With the set up of how vagus signalling was deduced by careful and meticulous experiments of Linda Watkins, who built on some amazing results from Hugo Besedovsky, we turn our attention to how the hypothesis moved from tackling acute inflammatory models (e.g. Sepsis) to chronic inflammatory models and disease conditions like Rheumatoid Arthritis.

We are joined by Tony Arnold, ex-CEO of SetPoint Medical and Dr. Paul-Peter Tak who pioneered the clinical trials in Rheumatoid Arthritis and Inflammatory Bowel Disease.

Also, we cover some shocking moral plaigiarism from Feinstein Institute and Dr. Kevin Tracey in managing their public image. We now know that he was not the single pioneer of the transition to Arthritis and IBD trials as the news media claims or potrays him to be. It actually had many people’s hand, especially Paul-Peter Tak’s.

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Show Credits

  • Created & Produced by: Arun Sridhar & JoJo Platt
  • Editing: Arun Sridhar
  • Sound design: Arun Sridhar & Swaminathan ThiruGnanaSambandam
  • Sound mixing and mastering: Swaminathan ThiruGnanaSambandam

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