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Welcome to the Empowered Patient Podcast with Karen Jagoda.  This show is a window into the latest innovations in digital health and the changing dynamic between doctors and patients.

Topics on the show include

  • the emergence of precision medicine and breakthroughs in genomics
  • advances in biopharmaceuticals
  • age-related diseases and aging in place
  • using big data from wearables and sensors
  • transparency in the medical marketplace
  • challenges for connected health entrepreneurs

The audience includes researchers, medical professionals, patient advocates, entrepreneurs, patients, caregivers, solution providers, students, journalists, and investors.

Mar 30, 2020

Greg Merril, CEO, Adaptive Phage Therapeutics describes useful viruses that host on and kill bacteria acting as nature's natural antibiotic.  Phage therapy actually predates antibiotics but recent research has enabled scientist to better identify which phage will have the desired impact on specific bacteria.  Greg talks about how modern phage therapy, drawing on a large collection of phage, might become the best way to treat recalcitrant, chronic infections where antibiotics have failed.  Greg's father Carl Merril spent the majority of his career at NIH working on basic research on phage beginning in the mid 1960s.

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