Trauma and Chronic Pain

Guest: Dr. Sam McLean, Vice Chair of Research, Department of Anesthesiology, Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Emergency Medicine, Director, UNC Institute for Trauma Recovery
Topics: AURORA PTSD study, UNC Institute for Trauma Recovery, trauma and chronic pain research, better tomorrow network

 

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Dr. Sam McLean

 

UNC Institute for Trauma Recovery

UNC press release re the AURORA Study

AURORA Study

Click to Download: Radio In Vivo February 1, 2017

Neuronal research on alcoholism and SSRIs

Guest: Dr. Thomas Kash, John Andrews Distinguished Professor of Alcohol Studies, Department of Pharmacology, UNC School of Medicine
Topics: Antidepressants triggering fear and anxiety, neuronal pathways associated with anxiety and depression, how stress and drug abuse can alter neuronal function

 

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Dr. Thomas Kash

 

Kash Lab

Tom’s UNC Department of Pharmacology faculty page

HuffPost article on SSRI side effect discovery

Nature publication on serotonin and anxiety

UNC Health Care press release on SSRI/anxiety side effect

Click to Download: Radio In Vivo January 4, 2017

Unraveling Zika

A Special Edition of Radio In Vivo, featuring “Unraveling Zika,” a panel discussion held November 29, 2016 at the UNC School of Medicine. Learn what we know and don’t know at this point about the Zika virus. The panel was moderated by Dr. Claire Farel, with discussants Dr. Helen Lazear, Dr. Elizabeth Stringer, and Dr. Anne Lyerly, all of whom are UNC faculty members working on various aspects of Zika research and clinical care.

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Unraveling Zika panelists (clockwise from top left: Helen Lazear, PhD, Anne Lyerly, MD, Claire Farel, MD, MPH, Elizabeth Stringer, MD

“Unraveling Zika” information

Click to Download: Radio In Vivo December 14, 2016

 

Oxytocin & Spirituality

Guest: Dr. Patty Van Cappellen, Associate Director, Interdisciplinary Behavioral Research Center; Social Science Research Institute, Duke University
Topics: Effects of oxytocin on spirituality, sources of religiosity and spirituality, impact of religion/spirituality on behaviors, thoughts and health

 

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Dr. Patty Van Cappellen

 

Patty’s website

Duke Interdisciplinary Behavioral Research Center (IBRC)

“Effects of Oxytocin Administration on Spirituality and Emotional Responses to Meditation”

Click to Download: Radio In Vivo November 16, 2016

ALS Research

Guest: Dr. Richard Bedlack, Associate Professor of Medicine/Neurology, Duke University; Director, Duke ALS Clinic
Topics: ALS therapies, alternative/off-label ALS treatment options, ALS reversals

 

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Dr. Richard Bedlack

 

Duke ALS Clinic

ALSUntangled.com

ALS Reversals site

PatientsLikeMe.com

Recent NPR story on lunasin clinical trial

Click to Download: Radio In Vivo November 9, 2016

Future Biotech Policy

Guest: Dr. Jennifer Kuzma, Goodnight-NC GSK Foundation Distinguished Professor, School of Public and International Affairs, and Co-Director, Genetic Engineering and Society (GES) Center, North Carolina State University

Topics: Gene drives, GES Center, NAS committee on future biotechnology products, governance systems for emerging technologies

 

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Dr. Jennifer Kuzma

 

Genetic Engineering and Society (GES) Center, NC State University

Gene Drives Workshop, GES Center, February 24-26, 2016

NAS Committee on Future Biotechnology Products

“A Missed Opportunity for U.S. Biotechnology Regulation” by Jennifer Kuzma, Science, September 2016

Click to Download: Radio In Vivo September 21, 2016

Scientific Travel & Education

Guest: Dr. Janice Swab, Professor Emerita, Biology, Meredith College
Topics: Science education, Dr. Swab’s teaching career, and her science-related travels, including re-creating Charles Darwin’s HMS Beagle voyage and a visit to the “doomsday” seed vault

 

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Dr. Janice Swab

 

“Introducing Students to Darwin via the Voyage of the HMS Beagle”

News & Observer article on Janice’s lecture about seed banks

Janice’s Meredith College faculty page

Click to Download: Radio In Vivo August 31, 2016

GMOs

Guest: Dr. Fred Gould, Distinguished University Professor of Entomology; William Neal Reynolds Professor of Agriculture; Co-director, Genetic Engineering and Society (GES) Center, North Carolina State University
Topics: 2016 NAS report on GMOs in agriculture, Genetically Engineered Crops: Experiences and Prospects (Dr. Gould co-chaired the authoring committee), gene drive technology, NC State GES

 

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Dr. Fred Gould

 

National Academies Press site for the GMOs report (free PDF download available)

NCSU press release about the NAS report

Genetically Engineered Crops Are Safe, Analysis Finds NY Times article about the NAS report

NCSU Genetic Engineering and Society Center

NCSU Genetic Engineering and Society February 2016 workshop on gene drives

Click to Download: Radio In Vivo July 27, 2016

CAR-T cell cancer immunotherapy


Guests: Dr. Jonathan Serody, Elizabeth Thomas Professor of Medicine, Microbiology, and Immunology, UNC School of Medicine, Associate Director for Translational Research, Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center; Dr. Barbara Savoldo, Professor, Immunology, Virology, and Pediatric Hematology-Oncology, UNC School of Medicine, member, Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
Topic: CAR-T cell cancer immunotherapy

 

The Serody Lab

UNC Lineberger clinical profile: Jonathan S. Serody, MD

UNC Lineberger profile: Barbara Savoldo, MD, PHD

UNC Lineberger profile: Gianpietro Dotti, MD

News release, March 2015: New UNC Lineberger faculty recruited to launch T-cell cancer therapy trials

Click to Download: Radio In Vivo July 20, 2016

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Dr. Barbara Savoldo

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Dr. Jon Serody

The Mind Club

Guest: Dr. Kurt Gray, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, UNC-Chapel Hill, Mind Perception and Morality Lab, co-author, The Mind Club: Who Thinks, What Feels, and Why It Matters

Topics: The Mind Club (by chapter), mind perception, co-author Daniel Wegner, free will, cryptominds, vulnerable feelers vs. thinking doers

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Dr. Kurt Gray

 

Amazon site for The Mind Club

Kurt’s website

Mind Perception and Morality (MPM) Lab – Kurt’s UNC lab

Wikipedia biography of Dan Wegner, Kurt’s mentor and co-author of The Mind Club

Click to Download: Radio In Vivo July 6, 2016