Ancient 'giraffes' sported thick helmets for headbutting
00:33 A headbashing relative gives insights into giraffe evolutionHow the giraffe got its long neck is a longstanding question in science. One possibility is that giraffes evolved longer necks for sexual competition, with males engaging in violent neck-swinging fights. Now, a team have described fossils of an ancient giraffoid species with a thick headpiece adapted for fighting, which could add weight to this hypothesis.Nature News: How the giraffe got its neck: ‘unicorn’ fossil could shed light on puzzle05:18 A wave of resignations signals discontent in academiaAround the world, the ‘great resignation’ has seen hu...
Source: Nature Podcast - June 8, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Springer Nature Limited Source Type: podcasts

TWiV 879: Indolent, resistant, and losing our TMPRSS
TWiV reviews the emergence of remdesivir-resistant SARS-CoV-2 during treatment of a persistently infected immunocompromised patient, and how altered TMPRSS2 utilization by the Omicron variant influences infectivity and fusion. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Alan Dove, Rich Condit, Kathy Spindler, and Brianne Barker Subscribe (free): Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiV! Links for this episode ASV 2022 Emergence of remdesivir resistance (Nature Comm) How to stall a copy machine (TWiV 819) Omicron altered TMPRSS2 usage (Nature) Timestamps by Jolene. Thanks! Weekly Picks Brianne – NSURP 20...
Source: This Week in Virology - MP3 Edition - March 24, 2022 Category: Virology Authors: Vincent Racaniello Source Type: podcasts

TWiV 685: Pandemicky
The TWiVers analyze efficacy of the AstraZeneca/Oxford adenovirus vectored vaccine, SARS-CoV-2 did not infect miners who became ill 8 years ago after cleaning bat guano from a cave in Yunnan Province, and induction of antigen-specific germinal center responses and production of neutralizing antibody by SARS-CoV-2 mRNA vaccine but not purified protein. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Rich Condit, Kathy Spindler, and Brianne Barker Subscribe (free): iTunes, Google Podcasts, RSS, emailBecome a patron of TWiV! Links for this episode AZD1222 vaccine efficacy (AstraZeneca) Addendum to SARS-CoV-2 discovery paper (Nature) SARS-...
Source: This Week in Virology - MP3 Edition - November 26, 2020 Category: Virology Authors: Vincent Racaniello Source Type: podcasts

Economics for Drs - what you need to know to understand UBI and a jobs guarantee
As the economic fall out of covid-19 starts to bite, attention is turning to how the state can support everyone - especially if the pandemic turns into a depression. Universal basic income, and a jobs guarantee are two of the potential mechanisms a country could deploy, both with different effects on people's health and wellbeing. In this podcast, Martin Hensher, associate professor of health system financing and organisation at Deakin university in Australia , and author of the new analysis "Covid-19, unemployment, and health: time for deeper solutions?" joins us to get you up to speed on the economic thought behind th...
Source: The BMJ Podcast - October 16, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: BMJ talk medicine Source Type: podcasts

The Financial Consequences of ACA Repeal
A new Commonwealth Fund podcast explores what repeal of the Affordable Care Act might mean for individuals and for the nation. Leighton Ku of the Center for Health Policy Research at George Washington University discusses his study, which found that 2.6 million jobs would be lost by 2019. And while the insurance industry waits for a possible repeal-and-replace the law, Sabrina Corlette of Georgetown University says uncertainty in the insurance market could lead to fewer plan choices and higher premiums.         (Source: New Directions in Health Care)
Source: New Directions in Health Care - February 15, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The Commonwealth Fund Source Type: podcasts

Practicing deliberately for excellence
Malcolm Gladwell had popularized the ‘10,000 hour’ rule to expertise in his popular book ‘Outliers’. As per his formulation, anyone who puts in 10,000 hours of effort could excel in a particular field. What one required was determination and raw effort. He had based these conclusions on the work of Anders Ericsson and colleagues and now Anders Ericsson (with Robert Pool) in his new book ‘Peak’ has tried to clear the muddied waters surrounding the 10,000 hour rule. You can read an excerpt from peak here , where Anders himself clarifies that it doesn’t necessarily take 10,000 hours t...
Source: The Mouse Trap - April 23, 2016 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: sandygautam Tags: intelligence deliberate practice exprtise Source Type: podcasts

A Better Job of Job Support for the Mentally Ill
Work is good for mental health, but it can be difficult for severely mentally ill individuals to find and hold jobs. Can we do a better job of helping them? (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Podcast)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Podcast - January 29, 2015 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Nephrology Report Signals Trouble for Specialty
Dr Jeffrey Berns comments on the nephrology fellowship survey, which confirms declining interest in the specialty and trouble finding jobs for new nephrologists. (Source: Medscape Nephrology Podcast)
Source: Medscape Nephrology Podcast - January 28, 2015 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Helping Young People with ASD Find Jobs
Transcript (Source: NIMH Audio)
Source: NIMH Audio - October 27, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: podcasts

How We Overcame Cancer As Newlyweds
For Jessica and Esteban Izquierdo, life was good. Both recent graduates settling into their new jobs, they soon made a decision to spend their lives together—a love story that started in Quito, Ecuado... Author: patientpower Added: 09/05/2014 (Source: Oncology Tube)
Source: Oncology Tube - September 6, 2014 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: podcasts

Sports Teams Should Be Forbidden to Hire Their Own Doctors
When team doctors are beholden to the team in order to keep their jobs, they may feel pressure to get athletes back and playing, when instead they should be taken out of the game or even the season. (Source: Medscape Med Students Podcast)
Source: Medscape Med Students Podcast - June 24, 2014 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

TWiV 186: From Buda to stump grinding
Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Alan Dove, and Rich Condit The TWiV chiefs tackle reader email about how to pronounce Buda, Texas, grinding tree stumps, and much more. Links for this episode: Detecting antibodies or antigens by ELISA Peter Wildy Prize Biosafety levels Baltimore classification at Viral Zone TWiV on Facebook Letters read on TWiV 186 Weekly Science Picks Alan - World Wide Lightning Location NetworkRich - Steve Jobs by Walter IsaacsonVincent - The Ocelloid Listener Pick of the Week lafrenchfille - whatshouldwecallgradschoolNeva - Antiviral drugs&nbs...
Source: This Week in Virology - MP3 Edition - June 3, 2012 Category: Virology Authors: Vincent Racaniello Source Type: podcasts

Steve Jobs: One More Thing
Dr. Bruce Cheson comments on Walter Isaacson ' s biography Steve Jobs, finding a poignant lesson in the life and death of the entrepreneur whom the author calls a ' magician genius. ' (Source: Medscape Transplantation Podcast)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Podcast - March 23, 2012 Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts