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Jul 26, 2017

Dr. Jill Weimer discusses her work on the extremely rare Batten's Disease, a neurodegenerative disease that affects children.  Chris Velona joins to discuss his son Sebastian's experience with the illness and his goal to eventually find a cure. for more. 

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Jul 19, 2017


Human personality expert, Dr. Brian R. Little, discusses his new book, Who Are You, Really? and describes how "personal projects" influence our lives and can help us to flourish.
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Jul 12, 2017
Dr. Monica Laronda discusses how her team successfully 
3D printed bioprosthetic ovaries that enable sterile mice to give birth and how this technology might eventually be used to help humans.  
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Jul 5, 2017

Dr. Drew's favorite guest on his Dr. Drew Podcast. Dr. Allan Schore is on the clinical faculty of the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, and at the UCLA Center for Culture, Brain, and Development. His Regulation Theory, grounded in developmental neuroscience and developmental psychoanalysis, focuses on the origin, psychopathogenesis, and psychotherapeutic treatment of the early forming subjective implicit self.

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Jun 25, 2017

Scott Flansburg regales us with his astounding mathematical abilities, by using only his brain to make complicated calculations.  This Guiness Book Of World Records Holder shares some of his secrets about numbers with Dr. Drew and Dr. Bruce.

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Jun 18, 2017

Dr. Stephen Porges, originator of Polyvagal Theory, discusses the evolution of the human autonomic nervous system with special guest Cheryl Arutt PsyD.

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Jun 12, 2017
In 1995, Dr. Ben Williams was diagnosed with a deadly brain tumor called glioblastoma multiforme, which is generally terminal.  He added his own regimen to the standard treatment, and twenty-two years later, he's still alive.  Tune in to learn about what he did to extend his life.  

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Jun 4, 2017

DNA Analysis for Common Cancers is the topic. founder Othman Laraki describes how his company can help determine your risk for common hereditary cancers

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May 29, 2017

Renowned neuroscientist James Fallon talks about his family's violent history and how he discovered that his own brain's anatomy predisposes him to psychopathy.

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May 24, 2017

In an effort to eventually produce transplantable heart muscle, scientists have pioneered a way to grow functioning human heart cells on the cellulose scaffolding of spinach leaves, which closely resembles the organ's veiny structure. Worcester Polytechnic Institute's Dr Glenn Gaudette and Joshua Gershlak join Weekly Infusion

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May 17, 2017

Nelson Dellis transformed his "average" memory into one of the best in the world.  Learn some of his tricks as he regales us with his amazing memory skills.

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May 10, 2017

Lauren Marks, author of "A Stitch Of Time" talks about recovering from a on stage brain aneurism at age 27 while performing in Scotland.  She talks with Dr. Drew and Dr. Bruce about her recovery and brain function both before and after the rupture.   

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May 1, 2017

Nicole Angemi returns! Can she stump the doctors? Tune in as Nicole joins Dr. Drew and Dr. Bruce to talk about her work as a pathology assistant and she subjects them to another round of Mystery Diagnosis.  Play along at 

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Apr 26, 2017

The human-pig hybrid has arrived!  Dr. Jun Wu from the Salk Institute joins Dr. Drew and Dr. Bruce to discuss the successful merging of human and pig cells as the first step to growing human organs for transplant patients. Paul Thomas, CEO of Luscinia Health and a special caller join in..

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Apr 17, 2017

Authors talk about their book, One In A Billion: The Story Of Nik Volker And The Dawn Of Genomic Medicine which chronicles the desperate tale of a young boy dying from an undiagnosable disease until two doctors took a chance and sequenced his DNA in a last ditch effort to find out what was wrong. 

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Apr 12, 2017

Dr. Annie Negrin discusses current issues pertaining to eye health and vision.  They touch on subjects ranging from floaters to ocular migraines.  Dr. Drew gets personal when he discusses his own upcoming Lasik treatment and wife Susan's pending cataract lens replacement surgery.

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Apr 4, 2017

Dave Pelzer, bestselling author of A Child Called It, describes how his picture-perfect childhood spiraled into a hellish nightmare of physical and psychological abuse when his mother became a raging alcoholic.  Nearly killed by her on several occasions, Dave's case was one of the worst be documented in the state of California at that time.  Dave is now a popular motivational speaker who extols the healing powers of resilience, optimism and hope. 

