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Apr 30, 2017

Quantum (noun, pl. quanta): The amount of neurotransmitter stored within a single vesicle of a neuron. It is quantitatively the smallest amount of information that can be transmitted between nerves in the human body. We have hijacked this concept to describe the smallest amount of information we can share with you on...


Apr 27, 2017

Yes! Finally an episode dedicated entirely to caffeine! And just how wonderful it is. ...and how wonderful it may not be. In this installment of BrainWaves, you'll hear about how fantastic and how frightful this chemical can be. BrainWaves podcasts and online content are intended for medical education only and should...


Apr 20, 2017

If you have sickle cell disease, that means you have a 1 in 10 chance of experiencing a stroke before college. And if you don't think that's going to hold you back, you don't know stroke. This week on BrainWaves, Dr. Erica Jones shares her experience with the neurologic complications of sickle cell anemia, and the...


Apr 13, 2017

"Though this be madness, yet there is method in't." Shakespeare didn't know it, but he was already talking about thymectomy in Hamlet. In this week's BrainWaves episode, you'll hear about the pharmacologic fundamentals, and the most recent guidelines for treatment of myasthenia. BrainWaves podcasts and online content...


Apr 6, 2017

I have my own methods for conceptualizing altered mental status. But you already heard them in episode 46. This week on BrainWaves, take a wider view of this type of consult from the perspective of an internist. Dr. Fima Macheret takes the mic on this case of a young woman with seizures and encephalopathy. BrainWaves...