Coronavirus spreads financial turmoil to universities, and a drone that fights mosquito-borne illnesses
Senior Correspondent Jeffrey Mervis joins host Sarah Crespi to talk about how universities are dealing with the financial crunch brought on by the coronavirus. Jeff discusses how big research universities are balancing their budgets as federal grants continue to flow, but endowments are down and so is the promise of state funding. Read all our coronavirus coverage. Mosquito-borne infections like Zika, dengue, malaria, and chikungunya cause millions of deaths each year. Nicole Culbert and colleges write this week in Science Robotics about a new way to deal with deadly mosquitoes—using drones. The drones are designe...
Source: Science Magazine Podcast - June 15, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Science Tags: Scientific Community Source Type: podcasts

03 October 2019: Leapfrogging speciation, and migrating mosquitoes
This week, how new species may form by sexual imprinting, and a previously unknown way for mosquitoes to migrate.In this episode:00:43 New species by sexual imprinting?A Central American frog chooses mates resembling its parents, a possible route for new species to form. Research Article: Yang et al.; News and Views: Leapfrog to speciation boosted by mother’s influence09:58 Research HighlightsA light-based pacemaker, and the mathematics of the best place to park. Research Article: Mei et al.; Research Highlight: Maths tackles an eternal question: where to park?11:43 Gone with t...
Source: Nature Podcast - October 2, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Springer Nature Limited Source Type: podcasts

"Prawn Stars" -- The Discovery Files
New research provides a roadmap for how entrepreneurs can harness freshwater prawns' voracious appetite for snails to reduce the transmission of parasites that cause schistosomiasis -- the second most devastating parasitic disease worldwide, after malaria -- while still making a profit selling the prawns as food. The study shows how small-scale farming of freshwater prawns -- also known as aquaculture -- could be a win-win for communities in emerging and developing economies where schistosomiasis is common. (Source: The Discovery Files)
Source: The Discovery Files - August 8, 2019 Category: Science Authors: National Science Foundation Source Type: podcasts

Malaria nets and insecticide resistance
Natacha Protopopoff joins The Lancet to talk about her new study on bed nets, malaria, and insecticide resistance. (Source: Listen to The Lancet)
Source: Listen to The Lancet - April 13, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: The Lancet Source Type: podcasts

Fever in the returning traveller
International travel is increasingly common. Between 10% and 42% of travellers to any destination, and 15%-70% of travellers to tropical settings experience ill health, either while abroad or on returning home, Malaria is the commonest specific diagnosis, accounting for 5%-29% of all individuals presenting to specialist clinic, followed by... (Source: The BMJ Podcast)
Source: The BMJ Podcast - February 20, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: BMJ talk medicine Source Type: podcasts

The accuracy of rapid diagnostic tests for detecting typhoid and paratyphoid (enteric) fever
Point-of-care rapid diagnostic tests which use a small amount of blood are available for infectious diseases such as malaria and HIV, and make an important contribution to patient management. Cochrane reviews of the accuracy of such tests have influenced WHO policy and, in May 2017, they were added to with a new Cochrane Diagnostic Test Accuracy review of rapid tests for typhoid and paratyphoid fevers. Lalith Wijedoru from the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine in UK tells us more in this podcast. (Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library)
Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library - October 23, 2017 Category: General Medicine Authors: Cochrane Source Type: podcasts

The accuracy of rapid diagnostic tests for detecting typhoid and paratyphoid (enteric) fever
Point-of-care rapid diagnostic tests which use a small amount of blood are available for infectious diseases such as malaria and HIV, and make an important contribution to patient management. Cochrane Reviews of the accuracy of such tests have influenced World Health Organization (WHO) policy and, in May 2017, they were added to with a new Cochrane Diagnostic Test Accuracy review of rapid tests for typhoid and paratyphoid fevers. Lalith Wijedoru from the  Alder Hey Children's Hospital in Liverpool in UK tells us more in this podcast. (Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library)
Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library - October 23, 2017 Category: General Medicine Authors: Cochrane Source Type: podcasts

