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"dr alexander fleming" Discussed on Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!
"One of our listeners the voice of anyone of the might choose on their answering machine bill who is Danika Patrick playing for Ted Schliemann from Des Moines. Iowa all right you ready to do this US okay. Here's the first question we think of slots you know. Slots is being very slow. They're kind of goofy creatures who hang around on trees all day but but there is one time in its life when sloth moves extremely quickly. Is it a wall trying to escape humans who WanNa take selfies with them the during sloth committing which lasts five seconds or see when they fast forward through the first fifteen minutes of Marc Maron podcast that would be that would be the mating season. You're right there. Danika yes yes it's flaws five seconds and that includes by the way foreplay true obviously all right very good. Sometimes it is good to be slow. Which of these things do we have slowness to thank for a penicillin was discovered because does Dr Alexander Fleming was really slow to clean up his lab and his sandwich mold on it the Ben and Jerry's ice cream fame met when they were the two slowest kids running laps in gym class Brad Kid who only took his first acting class because he was too slow to sign up for what he wanted metal shop penicillin penicillin and do no actually it's not I mean although we fooled you because penicillin was growing from mole but not on his sandwich. It was in the lab but that's okay. The real answer was Jerry's. No it's actually. Ben and Jerry's Ben and Jerry's were these fattest and slowest kids in the class not that makes sense and they got became friends as they were always at the end of the pack all right. This is not a problem Danika because you have one more chance last question in one thousand nine hundred four. Thomas Hicks had the slowest winning time for the marathon in Olympic history. He had to be carried over the finish line. He was in such bad shape at the Dan. Why did he run so slowly was it because a running shoes of the era were made of iron. He had secretly bet ten one thousand dollars in another runner but the other guy had bet on him so they both ended up running as slows Basaed. We're see poorly informed. He was using performance formation's enhancing strychnine yeah. I maybe it isn't really time hasn't worked out thought it would so help actually gave it to them. At like arrestation. Instead of Gatorade League here hasn't strychnine and he ended up being in such miserable shape rape. This is true that his trainers had to come out take them up by the elbows in carrying him in the air over the finish line while his legs and he's still one what that's true he was he was the winner bill had identified. Patrick doing our quiz checkered flag came down on because two out of three first-place congratulations this. Maybe bring you back the thrill of competition She's too busy rolling over a roundabout right now. Denka Patrick is a former professional.
"dr alexander fleming" Discussed on People's Pharmacy
"You're listening to the people's pharmacy with Joe and Terry Graydon. The people's pharmacy podcast is sponsored in part by Kaya -biotics, K A Y A -biotics offers the first probiotics which are both certified organic and Hypo allergenic I'll probiotics are produced in Germany under laboratory conditions with high quality ingredients and under strict regulatory oversight. Three available. Formulas are created for very specific purposes such as strengthening the immune system, fighting east infections and helping with weight loss to learn more about Kaya -biotics, probiotics and the important topic of gut health you can visit their website Kaya, -biotics dot com. That's K A Y A -biotics dot com. Use the discount code people for ten dollars off your first purchase. Welcome back to the people's pharmacy. I'm Terry Grayton. I'm Joe Graydon if you'd like to purchase a CD of this show, you can call eight hundred seven three two two three three four today show one thousand one hundred sixty four that number again, eight hundred seven thirty to twenty three thirty four or online at people's pharmacy dot com. You can also download the podcast from that people spare Masih is brought to you in part by Verizon an analytical laboratory, providing home health tests for hormones, gut health and the microbiome online at V E R, I S A N A dot com. We're talking today about pathogens that have evolved resistance to the antibiotics. We used to treat them as a result. Patients may die from infections that would have been successfully treated just a decade or two ago. Our guest is Dr Matt. Mccarthy. He's an assistant professor of medicine at Weill Cornell Medical school and a staff assistant at New York Presbyterian hospital Dr McCarthy is editor in chief of current fungal infection reports his latest book is super bugs the race to stop an epidemic. Coming out may twenty first. Dr maccarthy. What can we do as patients when it comes to reducing our risk? If we have to for example, go into the clinic or into the hospital. We hear a lot about handwashing and how important it is for health professionals. And I think they're