Studying human health at 5100 meters, and playing hide and seek with rats
In La Rinconada, Peru, a town 5100 meters up in the Peruvian Andes, residents get by breathing air with 50% less oxygen than at sea level. International News Editor Martin Enserink visited the site with researchers studying chronic mountain sickness —when the body makes excess red blood cells in an effort to cope with oxygen deprivation—in these extreme conditions. Martin talks with host Sarah Crespi about how understanding why this illness occurs in some people and not others could help the residents of La Rinconada and the 140 million peo ple worldwide living above 2500 meters. Sarah also talks with Annika S...
Source: Science Magazine Podcast - September 12, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Science Tags: Scientific Community Source Type: podcasts

Global Burden of Disease 2016: The Lancet: September 16, 2017
In this special podcast we talk to GBD guru Chris Murray, representatives from exemplar countries Ethiopia, Nepal, and Peru, andTheLancet's editor Richard Horton. (Source: Listen to The Lancet)
Source: Listen to The Lancet - September 15, 2017 Category: General Medicine Authors: The Lancet Source Type: podcasts

TWiV 458: Saliva of the fittest
The TWiVians present an imported case of yellow fever in New York City, and explain how a dengue virus subgenomic RNA disrupts immunity in mosquito salivary glands to increase virus replication. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Alan Dove, Rich Condit, and Kathy Spindler Become a patron of TWiV! Links for this episode ASM Conference on Viral Manipulation of Nuclear Processes Roger W. Hendrix, 74 (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) Roger Hendrix video on TWiV #135 Yellow fever in traveler returning from Peru (MMWR) Dengue subgenomic RNA in mosquito salivary gland (PLoS Path) Image credit Letters read&...
Source: This Week in Virology - MP3 Edition - September 9, 2017 Category: Virology Authors: Vincent Racaniello Source Type: podcasts