Nature Podcast: 5 October 2017
This week, floating cities, malaria-free mosquitos, and using evolution to inspire aircraft design. (Source: Nature Podcast)
Source: Nature Podcast - October 4, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Nature Publishing Group Source Type: podcasts

Nature Podcast: 5 October 2017
This week, floating cities, malaria-free mosquitos, and using evolution to inspire aircraft design. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy (Source: Nature Podcast)
Source: Nature Podcast - October 4, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Springer Nature Limited Source Type: podcasts

CDC's Emergency Drugs for US Clinicians and Hospitals
Suspect a case of botulism or malaria? You'll soon find that your local pharmacy doesn't stock antitoxin or artesunate. You can get these lifesaving drugs quickly from CDC. Here's how. (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Podcast)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Podcast - June 5, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

CDC's Emergency Drugs for US Clinicians and Hospitals
Suspect a case of botulism or malaria? You'll soon find that your local pharmacy doesn't stock antitoxin or artesunate. You can get these lifesaving drugs quickly from CDC. Here's how. (Source: Medscape Infectious Disease Podcast)
Source: Medscape Infectious Disease Podcast - June 5, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

PodMed – Week of May 1, 2017
This week’s topics include managing preeclampsia, diet soft drinks and stroke, autoimmune conditions and malaria, and fecal immunochemical testing and colorectal cancer. Program notes: 0:36 Malaria, lupus and MS 1:36 B-cell activating factor or BAF 2:34 Sickle cell anemia also 3:16 Diet soft drinks and stroke 4:16 Three fold increased risk of stroke and Alzheimer’s […] (Source: Johns Hopkins Medicine Weekly Health News)
Source: Johns Hopkins Medicine Weekly Health News - April 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Elizabeth Tracey Johns Hopkins Medicine Tags: All Podcasts Alzheimer's Disease And Dementia Chronic Disease Colon And Rectal Cancer Genetics Geriatrics High Blood Pressure Neurology And Neurosurgery PodMed Pregnancy Source Type: podcasts

Should malaria be eradicated?
The World Health Organization, the Roll Back Malaria Partnership, and the United Nations, all have a vision of a malaria-free world. The world has already committed to malaria eradication, albeit without a target date. Bruno Moonen, deputy director for malaria at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, thinks that for malaria, eradication is the... (Source: The BMJ Podcast)
Source: The BMJ Podcast - March 7, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Authors: BMJ talk medicine Source Type: podcasts

Podcast: Recognizing the monkey in the mirror, giving people malaria parasites as a vaccine strategy, and keeping coastal waters clean with seagrass
This week, we chat about what it means if a monkey can learn to recognize itself in a mirror, injecting people with live malaria parasites as a vaccine strategy, and insect-inspired wind turbines with Online News Editor David Grimm. And Joleah Lamb joins Alexa Billow to discuss how seagrass can greatly reduce harmful microbes in the ocean —protecting people and corals from disease. Read the research. Listen to previous podcasts. [Image: peters99/iStock; Music: Jeffrey Cook] (Source: Science Magazine Podcast)
Source: Science Magazine Podcast - February 16, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Science Tags: Scientific Community Source Type: podcasts

Podcast: Recognizing the monkey in the mirror, giving people malaria parasites as a vaccine strategy, and keeping coastal waters clean with seagrass
This week, we chat about what it means if a monkey can learn to recognize itself in a mirror, injecting people with live malaria parasites as a vaccine strategy, and insect-inspired wind turbines with Online News Editor David Grimm. And Joleah Lamb joins Alexa Billow to discuss how seagrass can greatly reduce harmful microbes in the ocean —protecting people and corals from disease. Read the research.   Listen to previous podcasts.   [Image: peters99/iStock; Music: Jeffrey Cook] (Source: Science Magazine Podcast)
Source: Science Magazine Podcast - February 16, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Science Tags: Scientific Community Source Type: podcasts

