Global action to confront the pandemics of obesity, undernutrition, and climate change
Discussion with Obesity commission co-authors Bill Dietz (Georgetown University, USA) and Boyd Swinburn (University of Auckland, New Zealand), plus three personal testimonies about the impact of obesity relating to stigma, indigenous culture, and health. (Source: Listen to The Lancet)
Source: Listen to The Lancet - January 28, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: The Lancet Source Type: podcasts

TWiV 528: Our annual recapsidation
In the first episode for 2019, the TWiV team reviews the amazing virology stories of the past year. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Alan Dove, Rich Condit, and Kathy Spindler Subscribe (free): iTunes, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiV! Links for this episode Please take the TWiV listener survey ASV 2019 Satellite Symposia Crowdfunding for EV-D68 research TWiV World Tour 2018 t-shirt (Amazon) Cool virology from 2018 Viruses behind AD? TWiV 505, TWiV 519, clinical trial one and two Wolbachia-mosquito release halts dengue (TWiV 506); World Mosq...
Source: This Week in Virology - MP3 Edition - January 6, 2019 Category: Virology Authors: Vincent Racaniello Source Type: podcasts

TWiV 519: Fishing for viruses in senile
The TWiVomers review a potential role for herpes simplex virus type 1 as a cause of Alzheimer's Disease, including the finding that amyloid-beta acts as an antiviral by enveloping virus particles. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Alan Dove, Rich Condit, and Brianne Barker Subscribe (free): iTunes, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiV! Links for this episode Virology Comics on sale (Amazon) Clinical Trial: antiviral for AD HHV6 and HHV7 transcripts in AD brain (TWiV 505) HSV1 in AD (Front Ag Neuro) Taiwan cohort study on antivirals and AD (Neurother) ...
Source: This Week in Virology - MP3 Edition - November 11, 2018 Category: Virology Authors: Vincent Racaniello Source Type: podcasts

The World Bank - creating a market in pandemic risk
The world bank was set up in 1944. In the aftermath of the second world war, the institution was there to give loans to countries rebuilding after the conflict. Their first loan went to France - but with stipulations about repayment that set a tone for future funds. A new series, authored by Devi Sridhar, and her team from the University of... (Source: The BMJ Podcast)
Source: The BMJ Podcast - September 1, 2017 Category: General Medicine Authors: BMJ talk medicine Source Type: podcasts

TWiV 446: Old sins die hard
The TWiV hosts review an analysis of gender parity trends at virology conferences, and the origin and unusual pathogenesis of the 1918 pandemic H1N1 influenza virus.Hosts:  Vincent Racaniello,Dickson Despommier,  Alan Dove,Rich Condit, andKathy Spindler Become a  patron of TWiV!Links for this episodeASM grant writing online courseGender parity trends at virology meetings (J Virol)Professor gender perpetuatesgender gap (NBER)Next generation researchersinitiative (NIH)NIH abandonsgrant cap (Science)Genesis and pathogenesis of 1918 H1N1 influenza virus (PNAS)Image creditLetters read on TWiV ...
Source: This Week in Virology - MP3 Edition - June 17, 2017 Category: Virology Authors: Vincent Racaniello Source Type: podcasts

The World Is Not Prepared for Pandemics
Results of a comprehensive, international study have spurred a new framework for combating infectious diseases threats, says Dr Victor Dzau, president of the National Academy of Medicine. (Source: Medscape HIV AIDS Podcast)
Source: Medscape HIV AIDS Podcast - November 15, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

The World Is Not Prepared for Pandemics
Results of a comprehensive, international study have spurred a new framework for combating infectious diseases threats, says Dr Victor Dzau, president of the National Academy of Medicine. (Source: Medscape Public Health & Prevention Podcast)
Source: Medscape Public Health & Prevention Podcast - November 15, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

SCCM Pod-325 Pediatric Triage in a Severe Pandemic
Margaret Parker, MD, MCCM, speaks with Christine Gall, DrPH, about the article, "Pediatric Triage in a Severe Pandemic: Maximizing Survival by Establishing Triage Thresholds," published in the September 2016 issue of Critical Care Medicine. (Source: SCCM PodCast - iCritical Care)
Source: SCCM PodCast - iCritical Care - August 18, 2016 Category: Intensive Care Authors: The Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) Tags: Medicine Source Type: podcasts

Physical Activity Series: The Lancet: July 28, 2016
Melody Ding discusses a newLancet Series about physical activity and health, describing a global pandemic of inactivity that needs urgent attention. (Source: Listen to The Lancet)
Source: Listen to The Lancet - July 28, 2016 Category: General Medicine Authors: The Lancet Source Type: podcasts

Physical Activity Series: The Lancet: July 28, 2016
Melody Ding discusses a new Lancet Series about physical activity and health, describing a global pandemic of inactivity that needs urgent attention. (Source: Listen to The Lancet)
Source: Listen to The Lancet - July 28, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Authors: The Lancet Source Type: podcasts

TWiV 318: Last year in virology
Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Alan Dove, Rich Condit, and Kathy Spindler The TWiV gang reviews ten fascinating, compelling, and riveting virology stories from 2014.   Ten virology stories of 2014 Ebola virus outbreak (TWiV 314, 309, 308, 307, 306, 305, 304, 303, 302, 298, 297, 283) Directional uncoating of rhinovirus RNA (TWiV 267) Pandemic pathogen controversy (TWiV 287) Viral evolution (TWiV 275) Borna virus inhibition by endogenous DNA (TWiV 303) MERS-CoV in dromedary camels (TWiV special, TWiV 287) Oncolytic...
Source: This Week in Virology - MP3 Edition - January 4, 2015 Category: Virology Authors: Vincent Racaniello Source Type: podcasts

TWiV 287: A potentially pandemic podcast
Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Alan Dove, Kathy Spindler, and Matt Frieman Matt updates the TWiV team on MERS-coronavirus, and joins in a discussion of whether we should further regulate research on potentially pandemic pathogens. Links for this episode MERS stories at CIDRAP MERS at CDC MERS in the US (CDC) MERS-CoV map MERS-CoV infection after camel exposure (EID) MERS-CoV in dromedaries from Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia (EID) MERS-CoV antivirals (one, two, three, four) Experiments with novel potential pathogens (PLo...
Source: This Week in Virology - MP3 Edition - June 1, 2014 Category: Virology Authors: Vincent Racaniello Source Type: podcasts

Tamiflu US Press Conference
Tamiflu (oseltamivir) is a neuraminidase inhibitor, developed by Roche, for the treatment of seasonal and pandemic influenza. Yet for the first time a comprehensive review of the data, by independent researchers, has shown that the claims for Tamiflu ’s effectiveness have been overestimated, and that harms have been underreported. Here is the audio... (Source: The BMJ Podcast)
Source: The BMJ Podcast - April 9, 2014 Category: General Medicine Authors: BMJ talk medicine Source Type: podcasts

TWiV 268: Transmission is inevitable
Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Alan Dove, Kathy Spindler, and Ashlee Bennett Vincent, Alan, Kathy, and Ashlee discuss fomites in physicians offices, plant virus factories involved in aphid transmission, and clues from the bat genome about flight and immunity. Links for this episode How viruses cause disease (Coursera) How clean is your iPad (Which?) Meeting announcement: From emerging to pandemic viruses CaMV virus factories involved in aphid transmission (J Virol) Caulimovirus (ViralZone) CaMV responds instantly to vector (eLIFE) Aphid acquiring CaMV (J Vi...
Source: This Week in Virology - MP3 Edition - January 19, 2014 Category: Virology Authors: Vincent Racaniello Source Type: podcasts

TWiV 246: Pandora, pandemics, and privacy
Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Alan Dove, Rich Condit, and Kathy Spindler Vincent, Alan, Rich, and Kathy discuss the huge Pandoravirus, virologists planning H7N9 gain of function experiments, and limited access to the HeLa cell genome sequence. Links for this episode: Pandoraviruses (Science) Unlike anything seen before (virology blog) H7N9 gain of function experiments planned (Nature, Science) Virologists plan H7N9 gain of function experiments (virology blog) Creating a deadly virus? Not!! (USA Today) HeLa cell genome sequence (Nature) NIH Director explains HeL...
Source: This Week in Virology - MP3 Edition - August 18, 2013 Category: Virology Authors: Vincent Racaniello Source Type: podcasts

TWiV 210: Bond, covalent bond
Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Rich Condit, Dickson Despommier, Alan Dove, and Kathy Spindler The complete TWiV team reviews identification of the cell receptor for hepatitis B and D viruses, and the cell enzyme that cleaves the genome-linked protein from picornaviral RNA. Links for this episode: HBV and HDV cell receptor (eLIFE) Getting to grips with hepatitis (eLIFE) Sodium taurocholate Poliovirus hijacks DNA repair enzyme (PNAS) Letters read on TWiV 210 Weekly Science Picks Rich - Vendée GlobeDickson - Earth at nightAlan - Trophée Jul...
Source: This Week in Virology - MP3 Edition - December 9, 2012 Category: Virology Authors: Vincent Racaniello Source Type: podcasts

TWiV 201: Rabid about viruses
Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Alan Dove, Rich Condit, and Kathy Spindler Vincent, Alan, Rich, and Kathy answer reader email about rabies, xenotransplantation, poliovirus, Ph.D. programs, mosquitoes, and much more. Links for this episode: Mattias Schnell Novel rhabdovirus from Africa (Plos Path) Milwaukee protocol (Wikipedia) How lethal is rabies virus? (virology blog) Issues with polio eradication (J Gen Virol) Vaccine-derived polioviruses (J Inf Dis) Global pandemics with Hidde Ploegh (Vimeo) Polio vs Bin Laden (Alan Dove) Letters read on TWiV 201 Weekly Science Picks ...
Source: This Week in Virology - MP3 Edition - September 30, 2012 Category: Virology Authors: Vincent Racaniello Source Type: podcasts

JAMA: 2012-07-11, Vol. 308, No. 2, Author Interview
Interview with Björn Pasternak, MD, PhD, author of Risk of Adverse Fetal Outcomes Following Administration of a Pandemic Influenza A(H1N1) Vaccine During Pregnancy (Source: JAMA Author Interviews)
Source: JAMA Author Interviews - July 10, 2012 Category: Journals (General) Authors: The JAMA Network Source Type: podcasts

Risk of Adverse Fetal Outcomes Following Administration of a Pandemic Influenza A(H1N1) Vaccine During Pregnancy
Interview with Björn Pasternak, MD, PhD, author of Risk of Adverse Fetal Outcomes Following Administration of a Pandemic Influenza A(H1N1) Vaccine During Pregnancy (Source: JAMA Author Interviews)
Source: JAMA Author Interviews - July 10, 2012 Category: Journals (General) Authors: The JAMA Network Source Type: podcasts

The Science of Simulating Disease Spread: Part 2: Modeling the 2009 H1N1 Pandemic (Video)
(Source: NIGMS Multimedia)
Source: NIGMS Multimedia - January 4, 2010 Category: Biomedical Science Authors: National Institute of General Medical Sciences Source Type: podcasts

Back to the Future: The 1918 Influenza Revisited
Public health officials and organizations around the world remain on high alert because of increasing concerns about the prospect of an influenza pandemic, which many experts believe to be inevitable.  The 1918 - 1919 influenza pandemic killed more people in absolute numbers than any other disease outbreak in history. There are lessons to be learned for the 1918 outbreak in how we address the issues facing us today. Read more online (Source: The Sounds of Science from the National Academies)
Source: The Sounds of Science from the National Academies - May 8, 2009 Category: Science Authors: The National Academies Source Type: podcasts

