TWiV 759: Pork dogs and an evolutionary pickle
TWiV examines spillovers of porcine and canine coronaviruses into humans in Haiti and Malaysia, and how antigenic evolution of measles virus is constrained by multiple co-dominant epitopes on the viral glycoproteins. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Alan Dove, Rich Condit, and Amy Rosenfeld Subscribe (free): iTunes, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiV! Links for this episode ASV vaccine town halls 15:10 Porcine deltacoronavirus in Haitian children (medRxiv) Canine coronavirus from Malaysian pneumonia patient (Clin Inf Dis) No shift, measles (TWiV 340) The Cancer Thief (TWiV Letters rea...
Source: This Week in Virology - MP3 Edition - May 23, 2021 Category: Virology Authors: Vincent Racaniello Source Type: podcasts

A radioactive waste standoff and science ’s debt to the slave trade
A single factory in Malaysia supplies about 10% of the world ’s rare earth oxides, used in everything from cellphones to lasers to missiles. Controversy over the final resting place for the slightly radioactive byproducts has pushed the plant to the brink of closure. Host Meagan Cantwell talks with freelance writer Yao Hua Law about calls to ship the waste back to where it was originally mined in Australia, and how stopping production in Malaysia would mean almost all rare earth production would take place in China.  In another global trade story, host Sarah Crespi talks with freelance writer Sam Kean about close links...
Source: Science Magazine Podcast - April 4, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Science Tags: Scientific Community Source Type: podcasts

A radioactive waste standoff and science ’s debt to the slave trade
A single factory in Malaysia supplies about 10% of the world ’s rare earth oxides, used in everything from cellphones to lasers to missiles. Controversy over the final resting place for the slightly radioactive byproducts has pushed the plant to the brink of closure. Host Meagan Cantwell talks with freelance writer Yao Hua Law about calls to ship the waste back to where it was originally mined in Australia, and how stopping production in Malaysia would mean almost all rare earth production would take place in China.  In another global trade story, host Sarah Crespi talks with freelance writer Sam Kean about close links ...
Source: Science Magazine Podcast - April 4, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Science Tags: Scientific Community Source Type: podcasts

A radioactive waste standoff and science ’s debt to the slave trade
A single factory in Malaysia supplies about 10% of the world ’s rare earth oxides, used in everything from cellphones to lasers to missiles. Controversy over the final resting place for the slightly radioactive byproducts has pushed the plant to the brink of closure. Host Meagan Cantwell talks with freelance writer Yao Hua Law about calls to ship the waste back to where it was originally mined in Australia, and how stopping production in Malaysia would mean almost all rare earth production would take place in China.  In another global trade story, host Sarah Crespi talks with freelance writer Sam Kean about close links...
Source: Science Magazine Podcast - April 4, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Science Tags: Scientific Community Source Type: podcasts

Influenza vaccine for preventing acute otitis media (middle ear infection)
Acute otitis media is a common infection in children, with research showing that up to four in every five children in high-income countries will have at least one episode by the age of three. Influenza vaccines have been suggested as a way to prevent this, and an updated Cochrane Review from October 2017 looks at the latest evidence. Here ’s the review’s lead author, Norhayati from the Universiti Sains Malaysia in Kubang Kerian, Malaysia, to tell us more. (Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library)
Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library - September 28, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: Cochrane Source Type: podcasts

Rohingya in Malaysia: The Lancet: January 11, 2018
Adam Bemma discusses his world report on the Rohingya refugees' attempts to settle in Malaysia. (Source: Listen to The Lancet)
Source: Listen to The Lancet - January 12, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: The Lancet Source Type: podcasts

Skin antisepsis for reducing central venous catheter-related infections
One of the most widely used devices in medicine is the central venous catheter, allowing direct access to a patient ’s blood stream. However, it can cause infections and the use of antiseptics on the skin is one way to minimise this risk. Nai Ming Lai from the School of Medicine in Taylor's University in Malaysia has worked with colleagues to examine the relevant evidence and led the Cochrane Review, published in July 2016. (Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library)
Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library - January 20, 2017 Category: General Medicine Authors: Cochrane Source Type: podcasts