, featuring an audio tour of the Solar System, Stephen Hawking

 

Dr. Paul Byrne

 

Paul’s NCSU Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences home page

Paul’s website

“My Science Life: Planetary Geologist Dr. Paul Byrne”

Click to Download: Radio In Vivo March 14, 2018

Exposures and Birth

Guest: Dr. Kelly Ferguson, Investigator, Perinatal and Early Life Epidemiology Group, NIEHS
Topics: Perinatal and early life epidemiology, environmental exposures, preterm births, phthalate exposure during pregnancy

 

Dr. Kelly Ferguson

 

NIEHS Perinatal & Early Life Epidemiology Group

CHE’s “20 Pioneers under 40 in Environmental Public Health”

NIEHS Environmental Factor newsletter: “Preterm birth linked with maternal phthalate exposure during pregnancy”

“Environmental chemicals and preterm birth: Biological mechanisms and the state of the science” PubMed abstract

NIH Intramural Research Program, Kelly Ferguson, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Click to Download: Radio In Vivo February 21, 2018

Tear gas, poison ivy and more

Guest: Dr. Sven Eric Jordt, Associate Professor in Anesthesiology, Duke University
Topics: Tear gas, poison ivy, menthol, sensory mechanisms of pain, irritation, and itch

 

Dr. Sven Eric Jordt

 

Chemical Sensing, Pain, and Inflammation Research Laboratory (Sven’s lab)

Tear gas: an epidemiological and mechanistic reassessment

Duke Center for Translational Pain Medicine

Click to Download: Radio In Vivo February 7, 2018

Planetary Geology

Guest: Dr. Paul Byrne, Assistant Professor, Planetary Geology, North Carolina State University
Topics: Solar system planetary geology, planetary exploration, exoplanets, extraterrestrial life, volcanic and plate tectonic activity on Earth and other planets

 

Dr. Paul Byrne

 

Paul’s NCSU Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences home page

Paul’s website

“My Science Life: Planetary Geologist Dr. Paul Byrne”

Click to Download: Radio In Vivo December 6, 2017

GeneCentric Therapeutics, Inc.

Guest: Dr. Myla Lai-Goldman, Co-founder, CEO & President, GeneCentric Therapeutics, Inc., Research Triangle Park, NC
Topics: Dr. Lai-Goldman’s career in science, medicine, and business; pathology; GeneCentric Therapeutics’ Cancer Subtype Platform, precision medicine, cancer drug development

 

Dr. Myla Lai-Goldman

 

GeneCentric Therapeutics, Inc.

GeneCentric’s management team

Hatteras Venture Partners

LabCorp

Click to Download: Radio In Vivo November 1, 2017

Breast Cancer Prevention

Guest: Dr. Xiaohe Yang, associate professor, North Carolina Central University Nutrition Research Program, Kannapolis, NC
Topics: Re-purposing diabetes drugs for breast cancer prevention, the breast cancer “risk window,” genistein in breast cancer

 

Dr. Xiaohe Yang

 

“New Strategies for Breast Cancer Prevention Tied to Diabetes Drugs, Diet”

Metformin Selectively Targets Tumor-Initiating Cells in ErbB2-Overexpressing Breast Cancer Models

“Making sense of the soy-genistein-her2 breast cancer connection”

Click to Download: Radio In Vivo October 18, 2017

The gut-brain connectome

Guest: Dr. Diego Bohorquez, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Duke Department of Medicine, Assistant Research Professor of Neurobiology, Department of Neurology, Duke University School of Medicine
Topics: Gut-brain neurobiology, enteroendocrine cells

 

Dr. Diego Bohorquez

 

Gutbrains.com – Diego’s website

Diego’s Duke Department of Medicine faculty page

Full text article in the Journal of Clinical Investigation: “The gut connectome: making sense of what you eat”

Click to Download: Radio In Vivo August 23, 2017

Coronaviruses Drug


Guests: Dr. Timothy Sheahan, Research Assistant Professor, and Dr. Amy Sims, Research Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology, Gillings School of Global Public Health, UNC-Chapel Hill
Topics: New anti-viral drug (GS-5734) with potential to treat coronaviruses, in vitro lung epithelial cell model, working in a Biosafety Level 3 lab

 

Science Translational Medicine publication, “Broad-spectrum antiviral GS-5734 inhibits both epidemic and zoonotic coronaviruses

Video: “New antiviral drug holds potential to defeat myriad coronaviruses”

Dr. Amy Sims faculty profile

Dr. Tim Sheahan faculty profile

Click to Download: Radio In Vivo August 9, 2017

Dr. Amy Sims

Dr. Tim Sheahan

Cyber-enabled bionic organisms

Guest: Dr. Alper Bozkurt, Associate Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, North Carolina State University
Topics: Cyber-enabled bionic organisms for environmental sensing and search-and-rescue, computer-aided training systems for dogs

 

Dr. Alper Bozkurt

 

iBionicS (Integrated Bionics Microsystems) Lab – Bozkurt Research Group

NCSU press release: “Researchers Develop Technique to Remotely Control Cockroaches”

Alper’s NCSU Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering faculty page

NCSU press release: “New Tech Aims to Improve Communication Between Dogs and Humans”

Click to Download: Radio In Vivo July 12, 2017