The BMJ interview - Tom Frieden, former CDC director on why we thought we were prepared
It ’s been just over a year since the WHO declared the pandemic a “Public Health Emergency of International Concern” - if you cast your mind back to then, the news was full of reassurances about how prepared the UK and the USA were for a pandemic. Now a year later, with the benefit of hindsight, that confidence was wildly overstated - but why was that, what is the gap between that theoretical readiness, and reality. In this podcast we're joined by talking to Tom Frieden - former director of the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, under President Obama, and who has a long history of public healt...
Source: The BMJ Podcast - February 2, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: BMJ talk medicine Source Type: podcasts

The BMJ interview: Fixing America’s covid response in the Biden era
US president elect Joe Biden wasted no time in appointing a special advisory board of experts to guide America out of its coronavirus crisis. One of those experts is Celine Gounder, an infectious diseases epidemiologist who has worked on Ebola, tuberculosis, and HIV in Africa and South America. She’s a clinical assistant professor of medicine and infectious diseases at New York University’s School of Medicine, as well as an active w riter and podcast host, including of Epidemic In this podcast she talks to Joanne Silberner about the ways in which the taskforce is helping prepare for action immediately after ...
Source: The BMJ Podcast - January 19, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: BMJ talk medicine Source Type: podcasts

Coronavirus second wave - Should we cancel Christmas?
As London and some neighbouring counties move up to tier 3, and Germany, Italy and The Netherlands impose tighter restrictions over over the coming days of Christmas, in this podcast we ask - should Christmas gatherings be cancelled? In this podcast, Fiona Godlee, editor in chief of The BMJ, talks to Matt Morgan, a consultant in a intensive care medicine in Cardiff, and Helen Salisbury, GP in Oxfordshire. They're joined by Mike Tildesley, reader in mathematics at Warwick School of Life Sciences, who models infectious disease spread. They discuss why the key to controlling is pruning network connections - but why that c...
Source: The BMJ Podcast - December 16, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: BMJ talk medicine Source Type: podcasts

Corona virus second wave - Should we cancel Christmas?
As London and some neighbouring counties move up to tier 3, and Germany, Italy and The Netherlands impose tighter restrictions over over the coming days of Christmas, in this podcast we ask - should Christmas gatherings be cancelled? In this podcast, Fiona Godlee, editor in chief of The BMJ, talks to Matt Morgan, a consultant in a intensive care medicine in Cardiff, and Helen Salisbury, GP in Oxfordshire. They're joined by Mike Tildesley, reader in mathematics at Warwick School of Life Sciences, who models infectious disease spread. They discuss why the key to controlling is pruning network connections - but why that c...
Source: The BMJ Podcast - December 16, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: BMJ talk medicine Source Type: podcasts

COVID-19 Update —Critical Care and Pandemic Response
In the midst of rising COVID-19 case rates globally, Derek C. Angus, MD, MPH, and Rochelle P. Walensky, MD, MPH, return to JAMA's Q&A series to update viewers on developments in the pandemic and the critical care management of COVID-19 patients. Dr Angus is Chief Health Care Innovation Officer at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, professor and chair of Critical Care Medicine, and a senior JAMA editor. Dr Walensky is Chief of Infectious Diseases at Massachusetts General Hospital and a professor at Harvard Medical School. Recorded November 19, 2020. Related Article(s): Optimizing the Trade-off Between Learning...
Source: JAMA Author Interviews - November 23, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: JAMA Network Source Type: podcasts

Coronavirus second wave - viral transmission and a vaccine announcement
Covid-19 continues its grip on the Northern Hemisphere alongside news of a vaccine trial showing real success at first glance. In this second wave update, we explore the latest issues with healthcare professionals from primary care, secondary care, and public health, and discuss what is happening in their field, and put their questions to experts. In this podcast, Fiona Godlee, editor in chief of The BMJ, talks to Alison Pittard, a consultant in anaesthesia and intensive care medicine in Leeds, and Helen Salisbury, GP in Oxfordshire, and Nisreen Alwan, associate professor in public health at the University of Southampton...
Source: The BMJ Podcast - November 11, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: BMJ talk medicine Source Type: podcasts

Coronavirus second wave - Making the lockdown work
As the second spike in covid-19 cases grows, we want to take stock of what's happening in the NHS. In these second wave updates, clinicians from primary care, secondary care, and public health, discuss what is happening in their field, and put questions to experts. In this podcast, Fiona Godlee, editor in chief of The BMJ talks to Matt Morgan, consultant in intensive care medicine in Cardiff and Helen Salisbury, GP in Oxfordshire, and Nisreen Alwan, associate professor in public health at the University of Southampton. They are joined by Andrew Hayward, pro fessor of infectious disease epidemiology and inclusion health ...
Source: The BMJ Podcast - November 3, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: BMJ talk medicine Source Type: podcasts

Corona virus second wave - Making the lockdown work
As the second spike in covid-19 cases grows, we want to take stock of what's happening in the NHS. In these second wave updates, clinicians from primary care, secondary care, and public health, discuss what is happening in their field, and put questions to experts. In this podcast, Fiona Godlee, editor in chief of The BMJ talks to Matt Morgan, consultant in intensive care medicine in Cardiff and Helen Salisbury, GP in Oxfordshire, and Nisreen Alwan, associate professor in public health at the University of Southampton. They are joined by Andrew Hayward, pro fessor of infectious disease epidemiology and inclusion health ...
Source: The BMJ Podcast - November 3, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: BMJ talk medicine Source Type: podcasts

TWiV 673: Wake up and smell the pandemic
Daniel Griffin provides a clinical report on COVID-19, we debunk the Great Barrington Declaration, and discuss smell and taste changes as early indicators of the pandemic, vascular disease and thrombosis in SARS-CoV-2 infected humans and rhesus macaques, and the ability of the swine pathogen SADS-CoV to infect human respiratory tract cells. Subscribe (free): iTunes, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiV! Links for this episode Daniel’s COVID-19 testing strategy calculator (and medRxiv preprint) US COVID-19 mortality rates (JAMA) Final remdesivir report (NEJM) Hydroxych...
Source: This Week in Virology - MP3 Edition - October 18, 2020 Category: Virology Authors: Vincent Racaniello Source Type: podcasts

Coronavirus Update With Michael T. Osterholm, PhD, MPH
Michael T. Osterholm, PhD, MPH, returns to JAMA's Coronavirus Q&A series to discuss the latest developments in the COVID-19 pandemic. He is director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP) at University of Minnesota and a veteran of pandemic planning. Recorded September 23, 2020. Related Article(s): Fairly Prioritizing Groups for Access to COVID-19 Vaccines (Source: JAMA Author Interviews)
Source: JAMA Author Interviews - September 25, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: JAMA Network Source Type: podcasts

Anthony Fauci - on changing science, long-covid, and political intrusion into health agencies
Dr Anthony Fauci needs no introduction, as head of the NIAID for almost four decades, and the U.S. government's leading advisor on infectious diseases, and leader in the country's response to Covid-19. In this interview with The BMJ, Dr Fauci covers parallels in his experience in the HIV/AIDS crisis with this latest public health emergency. He talks about how his understanding of Covid-19 has changed. We also tackle the reports of political intrusion into the CDC and, address worries about the rush toward a vaccine in time for the November elections. For more from The BMJ's covid coverage, all available for freehttps:/...
Source: The BMJ Podcast - September 18, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: BMJ talk medicine Source Type: podcasts

SCCM Pod-420 Nebulized Bacteriophages for Prophylaxis of Experimental MRSA VAP
Alternative strategies are needed to combat and prevent antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections. Host Ashish K. Khanna, MD, FCCP, FCCM, talks with David R. Cameron, PhD, about the potential for bacteriophage prophylaxis in the context of experimental ventilator-associated pneumonia due to methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in rats. (Source: SCCM PodCast - iCritical Care)
Source: SCCM PodCast - iCritical Care - September 10, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Authors: The Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) Tags: Medicine Source Type: podcasts

