Season 4 of Unfold, a UC Davis podcast, explores probably the most cutting-edge applied sciences and coverings that assist advance the well being of each folks and animals. Be a part of public radio veterans and Unfold hosts Amy Quinton and Marianne Russ Sharp as they unfold tales in regards to the folks and animals affected probably the most by this analysis. 

Two women stand next to a concrete structure, crossing their arms One wears a navy sweater, the other a navy dress and Kelly-green sweater. Both are smiling. UC Davis Medical Center is in the background.
Unfold is hosted by Amy Quinton (left) of UC Davis and Marianne Russ Sharp of UC Davis Well being

In Season 4 they’ll inform the story of a brave couple going via the primary human scientific trial that mixes surgical procedure and stem cells to deal with their creating child’s spina bifida. You’ll hear how veterinarians and physicians are working collectively to battle most cancers. Amputees usually abandon their high-tech prosthetic gadgets. However surgeons and engineers are actually working collectively to unravel that downside, making the gadgets extra intuitive for customers. You’ll hear a number of outstanding and hopeful tales about well being in Season 4 of Unfold. Watch the trailer now.

The season’s first episode, “Hope for a Spina Bifida Treatment, Half 1,” launches immediately (Oct. 4). It examines the primary scientific trial utilizing surgical procedure and stem cells to deal with bulldogs with spina bifida. With out remedy, bulldogs born with the spinal defect are sometimes euthanized.

You’ll meet Myrtle, an English bulldog with spina bifida enrolled within the scientific trial. Her proprietor, Katie Teykaerts, adopted Myrtle regardless of her well being challenges. You’ll additionally hear about groundbreaking “magic stem cell juice” and lambs with spina bifida who can now stroll.

On this episode:

A tri-color (brown, tan and white) English bulldog sits on a dark brown couch wearing a rainbow diaper and suspenders.
Myrtle, an English bulldog, was a part of a scientific trial at UC Davis Faculty of Veterinary Drugs utilizing stem cells and surgical procedure to deal with her spina bifida. Myrtle was adopted by Katie Teykaerts after the trial. (Katie Teykaerts)
  • Beverly Sturges, professor emeritus, neurosurgeon at UC Davis Faculty of Veterinary Drugs 
  • Aijun Wang, biomedical engineer with UC Davis Faculty of Drugs
  • Diana Farmer, pediatric surgeon and chair of surgical procedure at UC Davis Well being
  • Katie Teykaerts, proprietor of Myrtle, an English bulldog with spina bifida enrolled within the scientific trial

In subsequent week’s episode, “Hope for a Spina Bifida Treatment, Half 2,” you’ll meet one of many {couples} collaborating within the scientific trial. They dropped the whole lot and moved from Oregon to Sacramento within the hopes that the stem cell and fetal surgical procedure remedy would enable their youngster to stroll. Hear their extraordinary journey on the following Unfold.

The award-wining podcast will launch episodes each week via Nov. 15.

Unfold is offered free, on demand on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, YouTube, Google Podcasts, in your good speaker or wherever you get your podcasts. Authentic music for Unfold comes from UC Davis alumnus Damien Verrett and Curtis Jerome Haynes. Observe on Twitter at @Unfoldpodcast.


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