Can apps treat anxiety? Is Gilead Sciences back on track? And are we all just brains in a vat?

We discuss all that and more on the latest episode of “The Readout LOUD,” STAT’s biotech podcast. First, we dig into Elon Musk’s brain-computer interface company and the bombastic announcement of its futuristic intentions. Then, we discuss Gilead’s $5 billion effort to reverse its recent fortunes. Later, STAT’s Megan Thielking joins us to discuss the complexity of designing apps to deal with mental health issues. Finally, we embark upon a lightning round, featuring sea-sick volunteers, big-money startups, and experimental eye surgery.

For more on what we cover, here’s the Musk news; here’s the Gilead story; and here’s more on mental health apps.

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