MMD455 Media Mining Digest: AI versus Creativity, Blood Clotting Process, Building Considerations, Cancer Cell Clearance, CAR T Cells, Checkpoint Immunotherapy, Clinton Impeachment, Corona Vaccine Trials, Corona Virus 19 Preparation, Corona Virus Expert, Corona Virus Immunotyping, Corona Virus, Corona Virus T Cells, Corona Virus Update, Corona Virus versus SARS, Digital Currencies, Dumb Mistakes, Enterovirus, Fake News, FDA Intrigue, Gerrymandering Hazard, Giant Virus, Hate, Hepatitis C Story, High Containment Labs, Human Health Collaboration, Immunology Basics, Impeachment, Lymphocyte Tracking, Neutrophil Discussion, Prometheus Project, Science Funding, Soleimani Killing, Telemedicine Do’s and Don’ts, Vaccine Alternative, Virology Diagnostics, Virology History, Virology Researchers, Virus Research, Wild Salmon Virus

Exercise your ears: the 48 podcasts shown below present the best ideas, information and stories from a larger group of 622 for the week, to hear while your hands and eyes are busy. Get all the files as a group here, or double (ctrl-click) individual  titles to get single podcasts and explore the source. A collection of 29,500 podcasts, listed alphabetically and grouped by topic, can be downloaded piecemeal, with files A-E at this link, and the remainder here. You’ll be limited to a 4GB maximum per download at the last place, so multiple group downloads will be needed to get all files, totaling over 170GB and may take a few hours. The first entry in the collection is a text file with just titles for quicker reference. A collection of abstracts for all the podcasts is available at this link and updated quarterly. Get the discarded material, too, using a podcast aggregator loaded with this opml file of the 503 sources. And try PodcastRE from the University of Wisconsin with over 150,000 titles. Exercise your ears and relax the rest.

AI versus Creativity 26 mins – “Innovation and creation come from our learnings and experiences. With every new creation comes inspiration from something else. Edison didn’t invent the lightbulb; he perfected it. Einstein was inspired by physicists that went before him. So what is the difference between AI invented and AI-inspired? Input and experience play a key role. For AI, that comes in the form of the “training data” supplied to the system to recognize patterns and identify the best solutions. Training data is critically important and allows AI to do what it does. It is part of an element called machine learning, which has historically applied to games like chess and go. It was initially thought that humans had a unique advantage at these kinds of things.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow, then select “Save File” and “OK” to get the podcast.

Blood Clotting Process 59 mins – “The Immune trio explains how activation of the inflammasome by a bacterial protein causes blood clotting through a programmed cell death process called pyroptosis.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow, then select “Save File” and “OK” to get the podcast.

Building Considerations P1 11 mins – “Do you know what you should consider when choosing your home site?  After deciding to build instead of buy a new home, many people are so focused on the house design and that they give little thought to the LAND on which they will place their future home.  But what lot you choose is a major factor in determining how much it will cost you to build and maintain your home, and how much you will ultimately enjoy it.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link” and “OK” to get the podcast.

Building Considerations P2 9 mins – “Back on track after unavoidable pre-construction setbacks, my homebuilding journey has had its share of challenges, even before the foundation was placed.  But delays have been used as opportunities for design improvements that will make the house even more resilient than originally planned.  This episode is kind of a construction update.  I’ll tell you about our delays and what we did to make lemonade out of lemons.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link” and “OK” to get the podcast.

Cancer Cell Clearance 46 mins – “The immunophiles explain how metabolic rewiring of macrophages by CpG promotes clearance of cancer cells.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow, then select “Save File” and “OK” to get the podcast.

CAR T Cells 56 mins – “The immu-knowledge-ists deconstruct the holy grail of oncologists, cancer immunotherapy, and the exciting development of CAR T cells and how they work.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow, then select “Save File” and “OK” to get the podcast.

Checkpoint Immunotherapy 54 mins – “The Immune team explains the science behind the 2018 Nobel Prizes awarded to Allison and Honjo: checkpoint immunotherapy.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow, then select “Save File” and “OK” to get the podcast.

Clinton Impeachment 33 mins – “President Trump is just the fourth president to face impeachment proceedings. In 2016, The Post’s Presidential podcast examined the three presidents in that category before Trump. We finish our series from Presidential with the story of Bill Clinton.” At the link you can listen, but not download; however, a copy is included in this blog archive.

