The Bio Busters
Episode 27 - Coronavirus part five

Episode 27 - Coronavirus part five

May 20, 2020

Show notes:

In the show, The Bio Busters professors, Drs. A, C, and K, discuss the Coronavirus pandemic and provide an update on vaccine development. 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

Email us at thebiobusters@gmail.com

References:

Vaccine Development Process from CDC

https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/basics/test-approve.html

Vaccine Development Info for COVID-19

https://www.nature.com/articles/d41573-020-00073-5

Scientist birthday

https://www.nobelprize.org/prizes/medicine/1995/lewis/facts/

Vaccine Development Phases

https://publichealthonline.gwu.edu/blog/producing-prevention-the-complex-development-of-vaccines/

COVID Vaccine Notes & Risks

https://science.sciencemag.org/content/early/2020/05/07/science.abb8923

Episode 26 - Coronavirus part four

Episode 26 - Coronavirus part four

April 3, 2020

Show notes:

In the show, The Bio Busters professors, Dr. A and Dr. C and Dr. K, discuss the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The winner for last episode's Guess the Microbe is Rick Lorenzo. 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

Email us at thebiobusters@gmail.com

References:

Update on Mask Debate and Aerosolization

https://www.livescience.com/coronavirus-do-face-masks-work.html

CDC analysis of At-Risk Groups

https://www.npr.org/sections/coronavirus-live-updates/2020/03/31/824846243/whos-sickest-from-covid-19-these-conditions-tied-to-increased-risk

Comparing SARS1 to COVID-19

https://www.thelancet.com/journals/laninf/article/PIIS1473-3099(20)30129-8/fulltext

MERS Summary

https://www.niaid.nih.gov/diseases-conditions/covid-19

New Method of COVID-19 Detection in Wastewater

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-03-31/coronavirus-in-sewage-portended-covid-19-outbreak-in-dutch-city

Updates on Grocery Shopping in the COVID-19 Pandemic

https://www.sciencealert.com/food-safety-expert-explains-how-to-safely-deal-with-groceries-during-the-pandemic

Compare SARS-coV-1 to MERS-coV to SARS-coV-2 (or COVID-19)

https://www.businessinsider.com/coronavirus-compared-to-sars-swine-flu-mers-zika-2020-3

Episode 25 - Coronavirus part three

Episode 25 - Coronavirus part three

March 19, 2020

Show notes:

In the show, The Bio Busters professors, Dr. A and Dr. C, along with Dr. K discuss the current COVID-19 pandemic caused by the SARS-CoV-2 outbreak. 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:

MMWR

https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/69/wr/mm6912e2.htm?s_cid=mm6912e2_w

Good Summary of Disease so far

https://www.sciencenews.org/article/coronavirus-questions-covid19-symptoms-deaths-spread?fbclid=IwAR28isSepqZlRtHADAlVw3uf0Mx6MUgYnWraaSWInFxYXhoVW8Rikoi779E

German study

https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.03.05.20030502v1

Aerosol and Surface stability

https://www.nejm.org/doi/10.1056/NEJMc2004973

Reinfection with Rhesus Macaques

https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.03.13.990226v1

Asymptomatic spread

https://www.sciencenews.org/article/first-case-coronavirus-spread-person-no-symptoms-found-germany

Warm Weather & Coronavirus

https://ccdd.hsph.harvard.edu/will-covid-19-go-away-on-its-own-in-warmer-weather/

Coronavirus Mutation & Impact

https://www.livescience.com/coronavirus-mutations.html

Long-term Social Distancing Impacts

https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2020/03/16/social-distancing-coronavirus/

Long-Term Economic Impacts

https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/10/perspectives/economy-recession-coronavirus/index.html

Example of Long-Term Health Impact

https://www.healthline.com/health-news/heres-what-happens-to-the-body-after-contracting-the-coronavirus#COVID-19-affects-lungs

What do I do if I get symptoms or think I’m sick?

https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/conditions-and-diseases/coronavirus

ACE receptor expression in different ethnic groups

https://www.preprints.org/manuscript/202002.0258/v1

News report on vaccine trials 

https://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-care/here-are-3-drugs-development-fight-coronavirus-2-vaccines-one-n1163191

Health-Care Risks and Measures

https://www.contagionlive.com/news/for-health-care-workers-risk-of-infection-but-also-burnout

Asymptomatic transmission

https://www.eurosurveillance.org/content/10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2020.25.10.2000180

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1201971220301399?via%3Dihub

Episode 24 - Coronavirus Part Two

Episode 24 - Coronavirus Part Two

March 4, 2020

Show notes:

In the show, The Bio Busters professors, Dr. A and Dr. C and Dr. K, discuss the current Coronavirus outbreak. The Docs discuss the world response to this pandemic and the U.S. response in particular. They also focus on the media coverage of this outbreak.  They also introduce a new Guess the microbe quiz! 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:

https://nyti.ms/2T5esJH

http://weekly.chinacdc.cn/en/article/id/e53946e2-c6c4-41e9-9a9b-fea8db1a8f51

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public/when-and-how-to-use-masks

http://theconversation.com/coronavirus-how-media-coverage-of-epidemics-often-stokes-fear-and-panic-131844

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/03/coronavirus-federal-government-struggles-to-handle-outbreak.html