Coronavirus Q & A With Anthony Fauci, MD – August 3, 2020
Anthony Fauci, MD, White House Coronavirus Task Force member and director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, discusses latest developments in the COVID-19 pandemic. Recorded August 3, 2020. Related Article(s): Anthony Fauci, MD, on COVID-19 Vaccines, Larry Kramer, and Dealing With Criticism (Source: JAMA Author Interviews)
Source: JAMA Author Interviews - August 5, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: JAMA Network Source Type: podcasts

Coronavirus Update – July 2020
Infectious disease physician Rochelle P. Walensky, MD, MPH, of Harvard University discusses the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Recorded July 8, 2020. Related Article: Airborne Spread of SARS-CoV-2 and a Potential Role for Air Disinfection (Source: JAMA Author Interviews)
Source: JAMA Author Interviews - July 10, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: JAMA Network Source Type: podcasts

Coronapod: Lessons from pandemic ‘war-game’ simulations
Next week, we’ll be wrapping up Coronapod in its current form. Please fill out our short survey to let us know your thoughts on the show.In this episode:02:15 Simulating pandemicsResearchers have run numerous military-style simulations to predict the consequences of fictitious viral outbreaks. We discuss how these simulations work, what recommendations come out of them and if any of these warnings have been heeded.24:08 One good thingOur hosts pick out things that have made them smile in the last week, including audience feedback, the official end of the Ebola outbreak in the northeastern Democratic Republic of the C...
Source: Nature Podcast - July 3, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Springer Nature Limited Source Type: podcasts

Coronavirus Q & A With Anthony Fauci, MD – July 2, 2020
Anthony Fauci, MD, White House Coronavirus Task Force member and Director of the National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, discusses latest developments in the COVID-19 pandemic. Recorded on July 2, 2020. Watch the interview (Source: JAMA Author Interviews)
Source: JAMA Author Interviews - July 3, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: JAMA Network Source Type: podcasts

Lowering the shield with Julia Marcus and Carol Liddle
The relaxation of the COVID-19 lockdown regulations is raising a lot of questions, both for doctors and for patients. This week, we discuss how the lack of clarity and coherence in public health messages over the past few months has caused anxiety and confusion for our patients, especially those who have been told to shield. We talk about GPs tailoring shielding advice to suit the individuals they treat, the politicisation of mask wearing, and the flaws of ‘abstinence-only’ health messaging. How do we balance prompting overall health, rather than just working to prevent disease, and how do we start taking baby ...
Source: The BMJ Podcast - July 2, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: BMJ talk medicine Source Type: podcasts

The Next COVID-19 Phase
Michael Osterholm, PhD, MPH, of UMN’s Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy, discusses the summer rise in US COVID-19 cases, prospects for school reopening, a "second wave" in the fall, and more. Recorded June 24, 2020. Related Article(s): Vulnerability to Pandemic Flu Could Be Greater Today Than a Century Ago (Source: JAMA Author Interviews)
Source: JAMA Author Interviews - June 26, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: JAMA Network Source Type: podcasts

TWiV 630: Singapore Environmental Health Institute
From the Environmental Health Institute in Singapore, Vincent speaks with Director Lee Ching Ng about their work to control viral infectious diseases, including the controlled release of mosquitoes containing Wolbachia endosymbionts to inhibit viral transmission. Host: Vincent Racaniello Guest: Lee Ching Ng Subscribe (free): iTunes, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiV! (Source: This Week in Virology - MP3 Edition)
Source: This Week in Virology - MP3 Edition - June 24, 2020 Category: Virology Authors: Vincent Racaniello Source Type: podcasts

Coronavirus Q & A: Clinical Update With Carlos del Rio, MD
Infectious disease and global health expert Carlos del Rio, MD, of Emory University provides an update on the status of the #COVID19 pandemic in summer 2020, prospects for effective treatment and prevention, communicating the ongoing risk to the public, and more. Recorded June 15, 2020. Related Article: Translating Science on COVID-19 to Improve Clinical Care and Support the Public Health Response (Source: JAMA Author Interviews)
Source: JAMA Author Interviews - June 17, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: JAMA Network Source Type: podcasts