Corona Vaccine Trials 17 mins – “Is AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine in jeopardy? Why can’t politicians and scientists in Washington get along? Did you miss STAT’s first-ever Health Tech Summit? We discuss all that and more this week on “The Readout LOUD,” STAT’s biotech podcast. First, we’ll break down the big news of the week: the global pause on AstraZeneca’s Phase 3 trials of its Covid-19 vaccine due to a suspected serious adverse reaction in a participant in the U.K. Then, STAT’s Lev Facher joins us for an update on the charged politics of the Covid-19 response. Lastly, we’ll highlight three top moments from STAT’s inaugural Health Tech Summit, which took place virtually this week.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link” and “OK” to get the podcast.

Corona Virus 19 Preparation 44 mins – “Columbia University Chief Neurology Resident Genna Waldman joins TWiN to explains how her department prepared for COVID-19, and the neurological symptoms associated with the disease.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow, select “Save File,” and “OK” to get the podcast.

Corona Virus Expert 71 mins – “Coronavirus expert Ralph Baric joins TWiV to explain the virology and epidemiology of the recent zoonotic outbreak spreading across China and overseas.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link” and “OK” to get the podcast.

Corona Virus Immunotyping 56 mins – “Immune explains a study of 125 COVID-19 patients by deep immune profiling, which revealed three immunotypes associated with poor clinical prognosis or recovery.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow, select “Save File,” and “OK” to get the podcast.

Corona Virus P1 58 mins – “Brianne Barker joins Immune to discuss the immune response to infection with SARS-CoV-2, including immune respones, pathogenesis, immunopathology and more.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow, select “Save File,” and “OK” to get the podcast.

Corona Virus P2 56 mins – “Brianne Barker returns to continue a discussion of the immune response to infection with SARS-CoV-2, including use of steroid, coagulation in some patients, cytokine storm, and vaccines.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow, select “Save File,” and “OK” to get the podcast.

Corona Virus P3 60 mins – “Immune continues a discussion of the immune response to infection with SARS-CoV-2, including vaccines and immunity, effects of BCG and OPV, immunity passports, and answers to listener questions.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow, select “Save File,” and “OK” to get the podcast.

Corona Virus P4 60 mins – “Immune continues a discussion of the immune response to infection with SARS-CoV-2, including inflammatory responses and disease, antibody and T-cell responses, and vaccines, and answers to listener questions.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow, select “Save File,” and “OK” to get the podcast.

Corona Virus T Cells 58 mins – “Immune explains a study demonstrating T cells that react with SARS-CoV-2 epitopes in individuals who have never been infected with the virus, implying cross-reactivity with common cold coronaviruses.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow, select “Save File,” and “OK” to get the podcast.

Corona Virus Update 56 mins – “Vincent and Rich update the current situation with COVID-19 and SARS-CoV-2, including fatality ratios, virus spreading outside of China, immunity to infection, vaccines, antivirals and much more.” At the right-click “Download TWiV 589,” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Corona Virus versus SARS 79 mins – “TWiV provides updates on the new coronavirus causing respiratory disease in China, the current influenza season, and the epidemic of African swine fever, including determination of the three-dimensional structure of the virus particle.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow, then select “Save File” and “OK” to get the podcast.

Digital Currencies 21 mins – “Digital currencies from central banks could change money as you know it -Technology has no borders and to understand how it is transforming business, the global economy and peoples’ lives you have to look beyond Silicon Valley. “Beyond the Valley” tells the stories of how technology is shaping the world – no matter where they happen on the globe. Increasingly, some of the biggest technological developments and trends are finding their start outside the traditional tech power centers. “Beyond the Valley” brings the world of tech – and tech around the world – to you.” At the link right click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop up menu.

Dumb Mistakes 27 mins – “We talk to science journalist David Robson about his new book The Intelligence Trap: Why Smart People Make Dumb Mistakes.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Enterovirus 81 mins – [Enteroviruses are a group of viruses that cause a number of infectious illnesses which are usually mild. However if they infect the central nervous system, they can cause serious illness. The two most common ones are echovirus and coxsackievirus, but there are several others.] “Amy joins the TWiV team to review evidence that enterovirus D68 is an etiologic agent of childhood paralysis, and her finding that the ability of the virus to infect cells of the nervous system is not a recently acquired property.” At the link right-click “Download TWiV 572,” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Fake News 41 mins – “There is no fact/fiction lobe, no area in the cerebral cortex that holds true facts. We’re not wired for truth—but we are deeply wired for stories. In fact, compelling stories trump true facts as often as not, and our world view is defined by the fake world of 24 or suitcase nukes than they are by cold reality. We’re been looking for this program for a decade, someone who can talk clearly about the nuance of narrative, the power of stories and the resilience of myth. Tried twice before, and didn’t get it. But tonight America’s leading investigative journalist draws on her academic training and over a decade deep in the weeds of natiional security, intelligence and politic to talk about truth. The discussion draws heavily from Marcy’s post On “Fake News”” At the link you can listen, but not download; however, a copy is included in this blog archive.

FDA Intrigue 16 mins – “…Eric Topol of Scripps Research calls in to discuss his fiery criticism of FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn and the future of the agency’s reputation. Then, we talk to STAT’s Matthew Herper about how vaccines for Covid-19 might prove their worth before the end of the year. Finally, STAT’s op-ed page, First Opinion, hit a milestone this week, publishing its 2,000th piece, and First Opinion editor Patrick Skerrett joins us for a look behind the scenes and a glimpse at the future.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow, select “Save File,” and “OK” to get the podcast.

Gerrymandering 34 mins – “Moon Duchin, a professor of mathematics at Tufts University, uses metric geometry to help defend democracy against the threat posed by gerrymandering. But as she discusses with host Steven Strogatz, the problem of fair voting in a representative democracy can’t simply be reduced to an objective function. This episode was produced by Dana Bialek. Read more at Quantamagazine.org. Production and original music by Story Mechanics.“ At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Gerrymandering Hazard 3 mins – “It has been happening for more than 200 years. Electoral boundaries are redrawn to favour one party over another. In the United States, a party may receive most votes in a state. But district boundaries mean the less popular party receives more congressional seats. Jared Diamond says it is a perversion of the electoral process and is undermining American democracy.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Giant Virus 80 mins – “From the Fourth Symposium on Giant Virus Biology in Germany, Vincent, Rich, and Nels speak with Assaf, Stephen, and Alexandra about their careers and their work on giant viruses that infect ocean hosts: Emiliana huxleyi, Aureococcus anophagefferans, and a choanoflagellate.” At the link right-click “Download TWiV 575,” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Hate P1 27 mins – “Getting Out begins with the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, in August 2017. But this isn’t about that white supremacist rally — it’s about a woman named Samantha, who worked behind the scenes to support this violent alt-right march. This chapter leads us through the story of how Samantha became the women’s coordinator of Identity Evropa, a white nationalist group, and why she decided she had to get out.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link” and “OK” to get the podcast.

Hate P2 27 mins – “Part two takes Samantha’s story from the privacy of chatrooms to the corridors of power. What was the cost of her neo-Nazi separatist views? How did she contribute to the spread of deadly lies? And why did she decide to get out?” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link” and “OK” to get the podcast.

Hepatitis CStory 64 mins – “Coronavirus expert Ralph Baric joins TWiV to explain the virology and epidemiology of the recent zoonotic outbreak spreading across China and overseas.” At the link right-click “TWIV 580” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Hepatitis C Story 64 mins – “From the University of Texas at Austin, Vincent and Rich speak with Chris Sullivan about his work on miRNAs encoded in the genomes of polyomaviruses and papillomaviruses, and how an RNA triphosphatase restricts hepatitis C virus replication.” At the link right-click “TWIV 580” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

High Containment Labs 56 mins – “Vincent and Rich travel to Galveston National Laboratory to speak with Jim LeDuc, Tom Ksiazek, and Bob Tesch about their long careers as virus hunters.” At the link right-click “TWIV 583” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Human Health Collaborations 45 mins – “From ASM Microbe 2019 in San Francisco, Vincent speaks with Victoria McGovern, Carl Nathan, and Dan Portnoy about advancing human health through innovative collaborations.” At the linkrRight click to download “TWiM#207” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Immunology Basics 48 mins – “The Immune trifecta explores systems immunology, and its use in a study of immune system development in newborn children.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow, select “Save File,” and “OK” to get the podcast.

Impeachment P1 109 mins – “It was an impeachment double-header today in the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. In the morning, the committee heard testimony from Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, U.S. Army officer and the top Ukraine expert on the National Security Council, and Jennifer Williams, a foreign service officer detailed to the Vice President’s staff. In the afternoon, the committee heard from Tim Morrison, the former senior director for Europe and Russia at the National Security Council, and Kurt Volker, the former U.S. special envoy to Ukraine. That was a lot to pack into one day, but we here at Lawfare have taken out all the unnecessary speeches, partisan bickering, and repetition to bring you just the portions of the testimony you need to hear. Audio from both hearings can be found below.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Impeachment P2 115 mins – “It was an impeachment double-header today… “ At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Lymphocyte Tracking 58 mins – “Cindy, Steph, and Vincent reveal that lymphocyte trafficking through lymph nodes and lymph is circadian – it is dependent on the time of day.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow, select “Save File,” and “OK” to get the podcast.

Neutrophil Discussion 58 mins – “Stephanie takes the Immune team on a tour of neutrophils, the most abundant leukocytes in mammals, including tethers and slings, neutrophil rolling, and neutrophil nets.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow, select “Save File,” and “OK” to get the podcast.

Prometheus Project 61 mins – “Vincent speaks with members of Prometheus, a team of academic and industrial scientists assembled to develop antibody-based therapeutics against infections caused by tick-borne Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus and rodent-borne hantaviruses, for which no approved vaccines or specific drugs are available.” At the link right-click “Download TWiV 578,” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Science Funding 48 mins – “From Georgia State, Vincent speaks with economics professor Paula Stephan about the ways science is supported in the US, how universities offload risks, the absence of risk-taking, and much more.” At the link right-click “Download TWiV 574,” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Soleimani Killing 42 mins – “The American drone strike last night that killed Qassem Soleimani, the commander of the Iranian Quds Force, is a seismic event in U.S.-Iranian relations—and for the broader Middle East. We put together an emergency podcast, drawing on the resources of both Lawfare and the Brookings Institution and reflecting the depth of the remarkable collaboration between the two. Iran scholar Suzanne Maloney, terrorism and Middle East scholar Daniel Byman, Middle East scholar and former State Department official Tamara Cofman Wittes and former State Department lawyer and Baghdad embassy official Scott Anderson—who is also a Lawfare senior editor—came together the morning after the strike for a diverse discussion of the reasons for the operation, the vast repercussions of it, the legality of the strike and the role Soleimani played in the Iranian regime.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link” and “OK” to get the podcast.

Telemedicine Dos and Don’ts 19 mins – “In this Hippo Education bonus, Dr. Mizuho Morrison from the Urgent Care RAP team sits down with Dr. Ajsa Nikolic, family medicine physician and medical director for Ochsner Health’s Virtual Care Provider Network. They discuss practical do’s and don’ts for those starting out in telemedicine, as an introduction to Hippo Education’s newest video course, Telemedicine: Common Conditions. Check out the course at hippoed.com/telemed!” At the link you can listen, but not download; however, a copy of the podcast is included in this blog archive.

Vaccine Alternative 52 mins – “Immune reveals an alternative to a protective vaccine, engineered B cells that produce antiviral antibodies.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow, then select “Save File” and “OK” to get the podcast.

Virology Diagnostics 36 mins – “From the 22nd meeting of the European Society for Clinical Virology in Copenhagen, Vincent speaks with Thea, Heli, Kim, Caroline and Irma about big data and its increasing use in virology diagnostics, epidemiology, and public health.” At the link right-click “Download TWiV 576,” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Virology Research 50 mins – “Vincent speaks with Félix Rey about his career and his work on solving structures of a variety of viruses and the insights learned about viral membrane fusion and antibody-mediated neutralization.” At the link right-click “Download TWiV 577,” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Virology Researchers 67 mins – “Vincent speaks with virologists at the University of Nevada at Reno about their careers and their work on herpesviruses, arboviruses, and the development of diagnostics for infectious diseases.” At the link right-click “Download TWiV 579,” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Virus History 76 mins – “William Summers joins the TWiV team to discuss some virology history, including the ever-changing concept of ‘virus’ and the contribution of phage research to the study of animal viruses.” At the link right-click “Download TWiV 573,” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Wild Salmon Virus 74 mins – “The TWiV pro-vaxxers reveal viruses that infect endangered wild salmon, and how iron in host serum modulates dengue virus acquisition by mosquitoes.” At the link right-click “Download TWiV 569,” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

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