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/summary.html

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2020/02/26/how-government-can-protect-us-coronavirus/

https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2020/03/03/ncaa-tournament-coronavirus/

https://www.bostonglobe.com/2020/03/03/sports/due-coronavirus-threat-japan-floats-idea-pushing-2020-games-while-ncaa-works-march-madness-contingency/

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/film-industry-facing-5-billion-loss-coronavirus-outbreak-1282038

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/inovio-shares-rally-after-biotech-says-human-trials-of-coronavirus-vaccine-will-start-in-april-2020-03-03

 

Episode 23 - Coronavirus

Episode 23 - Coronavirus

February 11, 2020

Show notes:

In the show, The Bio Busters professors, Dr. A, Dr. C, and Dr. K, discuss the new outbreak of Coronavirus currently raging in China. The Docs discuss the sources of the outbreak, symptoms and treatment, testing, preventative measures and most importantly, the doctors answer your questions. 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

Email us at thebiobusters@gmail.com

References:

https://www.livescience.com/what-are-coronaviruses.html

https://www.businessinsider.com/wuhan-coronavirus-vaccine-could-take-years-timeline-and-cost-2020-2

https://www.uchicagomedicine.org/forefront/prevention-and-screening-articles/wuhan-coronavirus

https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-00236-9

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

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/index.html

Episode 22 - Traumatic Brain Injury

Episode 22 - Traumatic Brain Injury

January 22, 2020

Show notes:

In the show, The Bio Busters professors, Dr. A and Dr. C, along with Dr. K discuss traumatic brain injury (TBI). The doctors discuss the various kinds of TBI, different medical treatments, and preventative measures. In this episode as well, the doctors introduce another medical mystery! 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

Email us at thebiobusters@gmail.com

References:

https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/traumatic-brain-injury/symptoms-causes/syc-20378557

https://www.cdc.gov/traumaticbraininjury/data/index.html

https://www.aans.org/en/Patients/Neurosurgical-Conditions-and-Treatments/Traumatic-Brain-Injury

https://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/tbi/conditioninfo/treatment

 

Episode 21 - Medical Marijuana

Episode 21 - Medical Marijuana

December 19, 2019

Show notes:

In the show, The Bio Busters professors, Dr. A and Dr. C, along with Dr. Keller and Dr. Scully,  discuss the research behind the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes. The topic of medical marijuana is often discussed in the media; however, the Drs. discuss some more recent studies regarding the use of medical marijuana, as well as state and federal regulations concerning this topic. 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:

https://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/medical-marijuana-faq

Gruber SA, Sagar KA, Dahlgren MK, et al. The Grass Might Be Greener: Medical Marijuana Patients Exhibit Altered Brain Activity and Improved Executive Function after 3 Months of Treatment. Front Pharmacol. 2018;8:983. Published 2018 Jan 17. doi:10.3389/fphar.2017.00983

Elsaid, S., Le Foll, B. The complexity of pharmacology of cannabidiol (CBD) and its implications in the treatment of brain disorders. Neuropsychopharmacol. 45, 229–230 (2020) doi:10.1038/s41386-019-0518-1

Episode 20 - Medical Ethics

Episode 20 - Medical Ethics

December 9, 2019

Show notes:

In the show, The Bio Busters professors, Dr. A, Dr. C, and Dr. K discuss Medical Ethics. 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

Email us at thebiobusters@gmail.com

References:

https://www.medscape.com/courses/section/898060

https://www.cnn.com/2014/11/26/us/physician-assisted-suicide-fast-facts/index.html

https://www.thehastingscenter.org/briefingbook/physician-assisted-death/#

https://todayinsci.com/

Episode 19 - Biohacking and DIY Biology

Episode 19 - Biohacking and DIY Biology

October 23, 2019

Show notes:

In the show, The Bio Busters professors, Dr. A and Dr. C, are joined once again by Dr. Christopher Keller in a discussion about biohacking. Topics include the different forms of biohacking, several interesting biohacking examples, and a debate on the benefits and possible ethical/biological concerns related to biohacking. 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

Email us at thebiobusters@gmail.com

References:

https://www.brookings.edu/blog/techtank/2017/10/09/do-it-yourself-biology-shows-safety-risks-of-an-open-innovation-movement/

https://lawreview.law.ucdavis.edu/issues/51/2/Symposium/51-2_Ikemoto.pdf

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212066115000058

https://www.healthline.com/health/biohacking#safety-concerns

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3740105/

Episode 18 - Vaping and E-cigarettes

Episode 18 - Vaping and E-cigarettes

September 19, 2019

Show notes:

In the show, The Bio Busters professors, Dr. A and Dr. C, along with guest speaker Dr. Jack Lee, discuss vaping use and its effect on lung physiology as well as the recent spike in deaths attributed to vaping use. 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

Email us at thebiobusters@gmail.com

References:

https://www.webmd.com/lung/copd/news/20180814/study-vaping-may-shut-off-lungs-protective-cells#1

https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/wellness-and-prevention/5-truths-you-need-to-know-about-vaping

https://e-cigarettes.surgeongeneral.gov/

https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2019/09/17/vaping-death-california/

https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/can-vaping-damage-your-lungs-what-we-do-and-dont-know-2019090417734