TWiV 451: Expectorate the unexpected
The TWiV scientists reveal that mosquitoes transmit different West Nile virus populations with each blood meal, only to have the diversity purged in a bird host.Hosts:  Vincent Racaniello,Alan Dove,Rich Condit, andKathy Spindler Become a  patron of TWiV!Links for this episodeDriving past a milestone (TWiP 100)Debug Fresno (Verily blog)What could possibly go wrong? (TWiV 388)Chestnut blight (ProMedMail)Hypovirusmolecular biology (Adv Virus Res)Mosquitoes transmitunique WNV populations (Cell Rep)Teaching science using pseudoscienceImage creditLetters read on TWiV 451Weekly Science PicksKathy -Ap...
Source: This Week in Virology - MP3 Edition - July 23, 2017 Category: Virology Authors: Vincent Racaniello Source Type: podcasts

Research Summaries: Self-Discipline Gives Girls the Edge: Gender in Self-Discipline, Grades, and Achievement Test Scores
Today’s post summarizes a paper by Angela Duckworth and Martin Seligman, that parses the same set of data, as obtained in their earlier paper (see research summary of that paper here), to come up with new insights about gender differences in self-control and scholastic achievement. Dangal (Photo credit: Wikipedia)   Girls, typically outperform boys when it comes to getting good grades overall and within each subject. this is true of US; however from what I have seen of Indian board results, the same is true of almost every board exam in India, be it CBSE, ICSE or State Boards. The girls however do not outperfor...
Source: The Mouse Trap - July 16, 2017 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: sandygautam Tags: Research Summaries Angela Duckworth IQ Martin Seligman self-control Source Type: podcasts

"Women deliver, and not only babies"
Katja Iversen, CEO of Women Deliver, joins Rebecca Coombes to explain why the UN sustainable development goals are unachievable if we don't empower women and girls to take control of their health, wellbeing, and reproductive rights. http://womendeliver.org/ (Source: The BMJ Podcast)
Source: The BMJ Podcast - May 16, 2016 Category: General Medicine Authors: BMJ talk medicine Source Type: podcasts

"Women deliver, and not only babies"
Katja Iversen, CEO of Women Deliver, joins Rebecca Coombes to explain why the UN sustainable development goals are unachievable if we don't empower women and girls to take control of their health, wellbeing, and reproductive rights. http://womendeliver.org/ (Source: The BMJ Podcast)
Source: The BMJ Podcast - May 16, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Authors: BMJ talk medicine Source Type: podcasts

TWiV 380: Viruses visible in le microscope photonique
Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Alan Dove, Rich Condit, and Kathy Spindler The TWiVeroos deliver the weekly Zika Report, then talk about a cryoEM structure of a plant virus that reveals how the RNA genome is packaged in the capsid, and MIVIVIRE, a CRISPR-like defense system in giant eukaryotic viruses.   Links for this episode First worms, then viruses, now dormant cyber pathogens (Zdziarski blog) Guillain-Barré with Zika virus in urine (Eurosurveillance) Zika virus in urine, Brazil (J Clin Virol) Zika in pregnant women in Rio (NEJM) Issues with NEJM pregnant women study (Epi...
Source: This Week in Virology - MP3 Edition - March 13, 2016 Category: Virology Authors: Vincent Racaniello Source Type: podcasts

"Geek Chic?" -- The Discovery Files
A new study of 270 high school students shows that three times as many girls were interested in enrolling in a computer science class if the classroom was redesigned to be less "geeky" and more inviting. The results, by University of Washington researchers, reveal a practical way for teachers to help narrow the gender gap in computer science by helping girls feel that they belong. (Source: The Discovery Files)
Source: The Discovery Files - September 10, 2015 Category: Science Authors: National Science Foundation Source Type: podcasts

" Motion Sense " -- The Discovery Files
Clemson researchers find that blending movement and computer programming supports girls in building computational thinking skills, according to an ongoing study funded by the National Science Foundation. Virtual Environment Interactions (VEnvI) is software and curriculum for blending movement and programming, which offers a novel and embodied strategy of engaging fifth- and sixth-grade girls in computational thinking. (Source: The Discovery Files)
Source: The Discovery Files - January 20, 2015 Category: Science Authors: National Science Foundation Source Type: podcasts

The Lancet: November 21, 2014
Discussion of a new five-part Series about violence against women and girls. (Source: Listen to The Lancet)
Source: Listen to The Lancet - November 21, 2014 Category: Journals (General) Authors: The Lancet Source Type: podcasts

Listen to The Lancet: 21 November (Violence against women and girls Series)
Discussion of a new five-part Series about violence against women and girls. (Source: Listen to The Lancet)
Source: Listen to The Lancet - November 21, 2014 Category: Journals (General) Authors: The Lancet Source Type: podcasts

Listen to The Lancet: 21 November
Discussion of a new five-part Series about violence against women and girls. (Source: Listen to The Lancet)
Source: Listen to The Lancet - November 21, 2014 Category: Journals (General) Authors: The Lancet Source Type: podcasts

TWiV 289: Vinny and the capsids
Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Alan Dove, and Kathy Spindler Vinny and the capsids answer listener questions about the definition of life, state vaccination laws, the basic science funding problem, viral ecology, inactivation of viruses by pressure, and much more. Links for this episode Varun's research poll Letters read on TWiV 289 Weekly Science Picks Alan - The Science of Good Cooking Vincent - The Shooter Report (pdf)Kathy - Daily overviewDickson - Girl rising Listener Pick of the Week Johnye - Ri channelRicardo&...
Source: This Week in Virology - MP3 Edition - June 15, 2014 Category: Virology Authors: Vincent Racaniello Source Type: podcasts

Omg2014 pre-show: young adult cancer advocates
Join us as we celebrate the upcoming 7th Annual OMG! Cancer Summit by welcoming executive leadership from three OMG2014 exhibitor nonprofit AYA organizations (Heather Salazar (Executive Director, Pink Ribbon Girls), Michael Randazzo (Board of Directors, Survivor Glam Squad) and Terry Arnold (Founder, IBC Network Foundation). Survivor spotlight on OMG! Steering Committee member Paul Berman (Source: The Stupid Cancer Show - Blog Talk Radio)
Source: The Stupid Cancer Show - Blog Talk Radio - April 8, 2014 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Stupid Cancer Show Tags: Health Source Type: podcasts

Omg2014 pre-show: young adult cancer advocates - 四月 08,2014
Join us as we celebrate the upcoming 7th Annual OMG! Cancer Summit by welcoming executive leadership from three OMG2014 exhibitor nonprofit AYA organizations (Heather Salazar (Executive Director, Pink Ribbon Girls), Michael Randazzo (Board of Directors, Survivor Glam Squad) and Terry Arnold (Founder, IBC Network Foundation). Survivor spotlight on OMG! Steering Committee member Paul Berman (Source: The Stupid Cancer Show - Blog Talk Radio)
Source: The Stupid Cancer Show - Blog Talk Radio - April 8, 2014 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Stupid Cancer Show Tags: Health Source Type: podcasts

OMG2014 PRE-SHOW: YOUNG ADULT CANCER ADVOCATES - Apr 08,2014
Join us as we celebrate the upcoming 7th Annual OMG! Cancer Summit by welcoming executive leadership from three OMG2014 exhibitor nonprofit AYA organizations (Heather Salazar (Executive Director, Pink Ribbon Girls), Michael Randazzo (Board of Directors, Survivor Glam Squad) and Terry Arnold (Founder, IBC Network Foundation). Survivor spotlight on OMG! Steering Committee member Paul Berman (Source: The Stupid Cancer Show - Blog Talk Radio)
Source: The Stupid Cancer Show - Blog Talk Radio - April 1, 2014 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Stupid Cancer Show Tags: Health Source Type: podcasts

Therapy for Sexual Abuse-Related PTSD in Adolescent Girls
The findings of this study may require mental health clinicians to re-evaluate their standard approach to these patients. (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Podcast)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Podcast - March 12, 2014 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Little Girl Is Brain Dead: Don't Give Family False Hope
The parents of Jahi McMath, who suffered brain death after a tonsillectomy, are fighting to keep her on life support. A bioethicist says we should call her 'dead' instead of 'brain dead.' (Source: Medscape Medscape Podcast)
Source: Medscape Medscape Podcast - January 22, 2014 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Turner Syndrome: What Clinicians Need to Know
Watch this quick review of the key issues affecting girls with Turner syndrome. (Source: Medscape Diabetes & Endocrinology Podcast)
Source: Medscape Diabetes & Endocrinology Podcast - September 3, 2013 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Turner Syndrome: What Clinicians Need to Know
Watch this quick review of the key issues affecting girls with Turner syndrome. (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Podcast)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Podcast - September 3, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Science Gone Crazy? Cord Blood to Trap Sex Offenders
Mississippi passed a law enabling the use of cord blood to identify older men who had sex with underage girls. Is it ethical for doctors to comply with this? (Source: Medscape General Surgery Podcast)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Podcast - August 8, 2013 Category: Surgery Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Epic Love Stories: a book review
taking oath, on abdicating his right to the throne, in order to get the fisher girl married to his father . (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Although this blog is mainly about psychology, I have interests in mythology and have earlier reviewed Devdutt Pattanaik‘s ’7 secrets of Shiva’, under the Blogadda’s book review program. So when an opportunity to review Epic Love Stories by Ashok Banker came under the same program, I could not resist myself. While Devdutt Pattanaik reinterprets myths in modern light and draws explicit analogies , Ashok Banker sticks to a retelling of the myth in its original spirit- a...
Source: The Mouse Trap - February 26, 2013 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Authors: sandygautam Tags: Book review Amba Ashok Banker Bhishma Brahmin Devdutt Pattanaik Dharma India Varna Source Type: podcasts

" Math Class-ification " -- The Discovery Files
Do some high school teachers think math is harder for girls than boys? Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin say yes. (Source: The Discovery Files)
Source: The Discovery Files - April 10, 2012 Category: Science Authors: National Science Foundation Source Type: podcasts

Should Mentally Challenged Patients Receive Organ Transplants?
A Philadelphia doctor refused to recommend a kidney transplant for a mentally disabled 3-year-old girl. An ethicist talks about whether mentally challenged patients should receive organ transplants. (Source: Medscape Transplantation Podcast)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Podcast - February 23, 2012 Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

SPOTLIGHT: KOMEN FOR THE CURE - okt 18,2011
SURVIVOR SPOTLIGHT TANIA KATAN Young Adult Survivor, Breast Cancer Writer, Activist, Humorist Author, My One Night Stand With Cancer MELINDA BECK Health Journal Columnist The Wall Street Journal ELISSA THORNER BANTUG 2x Young Adult Survivor, Breast Cancer Program Coordinator, Johns Hopkins Breast Cancer Program Young Woman's Representative Susan G. Komen Multicultural Advisory Council BRIDGET SPENCE Young Adult Survivor, Stage IV Breast Cancer Coach, Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure Member, Susan G. Komen Multicultural Advisory Council Blogger, My Big Girl Pants" (Source: The Stupid Cancer Show - Blog Talk Radio)
Source: The Stupid Cancer Show - Blog Talk Radio - October 18, 2011 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Stupid Cancer Show Tags: Health Source Type: podcasts

SPOTLIGHT: KOMEN FOR THE CURE - Okt 18,2011
SURVIVOR SPOTLIGHT TANIA KATAN Young Adult Survivor, Breast Cancer Writer, Activist, Humorist Author, My One Night Stand With Cancer MELINDA BECK Health Journal Columnist The Wall Street Journal ELISSA THORNER BANTUG 2x Young Adult Survivor, Breast Cancer Program Coordinator, Johns Hopkins Breast Cancer Program Young Woman's Representative Susan G. Komen Multicultural Advisory Council BRIDGET SPENCE Young Adult Survivor, Stage IV Breast Cancer Coach, Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure Member, Susan G. Komen Multicultural Advisory Council Blogger, My Big Girl Pants" (Source: The Stupid Cancer Show - Blog Talk Radio)
Source: The Stupid Cancer Show - Blog Talk Radio - October 18, 2011 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Stupid Cancer Show Tags: Health Source Type: podcasts

Spotlight: komen for the cure - 十月 18,2011
SURVIVOR SPOTLIGHT TANIA KATAN Young Adult Survivor, Breast Cancer Writer, Activist, Humorist Author, My One Night Stand With Cancer MELINDA BECK Health Journal Columnist The Wall Street Journal ELISSA THORNER BANTUG 2x Young Adult Survivor, Breast Cancer Program Coordinator, Johns Hopkins Breast Cancer Program Young Woman's Representative Susan G. Komen Multicultural Advisory Council BRIDGET SPENCE Young Adult Survivor, Stage IV Breast Cancer Coach, Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure Member, Susan G. Komen Multicultural Advisory Council Blogger, My Big Girl Pants" (Source: The Stupid Cancer Show - Blog Talk Radio)
Source: The Stupid Cancer Show - Blog Talk Radio - October 18, 2011 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Stupid Cancer Show Tags: Health Source Type: podcasts

Spotlight: komen for the cure
SURVIVOR SPOTLIGHT TANIA KATAN Young Adult Survivor, Breast Cancer Writer, Activist, Humorist Author, My One Night Stand With Cancer MELINDA BECK Health Journal Columnist The Wall Street Journal ELISSA THORNER BANTUG 2x Young Adult Survivor, Breast Cancer Program Coordinator, Johns Hopkins Breast Cancer Program Young Woman's Representative Susan G. Komen Multicultural Advisory Council BRIDGET SPENCE Young Adult Survivor, Stage IV Breast Cancer Coach, Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure Member, Susan G. Komen Multicultural Advisory Council Blogger, My Big Girl Pants" (Source: The Stupid Cancer Show - Blog Talk Radio)
Source: The Stupid Cancer Show - Blog Talk Radio - October 18, 2011 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Stupid Cancer Show Tags: Health Source Type: podcasts

The Funny Guy Can Get The Girl!
Today's podcast is a review of two studies that suggest women may be more likely to have a long-term relationship with guys who they find funny. It appears women rate funny guys as more intelligent than guys who are not so funny. And being funny may be seen as an attribute that makes the male a better catch. (Source: The Shrink Is In)
Source: The Shrink Is In - February 11, 2010 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Authors: DrGurr Source Type: podcasts

PAP testing in the post HPV vaccine era
Dr Stella Heley talks about the ongoing need for routine PAP screeing in young women, despite the good overall takeup of the quadrivalent HPV vaccine in this cohort. The free 'catch up' HPV vaccination program for women under 27 in Australian ended on 31/12/2009. Despite the good uptake of this vaccination program, this cohort of women will continue to require PAP test screening as per the routine schedule and we will continue to see a substantial number of these women with both high and low grade changes on their PAP smears. Many of these women will have been already sexually active prior to vaccination and therefore been...
Source: Australian Family Physician audio - November 30, 2009 Category: Primary Care Authors: The Royal Australian College Of General Practitioners Tags: Podcasts Source Type: podcasts