Tag: science

How do Carbohydrates impact our Health? | #aumsum

How do Carbohydrates impact our Health? | #aumsum

By Bryan Wright 100 Comments October 14, 2019

It’s AumSum Time. How do Carbohydrates impact our Health? They make me look handsome. Naahhh. When we eat carbohydrates. They are broken down into glucose which is absorbed into our bloodstream. On detecting glucose, the pancreas releases a hormone called insulin. Insulin tells our cells to open and let glucose in so that it can […]

Longevity & Why I now eat One Meal a Day

Longevity & Why I now eat One Meal a Day

By Bryan Wright 100 Comments October 13, 2019

Longevity & Why I Eat Once a Day Nutrition & Our Hybrid Body In the 1950’s, my friend Bill was a very gifted Engineer who made an extraordinary car. The car’s main fuel source was electricity, and gasoline was to be put in whenever available. It was fine for the car to use gasoline every […]

How climate change could make our food less nutritious | Kristie Ebi

How climate change could make our food less nutritious | Kristie Ebi

By Bryan Wright 100 Comments October 11, 2019

Yogi Berra, a US baseball player and philosopher, said, “If we don’t know where we’re going, we might not get there.” Accumulating scientific knowledge is giving us greater insights, greater clarity, into what our future might look like in a changing climate and what that could mean for our health. I’m here to talk about […]

Imperial College student stories: Changavy studying Medicine.

Imperial College student stories: Changavy studying Medicine.

By Bryan Wright 0 Comment October 9, 2019

I think it’s important to know that there are all sorts of people at university. There’s no such thing as a typical student and I think that’s how it should be. There’s no one mould that you need to fit. Hi, my name is Changavy, I’m a fifth year medical student. I moved to the […]

A Brain Food Prescription from the Farmacy: Drew Ramsey at TEDxBloomington

A Brain Food Prescription from the Farmacy: Drew Ramsey at TEDxBloomington

By Bryan Wright 38 Comments October 7, 2019

Translator: lisa thompson Reviewer: Peter van de Ven I brought this kale plant to share with you this morning, from our farm down in Southern Indiana, where I grew up. Today, I’m a psychiatrist in New York City, where I take care of my patients and their brains. You could say it has been a […]

Cereal makers sold us a breakfast myth

Cereal makers sold us a breakfast myth

By Bryan Wright 100 Comments October 7, 2019

Grape Nuts was one of the first American cereal brands. It claimed it could “steady a man’s nerves” and “clear his brain.” It could keep you cool in the summer. It was food for muscles. For “the warding off of disease.” And for “men of brains.” It was the “most scientific brain and nerve food […]

The Medieval Islamicate World: Crash Course History of Science #7

The Medieval Islamicate World: Crash Course History of Science #7

By Bryan Wright 100 Comments October 7, 2019

The religion of Islam significantly influenced knowledge-making in the greater Mediterranean and western Asian world. Islamicate scholars—meaning people influenced by Islamic civilization, regardless of their religious views—gave us terms such as “algebra,” “azimuth,” “algorithm,” “alcohol,” “alkali,” and “alembic.” We’ll dive into Islamic medicine and philosophers such as the great Persian polymath Ibn Sina in future […]

Frontiers in Medicine: A Look at CAR T-Cell Therapy

Frontiers in Medicine: A Look at CAR T-Cell Therapy

By Bryan Wright 2 Comments October 7, 2019

Chimeric antigen receptor therapy or CAR T-cell therapy is an emerging immunotherapy designed specifically to target a patient’s cancer cells. To date, the most successful of these therapies CD19 CAR therapy targets B cells in Leukemia and Lymphoma. A patient begins treatment by undergoing apheresis to extract normal T-cells. In the laboratory, a modified virus […]

12 Bad Habits That Damage Your Brain

12 Bad Habits That Damage Your Brain

By Bryan Wright 100 Comments October 7, 2019

Brainy Dose Presents: 12 Bad Habits That Damage Your Brain Your brain is the control system for all of the activities that occur in your body. But did you know that most of us engage in daily habits that actually hinder our brain’s ability to do its thing? Even worse, many of these habits can […]

The Periodic Table Song (2018 UPDATE!)

The Periodic Table Song (2018 UPDATE!)

By Bryan Wright 100 Comments October 6, 2019

And now… ASAP Science presents: The Elements of the Periodic Table There’s Hydrogen and Helium Then Lithium, Beryllium Boron, Carbon everywhere Nitrogen all through the air With Oxygen so you can breathe And Fluorine for your pretty teeth Neon to light up the signs Sodium for salty times Magnesium, Aluminium, Silicon Phosphorus, then Sulfur, Chlorine […]