16 episodes

Meet the leaders of today’s scientific revolution, and discover the new technologies allowing scientists to understand and treat disease, improve health, and overcome impossible odds. Today, research funded by the National Institutes of Health is making Amazing Things possible. The Amazing Things Podcast hosted by Adam Belmar is presented by United for Medical Research, a coalition of the nation’s leading scientific research institutions and industries, and health and patient advocates seeking steady, long-term growth in the NIH budget.

Amazing Things Podcast United For Medical Research

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Meet the leaders of today’s scientific revolution, and discover the new technologies allowing scientists to understand and treat disease, improve health, and overcome impossible odds. Today, research funded by the National Institutes of Health is making Amazing Things possible. The Amazing Things Podcast hosted by Adam Belmar is presented by United for Medical Research, a coalition of the nation’s leading scientific research institutions and industries, and health and patient advocates seeking steady, long-term growth in the NIH budget.

    Tissue Chips: The Greatest Technology You've Never Heard Of

    Tissue Chips: The Greatest Technology You've Never Heard Of

    Precision medicine will be available to everyone because of Tissue Chips. Hear the fascinating story of the most important technology you have never heard of before. In this episode of the Amazing Things Podcast, brought to you by United For Medical Research, we take you inside the Tissue Chip program - an NCATS collaboration with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and FDA to support the development of bioengineered devices to improve the process of predicting whether drugs will be safe or toxic in humans. 

    • 16 min
    Preventing Pandemic: How Ebola Prepared America for Coronavirus

    Preventing Pandemic: How Ebola Prepared America for Coronavirus

    The Ebola virus is a terrifying, rapidly fatal and until just recently untreatable disease with a mortality rate between 25% and 90%. In this episode of the Amazing Things Podcast, we take you inside the scientific discovery and the public-private partnership that turned the tide on Ebola and helped prepare America for the novel coronavirus. Featuring Dr. Anthony Fauci, head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and Neil Stahl, Ph.D. of Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

    • 11 min
    NIH Funding and the Economic Impact in Rural States

    NIH Funding and the Economic Impact in Rural States

    The importance of strong, sustainable annual funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is known to states with major biomedical R&D hubs like California, Massachusetts, North Carolina and Texas. In these states there is a clear link between the NIH-funded research that occurs there and the state’s economy and job creation. But what about states where such a link might be less apparent? What is the impact in states that tend to be more rural than urban and that aren’t among the top recipients of NIH research funding?

    • 14 min
    A discussion with National Institutes of Health Director Dr. Francis Collins

    A discussion with National Institutes of Health Director Dr. Francis Collins

    A discussion with National Institutes of Health director Dr. Francis Collins covering the new All of Us Research program, NIH’s work to combat the opioid epidemic, and advances like gene editing and cancer immunotherapy that are changing how we treat disease.

    • 18 min
    Sen. Roy Blunt: Medical Research is a National Priority

    Sen. Roy Blunt: Medical Research is a National Priority

    Amazing Things Podcast: Newsmaker Edition. U.S. Senator Roy Blunt of Missouri is responsible for delivery four consecutive years of increased federal funding for biomedical research to the National Institutes of Health. Sen. Blunt, Chairman of the Senate Labor-HHS Appropriations Subcommittee, speaks candidly to Amazing Things about the promise of precision medicine and the bipartisan support behind funding America's investment in biomedical research.

    • 15 min
    Rep. Tom Cole: NIH Budget Has To Grow

    Rep. Tom Cole: NIH Budget Has To Grow

    Amazing Things Podcast: Newsmaker Edition.
    Oklahoma Congressman Tom Cole is a dedicated leader in the fight in Washington D.C. for sustained increases in federal funding for biomedical research through the National Institutes of Health. U.S. Rep. Cole, Chairman of the House Labor-HHS Appropriations Subcommittee, speaks candidly to Amazing Things about the promise of medical innovation, the scourge of disease and the critical importance of America's investment in biomedical research.

    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

dlj500 ,

A must

With NIH being our foremost institution in monitoring medical research, we need to be aware where medical research is leading ua. It is a must podcast for those of us who want to stay medically informed in what is happening.

Edge717 ,

Fascinating

Well worth a listen

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