The Bio Busters
Malaria and the Scientific Genius of Ben Franklin

Malaria and the Scientific Genius of Ben Franklin

June 3, 2021

Show notes:

In the show, The Bio Busters professors, Dr. A and Dr. C and Dr. K, discuss malaria and a recent malaria vaccine study. The Bio Busters also interview Dr. Steve M. Gnatz, author of The Wisdom of the Flock: Franklin and Mesmer in Paris. Keep the discussion and comments going on in the comments sections, or feel free to e-mail the podcast with future show ideas and thoughts on the current show. If you think you know the answer to our riddle, please email us for a chance to win a prize!

 

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References:

Coronavirus numbers

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2021/us/covid-cases.html

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/world/coronavirus-maps.html

Malaria vaccine

https://www.bbc.com/news/health-56858158

https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3830681

Malaria

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7037381/

https://www.sciencealert.com/imaging-study-spies-malaria-parasites-taking-refuge-in-the-spleen

https://www.cdc.gov/malaria/malaria_worldwide/impact.html

 

Left or Right? Why Pick When Your Brain Can!

Left or Right? Why Pick When Your Brain Can!

April 30, 2021

Show notes:

In the show, The Bio Busters professors, Dr. A and Dr. C and Dr. K, discuss vaccine hesitancy, a new Pfizer protease inhibitor, and have a discussion with Dr. Ben Kolber about pain and brain lateralization. Keep the discussion and comments going on in the comments sections, or feel free to e-mail the podcast with future show ideas and thoughts on the current show. If you think you know the answer to our riddle, please email us for a chance to win a prize!

 

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References:

Birthday

https://todayinsci.com/

Coronavirus numbers

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2021/us/covid-cases.html

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/world/coronavirus-maps.html

Pfizer antiviral

https://cen.acs.org/acs-news/acs-meeting-news/Pfizer-unveils-oral-SARS-CoV/99/i13

Soft Tissue Electricity

https://journals.aps.org/prl/abstract/10.1103/PhysRevLett.123.238101

https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-03806-8

Spirometra erinaceieuropaei

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3541736/ 

Left and right hemispheric lateralization of the amygdala in pain

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32730859/

Do not hesitate - vaccinate

Do not hesitate - vaccinate

April 15, 2021

Show notes:

In the show, The Bio Busters professors, Dr. A and Dr. C and Dr. K, discuss clotting disorders with COVID-19 and new reports of clots with the J&J vaccine. They also discuss vaccine hesitancy. Keep the discussion and comments going on in the comments sections, or feel free to e-mail the podcast with future show ideas and thoughts on the current show. If you think you know the answer to our riddle, please email us for a chance to win a prize!

 

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References:

Vaccine hesitancy:

https://www.who.int/immunization/research/forums_and_initiatives/1_RButler_VH_Threat_Child_Health_gvirf16.pdf?ua=1

https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/conditions-and-diseases/coronavirus/covid19-vaccine-hesitancy-12-things-you-need-to-know

https://www.ama-assn.org/delivering-care/public-health/covid-19-vaccine-hesitancy-10-tips-talking-patients

Vaccine data:

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/us/covid-19-vaccine-doses.html?

Naegleria and Neti Pots:

https://ldh.la.gov/index.cfm/newsroom/detail/2332

Severe Covid clotting studies:

Incidence of thrombotic complications in critically ill ICU patients with COVID-19

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7146714/

Prevalence of venous thromboembolism in patients with severe novel coronavirus pneumonia:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7262324/

Scientist Birthday:

https://www.todayinsci.com/4/4_15.htm

Leave that monkey alone!

Leave that monkey alone!

March 28, 2021

Show notes:

In the show, The Bio Busters professors, Dr. A and Dr. C and Dr. K, provide a quick coronavirus epidemic update and discuss COVID-19 long-haulers. Also in this episode, the docs discuss some of the science behind the movies Outbreak, Contagion, and 93 days. Keep the discussion and comments going on in the comments sections, or feel free to e-mail the podcast with future show ideas and thoughts on the current show. If you think you know the answer to our riddle, please email us for a chance to win a prize!

 

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References:

Birthday

https://www.todayinsci.com/3/3_24.htm

https://www.nobelprize.org/prizes/chemistry/1962/kendrew/biographical/

Covid-19 Long Haulers

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/acn3.51350

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/23/health/long-covid-symptoms.html?smid=url-share

Microbe

https://www.livescience.com/52498-organ-transplant-parasite-infection.html

Nerves getting the best of you

Nerves getting the best of you

March 4, 2021

Show notes:

In the show, The Bio Busters professors, Dr. A and Dr. C and Dr. K, discuss weird medical conditions. The docs also discuss coronavirus updates. Keep the discussion and comments going on the iTunes review section, or feel free to e-mail the podcast with future show ideas and thoughts on the current show.