World Malaria Day: The Lancet: April 25, 2016
Sir Richard Feachem discusses a review of the progress made globally in the eradication and elimination of malaria. (Source: Listen to The Lancet)
Source: Listen to The Lancet - April 25, 2016 Category: General Medicine Authors: The Lancet Source Type: podcasts

Podcast: The effects of Neandertal DNA on health, squishing bugs for science, and sleepy confessions
Online news editor David Grimm shares stories on confessions extracted from sleepy people, malaria hiding out in deer, and making squishable bots based on cockroaches. Corinne Simonti joins host Sarah Crespi to discuss whether Neandertal DNA in the human genome is helping or hurting. Read the related research in Science.  [Image: Tom Libby, Kaushik Jayaram and Pauline Jennings. Courtesy of PolyPEDAL Lab UC Berkeley.] (Source: Science Magazine Podcast)
Source: Science Magazine Podcast - February 11, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Science Tags: Scientific Community Source Type: podcasts

Podcast: The effects of Neandertal DNA on health, squishing bugs for science, and sleepy confessions
Online news editor David Grimm shares stories on confessions extracted from sleepy people, malaria hiding out in deer, and making squishable bots based on cockroaches.   Corinne Simonti joins host Sarah Crespi to discuss whether Neandertal DNA in the human genome is helping or hurting. Read the related research in Science.   [Image: Tom Libby, Kaushik Jayaram and Pauline Jennings. Courtesy of PolyPEDAL Lab UC Berkeley.] (Source: Science Magazine Podcast)
Source: Science Magazine Podcast - February 11, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Science Tags: Scientific Community Source Type: podcasts

Stopping the overtreatment of malaria
The Rapid diagnostic tests have the potential to reduce the overtreatment of malaria by 95%, but time and extensive logistical, behavioural, and technical interventions may be required to achieve this. Eleanor Ochodo from the Centre for Evidence-Based Health Care, at Stellenbosch University, joins us to discuss. Read the full... (Source: The BMJ Podcast)
Source: The BMJ Podcast - February 5, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Authors: BMJ talk medicine Source Type: podcasts

Stopping the overtreatment of malaria
The Rapid diagnostic tests have the potential to reduce the overtreatment of malaria by 95%, but time and extensive logistical, behavioural, and technical interventions may be required to achieve this. Eleanor Ochodo from the Centre for Evidence-Based Health Care, at Stellenbosch University, joins us to discuss. Read the full... (Source: The BMJ Podcast)
Source: The BMJ Podcast - February 5, 2016 Category: General Medicine Authors: BMJ talk medicine Source Type: podcasts

TWiV 374: Discordance in B
Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Alan Dove, Rich Condit, and Kathy Spindler The TWiVniks consider the role of a cell enzyme that removes a protein linked to the 5'-end of the picornavirus genome, and the connection between malaria, Epstein-Barr virus, and endemic Burkitt's lymphoma.   Links for this episode Divergent requirements for removing VPg (mBio) Bond, covalent bond (TWiV 210) Link between malaria and endemic Burkitt's lymphoma (PLoS Path) Multifactorial role of malaria in Burkitt's lymphoma (PLoS Path) Plasmodium infection&nbs...
Source: This Week in Virology - MP3 Edition - January 31, 2016 Category: Virology Authors: Vincent Racaniello Source Type: podcasts

Nature Podcast: 24 September 2015
This week, looking back at malaria interventions, using private data for research, and how to twist a travelling neutron. (Source: Nature Podcast)
Source: Nature Podcast - September 23, 2015 Category: Science Authors: Nature Publishing Group Source Type: podcasts

