Atrial Septal Defect (ASD), Animation.

Atrial septal defect, or ASD, is a congenital heart defect in which blood flows abnormally between the two atria of the heart. Normally, the atria are separated by a wall called the interatrial septum. In ASD patients, this septum is defective allowing blood flow between the two chambers. During fetal development, when the interatrial septum…

Nitroglycerin: Explosive Heart Medication

[Theme song] Imagine a substance so potent that depending on how you use it, it could blow you to pieces, or it could save your life. This stuff exists, and you’ve probably heard of it. It’s called nitroglycerin. Nitroglycerin was first discovered in 1847 by an Italian chemist named Ascanio Sobrero, who was experimenting with…

Queen’s Cardio Pulmonary Unit

[ Music and Bird Sounds ]>>Translational medicine is a buzz phrase that you hear commonly. What it basically means is to take a basic science discovery and turn that into a diagnostic test or a therapy that you might give to a patient. QCPU is a home where all those tools and all of those…

How stress affects your brain – Madhumita Murgia

Are you sleeping restlessly, feeling irritable or moody, forgetting little things, and feeling overwhelmed and isolated? Don’t worry. We’ve all been there. You’re probably just stressed out. Stress isn’t always a bad thing. It can be handy for a burst of extra energy and focus, like when you’re playing a competitive sport, or have to…

Stanford’s Sapolsky On Depression in U.S. (Full Lecture)

[MUSIC PLAYING] Stanford University. OK, there are all sorts of interesting diseases out there. And lots of them are quite exotic. You’ve got elephant man syndrome. And you’ve got progeria, which is the disease where you basically die of old age when you’re about 10 years old. Then you’ve got cannibals eating brains and getting…

Research in space for health: growing blood vessels

Did you know that when cultured in microgravity, cells grow as 3D cell aggregates, which better mirror the shape and the environment cells experience in our bodies? Here on Earth, we have gravity, and that means that sedimentation and convection effects play a major role during cell culture. In space, on the other hand, these…

Tackling diabetes with a bold new dietary approach: Neal Barnard at TEDxFremont

Translator: Giedrė Kasparaitytė Reviewer: Denise RQ Today, I’d like to talk about turning around an epidemic. One hundred million Americans right now do have either diabetes or pre-diabetes, and that puts them at risk for amputations, for heart disease, for blindness. and we’re exporting this epidemic overseas. The word “epidemic” comes from Old Greek: ‘epi’…

The food we were born to eat: John McDougall at TEDxFremont

Translator: Denise RQ Reviewer: Luis Tsai Hsu Starch! (Laughter) Yeah, it’s starch. You know, rice, corn, potatoes, sweet potatoes. It’s starch that has healed thousands of my patients. For example, a young lady from the Bay Area had deforming rheumatoid arthritis, to the point where she couldn’t catch her mom. Juliea Baker decided, at 17…