Using Genetics to Diagnose Rare Metabolic Diseases | Dr Michael Wanger

Using Genetics to Diagnose Rare Metabolic Diseases | Dr Michael Wanger

Identifying the cause of an illness in a sick baby or child is not always easy, particularly if the disease is rare. Throughout his career, Dr Michael Wangler, at the Baylor College of Medicine and Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute, has investigated rare childhood diseases. Combining his expertise in paediatrics and genetics, Dr Wangler utilises genomics, metabolomics and the humble fruit fly to identify the genes responsible for rare and undiagnosed diseases to improve both diagnosis and treatment.

Tackling Aggressive Brain Cancer With MicroRNA and Nanoparticles | Dr Hernando Lopez-Bertoni

Tackling Aggressive Brain Cancer With MicroRNA and Nanoparticles | Dr Hernando Lopez-Bertoni

Glioblastoma multiforme is an aggressive and life-threatening form of brain cancer. Although some treatments are available to provide comfort and prolong life, it remains an incurable and devastating disease. With the goal of advancing diagnostics and treatments for glioblastoma, Dr Hernando Lopez-Bertoni is carrying out exciting research at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Taking on board the cancer stem cell hypothesis, Dr Lopez-Bertoni has made fascinating discoveries into how miRNA genetic material can be utilised and how it could be delivered to the brain via nanoparticles.

Controlling the Worldwide chaotic Spreading of COVID-19 Through Vaccinations | Dr Aldo Bonasera

Controlling the Worldwide chaotic Spreading of COVID-19 Through Vaccinations | Dr Aldo Bonasera

Amid the global COVID-19 pandemic, we face challenges that require innovative and strategic responding. Dr Aldo Bonasera at Texas A&M University in the USA and Laboratori Nazionali del Sud, Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare in Italy, and Dr Hua Zheng at the School of Physics and Information Technology, Shaanxi Normal University in China, have taken a mathematical approach to compare the current COVID-19 pandemic with the Spanish Flu. Their findings have led to important recommendations for managing the current pandemic through vaccination programmes.

Telemedicine in South East Asia: Current Guidelines and Future Directions

Telemedicine in South East Asia: Current Guidelines and Future Directions

SciPod · Telemedicine in South East Asia: Current Guidelines and Future DirectionsSciPod · 东南亚的远程医疗: 当前指导方针与未来方向Original Article Reference This SciPod is a summary of the paper ‘Telemedicine Guidelines in South East Asia—A Scoping Review’, published in the open access...

Catalysing Agriculture with Enzymes – Dr Zachary Senwo

Catalysing Agriculture with Enzymes – Dr Zachary Senwo

SciPod · Catalysing Agriculture With Enzymes - Dr Zachary SenwoOriginal Article Reference This SciPod is a summary of the paper:https://doi.org/10.33548/SCIENTIA583 Share Episode About this episodeEnzymes make life as we know it possible. These active...

Building Community Resiliency through Horticultural Innovation

Building Community Resiliency through Horticultural Innovation

SciPod · Building Community Resiliency Through Horticultural InnovationOriginal Article Reference This SciPod is a summary of the paper:https://doi.org/10.33548/SCIENTIA601 Share Episode About this episodeFood insecurity directly impacts a third of the...

A Hydrogel with the Ability to Recover Heart Function

A Hydrogel with the Ability to Recover Heart Function

SciPod · A Hydrogel With The Ability To Recover Heart FunctionOriginal Article Reference This SciPod is a summary of the paper:https://doi.org/10.33548/SCIENTIA615 Share Episode About this episodeThe human heart is a muscle, and like all types of muscles, it...