TWiV 627: Singapore National Centre for Infectious Diseases
Vincent visits the National Centre for Infectious Diseases and speaks with Executive Director Leo Yee-Sin and Consultant Nancy Tee about the main hub for both clinical treatment of infectious diseases and outbreak management in Singapore. Host: Vincent Racaniello Guests: Leo Yee-Sin and Nancy Tee Subscribe (free): iTunes, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiV! Links for this episode National Centre for Infectious Diseases National Public Health Laboratory Intro music is by Ronald Jenkees Send your virology questions and comments to twiv@microbe.tv (Source: This Wee...
Source: This Week in Virology - MP3 Edition - June 17, 2020 Category: Virology Authors: Vincent Racaniello Source Type: podcasts

TWiV 624: SeXX matters with Sabra Klein
Daniel Griffin provides a clinical update on COVID-19, then Sabra Klein joins us to discuss the effect of sex, gender, and age on viral infectious disease, including COVID-19. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello,Dickson Despommier, Alan Dove, Rich Condit, Kathy Spindler and Brianne Barker Guests: Daniel Griffin, Chuck Knirsch, and Sabra Klein Click arrow to play Download TWiV 624 (91 MB .mp3, 152 min) Subscribe (free): iTunes, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiV! Links for this episode SeXX matters in infectious disease pathogenesis (PLoS Path) Sex and gender impact immune...
Source: This Week in Virology - MP3 Edition - June 7, 2020 Category: Virology Authors: Vincent Racaniello Source Type: podcasts

TWiV 612: CEPI, preventing the next pandemic
From the Nipah Virus International Conference in Singapore, Vincent speaks with Richard Hatchett, CEO of CEPI, about its mission to stimulate and accelerate the development of vaccines against emerging infectious diseases. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello Guests: Richard Hatchett and Linfa Wang Subscribe (free): iTunes, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiV! Intro music is by Ronald Jenkees. Send your virology questions and comments to twiv@microbe.tv (Source: This Week in Virology - MP3 Edition)
Source: This Week in Virology - MP3 Edition - May 12, 2020 Category: Virology Authors: Vincent Racaniello Source Type: podcasts

Predicting the COVID-19 Pandemic
Marc Lipsitch, DPhil, an infectious diseases epidemiologist developing biological and modeling approaches to pathogen transmission and outbreaks, discusses evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic in summer and fall 2020. Originally recorded April 22, 2020. (Source: JAMA Author Interviews)
Source: JAMA Author Interviews - April 24, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: JAMA Network Source Type: podcasts

Factors that influence whether healthcare workers follow infection prevention and control guidelines for respiratory infectious diseases
COVID-19 has spread quickly, and Cochrane is producing a series of rapid reviews of relevant evidence to help decision makers. One of these looks at the views of healthcare workers on infection prevention and control guidelines, and we asked lead author, Catherine Houghton from the National University of Ireland in Galway to describe the key findings, published in April 2020. (Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library)
Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library - April 21, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: Cochrane Source Type: podcasts

Protective clothes and equipment for healthcare workers to prevent them catching coronavirus and other highly infectious diseases
This podcast was published with anearlier version of this review, but it is still valid for theversion published in May 2020.Coronavirus disease 2019, or COVID-19, has spread quickly throughout the world, and we are updating the most relevant Cochrane reviews, as well as preparing rapid reviews of new topics. In this podcast, we asked author Blair Rajam äki from the University of Eastern Finland in Kuopio to describe the findings of the April 2020 update on the effects of personal protective equipment for healthcare workers. (Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library)
Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library - April 15, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: Cochrane Source Type: podcasts

Protective clothes and equipment for healthcare workers to prevent them catching coronavirus and other highly infectious diseases
Coronavirus disease 2019, or COVID-19, has spread quickly throughout the world, and we are updating the most relevant Cochrane reviews, as well as preparing rapid reviews of new topics. In this podcast, we asked author Blair Rajam äki from the University of Eastern Finland in Kuopio to describe the findings of the April 2020 update on the effects of personal protective equipment for healthcare workers. (Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library)
Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library - April 9, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: Cochrane Source Type: podcasts

WHO's response to covid-19
We knew a pandemic was coming at some point - it ’s kind of why we have the WHO. We have had various smaller scale tests of the international response to an infectious disease outbreak - Ebola in west africa being the most recent. After that, reports criticised the WHO's response - citing problems around the swiftness of their action, the lack of... (Source: The BMJ Podcast)
Source: The BMJ Podcast - April 5, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: BMJ talk medicine Source Type: podcasts

TWiV Special: Coronavirus update with Mark Denison, MD
Pediatric infectious disease physician and coronavirologist Mark Denison joins Vincent for a discussion of COVID-19 and SARS-CoV-2 with an emphasis on antiviral therapeutics. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello Guest: Mark Denison Subscribe (free): iTunes, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiV! Intro music is by Ronald Jenkees. Send your virology questions and comments to twiv@microbe.tv (Source: This Week in Virology - MP3 Edition)
Source: This Week in Virology - MP3 Edition - March 26, 2020 Category: Virology Authors: Vincent Racaniello Source Type: podcasts

Coronapod: “Test, test, test!”
In the first of our new podcast series, Benjamin Thompson, Noah Baker, and Amy Maxmen discuss the epidemiology needed to control the Covid-19 outbreak.In this episode:03:57 Testing timesCase numbers of Covid-19 have leapt around the world in recent days, but how many undetected cases are out there? We talk about the urgent need to deploy two of the cornerstones of effective epidemiology – testing and contact tracing – and discuss why these measures aren’t being rolled out worldwide.News article: Scientists exposed to coronavirus wonder: why weren’t we notified?; News article: South Korea is reportin...
Source: Nature Podcast - March 20, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Springer Nature Limited Source Type: podcasts

Coronavirus Testing
Coronavirus testing will help countries manage coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) but will raise questions about how to counsel patients about their test results. The CDC's Deputy Director for Infectious Diseases Jay C. Butler, MD, talks with JAMA Editor Howard Bauchner about what to advise healthy patients with positive PCR results, sick patients with negative test results, exposed health care workers, and more. (Source: JAMA Author Interviews)
Source: JAMA Author Interviews - March 17, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: JAMA Network Source Type: podcasts

Coronavirus Testing – March 16 Q & A with the CDC ’s Jay Butler, MD
Coronavirus testing will help countries manage coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) but will raise questions about how to counsel patients about their test results. The CDC's Deputy Director for Infectious Diseases Jay C. Butler, MD, talks with JAMA Editor Howard Bauchner about what to advise healthy patients with positive PCR results, sick patients with negative test results, exposed health care workers, and more. (Source: JAMA Author Interviews)
Source: JAMA Author Interviews - March 17, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: JAMA Network Source Type: podcasts

TWiV Special: Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19 update
Infectious disease physician Daniel Griffin and virologist Valeria Cagno join Vincent to provide updates on the situation with SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19 in New York and Italy. Host: Vincent Racaniello Guests: Daniel Griffin and Valeria Cagno Subscribe (free): iTunes, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiV! Intro music is by Ronald Jenkees. Send your virology questions and comments to twiv@microbe.tv (Source: This Week in Virology - MP3 Edition)
Source: This Week in Virology - MP3 Edition - March 5, 2020 Category: Virology Authors: Vincent Racaniello Source Type: podcasts

Incisional Negative Pressure Wound Therapy for SSI Prevention, MRSA Bacteremia and Combination Therapy, Review of Parkinson Disease, and more
Editor's Summary by Howard Bauchner, MD, Editor in Chief of JAMA, the Journal of the American Medical Association, for the February 11, 2020 issue (Source: JAMA: This Week's Audio Commentary)
Source: JAMA: This Week's Audio Commentary - February 11, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: JAMA Network Source Type: podcasts

The 2019 Novel Coronavirus Outbreak – Update From NIAID’s Anthony Fauci, MD
In February 2020 the nature of the 2019-nCoV outbreak is still slowly coming into focus but it appears to be acting more like bad pandemic influenza (efficient spread, overall lower mortality) than like SARS (less efficient spread, overall higher mortality). Anthony Fauci, MD, of the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) discusses the latest developments with JAMA Editor in Chief Howard Bauchner. Coronavirus Resource Center (Source: JAMA Author Interviews)
Source: JAMA Author Interviews - February 7, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: JAMA Network Source Type: podcasts

