Finding Genius Podcast

Finding Genius Podcast

Podcast interviews with genius-level (top .1%) practitioners, scientists, researchers, clinicians and professionals in Cancer, 3D Bio Printing, CRISPR-CAS9, Ketogenic Diets, the Microbiome, Extracellular Vesicles, and more. Subscribe today for the latest medical, health and bioscience insights from geniuses in their field(s).

Episodes

June 18, 2021 24 min

How do various CRISPR systems interact with the body in beneficial ways? Using different techniques, specific immunity systems may be targeted and cleaved.

Listen up to learn:

  • How molecules are targeted to be cleaved
  • Why RNA helps target specific systems
  • Where the RNA fuses onto the DNA
  • Professor in the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics at Cornell, Ailong Ke, shares his research working with CRISPR interference and RNA ...

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    The aftermath can be just as challenging and uncomfortable—the aftermath of major surgery, that is.

    Tune in to learn about a revolutionary product that’s changing the post-op lives of thousands.

    You’ll learn:

  • The specifics behind the robe design that enables better movement, greater comfort, and erases the risk of skin irritation from other methods of securing Jackson Pratt (JP) drains
  • The incredible story of how the “Elliott” Super...
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    How can historically misunderstood retinal neurodegenerative diseases be researched and treated? New discoveries may lead to continuing advancements in treatment for previously thought to be untreatable ailments. Listen in to learn:

  • How treatment is targeted at specific cells
  • How functions in the eye can be swapped between parts
  • How the optogenetic process works
  • Dr. Bernard Gilly, The CEO and Co-Founder of GenSight Biologics discuss...

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    How can new cancer therapies and treatments emerge along with the understanding of cancer cell's behavior? By learning how cells communicate and proliferate, researchers may be able to find new solutions.

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  • The point at which a group of cells becomes cancerous
  • When treatments can be too aggressive
  • How the behavior of cancer cells will be affected by a treatment
  • Assistant Research Professor in the Biodesign C...

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    Many of us will take a vaccine without thinking twice about it. But how are they developed, how do they even work, and how are they tested for safety?

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  • What happens when proteins and aluminum-containing adjuvants are combined in the development of vaccines
  • Why most vaccines are injected rather than inhaled or consumed orally, and what the future of vaccine delivery might look like
  • How vaccines are tested for saf...
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    How many parasitic worms do you have in your gut, and how long have they been there? The answer comes with some surprising implications.

    Tune in to discover:

  • What the “weep and sweep” immune response entails and how it works
  • What surprising tradeoff exists between reproductive abilities and the strength of immune responses to infectious diseases
  • What interactions occur between host microbiota and parasitic infections in the gut  
  • And...

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    How can zebrafish lead to new insight into how neurons within the brain function? Researchers may be able to determine how information is sent between the two by studying the specific relationships between their retinas and brains. Listen up to learn:

  • How neurons connect
  • How long visual information takes to be processed
  • Why ocular tissue is challenging to study in humans
  • Tom Baden, Professor of Neuroscience at the University of Susse...

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    What part do extracellular vesicles play a role in cancer development? Research shows that they may be the next step in discovering new cancer treatment techniques.

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  • How extracellular vesicles are isolated
  • Why EVs are so difficult to study
  • The function of EVs within the body
  • Ph.D. student at Oxford University, Scott Bonner, shares his research on the relationship between extracellular vesicles and cancer.

    Some ...

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    Nearly 200 million metric tons of production come from global aquaculture and fisheries combined.

    Dr. Bill McGraw discusses the science, strategy, and logistics behind it all.

    Tune in to learn:

  • The difference between aquaponics and aquaculture
  • Why salmon are particularly hard to grow in aquaculture systems
  • The many (and surprising) applications of seaweeds
  •        Why there is a threat of blue-green algae contamination in catfish
  • Retur...

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    How can bacteria that have become resistant to treatment be overcome? Using genome engineering may be the technique that allows treatment to overcome the infection once again.

