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Best Biology podcasts — Theories, lectures and scientific researches (Updated October 2019; image)
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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.
 
This Week in Virology is a netcast about viruses - the kind that make you sick.
 
This Week in Evolution is a podcast on the biology of what makes us tick. Hosts Nels Elde and Vincent Racaniello take you through the new evolution that has been revolutionized by the field of genomics and molecular biology.
 
The BBC Natural History Unit produces a wide range of programmes that aim to immerse a listener in the wonder, surprise and importance that nature has to offer.
 
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Creature Feature
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We take a critter’s eye view to explore how animal behavior parallels humans. Join comedians and science-lovers as we get inside the minds of animals
 
Plants are everything. They are also incredibly interesting. From the smallest duckweed to the tallest redwood, the botanical world is full of wonder. Join my friends and I for a podcast celebrating everything botany.
 
Amazing things humans have learnt from the animal kingdom. Inspiring, fascinating, bingeable.
 
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Evolution Talk
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Everything you wanted to know about evolution by natural selection in short, easy to digest, episodes. Hosted, and produced by writer Rick Coste.
 
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Breaking Bio
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A group of biologists talks everything science and biology related in a weekly roundtable format.
 
TWiP is a monthly netcast about eukaryotic parasites. Vincent Racaniello and Dickson Despommier, science Professors from Columbia University, deconstruct parasites, how they cause illness, and how you can prevent infections.
 
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Natures Talk Show
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Natures Talk Show is dedicated to helping save and preserve Nature by helping people understand that every living thing has a place and a reason to be here. Conservation, preservation and habitat are of huge interest on our show. We are going to be doing more youth oriented programs and things that we hope will help save all the amazing things that life has to offer.
 
The ID The Future (IDTF) podcast carries on Discovery Institute's mission of exploring the issues central to evolution and intelligent design. IDTF is a short podcast providing you with the most current news and views on evolution and ID. IDTF delivers brief interviews with key scientists and scholars developing the theory of ID, as well as insightful commentary from Discovery Institute senior fellows and staff on the scientific, educational and legal aspects of the debate.
 
In-depth stories about the science of life. Each week, we tell a story about ideas, trends and people, and how science and medicine affect our lives, our health and our society. More at mosaicscience.com Published by the Wellcome Trust.
 
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biobytes
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biobytes is a series of life sciences news podcasts highlighting original scientific research published in Journal of Cell Biology. Each show features interviews with leading scientists from across the globe.
 
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Science at AMNH
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Current science and the latest research from scientists at New York City’s American Museum of Natural History and guest speakers.
 
A video podcast by the American Society for Microbiology that highlights the latest in microbiology, life science and biotechnology news. ASM is composed of over 42,000 scientists and health professionals with the mission to advance the microbial sciences as a vehicle for understanding life processes and to apply and communicate this knowledge for the improvement of health and environmental and economic well-being worldwide. For information about ASM and MicrobeWorld, visit us online at www. ...
 
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Sound Escapes
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Join BirdNote’s Ashley Ahearn and sound ecologist Gordon Hempton for an immersive audio journey through some of the most wild, beautiful and sound-rich places in the world. Along the way, Gordon gives us a crash course in the art of truly listening. It’s something he says is a dying art, constantly under threat in our noisy, modern lives.
 
A podcast about computational biology, bioinformatics, and next generation sequencing.
 
Amazing things humans have learnt from the animal kingdom. Inspiring, fascinating, bingeable.
 
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The eLife Podcast
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The eLife Podcast, from eLife, the researcher-led, open access digital publication for outstanding research in life science and biomedicine.
 
Revealing more about microbiologists, the work they do, and what makes them tick. We ask them what they're up to now and what's next? How is the science moving forward to solve some of the intractable problems of our times? What keeps them going in a tough, competitive field? What do they see for the future of research, education, and training? We hope to show you a glimpse of what scientists are really like and what's going on in cutting-edge research today.
 
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Collective Insights
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Collective Insights is a voyage through topics and technologies revolutionizing human wellbeing.
 
Periodic audiocasts from Science Signaling, the signal transduction knowledge environment.
 
This is the podcast created by Biology Teacher Aaron Mathieu from Acton-Boxborough Regional High School in Massachusetts. Each episode, I will sit down with a different life science teacher and talk about his or her path to the classroom, work in the classroom, and hopes and dreams for the future.
 
An audio journey through the wonderful wild world of plants. Episodes cover modern and ancient ways wild plants have been used in human culture as food, medicine and utilitarian uses.
 
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Earth Rangers
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Hi kids, if you think that animals are amazing, this is the show for you! Join host Earth Ranger Emma as she travels the world to discover the wildest animal facts out there and solve nature’s biggest mysteries. With top ten countdowns, an animal guessing game, conservation conversations, and epic animal showdowns, this is a journey you won’t want to miss! To learn more, visit earthrangers.com/podcast
 
Superheroes and science fiction meet the cutting edge of biological sciences in this podcast. Where does the science meet the fiction? Listen and find out! If you have suggestions for a topic or would like to be a featured guest, please contact biologyofsuperheroes@gmail.com
 
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BioLogic
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The logic behind the science: Conversations with Broad researchers exploring what they do and why they do it, from Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard.
 
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The Microbiome Report
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The microbiome. It dictates so much of how we move through the world – from how we digest our food to the mates we choose as we spin around the globe. On this show, we’re investigating how the things we do everyday impacts the bugs of our bodies. The Microbiome Report is powered by BIOHM Health.
 
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The Critter Shed
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Collie Ennis is a science research associate with Trinity College Dublin who owns a shed full of creepy crawlies and reptiles. Colette Kinsella is an audio producer who loves to talk about animals. If you like learning about the weird and wonderful side of nature - about things like spider sex, venom-packing frogs, or mind-controlling parasites, and more - then this is the podcast for you! Oh, and it's in a shed. With Collie Ennis and Colette Kinsella and guests. Produced by Red Hare Media.
 
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ACS Nano Podcast
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ACS Nano produces regular podcasts that feature interviews with contributors and editors.
 
The rhino. An icon - almost extinct. Kevin Pietersen. A maverick cricketer who never backs down. He says he’ll save them. But poachers are never far away, and time is running out.
 
An antidote to the nausea caused by life in modern society via explorations of botany and ecology and the use of colorful language
 
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Taronga Talks
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Working at Taronga Zoo is more than just a job – Taronga means family. The deep connections our staff develop with wildlife and the natural world affects the lives of others, near and far. From Sydney to Dubbo, Taronga’s people all have amazing untold Zoo stories that will touch your heart and open your eyes. Join our family with Taronga Talks.
 
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Look at me
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Hosted by Benjamin Law and Chris McCormack, each episode of Look at Me showcases a unique Australian animal
 
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Botany After Dark
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Here, we explore the darker and more potentially polarizing, side of botany.
 
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Traditionally, expectant mothers have been excluded from clinical trials, but could this practice be doing more harm than good? Emily Anthes investigates. Written by Emily Anthes Read by Charlotte Hussey Produced by Barry J Gibb For more stories and to read this story, visit mosaicscience.com Subscribe to our podcast: iTunes https://podcasts.ap ...…
 
When a fly hits a spider’s web the web sends vibrations to the spider crouched at its edge. This is known as remote sensing. The webs may help us design sensors to detect vibrations in the earth and the built environment. These vibrations could be turned into electricity. This could lead to small scale energy harvesting.With Patrick Aryee.#30An ...…
 
When a fly hits a spider’s web the web sends vibrations to the spider crouched at its edge. This is known as remote sensing. The webs may help us design sensors to detect vibrations in the earth and the built environment. These vibrations could be turned into electricity. This could lead to small scale energy harvesting.With Patrick Aryee.#30An ...…
 
The relationship between plants and mycorrhizal fungi is often painted as a beautiful, altruistic relationship, the reality is far more complex than that. Though this is one of the most important relationships on the planet, we still have a lot to learn about how plants and mycorrhizal fungi interact. Some of the most mysterious relationships b ...…
 
The TWiV pro-vaxxers reveal viruses that infect endangered wild salmon, and how iron in host serum modulates dengue virus acquisition by mosquitoes. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Alan Dove, and Brianne Barker Subscribe (free): iTunes, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiV! Links for this episode New viruses that i ...…
 
Wildlife film maker Hannah Stitfall is joined by Dom Davies, a wildlife film researcher to discuss another pick from the Living World archive. Today their subject is Stone Curlews and a programme in which the presenter Joanna Pinnock travels to Wiltshire in search of these crepuscular waders whose haunting calls can be heard after dusk. She is ...…
 
Wildlife film maker Hannah Stitfall is joined by Dom Davies, a wildlife film researcher to discuss another pick from the Living World archive. Today their subject is Stone Curlews and a programme in which the presenter Joanna Pinnock travels to Wiltshire in search of these crepuscular waders whose haunting calls can be heard after dusk. She is ...…
 
On this episode of ID the Future, Andrew McDiarmid reads the afterword to Michael Aeschliman’s newly revised and expanded The Restoration of Man: C. S. Lewis and the Continuing Case Against Scientism. As Aeschliman explains, Lewis neither deified nor defied science, but he did insist that science idolatry was the grave and present danger of our ...…
 
Identified in the 1980s, Borrelia burgdorferi and other Lyme disease-associated spirochetes have since been found throughout the world. Jorge Benach answers questions about Lyme Disease symptoms, his role in identifying the causative bacterium, and his current research on multispecies pathogens carried by hard-bodied ticks. Julie’s Biggest Take ...…
 