TWiV 579: Reno viral
Vincent speaks with virologists at the University of Nevada at Reno about their careers and their work on herpesviruses, arboviruses, and the development of diagnostics for infectious diseases. Host: Vincent Racaniello Guests: Dave AuCoin, Cyprian Rossetto, Claudia Rückert, and Subhash Verma Subscribe (free): iTunes, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiV! Links for this episode PAN's labyrinth (Viruses) KSHV SOX protein DNAse activity (J Virol) Vertical flow immunoassay for pathogen detection (Talanta) Small RNA responses of mosquitoes (Insect Biochem Mol Biol) Tim...
Source: This Week in Virology - MP3 Edition - December 22, 2019 Category: Virology Authors: Vincent Racaniello Source Type: podcasts

TWiV 567: Outbreaks and a breakout
The TWiV team covers outbreaks of eastern equine encephalitis virus in the US and poliovirus in the Philippines, and explain how a chemokine induced by HIV-1 infection helps release more virus particles from cells. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Alan Dove, Rich Condit, Kathy Spindler, and Brianne Barker Subscribe (free): iTunes, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiV! Links for this episode Poliomyelitis returns to the Philippines (Mashable, virology blog) EEE in the USA (Am J Trop Med Hyg) Chemokine helps HIV-1 release (eLIFE) Image credit Letters read o...
Source: This Week in Virology - MP3 Edition - September 29, 2019 Category: Virology Authors: Vincent Racaniello Source Type: podcasts

Nature PastCast, August 1975: Antibodies ’ ascendency to blockbuster drug status
This year, Nature celebrates its 150th birthday. To mark this anniversary we’re rebroadcasting episodes from our PastCast series, highlighting key moments in the history of science.They’re found in home-testing kits for pregnancy, hospital tests for MRSA, and in six out of ten of the best-selling drugs today. But monoclonal antibodies have kept a surprisingly low profile since their debut in a Nature paper in 1975. This podcast follows them from that time through patent wars, promising drug trials and finally to blockbuster status today.This episode was first broadcast in August 2013.From the archive:Continuous...
Source: Nature Podcast - August 30, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Springer Nature Limited Source Type: podcasts

TWiV 559: Nectin connection what's your infection?
The complete TWiV team give a report on the Ebola virus outbreak in DRC, and reveal that cell surface nectin proteins cause the transfer of cytoplasmic cargo, including measles virus, between cells. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Alan Dove, Rich Condit, Kathy Spindler, and Brianne Barker Subscribe (free): iTunes, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiV! Links for this episode Fire Alarm at ASV Ebola outbreak sitrep(WHO) Ebola outbreak dashboard(WHO) Ebola outbreakDRC (MSF) Ebola articles at CIDRAP Ebola virus vaccine could run out(STAT news) Nectin me...
Source: This Week in Virology - MP3 Edition - August 4, 2019 Category: Virology Authors: Vincent Racaniello Source Type: podcasts

04 July 2019: Machine learning in materials science, and sand ’s sustainability
This week, using an algorithm to find properties in materials science, and the global consequences of sand-mining.In this episode:00:47 Predicting propertiesA word-association algorithm is reading millions of abstracts to discover new properties of materials. Research article: Tshitoyan et al.; News and Views: Text mining facilitates materials discovery08:28 Research HighlightsTiny robot-jellyfish, and genome mutation hot-spots. Research Article:Multi-functional soft-bodied jellyfish-like swimming; Research Highlight:How DNA ‘hotspots’ snarl the search for cancer genes10:48 Sand un...
Source: Nature Podcast - July 3, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Springer Nature Limited Source Type: podcasts

04 July 2019: Machine learning in materials science, and sand ’s sustainability
This week, using an algorithm to find properties in materials science, and the global consequences of sand-mining.In this episode:00:47 Predicting propertiesA word-association algorithm is reading millions of abstracts to discover new properties of materials. Research article: Tshitoyan et al.; News and Views: Text mining facilitates materials discovery08:28 Research HighlightsTiny robot-jellyfish, and genome mutation hot-spots. Research Article:Multi-functional soft-bodied jellyfish-like swimming; Research Highlight:How DNA ‘hotspots’ snarl the search for cancer genes10:48 Sand un...
Source: Nature Podcast - July 3, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Springer Nature Limited Source Type: podcasts

