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  • 00:59

    Office Genomics, Pain Paradox in Family Medicine

    in Health

    How might we look at genomics in office practice in Family Medicine?  Dr. Jonas, your host for the Dr. Synonymous Show, will dream a bit about what we are doing now and what might be.

    Responding to patients with painful situations is challenging in Family Medicine.  We love our  patients.  They hurt- we help.  But, their brain might get dysregulated by the pain via "wind-up" and potentially by opiate medications for persistent moderate or severe pain.  With FDA tightening up on prescribing rules for , many more patients are seeing their doctor monthly.  How do we respond to their frustrations at having to come in monthly for their pain management?

    Pain is a paradox in Family Medicine.  Listen in for further discussion.

  • Ecosystems Genomics – Studying the Earth’s DNA

    in Environment

    Matthew Sullivan, Assistant Professor, Departments of Microbiology and Civil, Environmental and Geodetic Engineering Ohio State (also the co-founder of the Ecosystems Genomics Institute at the UA)

    You got it - I am going to really have to work for this one. A University of Arizona-led international team has uncovered new information about the ways marine viruses and microbes interact on a global scale and Matthew Sullivan shares with us why it's vitally important to understand complex interactions among ocean ecosystems, climate and biodiversity - perhaps more now than ever in the planet's history. Join me for some stimulating and relevant conversation. This show made possible through the generous support of Chapman Automotive Group.

  • In Short Order -- Dr. Mansoor S. Mohammed, BSc (Hons Mol Gen), PhD

    in Health

    Dr. Mansoor S. Mohammed is a recognized authority in the fields of medical genomics and personalized medicine.Prior to cofounding Younique Genomics, Dr. Mohammed served as the President and CEO of CombiMatrix Diagnostics where he oversaw the development of one of the most comprehensive genomics testing menus in the diagnostic industry. Prior to his tenure at CombiMatrix Diagnostics, Dr. Mohammed was the Director of Advanced Technologies at Quest Diagnostics, North America's largest reference laboratory. At Quest Diagnostics, he was honored with the Medical Innovation Award, the highest accolade given for excellence in medical research.

    Prior to his role at Quest Diagnostics, Dr. Mohammed was a co-founder and Director of Research and Development at Spectral Genomics. Dr. Mohammed pioneered the development of commercial Comparative Genomic Hybridization (CGH) array technologies and was responsible for the design and launch of the industry's first commercially available CGH arrays. He was the co-primary author of the first peer-reviewed study utilizing CGH arrays in the clinical diagnosis of developmental abnormalities (2002) and later (2008) was the senior author of the first peer-reviewed study utilizing CGH arrays for clinical oncology purposes. Moreover, the CGH array technologies Dr. Mohammed helped to innovate became the basis for the discovery of genome copy number variations (CNVs). The latter has fundamentally altered and improved the way the human genome is viewed and interpreted, and has spawned thousands of studies and publications worldwide.

    Most recently, Dr. Mohammed has worked with leading medical practitioners to become one of the first in the world to incorporate genome CNV analyses into a comprehensive approach to personalized medicine.


  • 01:38

    The Symphony of the Cells, Part Deux!

    in Health

    Last week we learned the importance of a single cell. We learned the structure and function of the cells and the necessity of having all the players symphonize.

    On Monday, 9/22/15 at 8PM eastern, we interview THE CONDUCTOR. Nutritional Biochemist Bill Downs will tell us how to conduct the cellular Symphony.

    From 1990 to 1996, Bill Downs, a nutritional biochemist, served as the staff nutritionist in a medical practice in the suburbs of Philadelphia. Because of his clinical experience there, he developed an approach to understanding and nutritionally managing the functions of biological systems he refers to as “Behavioral Biology.” This approach was the result of his investigations into the most fundamental causes of chronic degenerative diseases; the underlying nutritional inadequacies and biochemical imbalances that existed; and the body’s extreme defensive response measures to survive. This paradigm evolved to encompass epigenetic and nutrigenomic principles of nutrition and how they affect the ‘behavior’ of biological systems and overall health. 

