Dr. Tammy Kielian: Finding a Cure for Her Niece

Please view this video describing Dr. Tammy Kielian’s work at the University of Nebraska. Dr. Kielian is spearheading a program to treat children with juvenile Batten disease, like her niece Olivia, with two different and potentially beneficial medications. Just like BBDF-funded investigators at Texas Children’s Hospital, Dr. Kielian is working as quickly as possible to bring her ideas to the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) for approval to conduct a clinical trial.

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Is there a connection between dementia and diet?

A recent conference held at the New York Academy of Science asked a downright outrageous question: Can dementia be prevented by making changes to your diet? In this podcast we look at what the answers might be.

Podcast listeners learned a lot over the past two months about neurodegenerative dementia – what it is, what it isn’t, and how heartbreakingly little medical science can do right now to treat it. In that context, a recent conference held at the Academy asked a downright outrageous question: Can dementia be prevented by making changes to your diet? In this podcast, we hear answers to that question, some of which are surprisingly optimistic.

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