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References:

Scientist Birthday:

https://www.todayinsci.com/3/3_03.htm

Medical conditions:

https://medlineplus.gov/genetics/condition/congenital-insensitivity-to-pain-with-anhidrosis/#causes

https://www.verywellhealth.com/cipa-disease-when-a-person-can-t-feel-pain-4122549

PICA: Clinical Methods: The History, Physical, and Laboratory Examinations. 3rd edition. Chapter 148 PICA

https://www.medicinenet.com/what_is_the_cause_of_cotards_syndrome/article.htm

Gongylonema pulchrum:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5392635/

Mammogram and COVID vaccine: https://www.foxnews.com/health/women-covid-19-vaccine-postponing-annual-mammogram-doctors-say

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/01/health/coronavirus-covid-toe.html

The sky is not falling . . . yet

The sky is not falling . . . yet

February 11, 2021

Show notes:

In the show, The Bio Busters professors, Dr. A and Dr. C and Dr. K, discuss telehealth and telemedicine with guest speaker Dr. Rick Lorenzo. The docs also discuss the new variants of SARS-CoV-2. Keep the discussion and comments going on the iTunes review section, or feel free to e-mail the podcast with future show ideas and thoughts on the current show.

Music by Bahaa Naamani

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References:

COVID Variants

https://www.sciencealert.com/here-s-why-some-covid-19-strains-are-spreading-faster-than-others

https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2021.01.25.428137v2

Scientist birthday

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Edward_Maceo_West

https://www.todayinsci.com/2/2_10.htm

Do not eat the mistletoe!

Do not eat the mistletoe!

December 21, 2020

Show notes:

In the show, The Bio Busters professors, Dr. A, Dr. C, and Dr. K, discuss science holiday myths and the Ig Noble awards. Fonner’s Fun Physiology Fact makes a comeback! Keep the discussion and comments going on the iTunes review section, or feel free to e-mail the podcast with future show ideas and thoughts on the current show.

Music by Bahaa Naamani

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References:

Scientist Birthday: https://www.todayinsci.com/1/1_21.htm

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Konrad_Emil_Bloch

Ig Nobel Prize: https://www.improbable.com/ig-about/winners/#ig2020

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ig_Nobel_Prize

Potential New COVID Strain:

https://www.technologyreview.com/2020/12/21/1015315/the-uk-is-spooking-everyone-with-its-new-covid-19-strain-heres-what-scientists-know/

https://virological.org/t/preliminary-genomic-characterisation-of-an-emergent-sars-cov-2-lineage-in-the-uk-defined-by-a-novel-set-of-spike-mutations/563

Pneumothorax Info: https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/000087.htm

Sugar and hyperactivity - https://www.livescience.com/55754-does-sugar-make-kids-hyper.html

https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJM199402033300501#t=article

Poinsetta toxicity - https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0735675796900868?via%3Dihub

Mistletoe toxicity: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/7-surprising-facts-about-mistletoe/

Eggnog - https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/02/dining/drinks/eggnog-recipe.html

Christmas tree fires: https://www.gardenmyths.com/myths-christmas-trees/

Christmas lights seen from space: https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2014/12/us-christmas-lights-seen-space

Overheating reindeer: https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2011/10/scienceshot-cool-reindeer-heads-prevail-north-pole

 

Episode 33: Telemedicine and Telehealth

Episode 33: Telemedicine and Telehealth

December 11, 2020

Show notes:

In the show, The Bio Busters professors, Dr. A, Dr. C, and Dr. K discuss telemedicine and telehealth. Keep the discussion and comments going on the iTunes review section, or feel free to e-mail the podcast with future show ideas and thoughts on the current show.

Music by Bahaa Naamani

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References:

Notable birthday: https://www.todayinsci.com/12/12_11.htm

Coronavirus numbers: https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/

ICU bed capacity: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/12/09/us/covid-hospitals-icu-capacity.html

Telemedicine and telehealth: https://www.aafp.org/news/media-center/kits/telemedicine-and-telehealth.html

https://hbr.org/2020/12/what-patients-like-and-dislike-about-telemedicine

https://hbr.org/2020/12/psychiatry-is-revealing-the-potential-and-pitfalls-of-telehealth

Koch’s postulates review: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3775492/

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1201971210023143

Turf toe: https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/323406#causes

https://www.healthline.com/health/turf-toe#recovery

Telehealth and patient satisfaction: A systematic review and narrative analysis. Clemens Scott Kruse et. al. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28775188/

Telehealth and patient satisfaction: Patients' Satisfaction with and Preference for Telehealth Visits. Jennifer M Polinski et. al. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/26269131/

Episode 32: Don’t Count the Calories, Count the People
Episode 31 - For Whom The Nobel Tolls

Episode 31 - For Whom The Nobel Tolls

October 22, 2020

Show notes:

In the show, The Bio Busters professors, Dr. A, Dr. C, and Dr. K, discuss updates to the coronavirus pandemic and talk about some of the science behind this year’s Nobel Prizes. They also discuss a potential new human organ! Keep the discussion and comments going on the iTunes review section, or feel free to e-mail the podcast with future show ideas and thoughts on the current show.

 

Music by Bahaa Naamani

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References:

CRISPR/Cas9

https://www.nobelprize.org/uploads/2020/10/popular-chemistryprize2020.pdf

https://www.nobelprize.org/uploads/2020/10/advanced-chemistryprize2020.pdf

Hepatitis

https://www.nobelprize.org/uploads/2020/10/press-medicine2020.pdf

“New” Salivary Glands

https://www.sciencealert.com/chance-discovery-reveals-mysterious-organ-lurking-in-human-head-missed-for-centuries

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0167814020308094

Cryptococcus gattii

https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/eid/article/15/8/08-1384_article

Phage therapy

https://health.ucsd.edu/news/releases/Pages/2017-04-25-novel-phage-therapy-saves-patient-with-multidrug-resistant-bacterial-infection.aspx

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