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Finding Genius Podcast

Oct 31, 2020

Over the past 60 years, the incidence of type I diabetes in parts of the word has increased sixfold, and we don’t know why. In the Eizirik Lab at the Indiana Biosciences Research Institute, Dr. Decio Eizirik and his team research type 1 diabetes in a way that not many others do.

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  • How might...

Oct 30, 2020

An implantable bioartificial kidney system that does what dialysis can’t do; this is what’s being developed as part of The Kidney Project at University of California, San Francisco and Vanderbilt University.

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  • How healthy kidneys function, and what dialysis does
  • What causes the symptoms...

Oct 29, 2020

Not all body fat is the same. Scientists have identified the presence and significance of brown fat in adult humans. Shing Kajimura researches brown fat and how its presence curbs obesity and type 2 diabetes as well as other metabolic diseases.

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  • What mechanisms cause brown fat to produce heat for our...

Oct 28, 2020

Working on COVID-19? This podcast is for you. This episode offers a valuable conversation with a comprehensive yet detailed understanding of SARS CoV-2 pathogenicity.

Listen in as a front-line researcher discusses the computational biology of COVID-19 from three directions: the viral action, the human response, and...

Oct 28, 2020

Exercise: will it make your blood sugar go high, or low…and what can be done about it? The answer depends on a number of factors. For over 25 years, Michael C. Riddell has focused his research on the area where kinesiology and diabetes meet.

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  • How an emerging technology could sense when the body...