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  • How bacteria become resistant
  • How the virome reacts to gaining resistance
  • How bacteria avoid the immune system
  • Gaetan Burgio, a group leader of the Burgio Group as a part of Australia National University, shares his experience working with...

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    Is there something in the water? Or are there many different types of things in the water, depending on the source and location of the water…?

    Explore the answer, and learn:

  • What factors are impacting the chemical profile of your water
  • How the team at Hydroviv is able to customize water filters for specific customers
  • Why testing a sample of water in a given area or home isn’t the best method for determining which contaminants are pre...
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    A cure for cancer exists, says Dr. Bill McGraw, who also says he knows this to be true because he’s been curing it in countless patients for years, with a 95% success rate.

    Tune in for his insights, and learn:

  • How specific frequencies have the ability to shatter glass, and the medical implications of this
  • What a Rife machine is and how it works
  • What the Béchamp theory of disease transmission is, and why it’s worth a closer look
  • What h...
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    Where is that smell coming from?! It’s a question we’ve probably all exclaimed before tracking down the culprit…whether or not we want to. Scent detection is an important ability, but do we really understand how it even works?

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  • How jet streams and the movement of people and animals through the atmosphere influence our sense of smell
  • How a better understanding of scent dispersal and detection could aid in the d...
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    How can latent viruses in your body transform into cancer over time? Research shows that while many people have a virus known to cause cancer within them, only some individuals will ever be affected. Press play to learn:

  • How cancer-causing viruses can be detected
  • If you have a latent virus within you
  • How cancer cells react to viral infection
  • Patrick S. Moore, MD, MPH, and distinguished professor at PITT, shares his research on cancer...

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    How can theoretical physics give researchers new insight into cancer progression? By opening the zeitgeist of methodology, new understanding may be gained. Listen up to learn:

  • How the generation of new tumors is enhanced
  • How epigenetic conditions arise
  • How the body regulates mutations
  • Herbert Levine, University Distinguished Professor at Northeastern University, shares his work applying the ideals from physics to cancer research.

    Vie...

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    The #1 killer in the world is heart disease—it doesn’t matter who you are or where you live, this killer doesn’t discriminate.

    But does it have a code? And could it be cracked with the right technology?

    Tune in to discover:

  • Why all of our cells would burst without cholesterol, but what happens when there’s too much of it
  • How CRISPR/Cas9 technology could hold the key to permanently low cholesterol levels (without the need for injecti...
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    For most, PCR testing was a topic confined largely to the world of molecular biology textbooks before its widespread use during the ongoing virus situation.

    Mention of the test can be heard almost everywhere at this point, but do we know how it actually works? Do we understand its intended use, and what it can actually tell us?

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  • The strengths and limitations of PCR testing, and the implications related to the cu...
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    Is there an underlying cause of negative mental health symptoms and pain for women? Endometriosis may be the culprit for a wide range of adverse health impacts.

    Listen in to learn:

  • How endometriosis is diagnosed
  • Simple but effective remedies for pain
  • The symptoms of endometriosis
  • Author Jessica Murnane joins the conversation to discuss her work with endometriosis research and finding new solutions for the prevalent condition.

    A lack...

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    The dragonfly is the fastest flying insect in existence—regularly breaking most residential speed limits. This is just one of the many fascinating details discussed by entomologist Jessica Ware.

    Tune in to discover:

  • How dragonflies use interception-style predation to catch mosquitoes and other flying insects
  • How an understanding of dragonfly aerodynamics could be used as bioinspiration for our own flight styles
  • How male dragonflies u...
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    Paul Sloane’s always been interested in lateral thinking puzzles and has written international best sellers on the subject. He shares how he’s translated those methods into solving problems in the business world. A professional who’s helped busy executives with creativity and innovation in their companies for over fifteen years, he describes some of his methods to raise the bar for leadership and problem solving. Listen and learn

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