Nov 5, 2018 7-9PM ET
Monday on The Robert Scott Bell Show:
The Alzheimer’s Lottery?
Win $2 Million to Solve Alzheimer’s: New Prize Will Reward Fresh Ideas A Texas billionaire is funding a new competition that will give $4 million to seven individuals who present promising ideas about the cause of Alzheimer’s disease and say they’ll work to prove it. Called the Oskar Fischer Project, the program will give the grand prize winner $2 million of the total, while two others receive $500,000 each, and four more get $250,000 apiece. To top it off, the money comes without requirements to complete the project or to make specific determinations. While the goal of the project is for the winners to look into the causes of Alzheimer’s—and the founders of the project may check in with the winners at some point—the funding is given to them outright, with the aim of giving them more freedom to focus on determining the potential basis Alzheimer’s disease. The program is open anyone, not just scientists, and no previous track record in Alzheimer’s research is required. Applicants just need to present a proposal. It is unusual, and potentially risky, to give such a substantial award to someone, especially without requiring any specific milestones or markers. James Truchard, who is providing the money to fund the project, says he’s not worried because he’s in a position to take this kind of risk.
Natural Wins Again
Coconut oil-based bug repellant beats DEET, study says Compounds derived from coconut oil have been found to repel some insects better than DEET, a synthetic chemical considered the “gold standard” of repellents, according to a U.S. Department of Agriculture bulletin published Wednesday. The release highlights a study by USDA researchers published on Sept. 19 in the journal Scientific Reports. The study found that fatty acids derived from coconut oil had long-lasting insect-repelling properties against flies, ticks, bed bugs and mosquitoes. Lead researcher Junwei Zhu notes that compounds extracted from coconut oil – not the oil itself – were found as an effective repellent, according to a USDA release. “Coconut oil itself is not a repellent,” the release says. The findings are significant in part because of safety concerns associated with DEET, a chemical used first used as an insect repellent by the military during World War II, the study says.
A Llama, A Dog and A Fish Walk Into A Bar….
Scientists may have found the key ingredient for a universal flu vaccine, and it comes from llamas Along with soulful eyes, endearingly long necks and warm fuzzy coats, llamas have a far less appreciated feature: They make an array of immune system antibodies so tiny they can fit into crevices on the surface of an invading virus. That feat could one day protect humans from entire families of flu viruses that bedevil scientists with their unpredictable and shape-shifting ways. All, potentially, with a once-a-year puff up the nose. In a study in Friday’s edition of the journal Science, a team from the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla and their international colleagues have taken a major step toward the long-sought goal of developing a universal vaccine against influenza. When they tested their intranasal formulation in mice, it quickly conferred complete protection against a raft of human flu strains adapted to mice. Those include A viruses, such as the H1N1 “swine flu” that touched off a global pandemic in 2009, and B viruses, which occur only in humans.
Why Scientists Are Teaching Dogs To ID Malaria From Sniffing Socks Several years ago, British entomologist Steve Lindsay landed at an American airport and was immediately struck by all the furry creatures walking around the baggage claim area. “I was astounded to see sniffer dogs, looking for fruits and vegetables,” says Lindsay, who studies malaria at Durham University in the U.K. Recent studies have found that people carrying malaria release a signature scent. “So I thought, ‘Well, if a dog can smell fruits and vegetables in luggage, could they smell malaria in a person?’ ” Lindsay says. So he set out to create the ultimate disease watchdogs — canines that can smell parasites living inside people. Then, as people hop off international flights, these watchdogs could take a few sniffs at each person’s skin and paw at the people who might be carrying a parasite. “The person can be taken aside and possibly tested for the disease with a blood test,” Lindsay explains. Sound far-fetched? Well, it might not be as far from reality as you would think.
Let The Gouda Times Roll…
Cheesy music: Swiss experiment with sound to make cheese tastier When searching a fromagerie for the perfect chunk of cheddar or parmesan, cheese aficionados have probably never grilled vendors over what kind of music was played to their cheeses. To many, the question itself might sound crackers. But a Swiss cheesemaker has embarked on an experiment to test the impact of music on Emmental, one of the most famous cheeses in Switzerland, even if it prompts pundits to write such grating remarks as: you gouda brie kidding! Marching through his 19th century cellar in Burgdorf, a town also known as Berthoud, on the edge of the Emmental region in central Switzerland, Beat Wampfler shows off hundreds of perfectly formed circles of the holey classic maturing in neat rows. A veterinarian by day but consumate apron-wearing cheese enthusiast at night, Wampfler’s love for Emmental has aged well over the years like the finest stock he cultivates.
Hour 2 – Advanced Medicine with Dr. Rashid Buttar!
Dr. Buttar is back to talk about what’s happening in the world of health news. Here’s what we have in store for you today:
Doctors’ son died 10 days before flu shot appointment. Now, they want to save your child Two physicians who lost their young son to the flu last year want parents to listen to their message, born of great grief and suffering: Get your child a flu shot. Drs. Laura and Anthony Sidari’s 4-year-old son, Leon, did not get the flu vaccine last year. He died on Christmas Day, less than 48 hours after he started feeling sick. “I didn’t know a condition could kill a child that quickly who had been previously healthy,” said Laura, a psychiatrist. “This has been a hard haul for us, and we’re very private people, but we’re trying to help other families.” Leon was one of 185 US children who died in the 2017-18 flu season, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — a historic high. Approximately 80% of those children had not received a flu shot, according to the CDC. Laura and Anthony, a rheumatologist, had wanted to get Leon and his 2-year-old brother flu shots at a pharmacy. They lived in Texas, where state law prohibits pharmacists from vaccinating anyone under the age of 7.
Type 2 diabetes affecting younger, leaner population It is well recognized that increasing rates of Type 2 diabetes are mainly driven by obesity and lifestyle factors. But that’s not the whole story. Genetics and epigenetics – changes in gene expression – also play an important role. We are starting to see an increase in Type 2 diabetes in leaner people at a much younger age than usually associated with the disease. This means in addition to focusing on good diet and exercise, we need better awareness of groups most at risk of Type 2 diabetes. These include many ethnic groups, women with a history of gestational diabetes and people with a family history of diabetes. In my clinical practice, I have seen teenagers and even children as young as seven, as well as younger patients of Asian, African and Middle Eastern origin with Type 2 diabetes. Among indigenous people in Central Australia, rates of diabetes are some of the worst in the world, at around three times that of non-indigenous people. Studies in some remote communities suggest a prevalence of Type 2 diabetes of up to 30 percent, compared to a rate of around 5 percent in the non-indigenous population.
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