Nature Podcast: 24 September 2015
This week, looking back at malaria interventions, using private data for research, and how to twist a travelling neutron. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy (Source: Nature Podcast)
Source: Nature Podcast - September 23, 2015 Category: Science Authors: Springer Nature Limited Source Type: podcasts

Iron and malaria, advances in diabetes diagnosis and treatment, pushing the limits on neuroimaging, and more.
Editor's Audio Summary by Preeti Malani, MD, Associate Editor of JAMA, the Journal of the American Medical Association, for the September 8, 2015 issue (Source: JAMA: This Week's Audio Commentary)
Source: JAMA: This Week's Audio Commentary - September 8, 2015 Category: Journals (General) Authors: JAMA, the Journal of the American Medical Association, and The JAMA Network Source Type: podcasts

Strategies to increase the ownership and use of insecticide-treated bednets to prevent malaria
Alongside Cochrane Reviews that try to identify effective interventions are some that try to find ways to ensure that effective interventions are implemented. At the end of March 2015, Jennifer Petkovic from the Bruyère Research Institute at the University of Ottawa in Canada, and colleagues, published one such new Cochrane Review. It looks at how to increase the use of insecticide-treated bednets for the prevention of malaria. Jordi Pardo Pardo from Cochrane Canada spoke to her about the review. (Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library)
Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library - May 5, 2015 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Cochrane Source Type: podcasts

Intermittent preventive antimalarial treatment for children with anaemia
In some areas of health care, we use a treatment for one condition to try to help people with something else. One example is the use of anti-malaria treatments for children with anaemia and the evidence for this was examined in a new Cochrane Review in January 2015. Anke Rohwer from the Centre for Evidence-based Health Care at Stellenbosch University in South Africa describes the rationale and the findings in this Evidence Pod. (Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library)
Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library - April 20, 2015 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Cochrane Source Type: podcasts

Sexual trait evolution in mosquitoes and a news roundup
Sara Mitchell discusses the co-evolution of sexual traits in mosquitoes and their influence on malaria transmission. David Grimm discusses daily news stories. Hosted by Susanne Bard. [Img: © Sam Cotton] (Source: Science Magazine Podcast)
Source: Science Magazine Podcast - February 26, 2015 Category: Science Authors: Science Source Type: podcasts

Nature Podcast: 24 September 2015
This week, looking back at malaria interventions, using private data for research, and how to twist a travelling neutron. (Source: Nature Podcast)
Source: Nature Podcast - January 26, 2015 Category: Science Authors: Nature Publishing Group Source Type: podcasts

Travel to West Africa? Don't Neglect Malaria Prevention
If travel can't be postponed, travelers to West Africa must guard not only against Ebola but against malaria, too. (Source: Medscape Infectious Disease Podcast)
Source: Medscape Infectious Disease Podcast - December 10, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Fighting on many fronts - how tackling ebola is effecting other diseases
Fatoumata Nafo-Traoré is the executive director of the Roll Back Malaria Partnership, and has just returned from Sierra Leone and Guinea. In this podcast, she describes the effect of the west African ebola outbreak on the prevention and treatment of malaria, and other diseases, in affected regions. In an earlier podcast, Dr Nafo examined recent... (Source: The BMJ Podcast)
Source: The BMJ Podcast - October 24, 2014 Category: Journals (General) Authors: BMJ talk medicine Source Type: podcasts

Update on malaria - new technologies helping to tackle the disease
Fatoumata Nafo-Traoré is the executive director of the Roll Back Malaria Partnership. In this podcast, she updates us on recent successes in the global effort to control the disease. A second podcast examines the effect of the current ebola outbreak on the prevention and treatment of malaria, and other diseases, in affected regions. (Source: The BMJ Podcast)
Source: The BMJ Podcast - October 24, 2014 Category: Journals (General) Authors: BMJ talk medicine Source Type: podcasts

