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This Week in Microbiology is a podcast about unseen life on Earth hosted by Vincent Racaniello and friends. Following in the path of his successful shows 'This Week in Virology' (TWiV) and 'This Week in Parasitism' (TWiP), Racaniello and guests produce an informal yet informative conversation about microbes which is accessible to everyone, no matter what their science background.
 
Fun, inspirational, informative, and empowering, Keeping It Real: Conversations with Jillian Michaels showcases weekly, in depth interviews with the world's foremost experts in all fields of wellness. From medicine, fitness, and nutrition to parenting, money, and relationships - the show is raw, authentic, and fact based. With guests like Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Lisa Ling, Suze Orman, Dr. Gail Saltz, Brian Greene, Dr. William Li and more giving the audience all the info needed to enhance their liv ...
 
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Farmer Lee Jones, regenerative agriculture specialist, joins Jillian to discuss the power of farming efficiently, ethically, and effectively. The way our food is farmed impacts our health in a myriad of ways! Chemicals sprayed on crops affect not only our physical health, but the health of our environment. Food grown in the proper climates with reg…
 
The New York City Virus Hunters join TWiV to reveal how local students engage in safe virus surveillance and conduct science research right in their neighborhoods, followed by an update on variant of concern Omicron. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Rich Condit, and Brianne Barker Guests: Teresa Bautista, Isabel Francisco, Jesus Gonza…
 
In COVID-19 clinical update #91, Dr. Griffin discusses final results of molnupiravir trial, Omicron variant of concern, outcomes in B-cell depleted patients, recovery in T-cell depleted macaques, peptide for induction of T cell immunity, high respiratory viral RNA loads in infants, IgA and T cells transferred to breast milk after vaccination, sensi…
 
Peter Woit is a theoretical physicist, mathematician, critic of string theory, and author of the popular science blog Not Even Wrong. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: – The Prisoner Wine Company: https://theprisonerwine.com/lex to get 20% off & free shipping – Linode: https://linode.com/lex to get $100 free credit – Sunbask…
 
TWiV reveals all that we know so far about the variant of concern B.1.1.529, also called Omicron, and describes a study on the ability of the alpha, beta, and delta variants to reproduce in cells in culture and induce membrane fusion. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Alan Dove, Kathy Spindler, and Brianne Barker Subscribe (free): iTunes, Google Podcasts,…
 
Tom Brands is an Olympic and World Champion in freestyle wrestling and the head wrestling coach at the University of Iowa. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: – FightCamp: https://joinfightcamp.com/lex to get free shipping – InsideTracker: https://insidetracker.com/lex and use code Lex25 to get 25% off – ROKA: https://roka.com…
 
ROY RICHARD GRINKER, professor of anthropology and international affairs at George Washington University, and author of the book, Nobody’s Normal: How Culture Created the Stigma of Mental Illness joins Jillian to discuss how culture contributes to the stigma of obesity, mental illness, and homophobia. Plus, we look at how mental illness is viewed i…
 
Robert Crews is a historian at Stanford, specializing in Afghanistan, Russia, Islam, Central Asia, and South Asia. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: – MUD\WTR: https://mudwtr.com/lex and use code LEX to get 5% off – Ten Thousand: https://www.tenthousand.cc/ and use code LEX to get 15% off – Four Sigmatic: https://foursigmati…
 
TWiV reviews why children should be vaccinated against COVID-19, increased risk of infection with SARS-CoV-2 Beta, Gamma, and Delta variant compared to Alpha variant in vaccinated but not recovered individuals, and immune correlates of protection from the mRNA-1273 vaccine efficacy trial. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, and Brianne B…
 
In COVID-19 clinical update #90, Dr. Griffin covers FDA expansion for booster doses, 3 more at home antigen tests approved by FDA, immune correlates analysis of mRNA-1273 vaccine, risk for stillbirth, PROVENT prophylaxis trial results, fluvoxamine recommendations, advice on molnupiravir, automated text messaging service for monitoring illness, and …
 
TWiV reviews Michael Worobey’s dissection of the early COVID-19 cases in Wuhan, and the discovery that herpesviruses assimilate cellular kinesin to produce motorized virus particles. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Alan Dove, and Kathy Spindler Subscribe (free): iTunes, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiV! Links for this episode Early CO…
 
Ioana and Robert join TWiN to discuss their work demonstrating that rodents acquire maternal behavior by social transmission from an experienced mother to a virgin female how to care for a litter via endogenous oxytocin. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Timothy Cheung Guests: Ioana Carcea and Robert Froemke Subscribe (free): iTunes, Google Podcasts, R…
 
Kevin Systrom is the co-founder and former CEO of Instagram. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: – Theragun: https://therabody.com/lex to get 30 day trial – NI: https://www.ni.com/perspectives – GiveWell: https://www.givewell.org/ and use code LEX to get donation matched up to $1k – Blinkist: https://blinkist.com/lex and use c…
 
Jillian dishes on family dynamics and issues a powerful pep talk on letting go of the personal pity party in order to regain control. Then, ingredient swaps for cooking and baking to give all your favorite dishes a healthy makeover. Plus, fake labels that use buzzwords to mislead you. Get informed! For 25% off The Fitness App by Jillian Michaels, g…
 
On this episode we discuss the recent wave of crazy stories going on currently in the news. Topic include the magically disappearing CRT, Chris Christie's book tour, people still waiting on JFK Jr and/or Sr in Dallas, Tx. and Michael Flynn saying the quiet part out loud. Links: As Promised: https://twitter.com/liveonthechat/status/14606488320232816…
 
TWiV reviews the vials labeled smallpox that were not, re-emergence of enterovirus D68 in Europe, efficacy of inactivated SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, and cellular correlates of protection for an oral influenza virus vaccine. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Rich Condit, and Amy Rosenfeld Subscribe (free): iTunes, Google Podcasts, RSS, email B…
 
TWiM reveals a study showing that positive interactions among bacteria are far more common than previously thought, and how acquisition of a single gene enabled Yersinia pestis to expand the range of mammalian hosts that sustain flea-borne plague. Links for this episode: Positive interactions are common among bacteria (Sci Adv) Expansion of mammal …
 
Ben Askren is a wrestler and MMA fighter, former Bellator and ONE Championship welterweight champion, a two-time NCAA wrestling champion and four-time finalist. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: – Notion: https://notion.com/startups to get up to $1000 off team plan – NI: https://www.ni.com/perspectives – Onnit: https://lexfr…
 
In COVID-19 clinical update #89, Dr. Griffin reviews upcoming meeting on FDA emergency use authorization for molnupiravir, 25% of US cases in children, reinfection associates with presence of antibodies, national surveillance for acute flaccid myelitis in the US, and monoclonal antibody treatment of infection in vaccinated, high-risk individuals. H…
 
TWiV explains that a recent report suggesting that the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein inhibits V(D)J recombination in vitro would not impact immunity after infection or vaccination, and describes the isolation of remdesivir resistant mutants in cells in culture, and the emergence of amino acid changes in the spike protein identical to those in variants o…
 
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