June, 2017

Cerebrum Podcast: The Sleeping Brain - With Chiara Cirelli, M.D., Ph.D.


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In our Cerebrum article, “The Sleeping Brain,” sleep researchers Chiara Cirelli and Giulio Tononi write about what happens inside our brains when we sleep. In our related podcast with Cirelli, M.D., Ph.D., a professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Wisconsin, the sleep researcher talks about the difference between sleep and rest, the impact of sleep on memory, different sleeping habits, and the ties between nutrition and sleep. She also tells us what we’ve learned from sleep research and what we still need to know.
May, 2017

Cerebrum Podcast: Gut Feelings on Parkinson’s and Depression - With Ted Dinan, M.D., Ph.D.


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In our Cerebrum article, “Gut Feelings on Parkinson’s and Depression,” microbiome pioneers Ted Dinan and John Cryan write that “in the next few years, new research will hopefully affirm the validity of modulating the gut microbiota as a viable therapeutic strategy for treating neurological and psychiatric disorders.” In this podcast, Dinan, M.D., Ph.D., professor of psychiatry and in the APC Microbiome Institute at University College Cork in Ireland, discusses the recent research breakthrough that links microbiota to Parkinson’s disease and depression, some of the gut-axis research occurring in their 45-member lab, and other issues surrounding what many label “the second genome.”
April, 2017

Cerebrum Podcast: The Four Pillars of Alzheimer’s Prevention - With Dharma Singh Khalsa, M.D.


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In our Cerebrum article, “The Four Pillars of Alzheimer’s Prevention,” co-author Dharma Singh Khalsa, M.D., president/medical director of the Alzheimer’s Research and Prevention Foundation and the author of Brain Longevity, writes that “while a pharmaceutical approach to preventing Alzheimer’s disease (AD) has proved elusive, practical lifestyle choices to reduce AD are based on good science and good sense.” In this podcast, Khalsa explains the reasons that diet, exercise, medication, and psychological well-being offer the best chance for aging AD-free and nourishing a sharp mind. He also explains why drug development has proved so elusive and how advances in imaging are changing the research landscape.
March, 2017

Cerebrum Podcast: Next Generation House Call - With E. Ray Dorsey, M.D., M.B.A.


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In this podcast, you’ll hear why telemedicine lends itself to psychological counseling, stroke, Parkinson’s, and a host of other neurological disorders. You’ll hear about how it is being adapted in other countries and the proliferation of venture capitalist money in companies that aim to manage home health care, as well as the many obstacles still in its path. This month we feature E. Ray Dorsey, M.D., M.B.A., director of the Center for Human Experimental Therapeutics and Levy Professor of Neurology at the University of Rochester Medical Center. In our most recent Cerebrum article, “Next Generation House Call,” he and two colleagues write that “for different reasons, psychiatry and neurology have been early adopters of telehealth” and “as the burden of neuropsychiatric conditions rises along with the demand for convenient, patient-centered care, telehealth is poised to deliver care where it has always been needed most—at home.”
March, 2017

Cerebrum Podcast: Examining The Causes Of Autism - With David G. Amaral, Ph.D.


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In our Cerebrum article, “Examining the Causes of Autism,” David G. Amaral, Ph.D., founding research director of the MIND Institute at UC Davis and Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry and Neuroscience, writes that autism has both a genetic and environmental component, and that it’s very likely that someone who is autistic is born that way. In this podcast, Amaral explains his reasoning behind those conclusions and explores a whole range of other issues: the challenges of autism research, what inspired him to focus on the disorder, his thoughts on gene modification, environmental factors pregnant mothers may wish to avoid, why it is important for autistic adults to find their place in communities, and more.
February, 2017

Cerebrum Podcast: Finding the Hurt in Pain - With Irene Tracey, Ph.D.


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In our Cerebrum article, “Finding the Hurt in Pain,” Irene Tracey, head of the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences at the University of Oxford, writes that pain is unique to every person, and difficult to quantify and treat. Whether it is delivered as a jolt or a persistent, dull ache, pain is guaranteed to affect one’s quality of life. Our podcast examines how brain imaging is opening our eyes to the richness and complexity of the pain experience, giving us extraordinary insight into the neurochemistry, network activity, wiring, and structures relevant to producing and modulating painful experiences in all their various guises. Tracey also discusses how imaging pain is having an increasing impact in the judiciary and in resolving end-of-life issues.
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