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The Science Bites Podcast

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Digesting science can be hard, but we can help you break it down! Join pre-medical student Anoop Chandrashekar as he breaks down compelling scientific research in a way that is accessible to the general public. DISCLAIMER: This podcast provides general scientific information and should not be considered medical advice Cover art by Natalie Bakis (@art.by.nbakis on Instagram).

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Digesting science can be hard, but we can help you break it down! Join pre-medical student Anoop Chandrashekar as he breaks down compelling scientific research in a way that is accessible to the general public. DISCLAIMER: This podcast provides general scientific information and should not be considered medical advice Cover art by Natalie Bakis (@art.by.nbakis on Instagram).

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The Science Bites Podcast

Latest release on Jan 14, 2021

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Rank #1: The science of weight loss and muscle gain

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Trying to burn off some weight from the holidays? Join Anoop as he explains how the processes of weight loss and muscle gain occur at the molecular level. Links to articles cited:

  1. Biochemistry, 5th edition by Berg, Tymoczko, Stryer
  2. The Mechanisms of Muscle Hypertrophy and Their Application to Resistance Training

Royalty-free music by Joesph McDade (https://josephmcdade.com/). 

***DISCLAIMER: This podcast provides general scientific information and should not be considered medical advice***

Jan 14 2021

11mins

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Rank #2: They genetically edited a human!?

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Well, kind of. Join Anoop as talks about a new treatment for sickle cell disease and how CRISPR gene editing works. Links to articles cited:

  1. Hemoglobin research and the origins of molecular medicine
  2. The CRISPR tool kit for genome editing and beyond
  3. CRISPR-Cas9 Gene Editing for Sickle Cell Disease and β-Thalassemia
  4. CRISPR and another genetic strategy fix cell defects in two common blood disorders
  5. Bluebird prices gene therapy Zynteglo at €1.575M in Europe, to be paid over 5 years

Royalty-free music by Joesph McDade (https://josephmcdade.com/). 

***DISCLAIMER: This podcast provides general scientific information and should not be considered medical advice***

Dec 17 2020

10mins

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Rank #3: COVID Roundup, Nov. 13

Nov 12 2020

14mins

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Rank #6: Fiber– an immunologic superfood?

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Is there more to fiber than helping with bowel movements? Join Anoop as he dives into the immune strengthening effects fiber and fiber metabolites might have. Links to articles cited:

  1. The Western Diet-Microbiome-Host Interaction and Its Role in Metabolic Disease
  2. Ketogenic Diets Alter the Gut Microbiome Resulting in Decreased Intestinal Th17 Cells
  3. Dietary Fiber, Gut Microbiota, and Metabolic Regulation—Current Status in Human Randomized Trials
  4. Secondary Bile Acids and Short Chain Fatty Acids in the Colon: A Focus on Colonic Microbiome, Cell Proliferation, Inflammation, and Cancer
  5. Distinct compartmentalization of NF-κB activity in crypt and crypt-denuded lamina propria precedes and accompanies hyperplasia and/or colitis following bacterial infection
  6. Intestinal alkaline phosphatase and sodium butyrate may be beneficial in attenuating LPS-induced intestinal inflammation
  7. Activation of Gpr109a, receptor for niacin and the commensal metabolite butyrate, suppresses colonic inflammation and carcinogenesis
  8. Influence of diet on the gut microbiome and implications for human health
  9. It's the fiber, not the fat: significant effects of dietary challenge on the gut microbiome
  10. Long-term dietary fiber intake and risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a prospective cohort study of women
  11. Gut microbiota metabolism of dietary fiber influences allergic airway disease and hematopoiesis
  12. The Impact of Dietary Fiber on Gut Microbiota in Host Health and Disease
  13. The Use of Microbial Accessible and Fermentable Carbohydrates and/or Butyrate as Supportive Treatment for Patients With Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 Infection
  14. Fiber and cardiovascular disease risk: how strong is the evidence?
  15. Gut bacteria selectively promoted by dietary fibers alleviate type 2 diabetes
  16. The Role of Short-Chain Fatty Acids From Gut Microbiota in Gut-Brain Communication

Royalty-free music by Joesph McDade (https://josephmcdade.com/). 

***DISCLAIMER: This podcast provides general scientific information and should not be considered medical advice***

Sep 08 2020

10mins

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Rank #7: Addressing anti-vaccination attitudes

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To most people, vaccine conspiracies sound crazy but are they actually as outlandish as they seem? Join Anoop as he debunks some common anti-vaccination talking points and shares his thoughts on how you can address these attitudes. Links to articles cited:

  1. RETRACTED: Ileal-lymphoid-nodular hyperplasia, non-specific colitis, and pervasive developmental disorder in children
  2. Measles, Mumps, Rubella Vaccination and Autism
  3. The MMR vaccine and autism: Sensation, refutation, retraction, and fraud
  4. Vaccine Ingredients – Fetal Tissues
  5. Mercury concentrations and metabolism in infants receiving vaccines containing thiomersal: a descriptive study
  6. Thimerosal and Vaccines
  7. Vaccine Ingredients – Formaldehyde
  8. What’s in Vaccines?
  9. Historical Vaccine Safety Concerns
  10. Rotavirus Vaccine (RotaShield®) and Intussusception

Royalty-free music by Joesph McDade (https://josephmcdade.com/). 

***DISCLAIMER: This podcast provides general scientific information and should not be considered medical advice***

Sep 01 2020

9mins

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Rank #8: Are saliva tests accurate?

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Saliva tests to detect SARS-CoV-2 are all the rage nowadays. Maybe you've taken one yourself to return to college or know someone who has. Tune in as Anoop examines the research on these tests and explains why they can help increase mass testing in the United States. Links to articles cited:

Royalty-free music by Joesph McDade (https://josephmcdade.com/). 

***DISCLAIMER: This podcast provides general scientific information and should not be considered medical advice***

Aug 25 2020

6mins

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Rank #9: How does Moderna's vaccine work?

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Interested in all the buzz around COVID-19 vaccines? Join Anoop as he explains how vaccines work and what makes Moderna's vaccine candidate unique. Links to articles cited:

Royalty-free music by Joesph McDade (https://josephmcdade.com/). 

***DISCLAIMER: This podcast provides general scientific information and should not be considered medical advice***

Jul 28 2020

9mins

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Rank #10: Civic engagement in the COVID-19 era & beyond (Feat. Jacob Pierce)

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Have the BLM protests contributed to the increases in COVID-19 cases? Tune in as Anoop breaks down the research on why they might not have. And then join him as he welcomes the first guest on to the podcast, Jacob Pierce, as they discuss how the 2020 and future elections will be affected by COVID-19. Links to articles cited:

Royalty-free music by Joesph McDade (https://josephmcdade.com/). 

***DISCLAIMER: This podcast provides general scientific information and does NOT constitute medical practice, including the provision of medical advice.***

Jul 08 2020

31mins

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