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Better Edge is a physician-centric podcast highlighting the breakthroughs in care and research at Northwestern Medicine.

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Better Edge is a physician-centric podcast highlighting the breakthroughs in care and research at Northwestern Medicine.

    The Molecular Side of Esophageal Diseases

    The Molecular Side of Esophageal Diseases

    In this episode, Marie-Pier Tetreault, PhD, assistant professor of Medicine in the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Northwestern Medicine, discusses her research published in Cellular and Molecular Gastroenterology and Hepatology.

    ALS Therapy Should Target Brain, Not Just Spine

    ALS Therapy Should Target Brain, Not Just Spine

    A recent Northwestern Medicine study published in Nature Gene Therapy has shown that the degeneration of brain motor neurons in ALS is not merely a byproduct of the spinal motor neuron degeneration, and is a target for future treatments for the disease. Lead study author, P. Hande Ozdinler, PhD, associate professor of Neurology and director of the Ozdinler Lab in the Les Turner ALS Center at Northwestern Medicine, explains the importance of these findings.

    Research: Energy State to Transcription during Time-Restricted Feeding

    Research: Energy State to Transcription during Time-Restricted Feeding

    Joseph Bass, MD, Ph.D. discusses the focus of his research on circadian rhythms and metabolic homeostasis. He tells us about the relationship between homeostasis and metabolism and the conclusions he has drawn from his recent study published in Nature Metabolism. He shares the significance of finding NADH inhibition of SIRT1 links energy state to transcription during time-restricted feeding and how he is incorporating these findings into his work at Northwestern Medicine.

    A Multidisciplinary Approach to Myositis

    A Multidisciplinary Approach to Myositis

    Arjun Seth MD and Sarah Fantus MD discuss a multidisciplinary approach to myositis. They share how the introduction of therapy involvement of multiple subspecialists and the utilization of a multidisciplinary team has been ideal for managing these complex patients and the largest benefits of the combined clinic at Northwestern Medicine

    Cataract Surgery in Uveitis Patients

    Cataract Surgery in Uveitis Patients

    Anjum Koreishi MD explores the indications for cataract surgery in uveitis patients,. He shares the importance  of counseling patients and setting expectations when planning to perform cataract surgery for the uveitic eye, why this type of surgery is often challenging and current research taking place at Northwestern Medicine.

    Harnessing Artificial Intelligence to Improve Cardiovascular Care

    Harnessing Artificial Intelligence to Improve Cardiovascular Care

    In this episode, Ramsey Wehbe, MD, fellow at Northwestern Medicine, discusses the Artificial Intelligence (AI) Fellowship program at Northwestern University, and how AI is being used to transform cardiovascular care.

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