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  • 01:56

    Dementia Research & Highlights From The Last NAPA Meeting

    in Caregiving

    Welcome to Alzheimer's Speaks Radio where we love having an open conversation with everyone who is dealing with the disease.  Please call in live at (714) 364-4757to ask a question or share a thought or use the chat box to communicate with us.


    Our first guests are Charles Ramat, Co-Chief Executive Officer and Dan Alkon, PhD., Neurotrope, Chief Scientific Officer and from Neurotrope. We will be discussing Alzheimer’s disease treatment challenges and Neurotrope's development of bryostatin, their partnerships and minimally invasive, diagnostic biomarker analysis system.


    Visit Neurotrope's website


    During our second hour we will listen to Michael & Shari Ellenbogen's Speech at NAPA (National Alzheimer's Project Act).  After we will discuss your thoughts and talk with Michael on how their speeches were received.  We would love for you to join the conversation.


    For more information on dementia and caregiving check out Alzheimer's Speaks website.

  • 01:06

    BIOFM 15 - Rhonda Patrick - Importance of Micronutrients

    in Health

    Dr. Patrick is currently a postdoctoral fellow at Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute with Dr. Bruce Ames. She currently conducts clinical trials looking at the effects of micronutrients (vitamins and minerals) on metabolism, inflammation, DNA damage, and aging. In addition, she is investigating the role of vitamin D in brain function and other physiological functions. In February of 2014 she published a paper in FASEB on how vitamin D regulates serotonin synthesis and how this relates to autism.

    Dr. Patrick is passionate about disseminating health-related information in a way that the general public can easily understand. She is a frequent speaker and writer on topics ranging from general health and wellness, to diet and aging, to vitamins and their effects. It is Dr. Patrick’s goal to challenge the status quo and encourage the wider public to think about health and longevity using a proactive, preventative approach.

    To learn more, please visit: http://bod.io/6J

  • 01:06

    BIOFM 15 - Rhonda Patrick - Importance of Micronutrients

    in Health

    Dr. Patrick is currently a postdoctoral fellow at Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute with Dr. Bruce Ames. She currently conducts clinical trials looking at the effects of micronutrients (vitamins and minerals) on metabolism, inflammation, DNA damage, and aging. In addition, she is investigating the role of vitamin D in brain function and other physiological functions. In February of 2014 she published a paper in FASEB on how vitamin D regulates serotonin synthesis and how this relates to autism.

    Dr. Patrick is passionate about disseminating health-related information in a way that the general public can easily understand. She is a frequent speaker and writer on topics ranging from general health and wellness, to diet and aging, to vitamins and their effects. It is Dr. Patrick’s goal to challenge the status quo and encourage the wider public to think about health and longevity using a proactive, preventative approach.

    To learn more, please visit: http://bod.io/6J

  • 00:22

    Tips on Overcoming Obstacles in Biomarker Development and Achieving Successful Collaborations

    in Business

    How can we overcome the latest challenges in biomarker development? Birgitte Sogaard, Divisional Director for Clinical Pharmacology and Translational Medicine at H Lundbeck A/S, discusses the key challenges in this area, in particular the need for cost-efficiency. She outlines some of the solutions used by her organisation to address the obstacles commonly faced during Phase I, such as successful biomarker development, improving trial design and microdosing. She also offers her perspective on identification and validation of biomarkers and whether it can provide benefit within Phase I trials. Finally, Birgitte outlines the main challenges in selecting partners and securing a good working relationship when entering into Discovery Outsourcing and Collaborations - and offers some best practice tips in assessing and working with CROs.

  • 00:30

    Replicating CCD: Dr Alex Lu Discusses Neonicotinoid Research

    in Environment

    In this special series called “The Neonicotinoid View”, host, June Stoyer, will be joined by special guest host, Tom Theobald to talk to Dr. Chensheng (Alex) Lu, Associate Professor of Environmental Exposure Biology at Harvard about his research on honeybees and neonicotinoids.  Dr. Lu is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University. Dr. Lu's primary research interest is in the area of pesticide exposure and health risk assessment using biological monitoring approach. Dr. Lu is developing a research program integrating novel exposure assessment tools, physiologically-base pharmacokinetic models and cumulative risk assessment models. Dr. Lu's current research projects include; 1) exploring the feasibility of assessing pesticide exposure using saliva as a biomarker, 2) assessing children's aggregate pesticide exposures in a longitudinal manner, 3) investigation the variation of dietary consumption patterns and the corresponding pesticide exposure, and 4) estimating absorbed pesticide dose in children and farm worker population using Exposure-Related Dose Estimating Model. Dr. Lu currently serves as an ad hoc member on the US EPA Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) Scientific Advisory Panel, and an ad hoc member on the National Institute for Occupational Health and Safety (NIOSH) grant peer-review panel. Stay tuned!
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  • 00:44

    This Week in Oncology with Jeff Hall, Ph.D.

    in Health

    On the Wednesday, January 23rd 2013 broadcast our guest is Dr. Jeff Hall, Ph.D. Vice President of Cell Biology at GenOptix. Dr. Hall is making an encore apperance on This Week in Oncology (TWiO). Learn more about GenOptix here.
    Topic: Biomarkers their emerging clinical significance in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer.
    With over 20 years of experience in the life sciences industry, Jeff Hall, PhD is currently the Vice President of Clinical Education at Genoptix, a division of Novartis. He spends most of his time interacting with physicians, working to get Genoptix’ cutting edge hematopathology services  in the hands of the oncologists and pathologists whose patients will benefit from the state of the art testing services and reports which  Genoptix offers.    Dr. Hall holds a B.A. in Biology and Chemistry from U.C. Santa Cruz and a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from U.C. Berkeley.  Dr Hall was the first author on the landmark 1990 Science paper describing the location of BRCA I on chromosome 17q. Prior to joining Genoptix, Dr. Hall was Vice President of Genomics at PPGx in La Jolla. While there, he was responsible for running three laboratory genetics groups in the United States and Europe. Dr. Hall also worked at Axys Pharmaceuticals in 1998 as Senior Director of Genomics and from 1996 to 1997 at Sequana Therapeutics as Director of Genetics. From 1992 to 1995 Dr. Hall was the Director of Genetics at CellPro.
    Join us!
     