    Bill was co-founder and CEO of LifeGen, Inc., a nutrigenomic company.  Downs is also co-founder of Impact Genomics and a Partner of IGENE, LLC. In January of 2014, Downs founded Victory Nutrition International, Inc. (VNI).  He co-developed the liposome breakthrough absorption technology (now patent-pending), trademarked as ‘Prodosome®’, which achieves unprecedented rapid (within 5 minutes) and sustained prolonged absorption of its nutraceutical payload. 

    Join us and learn how proper and high-level absorption is the key to healing. Bill is a great speaker and is knowledgeable in all aspects of health from the treatment of chronic illness to maximizing the perfomance of elite athletes!


  • 01:04

    Feeding Your Genes: Should ya, Would ya, Could ya?

    in Health

    Please join us this Thursday with our very special show  Dr. Alfredo Galvez, PhD joins us. Dr. Galvez is currently the Chief Scientific Advisor for SL Tech Inc., a subsidiary company of Reliv International and a project scientist at the Center for Nutritional Genomics at UC Davis.  We will discuss epigenetics and how you may be able to steer your own DNA destiny using food.

    Joining Dr. Galvez is Ranan Cohen. Ranan is a clinical nutritionist in private practice at at Holistic Family Practice in Newbury, MA. He holds a Master’s Degree in nutritional biochemistry and metabolism from MIT. 
    You Really Can't Afford to miss this show... It truly is cutting edge Health Care!! 

  • 01:07


    in Health

    In this episode, we welcome Dr. Barbara Gitlitz (Principal Investigator of GoYLC), and young adult lung cancer survivors Sandy Jauregui and Jeff Julian to discuss the genomics of young adult lung cancer, clinical trials and targeted therapies. Survivor/Advocate spotlight on Katie Brown (VP, Survivorship, LUNGEVITY)

  • 01:07


    in Health

    In this episode, we talk with Bonnie Addario (Founder, The Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation), Emily Bennett Taylor (Spokesperson/Patient Advocate) and Steven Young (President & COO, Addario Lung Cancer Medical Institute) about the international Genomics of Young Lung Cancer clinical/trial/study. Survivor Spotlight on Matthew Soblick.

  • 01:00

    Dr. Bill Bernet on parental alienation: Why children of divorce reject a parent

    in Family

    In some cases of high-conflict divorce, a child allies himself strongly with one parent (the preferred parent or alienating parent) and rejects a relationship with the other parent (the target parent) without legitimate justification.

    Children are the most vulnerable members of a family and it is only to be expected that a parent will find them a useful tool against the other parent. In its more subtle forms, it is near impossible to detect.

    Why does this happen? What can be done about it? Why has there been opposition to recognizing parental alienation as a serious problem?

    Join us as psychiatrist Bill Bernet discusses his work regarding this troubling situation.

    William Bernet, M.D., is a graduate of Holy Cross College (summa cum laude) and Harvard Medical School.  He is currently a professor emeritus at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.  He is board certified in general psychiatry, child psychiatry, and forensic psychiatry.  As an expert in forensic psychiatry, Dr. Bernet has testified about 300 times in 20 states.

    Dr. Bernet has written professional articles and chapters on a variety of subjects, including: group and individ­ual therapy with children and adolescents; humor in psychother­apy; forensic child psychiatry; child maltreatment; true and false allegations of abuse; satanic ritual abuse; reincarnation; child custody and visitation; parental alienation; testimony regarding behavioral genomics; and risk management.

    In 2007, Dr. Bernet and Judge Don R. Ash published Children of Divorce: A Practical Guide for Parents, Therapists, Attorneys, and Judges.  Dr. Bernet edited Parental Alienation, DSM-5, and ICD-11, which was published in 2010.  Dr. Bernet and his colleagues edited Parental Alienation: The Handbook for Mental Health and Legal Professionals, which was published in 2013.


  • 00:32

    Meet Dietrich Stephan PhD

    in Health

    On the Wednesday, February 4th 2015 broadcast at 8AM Pacific/11AM Eastern our special guest is Dietrich Stephan, Ph.D. (@dasphd) the Chairman of the Department of Human Genetics at the University of Pittsburgh, and Associate Director of the Institute for Personalized Medicine of Pitt/UPMC where he leads the efforts in population genetics and translational acceleration.

    Prior to his current position, Dr. Stephan founded and served as President and CEO of Silicon Valley Biosystems, which offers genome-based diagnostics at the point of care. 

    Prior to SVBio, he led the Gene Partnership Project at Children’s Hospital Boston/Harvard Medical School, founded several companies in the San Francisco Bay Area, and served on the leadership team at the Translational Genomics Research Institute.

    He has been awarded the Bio-IT World Grand Prize, the “Most Influential in Bringing Genomics to the Clinic” award, and the Legacy Laureate Award from the University of Pittsburgh. In addition to contributing to the media, Dr. Stephan has been featured twice on page A1 of the Wall Street Journal for his contributions to medicine.

    Join us for this deep dive into the emerging space of persoanlized medicine and digital technologies.


  • 01:05

    Transcendence: an Encyclopedia of Transhumanism and the Singularity

    in Technology

    Authors R. U. Sirius and Jay Cornell discuss their new book, Transcendence: the Disinformation Encyclopedia of Transhumanism and the Singularity. 

    In nearly ninety A-Z entries, Transcendence provides a multilayered look at the accelerating advances in artificial intelligence, cognitive science, genomics, information technology, nanotechnology, neuroscience, space exploration, synthetic biology, robotics, and virtual worlds that are making transhumanism a reality. Entries range from Cloning and Cyborg Feminism to Designer Babies and Memory-Editing Drugs. In addition, the book notes historical predecessors and personalities, both in mythology and history--ranging from Timothy Leary to Michael Jackson to Ray Kurzweil. It also introduces the culture around Transhumanism, covering all the geeky obsessions of the Transhumanist movement.

    Want to get un-disinformed about Transhumanism and the Singularity?

    Join us.

    Also, check out their site.

    Our Guests:

    R. U. Sirius (Ken Goffman) is a writer, editor, and well-known digital iconoclast. He was co-publisher of the first popular digital magazine, Mondo 2000, from 1989-1993 and co-editor of the popular Book Mondo 2000: A user's Guide to the New Edge. He has written about technology and culture for Wired, Rolling Stone, and Boing Boing. He also lectures widely.

    Jay Cornell is the former managing editor of h+ Magazine and senior web developer at Landkamer Partners.

  • 00:27

    Ocean Exchange - saving the ocean with smart ideas

    in Environment

    Speaking of Green will interview this year's Ocean Exchange a couple of this year's honorees. 

    Dr. Tony Frudakis has a rich history as an emerging business expert and serial entrepreneur, focused on the commercial evolution of basic to applied science and disruptive technology development. He has public-company CEO experience, a background of successful corporate governance and SEC compliance, and is established as a cutting-edge science and technology thought leader.  Dr. Frudakis is a Ph.D. graduate of the University of California, Berkeley (1995), and a Phi-Beta Kappa, Magna Cumme Laude graduate from the University of California, Irvine (1989).  Since 1999, Dr. Frudakis has participated in the founding of four companies with technology innovations for genomics, homeland security, defense and clean energy.  In 2012, he started Okeanos Technologies to develop and market an ultra-energy-efficient desalination technology that might become the next paradigm shift in water treatment systems.  Dr. Frudakis is the author of 15 peer-reviewed scientific papers, a seminal textbook and 17 technology patent applications. 

    Mr. Anders Jansson is a Co- Founder and Ceo at Minesto. He has a proven entrepreneurial track record and has built up Minesto to what is today with offices in Sweden and UK. His focus on business development has gained traction on all continents, giving the company a global network within the renewable energy sector.