Dengue: Not Every Tropical Fever Is Malaria
Dengue is often misdiagnosed as malaria, and the result can be fatal for the patient. Learn more here about distribution, diagnosis, and treatment. (Source: Medscape Infectious Disease Podcast)
Source: Medscape Infectious Disease Podcast - April 28, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

TWiV 282: Tamiflu and tenure too
Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Alan Dove, Rich Condit, and Kathy Spindler The TWiV team reviews a meta-analysis of clinical trial reports on using Tamiflu for influenza, and suggestions on how to rescue US biomedical research from its systemic flaws. Links for this episode World Malaria Day Review of oseltamivir clinical trials (Brit Med J) Effectiveness of Tamiflu questioned (NHS choices) Tamiflu campaign (Brit Med J) Rescuing US biomedical research (PNAS) Letters read on TWiV 282 Weekly Science Picks Alan - Northampton AirportVincent - Particle...
Source: This Week in Virology - MP3 Edition - April 27, 2014 Category: Virology Authors: Vincent Racaniello Source Type: podcasts

Malaria: Prevent, Diagnose, and Treat
Malaria is still with us in this age of rapid global travel. Prevention is best, but when infection occurs, rapid diagnosis and treatment can save lives. (Source: Medscape Infectious Disease Podcast)
Source: Medscape Infectious Disease Podcast - April 21, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Science Podcast - 100 years of crystallography, linking malaria and climate, and a news roundup (7 Mar 2014)
Celebrating crystallography's centennial; how climate pushes malaria uphill; roundup of daily news with David Grimm. (Source: Science Magazine Podcast)
Source: Science Magazine Podcast - March 7, 2014 Category: Science Authors: Science Source Type: podcasts

Listen to The Lancet: 20 February
Nicolai Humphreys is joined by Abdisalan Noor to discusses the changing risk of Plasmodium falciparum malaria infection in Africa. (Source: Listen to The Lancet)
Source: Listen to The Lancet - February 21, 2014 Category: Journals (General) Authors: The Lancet Source Type: podcasts

The Lancet: February 21, 2014
Nicolai Humphreys is joined by Abdisalan Noor to discusses the changing risk of Plasmodium falciparum malaria infection in Africa. (Source: Listen to The Lancet)
Source: Listen to The Lancet - February 21, 2014 Category: Journals (General) Authors: The Lancet Source Type: podcasts

TWiV 248: TWiP infects TWiV
Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, and Rich Condit Vincent, Dickson, and Rich reveal how experiments with a malaria parasite lead to the introduction of a mammalian retrovirus into birds. Links for this episode: Scientists cast doubt on MERS origin (NY Times) Animal reservoirs of SARS coronavirus (Virus Res) Jo Handelsman in the White House Origins of REV (PLoS Biology) Inadvertent transfer (virology blog) Mongoose, pheasant, pox, retrovirus (PLoS Biol) Evolutionary history of REVs Amazing story (Ed Yong) My wife's P. lophurae paper (Mol Bio...
Source: This Week in Virology - MP3 Edition - September 1, 2013 Category: Virology Authors: Vincent Racaniello Source Type: podcasts

The Lancet: February 03, 2012
Chris Murray discusses his paper which estimates that global malaria mortality could be twice as high as previously thought. (Source: Listen to The Lancet)
Source: Listen to The Lancet - February 3, 2012 Category: Journals (General) Authors: The Lancet Source Type: podcasts

#87 A Better Way to Beat Malaria
For centuries, the drug quinine has been used to treat malaria, a disease that kills close to one million people a year. But now, there’s a new drug - called artesunate - that is more effective, and far simpler and safer to administer than quinine. The WHO has just revised its guidelines calling for artesunate as the treatment of choice for children with severe malaria, and MSF is making the switch. But to save hundreds of thousands more young lives across the continent, the countries where the disease is endemic also need to make the move from quinine to artesunate in their national treatment guidelines. And that wo...
Source: MSF Podcasts - April 25, 2011 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) Source Type: podcasts