Ep. 56: In Vitro Vs. In Vivo
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by Charles River
3w ago
In vivo models have been the drug safety standard for as long as there have been drug safety standards. With mounting data proving the worth of in vitro models, could there be a future where we will not need in vivo? I am joined by Anjli Venkateswaran, Director of Strategic Partnerships for Charles River, to discuss this trending topic ..read more
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Ep. 55: Looking Back at 75 Years of Charles River
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by Charles River
1M ago
This year Charles River celebrated its 75th anniversary. To help me reminisce about how far the company and science in general have come in that time, I invited Chief Commercial Officer Bill Barbo to chat. He started at Charles River in 1982 as a scientist, and has seen the company grow and change along with advances in science ..read more
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Ep. 54: Avian Flu in 2022
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by Charles River
3M ago
This year saw the worst spread of avian influenza yet, with fall showing another surge as migratory birds make their way south for the winter. Could an avian influenza vaccine be on the horizon for the United States? I spoke with Wayne Collins and Nastassja Ortega from Charles River’s Avian Services, and David Swayne, Lab Director for the USDA specializing in Exotic & Emerging Avian Viral Diseases Research to find out ..read more
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Ep. 53: Dr. Faqi - From Scientist to Ambassador
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by Charles River
4M ago
I am joined by a very special guest - Dr. Ali Said Faqi, former employee of Charles River and current Congressman for Somalia. In 2013 his career path changed when he decided to accept an appointment as Somalia's ambassador to the European Union, but he still makes time for science ..read more
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Ep. 52: A Royal Recognition for Mental Health
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by Charles River
5M ago
Charles River senior account manager Brad Gartland experienced a great personal tragedy when his father took his own life in 2016. Driven by the loss, Brad worked to establish a safe place for men like his father to talk, helping them feel less alone. Listen now to learn how Brad's efforts caught the attention of the British Royal family ..read more
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Ep. 51: Gene Therapy with Dr. Kathrin Meyer
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by Charles River
6M ago
Dr. Kathrin Meyer from the Center for Gene Therapy at Nationwide Children's Hospital joins me to discuss the current state of gene therapy research - where we are now, and how far we have left to go ..read more
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Ep. 50: COVID, Monkeypox, and Avian Flu: Viruses 2022
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by Charles River
7M ago
I am joined by consulting physician Dr. Peter Matos, an expert on viral spread through his work at the U.S. Department of Defense Global Emerging Infection Surveillance and Response System, to discuss the various viruses making their way through the world as of now.  ..read more
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Ep. 49: Sex Parity in Animal Research
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by Charles River
8M ago
Sex discrimination is not just something that happens with people. In many animal studies, males have historically been used more often than females, resulting in a significant sex bias that has snowballed since we started using mice and rats in research. Liz Nunamaker, Director of Animal Welfare for Charles River, joins me to discuss what this bias means for animals and patients ..read more
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Ep. 48: Lab Animal Diets and Doing Good Science
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by Charles River
9M ago
Graham Tobin is one of the most noted experts on laboratory animal diets, writing several definitive texts on the subject. He joins me to discuss how a lack of attention to animal nutrition can impact research, from reproducibility to reliability.  ..read more
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Ep. 47: Killing Tumors From the Inside Out
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by Charles River
10M ago
We talk with Oliver Jonas, the Scientific Founder of Kibur Medical, about his research on implantable devices designed to distribute cancer drugs directly into tumors. Kibur is a strategic partner of Charles River, and these tiny devices could help doctors narrow down the best therapies for each individual patient ..read more
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