Discovering Hope in Science is a podcast presented by the Office of Communications and Media Relations at the NIH Clinical Center. In each episode, we bring you short plain language conversations with Clinical Center scientists and researchers, focusing on their recently published research and breakthrough topics at the Clinical Center.
This podcast is tailored for the public offering valuable insights and updates on the latest scientific advancements. Our goal is to make complex research accessible and engaging, providing a platform for scientists to share their work in a concise and understandable manner.
Join us as we uncover the incredible work happening at the Clinical Center, sharing inspiring stories and instilling hope through the remarkable potential of science in improving human health and well-being.
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In this episode, we sit down with Dr. Julio Huapaya, a Senior Critical Care Fellow in the Clinical Center's Critical Care Medicine Department, to discuss his published journal article. We review the importance of his findings and implications to the public health. In this study, researchers evaluated patients who had been vaccinated against SARS-CoV-2 and had breakthrough infections and compared them to unvaccinated patients infected with SARS-CoV-2. The study showed that vaccinations may help limit the progression of inflammatory responses associated with disease severity.
In this episode we hear from Dr. Ronald Summers, a tenured Senior Investigator and Staff Radiologist in the Clinical Center's Radiology and Imaging Sciences Department, on how scientists succeeded in using Artificial Intelligence technology to assist in lymph node detection. This detection can be critical in assessing lymphadenopathy (swelling of lymph nodes) and may lead to a better control of infection and cancer spread (metastases).