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Known as "the man who would cure the world," Paul Farmer works to provide first world health care for third world peoples and co-founded the worldwide organization Partners in Health. Author of "To Repair the World" and "Pathologies of Power Health, Human Rights, and the New War on the Poor," Farmer was also the subject of Tracy Kidder's "Mountains Beyond Mountains." Dr. Farmer talks here with Dean Nelson, founder of the Writer's Symposium by the Sea at Point Loma Nazarene University. Recorded on 04/09/2014.

Is it possible for damaged nerves to be rewired? Justin Brown, MD joins host David Granet, MD to discuss how patients suffering from paralysis due to nerve injuries can regain function as well as future implications of this novel technique.

How do you know when memory problems become more than just problems? Diagnosing Alzheimer's disease can be challenging but new tests and scientific insight are making the process simpler and more accurate. Michael Rafii, MD, PhD joins William Mobley, MD, PhD to discuss when to see a doctor, what to expect during the diagnosis process, and other valuable information for patients and their families.

By the age of 40, nearly all people with Down syndrome have the plaques and tangles associated with Alzheimer's disease. Michael Rafii, MD, PhD joins William Mobley, MD, PhD to discuss why this occurs, the prevalence and progression of Alzheimer's disease, potential treatment models and current research affecting this predisposed population.

Mouse model studies in Alcino Sila's laboratory have uncovered mechanisms and treatments for learning and memory disorders, including Neurofibromatosis type I, Tuberous Sclerosis, Noonan Syndrome and DISC1. These and other related findings illustrate how insights into the biology of molecular and cellular processes in the brain are changing the way we understand and envision treating learning and memory disorders. They suggest that adult treatments could one day help the millions of people affected with neurodevelopmental and other learning and memory disorders. Alcino J. Silva, an internationally respected professor of Neurobiology, Psychiatry and Psychology, and director of the Integrative Center for Learning and Memory at UCLA.

In the United States, there are over 60,000 new diagnoses and nearly 14,000 deaths from kidney cancer each year. Dr. Won Kim reviews the epidemiology of kidney cancer (including established risk factors), the biology and pathophysiology of kidney cancer, treatment options for localized disease, and the role of systemic therapy in the treatment of advanced, metastatic disease. He also discusses the current and future role of immunotherapy in kidney cancer. Recorded on 07/15/2014.

Over 25 million Americans have diabetes. Lisa Kroon, Professor of Clinical Pharmacy at UCSF, covers the medicines used to treat Type 2 diabetes, dual therapies and insulin. Recorded on 07/17/2014.

Pathik D. Wadhwa, MD, PhD. Professor of Psychiatry & Human Behavior, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Pediatrics, and Epidemiology; Director, UC Irvine Development, Health and Disease Research Program -University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine Recorded on 05/20/2014.

Barbara Laraia PhD, MPH, RD. Associate Professor, Community Health and Human Development; Director, Public Health Nutrition - UC Berkeley. Recorded on 05/20/2014.

Nina Schor, MD, PhD, discusses developmental neurobiology and it's relationship with geriatrics.
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