The Overground takes another week off from monitoring viral pandemics to get more personal – the mysteries of the human brain Join the crew as we luxuriate in the infinite mystery of the human mind: brain implants that cure blindness, the electromagnetic basis of the ego and the scientific feasibility of telepathy. Overground platinum members get double miles this week!
Featured Technologies: Brain implant https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0092867420304967 new process of wireless, self-propagating neural communication: https://physoc.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1113/JP276904
Join the Overground as we kick back and let the COIVD-19 Pandemic do its own thing a few weeks. That’s right, the crew is taking a Zoom to the poolside with a relaxing, frosty glass of...quantum physics. C’mon and join us—its Schroedinger’s cat somewhere! Possibly Australia and Austria -- at the same time!
Featured Technologies: Nuclear Resonance: https://www.sciencealert.com/in-an-accidental-discovery-australian-engineers-solve-58-year-old-quantum-mystery; Quantum radar: https://www.sciencealert.com/physicists-are-investigating-ways-to-use-entanglement-as-a-fancy-new-kind-of-radar; https://advances.sciencemag.org/content/6/19/eabb0451
Listen in as the gang channels the four Shrinking Walls OF THE PRISON THAT IS A MAN’s MIND into a calm rational discussion of just how dang hard it is to make vaccines. Tyler lightens the mood with a glimpse into the near future, where autonomous networks of CRISPR armed robots read the next emerging pandemic viruses inside our cells and synthesize a vaccines on demand—possibly administered in our Soylent Green—to make social distancing a kitschy retro sitcom gag.
Featured Technologies: Vaccine timeline (https://theconversation.com/what-needs-to-go-right-to-get-a-coronavirus-vaccine-in-12-18-months-136816); vaccine platform (https://www.unemed.com/product/vaccine-platform ); UPenn vaccine (https://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2020/05/05/coronavirus-vaccine-upenn-testing-new-unproven-genetic-technology-that-could-be-faster-than-traditional-vaccine-development/)
Summary: Join the Overground as they continue to explore university innovations for COVID 19. Fresh from the AUTM marketplace, the crew discusses next-generation artificial intelligence applications to design new drugs; new approaches to diagnosing viral diseases; and a few of the implications of the first post-CRISPR pandemic. Also, how hard is it to *get away with* murder these days?
Featured Technologies: Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM) (https://autm.net/about-tech-transfer/covid19/covid-19-licensing-guidelines); A.I.-based drug repurposing (https://aim.autm.net/public/project/54026/); Rolling Circle DNA replication (https://aim.autm.net/public/project/54030/); CRISPR-based viral diagnostic (https://aim.autm.net/public/project/53872/)
Social distancing will not disrupt innovation! Join the Overground from home as they do their part to catalog how university innovation is addressing this historic pandemic. The crew discusses the multifaceted innovative response to COVID-19 coming from the University of Nebraska Medical Center, including a new approach to sterilize equipment using ultraviolet radiation, the early results of the Remdesivir clinical trial and a slew of other new inventions: face guards, intubation shields, aerosol mask filters, diagnostic kits and a COVID-19 screener app. Most importantly, learn the most comfortable (or maybe least uncomfortable) way to get a nasal swab!
The only podcast brave enough to say with a straight face, “the gag of the electronic sphincter,” looks at how our government is using our veterans to make human-machine hybrids to help address the infirmities of the human condition. The Overground looks VA’ approaches that address urinary incomitance, neurodegenertive swallowing disorders and anyone confined to an iron lung.
Featured Technologies: https://techlinkcenter.org/technologies/smart-artificial-urinary-sphincter-to-treat-urinary-incontinence/; https://techlinkcenter.org/technologies/microelectronic-throat-stimulator/; https://techlinkcenter.org/technologies/3d-printed-artificial-lungs/;
It’s back: arbitrary rules, unfair standards, solemn honor, a giant fake sack of money – it's another pitch off! Join the Overground as they present two easy-button startups made from VA innovation... to our special guest judge, Emily Chen Newton of KIOS's Made in the Middle.
Featured Technologies: https://techlinkcenter.org/technologies/portable-pillow-embedded-with-sensors-to-collect-data-for-sleep-studies/; https://techlinkcenter.org/technologies/self-leveling-walker-2/ https://www.kios.org/programs/made-middle
Join the Overground as theyexplore the amazing work of the VA in functional MRI and CT segmentation.
Featured Technologies: https://techlinkcenter.org/technologies/advanced-segmentation-techniques-and-computed-tomography-to-assess-and-address-brain-atrophy/; https://techlinkcenter.org/technologies/functional-magnetic-resonance-imaging-software/
The parade of VA innovation continues as the Overground tours innovations related to skincare. Learn how new technology from the VA addresses the horrific (and shockingly widespread) incidence of pressure ulcers. And another innovation find an interesting way to look at those hard-to-see places.
Featured Technologies: https://techlinkcenter.org/technologies/skin-screening-wand-camera/; https://techlinkcenter.org/technologies/computer-based-system-for-highly-accurate-monitoring-of-pressure-ulcers/
The next installment of the Overground’s tour of VA innovation visits new innovations in vision, beginning with diabetic retinopathy. The crew also looks at a new way to decrease the effects of eye surgery scarring.
Featured Technologies: https://techlinkcenter.org/technologies/goggles-for-diagnosing-retinal-disease/; https://techlinkcenter.org/technologies/histone-deacetylase-inhibitor-for-improved-glaucoma-surgery-outcomes/; https://techlinkcenter.org/technologies/guide-system-for-the-blind/