SCCM Pod-108 Discussion of H1N1 Influenza - Part III
Naomi O'Grady, MD clarifies the strain of the current virus, discusses the difference between a pandemic and an epidemic, and outlines the prescription therapies available specific to H1N1 Influenza. O'Grady is a senior staff physician in the Clinical Center's Critical Care Medicine Department and the medical director of the department's Vascular Access and Conscious Sedation Services. She also is an attending physician with the Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Department of the Children's National Medical Center and an assistant professor in the Department of Internal Medicine's Division of Infectious Diseases at Johns Ho...
Source: SCCM PodCast - iCritical Care - May 5, 2009 Category: Intensive Care Authors: The Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) Tags: Medicine Source Type: podcasts

Pandemic influenza
Nick Collins discusses planning for pandemic flu with Dr Jenni Parsons. The discussion focuses on the practical strategies general practices can employ to both prior to and during a flu pandemic. Although the process can seen daunting, simple starting points of good staff and patient education, maintaining good infection control practices, encouraging good ‘cough etiquette’ and improving practice triage procedures will make significant differences and will have benefits to the practice in managing other infections and local disasters and improving patient safety and care. (Source: Australian Family Physician audio)
Source: Australian Family Physician audio - September 30, 2008 Category: Primary Care Authors: The Royal Australian College Of General Practitioners Tags: Podcasts Source Type: podcasts

" Tropical Hunch " -- The Discovery Files
Using global databases and sophisticated computer models to analyze patterns of emerging diseases, scientists from four well-known institutions are able for the first time to plot, map and predict where future pandemics might originate. (Source: The Discovery Files)
Source: The Discovery Files - April 11, 2008 Category: Science Authors: National Science Foundation Source Type: podcasts

Be Prepared to Use the Hot Mic to Counter Pandemics
Randall N. Hyer, MD, PhD, MPH, Senior Director, Merck Vaccine Division, explains the importance of good communication in preventing public health calamities. (Source: MedGenMed Weekly Editorials from Medscape.com)
Source: MedGenMed Weekly Editorials from Medscape.com - November 19, 2007 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Randall N. Hyer, MD, PhD, MPH Source Type: podcasts

MSF Frontline Reports - October 2007
In this edition, reports on how an MSF hospital in Haiti is responding to the overwhelming need for maternal health care in country's capital, Port-au-Prince, and the ways MSF is confronting the AIDS pandemic in Cambodia. Plus, a story on MSF's use of lifesaving ready-to-use foods to treat malnourished children in the West African country of Niger. (Source: MSF Podcasts)
Source: MSF Podcasts - October 25, 2007 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) Source Type: podcasts

The Lancet: December 22, 2006
This week's podcast includes an interview with Christopher Murray from Harvard University, one of the authors of the research article estimating 62 million deaths from a future influenza pandemic. (Source: Listen to The Lancet)
Source: Listen to The Lancet - December 22, 2006 Category: Journals (General) Authors: The Lancet Source Type: podcasts

Pandemic Influenza Preparedness
Harvey V. Fineberg, MD, PhD, President of the Institute of Medicine, informs us that influenza preparedness for the nation is only as good as preparedness in every state, county, and community. (Source: MedGenMed Weekly Editorials from Medscape.com)
Source: MedGenMed Weekly Editorials from Medscape.com - October 13, 2006 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Harvey V. Fineberg, MD, PhD Source Type: podcasts

HIV vaccines and ending the pandemic
(Source: MedlinePlus: NLM Director's Comments)
Source: MedlinePlus: NLM Director's Comments - May 15, 2006 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: National Library of Medicine Source Type: podcasts