Hot Suit provides the benefits of exercise

We use a water perfused suit to induce an increase in body temperature where we can manipulate the temperature of different parts of the body so we can use a bit more localized forms of heating. If we get hot all our tissues get hot, our muscles get hot and that can trigger those tissues…

How do you check for kidney disease?

how do you check for kidney disease we routinely check for chronic kidney disease with two tests a blood test and a urine test the blood test measures how well the kidneys are filtering the blood and that’s called the GFR a GF are above 60 is considered normal GFR below 60 may mean that…

Rare Disease Research at NICHD: Cushing Syndrome Clinical Trials

[music] Narrator: Annie Ribas is a healthy thriving young girl. She is also a rare disease survivor. Her symptoms began around age five, when she stopped growing but started gaining abnormal amounts of weight. Kristine Ribas: We would go to put on her school clothes and nothing fit. And she was upset by that, and…

Three Creative Ways to Eradicate Diseases

♪ Smallpox was a terrible disease. It was often fatal, and even if you survived, you were left with scars where the painful blisters used to be. But thanks to an aggressive eradication campaign, it became the first human disease we totally wiped out, save a few deadly samples kept in labs around the world.…

Coaching Academy healthcare tech innovators

The Innovation Academy certainly helped me from a leadership perspective. Just thinking about where do I go next, how do I communicate with the business side of it, how did that link into the NHS. The NHS side of things, the clinical side of things was a world I didn’t really know much about, my…

Medical Science–Career Choice for the 21st Century

“I’m Chad Glen. We’re at Georgia Tech and I work with gap junctions so it has a relation to a lot of diseases actually. So cancer has some relation. There’s also some association with Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s. I’m actually from Canada. Hamilton, Ontario. So I’m far away from home. When I was younger I actually,…

LIVE IT: Lose Weight with Avocados and Almonds

(upbeat music) – [Patricia] With 2/3 of our population either overweight or obese, the emphasis tends to be on what you should not eat. – [Male] Oh man! – However, when it comes to losing weight, instead, ask yourself what should I eat? Obesity is a huge problem in America. It increases one’s risk of…