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Mar 29, 2017

Dr. Drew and Dr. Bruce are joined by John Brenkus, creator of ESPN's Emmy winning series, Sport Science.  John explains how he and his team use cutting edge science to analyze and predict maximum athletic performance in any given sport.  John is the author of New York Times bestseller, The Perfection Point, and creator/host of The Brink of Midnight Podcast.   

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Mar 22, 2017

Dr. Drew and Dr. Bruce discuss the topic of LSD microdosing with author Ayelet Waldman, who practiced the controversial technique for a period of one month as a treatment for her unbearable mood storms.  She describes the profound benefits she experienced from taking sub-clinical doses of the drug, which she chronicles in her new book, A Really Good Day:  How Microdosing Made a Mega Difference in My Mood, My Marriage and My Life.  Afterwards, psychiatrist Dr. John Sharp weighs in the subject.  

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Mar 15, 2017

Dr. Jake Lentz shares his journey from the writers' room to the emergency room this week with Dr. Drew and Dr. Bruce.  After graduating from Harvard, Jake moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in comedy writing and quickly found his way to a position at the Jimmy Kimmel Show.  After several successful years under his belt, however, Jake decided it was time for a career change and applied to medical school and he is now a has all the latest podcasts. Subscribe and please tell a friend. 

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Mar 9, 2017

Former concert Oboist Marcia Butler discusses her new book "The Skin Above My Knee - A Memoir"

Marcia Butler's childhood was an emotionally and physically abusive wasteland.  Populated with a cold and distant mother, a sexually abusive father, and an older sister (who was also abused), young Marcia found solace only in music.  At four years of age, her spirit was forever imprinted after emotionally connecting with Norwegian opera singer Kirstan Flagstad's inimitable performance in Tristan and Isolde.  Every Sunday her mother blasted the Wagner aria at high volume as she vacuumed the family home, thus creating a ritual that Marcia eagerly anticipated every week. Flagstad's profound impact on Marcia lead her to pursue a career in music.  Ultimately, Marcia became an extremely accomplished oboist, performing at the highest orchestral levels - even as she fought her childhood demons.  Marcia Butler talks with Dr. Drew and Dr. Bruce about how music literally saved her life.

Outro contains a public domain excerpt from Tristan Und Isolde courtesy of the

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Feb 28, 2017

Biochemist and author of The Secret Life Of Fat Dr. Sylvia Tara was discouraged for many years with her own battle of weight gain. Dr. Tara made it her personal mission to discover everything she could about it and its role in the human body.  The result is a treasure trove of information for anyone who wants to understand and work with the good and bad types of fat in order to achieve ones own personal goals.  She chronicles the myriad physiological reasons that people struggle with weight and enlightens her readers about the many important functions of fat in the human body. 

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Feb 22, 2017

Wilderness Medicine expert and founder of Everest ER, Dr. Luanne Freer discusses a relatively new specialty in medicine, a discipline that is practiced in extreme geographical locations, emergency situations, and on people who injure themselves in areas where conventional hospitals are not easy to access.  Among many outstanding career accomplishments, Dr. Freer founded Everest ER, the hospital at the base of Mount Everest, which services climbers as well as the Sherpa population.

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Feb 14, 2017
Our favorite pathology assistant, Nicole Angemi, returns this week to discuss the health hazards of smoking cigarettes.  One of Nicole's  passions is teaching people about (and how to avoid!) the many preventable illnesses that we willingly inflict upon ourselves via bad habits.  She sees smoking related deaths regularly, and wants to tell you why you need to stop NOW.  Also, find out if she can stump Dr. Drew and Dr. Bruce in another round of Mystery Diagnosis.  You can play along at
Then, Dr James Erlich calls in to go deep on the Bergamet line of products.

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Feb 8, 2017

This week Dr. Drew and Dr. Bruce pick each other's brains about a variety of current events.  The topics range from  clinical trials to prostate cancer to prescription drug prices to Shelley Duvall's recent and disturbing television interview.  They also conduct a hilarious, in-depth analysis of a recent confusing text exchange between Dr. Drew and Adam Carolla.

This episode is sponsored by Bergamet Pro Plus.

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