PodMed – Week of December 15, 2014


This week’s topics include healthcare disparities in the US population, progesterone and traumatic brain injury, PD1 inhibitors and cancer, and a new type of blood thinner.

Program notes:

0:47 New cancer pathway
1:47 PD-1 ligand inactivates immune system
2:47 Cancer cells in the immune system
3:53 Potential utility of progesterone in traumatic brain injury
4:43 In animals and small number of patients looked beneficial
5:32 New pathway in clotting and a novel blood thinner
6:32 mRNA inhibitor
7:32 Does require injection
8:07 Healthcare disparities in US
9:07 African Americans had worse outcomes
10:26 End

Related blog: http://podblog.blogs.hopkinsmedicine.org/2014/12/12/a-new-cancer-strategy/