Medical Science 13

The Energy of Life

March 8, 2023


The source of energy for biological life

Regardless of the circumstances, life finds a way! Jurassic Park got that one right. Cells need to live and depending on the conditions they will use one of two systems that take nutrients, break them down and use that process to generate energy. That energy is needed to sustain life – hence why it is called The Energy of Life. All the order that you see in the night sky, like planets, star clusters and galaxies, are due to an incredible amount of energy in the universe, creating order out of chaos. The amount of chaos and disorder is measured in entropy. In this episode, the energy of life, entropy and how we convert, store and use energy is explored.

On This Episode We Discuss:

  • Entropy – The measurement of disorder
  • How we create and store energy
  • Sugars that we use for energy
  • Maintaining the correct amount of glucose in blood
  • Glycolysis
  • The Krebs Cycle
  • Why some cells use the less efficient anaerobic pathway

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The host of the show is Dr. Stanley Crooke, a scientist, a physician, an entrepreneur and the father of antisense technology. Dr. Crooke is responsible for driving the development of antisense or ASO technology, an RNA-targeted technology responsible for the commercialization of three best- and first-in class medicines and more than 40 drugs in development. In 2020, Stan formed n-Lorem to use this powerful technology to develop experimental personalized ASO medicines for nano-rare patients (1 to 30 patients worldwide) for free, for life.


Hosted by: Dr. Stan Crooke.
Videographer: Jon Magnuson of Mighty One Productions.
Producers: Kim Butler, Colin Delaney, Kira Dineen, Jon Magnuson, Andrew Serrano and Amy Williford

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