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Science for Care unveils the stories behind some of the most important scientific and medical breakthroughs of our time. A podcast by HealthTech for Care (https://htfc-eu.com/), a non-profit organisation designed to support and promote access to care for all. If you enjoy our show, please mention it to your friends, family and co-workers, and leave ratings and reviews on your favourite listening platform. Production : MedShake Studio (https://medshake-studio.com/)

Science for Care unveils the stories behind some of the most important scientific and medical breakthroughs of our time. A podcast by HealthTech for Care (https://htfc-eu.com/), a non-profit organisation designed to support and promote access to care for all. If you enjoy our show, please mention it to your friends, family and co-workers, and leave ratings and reviews on your favourite listening platform. Production : MedShake Studio (https://medshake-studio.com/)

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United Kingdom

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Science for Care unveils the stories behind some of the most important scientific and medical breakthroughs of our time. A podcast by HealthTech for Care (https://htfc-eu.com/), a non-profit organisation designed to support and promote access to care for all. If you enjoy our show, please mention it to your friends, family and co-workers, and leave ratings and reviews on your favourite listening platform. Production : MedShake Studio (https://medshake-studio.com/)

Language:

English


Episodes

The brilliant minds behind the microbiota revolution

9/21/2022
How would you feel if I told you that you are not the only one that inhabits your body? Well, your body is host to anywhere from 10 to 100 trillion micro-organisms that live in symbiosis. These micro-organisms are bacteria, viruses or fungi. But not to worry, they are not the bad kind of germs that make us sick or cause pandemics. Quite the opposite! They are good, if not excellent, for your health. These micro-organisms that live inside us are called microbiota. Scientists know...

Duration:00:13:33

How reading the genome gave hope to 300 million patients

9/7/2022
Rare diseases. The only thing really rare about them is their name! While it is true that individually, each rare disease only affects a handful of people, together, they represent 300 million individuals worldwide. That is 4% of the human population. These 300 million people suffer from over 7.000 different diseases that are catalogued under the generic name ‘rare diseases’, simply because they have a common feature: they affect fewer than 5 in 10.000 people. But that is not the only...

Duration:00:18:11

How a global crisis changed the way we test drugs

8/24/2022
Back in 2019, if you had asked someone what a clinical trial is, they would probably have looked at you as if you were speaking in a foreign language. Fast forward to the post-Covid-19 era and most people not only know what a clinical trial is, but they can also likely tell you how it works: individuals, whether healthy or sick, volunteer to test a new drug in a controlled environment for a certain period of time. Before Covid, most clinical trials were conducted in hospitals, with...

Duration:00:13:01

When medicine discovered women’s health

8/10/2022
We’ve all heard the expression “the weaker sex”, usually used when describing women. Well, this expression is in fact the reflection of hundreds of years during which society considered women as more fragile, more prone to sickness, and ultimately weaker. Hundreds of years during which time women’s physical and psychological health was dismissed. The idea that women are weaker than men dates all the way back to Antiquity. At that time, women were seen as failed derivatives of men. Their...

mRNA vaccines, the story of a discovery that almost never happened

7/27/2022
In this episode, we’ll be talking about mRNA vaccines and Dr Katalin Kariko, the great scientist behind this discovery. For many years, Dr Kariko’s work was dismissed and considered a waste of time. When she started working on mRNA, no one paid attention to her research. But of course, no one could imagine then, that one day it would help fight the biggest pandemic of our lifetimes. Dr Kariko never gave up on her obsession with mRNA, and we are oh so glad she didn’t! More info about...

Duration:00:08:27

Welcome to Science For Care!

7/21/2022
The history of science and medicine is filled with major discoveries led by brilliant minds. Their goal ? Anticipate and answer the most urgent needs patients have. From the discovery of DNA to the first covid-19 vaccines, men and women from all over the world worked together for the greater good. But although the outcomes are live-chaning, the stories behind these breakthroughs are not always as bright. In this show, I take you behind the scenes of some of the most important moments...

Duration:00:01:09