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Ep.50 - Alzheimer's disease FAQ

The Straight from a Scientist Podcast

Release Date: 10/02/2019

Ep.50 - Alzheimer's disease FAQ show art Ep.50 - Alzheimer's disease FAQ

The Straight from a Scientist Podcast

What is Alzheimer's disease? Who can get Alzheimer's, and how does the disease progress?  Maya Gostyla and Connor Wander break down the state of Alzheimer's disease treatments, risk factors, and potential breakthroughs in the field.   Related Episodes If you like this episode, we have tons of podcasts on Alzheimer's disease! You can hear more about Maya and her research story in this episode.   Further Reading about Alzheimer's disease Here's a great review from the experts on where Alzheimer's research and therapies are today. For more in-depth analysis of developments in...

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Ep. 49 - Alzheimer's disease overview with Konner Blunt show art Ep. 49 - Alzheimer's disease overview with Konner Blunt

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This week's episode is with the host of The Blunt Report podcast: Konner Blunt.  Connor and Konner talked about ALzheimer's disease, the experience of podcasting, science communication, and Jiu Jitsu among other things.    Check out The Blunt Report here: http://www.thebluntreport.com/   More about Alzheimer's disease: https://www.straightfromascientist.com/alzheimers-disease/    

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Ep. 48- Are Herbal Supplements Effective? Using Modern Science to Investigate Ancient Medicines with Tayler Catherine show art Ep. 48- Are Herbal Supplements Effective? Using Modern Science to Investigate Ancient Medicines with Tayler Catherine

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Tayler is a PhD candidate in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Murdoch University in Perth, Western Australia. Her research focuses on the pharmacology and toxicology of supposed ‘fertility-boosting’ herbal supplements on sperm cells, using flow cytometry to elucidate their effects at a cellular level. She is also a science communicator in her spare time, and posts regular pharmacology-based series online. You can find her on Instagram at @taylercatherine Link to a good general review on oxidative stress: https://www.nature.com/articles/35041687 Link to a review of herbal medicine...

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Ep. 47- Genetic Big data for Personalized Medicine with Sean Jackewicz show art Ep. 47- Genetic Big data for Personalized Medicine with Sean Jackewicz

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In this episode, we chat with Sean Jackewicz. Sean's research in the lab has focused on cancer development and cancer therapies, while his work outside of the lab focuses on the role of genomics in people's lives. Sean is currently leading the development of a clinical genotyping tool that he hopes will give health practitioners the ability to personalize treatment plans for patients like never before. Sean is also passionate about communicating the upcoming changes in genetic technology.

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Ep. 46- Stimulate Your Brain for Better Mental Health show art Ep. 46- Stimulate Your Brain for Better Mental Health

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Alzheimer's disease is a terrifying neurodegenerative disorder characterized by impaired memory, cognitive deficits, and neuronal loss. With few treatments and no cure after decades of research, scientists are starting to think outside the box for better ways to ward off Alzheimer's disease. In this episode, we discuss the links between mental health and neurodegenerative disorders like Alzheimer's, and how common strategies for better mental health have great promise for Alzheimer's disease treatment. In general, the best protective strategies for Alzheimer's disease are things that improve...

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Ep. 45: Applications and Limitations of GWAS with Dr. Liz Tunbridge show art Ep. 45: Applications and Limitations of GWAS with Dr. Liz Tunbridge

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Genome-wide association studies, or GWAS, are very helpful in telling researchers where to focus their attention. GWAS identify genes or clusters of genes associated with greater risk for diseases and disorders. But GWAS aren't a silver bullet...

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Ep. 44: Sex Differences in Alzheimer's Disease with Dr. Roberta Diaz Brinton and Connor Wander show art Ep. 44: Sex Differences in Alzheimer's Disease with Dr. Roberta Diaz Brinton and Connor Wander

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Women are almost twice as likely to develop Alzheimer's disease as men. However, this is NOT because they live longer. When we look into the aging brain, males and females experience different timelines. The molecular underpinnings of these sex differences could make a huge impact on our understanding of Alzheimer's disease. Dr. Roberta Diaz Brinton is spearheading research into sex differences in Alzheimer's disease.

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Ep. 43: Down Syndrome and Alzheimer's Disease with Dr. Elizabeth Head and Connor Wander show art Ep. 43: Down Syndrome and Alzheimer's Disease with Dr. Elizabeth Head and Connor Wander

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This week's episode features another throwback recorded in San Diego, CA, where Connor Wander attended the BrightFocus Alzheimer's Disease Fast Track conference, followed by the Society for Neuroscience annual meeting. We talked with Dr. Elizabeth Head, who studies the link between Down Syndrome and Alzheimer's disease with the hopes of improving lives for both patient classes. Listen to hear about this super interesting and very promising work!

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Ep. 42: Neuronal Apoptosis- The Cautious and the Willing with Dr. Mohanish Deshmukh and Connor Wander show art Ep. 42: Neuronal Apoptosis- The Cautious and the Willing with Dr. Mohanish Deshmukh and Connor Wander

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This episode is all about neuronal apoptosis. In Dr. Mohanish Deshmukh's eyes, some cells are willing to undergo through apoptosis, while others are very cautious. Understanding these differences could be the key to understanding, treating, or curing diseases that haunt us in modern times.  Research in Dr. Deshmukh’s lab at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, focuses on pathways for neuronal apoptosis and the ways that survival and death work in different cells.

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Ep. 41: Alzheimer’s Disease Research roundtable with Drs. Cynthia Lemere, Charles Glabe, and Lea T. Grinberg show art Ep. 41: Alzheimer’s Disease Research roundtable with Drs. Cynthia Lemere, Charles Glabe, and Lea T. Grinberg

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This week’s episode marks the 2nd of a series focused on Alzheimer’s disease (AD) research recorded by Connor Wander at the BrightFocus Alzheimer’s conference and the SfN annual meeting. Listen in to a roundtable with Drs. Cynthia Ann Lemere, Charles Glabe, and Lea T. Grinberg to learn about current research on the causes and possible treatments for Alzheimer's Disease.  We also discuss possible misrepresentations of the Amyloid cascade hypothesis, and applications of 3D printing in brain scan mode

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More Episodes

What is Alzheimer's disease? Who can get Alzheimer's, and how does the disease progress?  Maya Gostyla and Connor Wander break down the state of Alzheimer's disease treatments, risk factors, and potential breakthroughs in the field.

 

Related Episodes

If you like this episode, we have tons of podcasts on Alzheimer's disease!

You can hear more about Maya and her research story in this episode.

 

Further Reading about Alzheimer's disease

Here's a great review from the experts on where Alzheimer's research and therapies are today.

For more in-depth analysis of developments in AD and other neurodegenerative diseases, check out Alzforum.org for Alzheimer’s disease background reading.

Read about and see images of protein maps in the human brain that help identify markers of brain disease.

  

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