TWiV 913: Twinkle twinkle little SARS
TWiV explains the meaning of vaccine-derived poliovirus found in London sewage, risk of long COVID after infections with Delta or Omicron variants of SARS-CoV-2, and enhancers of innate immune signaling as broad-spectrum antivirals. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Alan Dove, Rich Condit, and Kathy Spindler. Subscribe (free): Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiV! Links for this episode Poliovirus in UK sewage (ProMedMail and Science) Poliovirus eradication effort (Science) Long COVID after Delta and Omicron (Lancet) How common is long COVID? (Nature) Immune enhancers as ...
Source: This Week in Virology - MP3 Edition - June 26, 2022 Category: Virology Authors: Vincent Racaniello Source Type: podcasts

The past, present, and future of health in Nigeria
Ibrahim Abubakar, Tolullah Oni, and Obinna Onwujekwe joinThe Lancet Voice to discuss how Nigeria's history affects the modern-day health system, and the challenges and opportunities for Nigeria in the future. (Source: Listen to The Lancet)
Source: Listen to The Lancet - March 15, 2022 Category: General Medicine Authors: The Lancet Source Type: podcasts

TWiV 783: COVID-19 clinical update #72 with Dr. Daniel Griffin
In COVID-19 clinical update #72, Daniel Griffin covers long term symptoms in children, outcomes for MIS-C, recent guidance from the American Academy of Pediatrics, a large well traced outbreak of delta variant, low dose mRNA vaccination generates durable T cell memory and antibodies, protective immunity in recovered patients, assessment of BinaxNOW, no effect of oral azithromycin, post-discharge symptoms in Nigeria, and therapeutics for low and middle income countries. Hosts: Daniel Griffin and Vincent Racaniello Subscribe (free): iTunes, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiV! Links for this episode L...
Source: This Week in Virology - MP3 Edition - July 23, 2021 Category: Virology Authors: Vincent Racaniello Source Type: podcasts

Ebola - Stepping up in Sierre Leone
In 2014, Oliver Johnson was a 28 year old British doctor, working on health policy in Sierre Leone after finishing medical school. Also working in Freetown was Sinead Walsh, then the Irish Ambassador to the country. Then the biggest outbreak of Ebola on record happened in West Africa, starting in Guinea and quickly spreading to Liberia, Sierre Leone and Nigeria. Oliver and Sinead have co-authored a book about the change that wrought on their lives, how they stepped into roles coordinating the international r esponse to the disease and running a treatment centre. They join us today to talk about their experiences there. ...
Source: The BMJ Podcast - March 8, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: BMJ talk medicine Source Type: podcasts

The places where HIV shows no sign of ending, and the parts of the human brain that are bigger —in bigger brains
Nigeria, Russia, and Florida seem like an odd set, but they all have one thing in common: growing caseloads of HIV. Science Staff Writer Jon Cohen joins host Sarah Crespi to talk about this week ’s big read on how the fight against HIV/AIDS is evolving in these diverse locations. Sarah also talks with Armin Raznahan of the National Institute of Mental Health in Bethesda, Maryland, about his group’s work measuring which parts of the human brain are bigger in bigger brains. Adult human b rains can vary as much as two times in size—and until now this expansion was thought to be evenly distributed. However, the team fo...
Source: Science Magazine Podcast - June 14, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Science Tags: Scientific Community Source Type: podcasts

The places where HIV shows no sign of ending, and the parts of the human brain that are bigger —in bigger brains
Nigeria, Russia, and Florida seem like an odd set, but they all have one thing in common: growing caseloads of HIV. Science Staff Writer Jon Cohen joins host Sarah Crespi to talk about this week ’s big read on how the fight against HIV/AIDS is evolving in these diverse locations. Sarah also talks with Armin Raznahan of the National Institute of Mental Health in Bethesda, Maryland, about his group’s work measuring which parts of the human brain are bigger in bigger brains. Adult human br ains can vary as much as two times in size—and until now this expansion was thought to be evenly distributed. However, the team fou...
Source: Science Magazine Podcast - June 14, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Science Tags: Scientific Community Source Type: podcasts