doing a much much better job than maybe twenty years ago. But we heard recently that maybe patients end their families and friends should also be washing their hands because there is likely to be contaminated as the doctors, you're absolutely right. You know, hand washing is crucial one of the other things you can do is just notice your environment. And also noticed the people who are in the environment are the doctors and the nurses taking proper precautions. Are they wearing gloves? Are they wearing gowns? If necessary are they doing the things to limit your exposure to all of the different bacteria and fungi that are in the environment. The other thing is to be aware if you're feeling sick. For example, you have a cold. Your immune system is not at its best. You are at higher risk when you're not feeling well and don't put yourself in a position where you could be exposed to these things. That's a tricky thing when you're feeling unwell, and you need to go to the doctor, but sometimes people wear surgical masks. You can do things to prevent your your lungs from being exposed to the various pathogens. But if you're otherwise feeling well, I would not spend time being worried that you're going to pick up a superbug by simply going to the doctor. It's really for the patients who have an altered immune system or who are under the weather that day. And but hand hygiene is certainly a great way to start and then noticing if the other people in your environment are doing the same things. And if they're not stay away from those people. Early in your book superbugs the race to stop an epidemic. You describe the person who discovered penicillin Dr Alexander Fleming. This is before he discovered penicillin. He was in the battlefield in the great war. What we now? Call World War One. Can you tell us what he was doing? And what he was thinking. This was one of my favorite parts to to write about. I'm a bit of a history buff, and I had heard the story of Alexander Fleming before but what I hadn't done was go back to look at the original scientific articles that he had written. So few years ago. I started combing through the my medical schools library to try to find exactly what he was writing. While he was a doctor who was serving in the military. And so I should explain that Alexander Fleming went to medical school in London. And then after that he was assigned to a military hospital which was in the basement of an old casino in France. And when he was there he was charged with taking care of the war injured, and the people who were getting exposed to shrapnel and all of these terrible things that were happening on the battlefield and one of the things that Fleming noticed was that his method for treating these. Affections when the gunshot wound would get infected he was told to poor antiseptic fluid onto these wounds. But there was a problem, which is that the wounds didn't always get better. And what was interesting was that a subset of the soldiers were coming down with an obscure disease called tetanus and tetanus is caused by a bacterium that lives under the soil, and it's known in medical terminology as an anaerobic organism, which means that if it's exposed to oxygen it will die. But for some reason these tetanus molecules in Texas bacteria, we're getting into the flesh, and somehow they were proliferating, and they were growing even when he poured the antiseptic fluid on it. And so what I went back and looked at was the original scientific articles. That Fleming was writing describing what he was finding and it was clear that he thought the antiseptic fluid wasn't helping soldiers. But in fact, it was making things. Worse and Alexander Fleming. Had this unique skill that. He learned before he became a doctor, which is that he was able to do something called glass blowing and he could blow glass into all kinds of shapes, and he often made scampering cats and mice and little trinkets for his friends and family, but he used this ability to start creating these new experiments, and he could make his own experimental glassware. And he used that to create these elegant experiments to show that these bacteria were living out in the recesses of the wounds in places where the antiseptic fluid couldn't get to now the war ended World War One and Fleming went back to London and back to his laboratory, and he didn't discover penicillin right away. It was actually not until nineteen twenty eight that he was stumbling around in his laboratory and he saw. That there was this fungus which had grown in a place where it shouldn't. And it turned out that the fungus was producing a molecule that at such an extraordinary level that it could kill bacteria, but he didn't recognize a key feature in in nineteen twenty eight he thought that it wasn't producing enough to actually kill bacteria in the human body. And so the story actually kind of went away for a while. And it wasn't until World War Two. When some other people at Oxford other scientists recognized this extrordinary finding and Fleming teamed up with these researchers at Oxford and they paired with the burgeoning pharmaceutical industry, and it was during World War Two that we really see penicillin come into its own as the first commercially
