|Description: This podcast covers several new topics, including celebrities who are convinced the earth is flat, the growing threat that is Zika virus, and how HIV is eluding CRISPR treatments. We examine increasing cases of diabetes and how finding the "secret sauce" for beta cells might fight this trend. And, we talk about Sean Parker’s new $250 million grant to establish the Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy.
Sean Parker sets up $250 million cancer immunotherapy collaboration
Celebrities think the earth is flat
Zika virus confirmed to be linked with microcephaly
Scientists find “secret sauce” for beta cells
Diabetes cases have quadrupled in the last 3 decades
HIV escapes CRISPR
13 people immune to genetic disease
Keywords: Zika virus, HIV, CRISPR, flat earth, tila tequila, B.o.B, Neil deGrasse Tyson, diabetes, beta cells, babies, microcephaly, Sean Parker, cancer, immunotherapy, insulin
|Description: We're getting the band back together! Our latest podcast invites guest Pascal Gagneux to discuss his thoughts on glycans, evolution, and sex cells!
The Gagneux Lab
The Center for Academic Research and Training in Anthropogeny
Neu5Gc, the Pro-inflammatory Human Xeno-Autoantigen
Keywords: glycans, glycobiology, podcast, Pascal Gagneux, sperm, evolution, biolegend, science, chimpanzees, non-human primates, Neanderthal, pathogen, Ajit Varki
|Description: Our guest, Pedro Veliҫa, discusses his work with cancer research, CAR therapies, and how he manages his popular Pedromics comics site!
Keywords: immunology, comics, cancer, chimeric antigen receptor, T cells, gene therapy, hypoxia, immune checkpoints, goinvivo, tumors, podcast, pedromics, pedro velica
|Description: This podcast looks at the year of 2015 in review, including popular topics like Ebola and CRISPR. We also talk about forgetful voles, one teacher's fear of solar panels, and how we might build a light saber.
Apocalypse Pig: The Last Antibiotic Begins to Fail
Ecology: A world without mosquitoes
Solar Farm Rejected Over Fears it Could Drain the Sun, Cause Cancer
How to Build a Real Lightsaber
Forgetful Male Voles More Likely to Wander From Mate
DNA Editing Shows Success in Mosquito Sterilization
Analysis Gives a Glimpse of the Extraordinary Language of Lying
Keywords: light saber, star wars, solar panel, sun, 2015, podcast, biolegend, immunology, publications, fake, science, grad school, phd, ebola, CRISPR, mosquitoes, voles, memory, antibiotics, colistin, V1aR
|Description: In this podcast we talk about the use of CRISPR to engineer humans. Is it ethical? Should we do it if it helps humans? We also discuss the use of 3D printers in the medical field, as well as the colonization of Mars. Are you a Star Wars fan? We have a fun conversation about the new Star Wars movie coming out this week. Click through to listen!
Another Obesity Drug Trial Death
Keywords: CRISPR, genes, gene editing, humans, bioethics, Mars, colonization, 3D printers, surgery, conjoined twins, Star Wars, designer babies, science, podcast, photosynthesis
|Description: In this episode, the podcast team gets together once again to talk about some newsworthy science stories! Here, we discuss how ultrasounds have helped us breach the blood-brain-barrier, and how subtle changes to the things someone finds funny may be an early sign of dementia. We also talk about how being lazy may be explained neurologically, "supernatural" killer cells, and lab kits, now on crowdfunding platforms, that let you do your own genome editing at home. Give it a listen!
Breaching the Blood-Brain-Barrier
Keywords: neuroscience, dementia, neurodegeneration, blood-brain-barrier, BBB, ultrasound, Parkinson's disease, DNA, CRISPR, lab kit, crowdfunding, Meningitis, Africa, vaccines, Super Natural Killer Cells, NK Cells, apathy, laziness, 3D printing, dental implants
|Description: In this episode, we discuss some a variety of current scientific news, including the discovery of woman who can smell Parkinson's disease, a correlation between bovine leukemia virus and breast cancer, using an individual's microbial cloud to identify them, and how we're using specialized antibodies to combat both HIV and cancer.
Woman in able to smell Parkinson's disease
|Description: In this podcast episode, also recorded in 360 video, the team discusses the contributions of the recent Nobel Prize winners in Chemistry and Physiology/Medicine, a new CRISPR, and lazy slacker ants.
Nobel Prize winners
A new and improved CRISPR?
Majority of ant workers are slackers
Watch the 360° Podcast Video
Download video for VR
Keywords: Nobel Prize, YouYou Tu, Artemisinin, malaria, Thomas Lindahl, Paul Modrich, Aziz Sancar, DNA repair, base excision repair, nucleotide excision repair, cancer, mutations, CRISPR, Feng Zhang, Cas9, Cpf1, ants, colonies
|Description: Team Podcast gets together in this episode to discuss recent findings about vitamin C and its usage in our society, a recently discovered gene variant that is associated with delayed early-onset Alzheimer's, how sugar is sugar (no matter how "natural" it is), and an amazing young entrepreneur, Elizabeth Holmes, the founder of Theranos.
Gene Variant Provides Delaying Mechanism in Alzheimer's Disease
Vitamin C Mimics Some Effects of Exercise
Honey, Sugar, and Corn Syrup Have Similar Metabolic Effects
Elizabeth Holmes, Founder of Theranos
Keywords: neuroscience, Alzheimer's disease, neurodegeneration, eotaxin, vitamin C, ascorbic acid, overweight, weight loss, metabolism, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, glucose, sucrose, sugar, honey, HFCS, corn syrup, high fructose, cholesterol, blood pressure, Elizabeth Holmes, Theranos, billionaire, entrepreneur, lab-on-a-chip
|Description: Special guest and global health scientist Jessica Taaffe joins us to discuss educating the public, funding research, and the passion needed in scientific role models.
Jessica Taaffe's Homepage
This Week in Global Health
Holding Out For a [Scientific] Hero
Follow Jessica and BioLegend on twitter: @jessicataaffe, @biolegend
Keywords: global health, Jessica Taaffe, HIV, ebola, education, Bill Nye, Neil degrasse Tyson, vaccines, anti-vaxxers, world bank, funding, research, NIH, primates, BioLegend, podcast