Speaking of Science
Summary: Known for its synergistic approach to biomedical science, the Intramural Research Program (IRP) is the internal research program of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). With 1,100 Principal Investigators and more than 4,000 Postdoctoral Fellows conducting basic, translational, and clinical research, the IRP is the largest biomedical research institution on earth. Its mission is science in pursuit of fundamental knowledge about living systems and the application of that knowledge to extend healthy life and reduce illness and disability throughout the world. In the IRP's new podcast, Speaking of Science, you will meet many of the federal researchers working to change lives by advancing all aspects of biomedicine.
Dr. Joyce Chung — Gathering Helping Hands to Grasp Mental Health
Dr. Lauren Porter — Molecular “Transformers:” Switching Form and Function
Drs. Elaine Ostrander and Heidi Parker — Unleashing the Dog Genome
Dr. Matthew Memoli — A Better Shot Against the Flu
Dr. Bevil Conway — Coloring Inside the Minds
Drs. Natasha Caplen and Richard Maraia — What's Next in the RNAge?
Dr. Anna Nápoles — A New Dawn for Minority Health
Dr. Diana Bianchi — Caring for Two: The Mom-Baby Unit
Dr. Louis Staudt — The ABCs of B Cell Lymphomas
Small errors can quickly escalate to have large repercussions. When it comes to cancer, molecular changes to DNA can trigger chain reactions that cause cells to go awry and spread uncontrollably. Dr. Louis Staudt works to identify such changes, known as genetic mutations, and find ways to stop them from snowballing into a deadly disease. In this episode, Dr. Staudt recounts the story of how he differentiated subtypes of lymphomas to develop a treatment for patients as an early success of precision medicine.
Dr. Kevin Hall — Dueling Diets
Dr. Carlos Zarate — Ketamine to Combat Depression
Drs. Heidi Kong and Ian Myles — Derm Germs: The Human Skin Microbiome
Dr. Peter Bandettini — Mr. MRI
Dr. Hannah Valantine — At the Heart of Diversity