TWiV 542: Inside Microbiotix
Vincent travels to Microbiotix, Inc, a biopharmaceutical company in Worcester, MA to speak with four members of the company about their discovery and development of small molecule drugs that target serious infectious diseases. Host: Vincent Racaniello Guests: Terry Bowlin, Zach Aron, Grace Lui, and Islam Hussein Subscribe (free): iTunes, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiV! Links for this episode Microbiotix, Inc. MBX-400 Microbiotix pipeline Microbiotix publications Timestamps by Jolene. Thanks! Listener Pick Islam- How to successfully collaborate with industry Intro...
Source: This Week in Virology - MP3 Edition - April 7, 2019 Category: Virology Authors: Vincent Racaniello Source Type: podcasts

Mark S. Sulkowski, MD - Addressing the Evolving Opioid and HCV Epidemics Through Community Engagement and Education
Go online to PeerView.com/QYB860 to view the entire program with slides. In this activity, which is based on recent live meetings held in Baltimore and Cambridge, Maryland, clinicians practicing on the front-lines of the intersecting hepatitis C and opioid epidemics offer thought-provoking perspectives on identifying HCV among people with substance use disorders who live in urban and rural healthcare settings and successfully engaging them in care to achieve better patient and community outcomes. Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to: Evaluate patients with, or at risk of, hepatitis C virus (HCV) i...
Source: PeerView CME/CE Audio Podcast - Primary Care - March 25, 2019 Category: Primary Care Authors: PVI, PeerView Institute for Medical Education Tags: Science, Medicine Source Type: podcasts

"Mudicinal Properties" -- The Discovery Files
Arizona State University and Mayo Clinic researchers have found that one type of clay, Oregon blue clay, may help fight disease-causing bacteria in wounds, including treatment-resistant bacteria. In laboratory tests, the researchers found that the clay has antibacterial effects against bacteria such as Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus, including strains such as carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). (Source: The Discovery Files)
Source: The Discovery Files - September 6, 2018 Category: Science Authors: National Science Foundation Source Type: podcasts

TWiV 500: Keep virology weird
The entire TWiV team visits The University of Texas in Austin to record episode #500 with guests Jinny Suh, Jason McClellan, and Jon Huibregtse. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Alan Dove, Rich Condit, and Kathy Spindler Guests: Jinny Suh, Jason McClellan, and Jon Huibregtse Become a patron of TWiV! Links for this episode A big list of science podcasts Immunize Texas McClellan Lab Huibregtse Lab John Ring LaMontagne Center for Infectious Disease Video of this episode (YouTube) Weekly Science Picks Alan - The Airplane Cabin Microbiome Rich - Coalition for Epidemic Prepar...
Source: This Week in Virology - MP3 Edition - July 1, 2018 Category: Virology Authors: Vincent Racaniello Source Type: podcasts

Sketching suspects with DNA, and using light to find Zika-infected mosquitoes
DNA fingerprinting has been used to link people to crimes for decades, by matching DNA from a crime scene to DNA extracted from a suspect. Now, investigators are using other parts of the genome —such as markers for hair and eye color—to help rule people in and out as suspects. Staff Writer Gretchen Vogel talks with Sarah Crespi about whether science supports this approach and how different countries are dealing with this new type of evidence. Sarah also talks with Jill Fernandes of th e University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia, about her Science Advances paper on a light-based technique for detecting Zi...
Source: Science Magazine Podcast - May 24, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Science Tags: Scientific Community Source Type: podcasts

Here's What's New in the HIV Treatment Guidelines
Dr Paul Sax reports on a new recommended HIV treatment option and thanks Marty Hirsch for his skillful leadership of the guidelines working group. (Source: Medscape Infectious Disease Podcast)
Source: Medscape Infectious Disease Podcast - April 20, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts