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In this interview, Dr. Rhonda Patrick talks to Dr. Frans Kuypers about his lab’s discovery on how the human placenta is a rich source of pluripotent stem cells, and yet the placenta is thrown away after delivery.

In this episode, we discuss... 

  • 00:00:00 - Introduction 
  • 00:04:39 - The human placenta as a source of hematopoietic cells
  • 00:11:30 - Pluripotent cells can differentiate into any cell in the human body
  • 00:13:03 - Public banking of abundant pluripotent placental stem cells
  • 00:18:06 - Therapeutic applications of stem cells
  • 00:22:56 - Stem cells as part of a physician’s toolkit 
  • 00:28:56 - Epigenetics of induced pluripotent stem cells
  • 00:34:49 - Biogenerators could use young cells to produce growth factors and other chemicals 
  • 00:38:36 - Transferring blood from young mice into old mice regenerates tissues using GDF11
  • 00:43:32 - Opportunities and challenges of banking stem cells
  • 00:52:49 - Stem cells could eliminate deaths due to lack of bone marrow donors
  • 00:56:37 - The way we fund research isn’t optimal for society

If you’re interested in learning more, you can read the full show notes here: https://www.foundmyfitness.com/episodes/frans-kuypers

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Direct download: frans_kuypers_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:01pm EST

Dr. George A Brooks

Dr. George A Brooks, an expert in exercise physiology and lactate metabolism. Lactate, a once demonized molecule thought to form lactic acid and become a dead-end toxic metabolite, has been vindicated by the work of Dr. Brooks, his colleagues, and others. 

In this episode, we discuss... 

  • 00:00:00 - Introduction
  • 00:01:40 - Dr. Brooks’ experience as an athlete inspired his research on lactate
  • 00:06:50 - Lactate and its relationship to muscle fatigue is misunderstood
  • 00:09:10 - Adaptations to exercise improve mitochondrial functioning and lactate metabolism
  • 00:14:14 - How to use lactate threshold training to improve performance
  • 00:23:49 - Lactate improves brain health and cognitive function 
  • 00:26:45 - Lactate improves outcomes of traumatic brain injury via metabolism
  • 00:30:00 - Lactate spares glucose, increasing antioxidants such as glutathione
  • 00:42:50 - Early lactate administration following a traumatic brain injury is necessary, but challenging
  • 00:48:20 - Lactate from exercise improves Parkinson's disease 
  • 00:55:00 - Brain metabolism following traumatic brain injury

If you’re interested in learning more, you can read the full show notes here: https://www.foundmyfitness.com/episodes/george-brooks

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Direct download: george_brooks_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:45pm EST

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