  • 00:31

    The Neonicotinoid View: Pesticide Exposure and Health Risk

    in Environment

    In this special series called “The Neonicotinoid View”, host, June Stoyer, will be joined by special guest host, Tom Theobald to talk to Dr. Chensheng (Alex) Lu, Associate Professor of Environmental Exposure Biology at Harvard, about his research on honeybees and neonicotinoids.
    Dr. Lu is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University. Dr. Lu's primary research interest is in the area of pesticide exposure and health risk assessment using biological monitoring approach. Dr. Lu is developing a research program integrating novel exposure assessment tools, physiologically-base pharmacokinetic models and cumulative risk assessment models.
    Dr. Lu's current research projects include:
    exploring the feasibility of assessing pesticide exposure using saliva as a biomarker, assessing children's aggregate pesticide exposures in a longitudinal manner, investigation the variation of dietary consumption patterns and the corresponding pesticide exposure, and estimating absorbed pesticide dose in children and farm worker population using Exposure-Related Dose Estimating Model. Dr. Lu currently serves as an ad hoc member on the US EPA Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) Scientific Advisory Panel, and an ad hoc member on the National Institute for Occupational Health and Safety (NIOSH) grant peer-review panel. Stay tuned!

  • 00:31

    The Neonicotinoid View: The Harvard Study On Pesticides

    in Environment

     
    In this special series called “The Neonicotinoid View”, host, June Stoyer, will be joined by special guest host, Tom Theobald to talk to Dr. Chensheng (Alex) Lu, Associate Professor of Environmental Exposure Biology at Harvard about his research on honeybees and neonicotinoids.
    Dr. Lu is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University.  Dr. Lu’s primary research interest is in the area of pesticide exposure and health risk assessment using biological monitoring approach.  Dr. Lu is developing a research program integrating novel exposure assessment tools, physiologically-base pharmacokinetic models and cumulative risk assessment models.  Dr. Lu’s current research projects include; 1) exploring the feasibility of assessing pesticide exposure using saliva as a biomarker, 2) assessing children’s aggregate pesticide exposures in a longitudinal manner, 3) investigation the variation of dietary consumption patterns and the corresponding pesticide exposure, and 4) estimating absorbed pesticide dose in children and farm worker population using Exposure-Related Dose Estimating Model.  Dr. Lu currently serves as an ad hoc member on the US EPA Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) Scientific Advisory Panel, and an ad hoc member on the National Institute for Occupational Health and Safety (NIOSH) grant peer-review panel. Stay tuned!

  • 00:46

    Alzheimer's Clinical Trials - Bio Markers- What Are They?

    in Caregiving

    Todays show will feature Dr Morris and he will explain to us exactly what BioMarkers are, how they are used and how they can help research in the field of Dementia.
    Dr. Morris, is the co-chair of Alzheimer’s Disease Biomarker Expert Working Group.
    Dr Morris would love to take you questions so please call in or use the chat box when we are live!
    Dr. Morris can be reached at the
    Memory & Aging Research Project
    http://alzheimer.wustl.edu/
    314-286-2683

  • 00:31

    Preventing Disease with Nutrition

    in Health

    From politics and law to health and wellness, Shelley Simpson enjoys teaching, coaching, energizing, and encouraging people to follow their dreams. Trained as a lawyer and licensed to practice in Michigan and Florida, she has always used her skills to help others maximize their potential. Today, she owns and operates a JuicePlus Virtual Franchise. She loves sharing the simplicity of the JuicePlus product with people because she knows that most, no matter how hard they try, find it challenging to eat well. Shelley believes that the key to leading a healthy life is prevention. People who use JuicePlus see improvements in every biomarker of good health including cardiovascular performance, improved immune function, healthier gums, and improvements in their skin.
    Hosted by Dr. Victor Zeines "The Natural Dentist".
    Produced by Turtle Shell Health.

  • 01:58

    Toronto Dementia Research Alliance & A Dementia Film

    in Caregiving

    Barry Greenberg -Director of Strategy at Toronto Dementia Research Alliance,Director, Neuroscience Drug Discovery and Development at University Health Network, Toronto
    Barry Greenberg has been involved in Alzheimer’s disease research and drug discoverysince 1985.
    At UHN, he is currently co-directing the Toronto Dementia Research Alliance as Director of Strategy, a consortium involving academic research and the five memory clinics at hospitals affiliated with the University of Toronto to create a citywide dementia research center.  He possesses a significant background in most aspects of the drug discovery process in neurological disease, with externally recognized expertise ranging from target identification and validation through preclinical and clinical development including issues of biomarker-based diagnosis and proof of concept. 
    Dr Greenberg has a strong international network in the Alzheimer field including industry, academia, government and the voluntary sector, plus previous involvement in multi-sector consortia.
    This promises to be a very interesting conversation. 
    Christopher Wynn will share with us the film he made documenting his journey with his Dad’s and his dementia called "Forgetful, Not Forgotten"as well as discussing the importance of capturing and sharing stories and how family dynamics and secondary caregivers come into play.  We will also find out about his upcoming project.
    Curran Lake Films  514-439-4748
    www.forgetfulnotforgotten.com
    Please join us!  We would love to answer your questions.