"dr alexander fleming" Discussed on Wow In the World
"It wasn't too bad heart coming into right behind you. Mindy step? What do you think of my home theater? Hugh could fit like three hundred people in here. I thought maybe it's a little too much. But then Reggie was like, please. I wanna have all my friends over to watch some old movie called the birds, and I was like this is for the birds. Okay, fine. Reggie you always get your way, this is so cool Mindy. Mindy? I'm back here guy Roz in the projector booth. Somebody's gotta run this bad. Boy, right. Boot up build projects are here. Should be business now. Okay. Hello and grandma Jeep or the Antar. Thank you for joining us today for updates on upcoming movies special deals and discounts on food. Please ask one of our attendance for information on how to sign up for. Okay, fine. Tonight's Bill will be antibiotic a history running commentary from yours. Truly running commentary sit back and relax as we take you through the history of molecular medicine. The year is nineteen twenty eight and Dr Alexander Fleming. A famous bacterial. Chemist? A famous bacterial gist. Bacter- lot numbers bacteriologist. Does this all night? Hang on a second guy Roz, Dr Alexander Fleming, famous bacteria back back Scott back ya. Are you trying to say bacteriologist they had? They had at that time. But you did mean a bacteriologist, right? A scientist who studies bacteria. Yeah. That's what I was trying to say. The movie back who's that back to the film? Win Vander returned home from his summer vacation to enjoy the Scottish. Found that his lab was a complete mess is a complete miss. And there he discovered that a mold called tennis Cillian datum had contaminated or poisoned all of his Petri dishes. Petri dishes, and many Petri dishes are those little discs of plastic or glass that scientists put bacteria and other things on. So they can look at them under the microscope. You got a guy Roz and when he put one of these moldy Petri dishes under the microscope. He noticed the penicillin mold had completely stopped the growth of the bacteria that he already had on that Petri dish, and what type of bacteria was that Mindy? It was a 'Bacterial called. Mindy isn't that a deadly disease, technically, it's a big family of bacteria guy, Roz and just like in most families? There are some members that are totally fine. But others, well, let's just say they're the kinds that can be a little cuckoo for cocoa pops. If you know what I mean to me, like, cure, and Mojo EAC, but unlike my aunt, Mojo, these guys don't stay out singing karaoke till three in the morning. Instead, the calls all kinds of problems for us humans everything from food poisoning skin infections. But you're right. They can sometimes turn deadly especially before Alexander Fleming's discovery high can imagine. Because before the discovery Venta biotechs things as simple as a paper cut or a scraped knee could be deadly because in wounds could let infectious bacteria life stuff. Exactly. Which is why Alexander Fleming's discovery was such a huge deal. So what happened next? Well. He spent the next few months just dealing away reading more and more of this tennis Ilian, mold twin toil toil toil toil and eventually he discovered that this mold could be used to create medicine that could not only stop staphylococci, but all sorts of other infectious bacterial diseases as well we aiding ruled first antibiotic medicine, cool it. Tennis in it. But that's not the end of story. It isn't not even close. Just find the fast forward button here. Wait a minute. New said you had the entire history of -biotics. I didn't think you literally had the entire one hundred years on. Oh, yeah. I got everything from that day. Alexander fleming. Found a worm and his apple..
"dr alexander fleming" Discussed on Wow In the World
"That wasn't too bad heart coming into right behind you step what do you think of my home theater hugh could fit like three hundred people in here i thought maybe it's a little too much but then reggie was like please i wanna have all my friends over to watch some old movie called the birds and i was like this is for the birds okay fine reggie you always get your way this is so cool mindy mindy i'm back here guy roz in the projector booth somebody's gotta run this bad boy right just going to boot up build for jeter here should be business now okay and to grandma jeep force the tar thank you for joining us today for updates on upcoming movies special deals and discounts on food please ask one of our attendance for information on how to sign up for okay fine tonight's bill will be antibiotics history running commentary from yours truly running commentary so sit back and relax as we take you through the history of molecular medicine the year is nineteen twenty eight and dr alexander fleming a famous bacterial august a famous bacteriologist we bacter lot numbers bacteriologist does this all night hang on a second guy roz dr alexander fleming famous bacteria back back scott back you up are you trying to say bacteriologist they had they had it at that time but you did mean a bacteriologist right a scientist who studies bacteria yeah that's what i was trying to say the movie back.