Some time before this episode was released, Collie came across an amazing sight in his own Dublin suburb, Tallaght. Over many years a former waste ground and dumpsite for silt dredged from local ponds had regenerated into a vibrant and multi-layered wetland ecosystem that was home to species such as newts, bats, frogs and the endangered Europea ...…
 
Nicolas Pineault is the author of the #1 bestselling book The Non-Tinfoil Guide to EMFs and an advocate for safe technologies. On this episode, he talks to Andrea about the buzz around electromagnetic frequencies and whether our technology has the power to impact our microbiome and our overall health. This episode of The Microbiome Report is po ...…
 
Emma has been traveling here, there and everywhere on the lookout for interesting wildlife. Imagine her surprise when she finds some pretty amazing creatures right in her own backyard! Then, Emma goes to visit the Toronto Wildlife Centre to meet some real-life animal-saving heroes. Plus - we finally present the best animal joke of all time! ——— ...…
 
The TWiPpers of the bite fantastic solve the case of the Indian Man Who Hiked, and discuss the effects of schistosome soluble egg antigen on infection of lymphocytes with HIV-1. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, and Daniel Griffin Subscribe (free): iTunes, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Links for this episode Effect of schistosome sol ...…
 
On this episode of ID the Future from the vault, Sarah Chaffee examines what it looks like to teach the controversy over Darwinian evolution, explaining why students should learn more, not less, on the topic. Listen in as she looks at a lesson plan overview for a unit on neo-Darwinism, and highlights 3 points of scientific controversy that teac ...…
 
Happy October everyone! This week: Dunanunanunanuna BAT FACTS! Why do bats hang upside down? How did bats become associated with Dracula? What are some of the craziest bat species in the world? Discover this and more as we answer the age-old question: If Batman was bitten by a radioactive bat, what powers would he have? With special guest Molly ...…
 
On this episode of ID the Future we hear the final portion of a three-part series featuring Discovery Institute’s Stephen Meyer and David Berlinski along with distinguished Yale computer science professor David Gelernter, who recently gave up Darwinism thanks in part to their books. Led by Uncommon Knowledge host Peter Robinson, they discuss th ...…
 
Deb is a Biotechnology teacher at Essex North Shore Agricultural & Technical School in Hathorne, MA . Deb has taught a wide variety of science courses throughout her career including AP and honors chemistry, as well as forensics. Deb is a very active member of the biotech teacher community in New England including the Amgen Biotechnology Experi ...…
 
Food poverty is on the rise in rich countries. And evidence suggests the impact can last for years afterwards. Written by Chris Baraniuk Read by Kirsten Irving Produced by Graihagh Jackson To read this story and more, visit mosaicscience.com Subscribe to our podcast: iTunes https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/mosaic-science-podcast/id96492821 ...…
 
The wings of one of the most beautiful butterflies could transform paints and textiles. Scientists are fascinated by how the blue morpho produces its shimmering blue effect. With Patrick Aryee.#30Animalswww.bbcworldservice.com/30animalsBy BBC World Service.
 
The wings of one of the most beautiful butterflies could transform paints and textiles. Scientists are fascinated by how the blue morpho produces its shimmering blue effect. With Patrick Aryee.#30Animalswww.bbcworldservice.com/30animalsBy BBC World Service.
 
Today we are joined by carnivorous plant expert and botanist extraordinaire, Greg Bourke. Greg is the Curator Manager of the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney's Blue Mountains Botanic Garden. He is deeply passionate about finding and understanding Australia's bewildering variety of carnivorous plants. From describing new species and even genera to sp ...…
 
In the second episode from the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Vincent speaks with Jan Albert, Petter Brodin, and Anna Smed-Sörensen about their work on enterovirus D68, systems immunology, and human pulmonary viral infection and inflammation. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello Guests: Jan Albert, Petter Brodin, and Anna Smed-Sörensen Subscribe (free ...…
 
This episode of ID the Future features Part 2 of Peter Robinson’s conversation with Yale computer scientist David Gelernter and Discovery Institute senior fellows Stephen Meyer and David Berlinski. Here in Part 2, the four men discuss the problem of early and late mutations in embryological development, and the apparently fatal pick-your-poison ...…
 
The TWiM holobionts pay tribute to Stuart Levy, and reveal the remarkably diverse array of cyclic nucleotides synthesized by bacteria that likely mediate interactions with animal and plant hosts. Become a patron of TWiM. Links for this episode: Stuart Levy, Antibiotic Resistance Researcher, Dies Resistance fighter (The Scientist) Stuart Levy on ...…
 
The alcohol in hand sanitizer kills germs, but does that nightly glass of wine or celebratory shot of tequila have the same killer impact on our gut microbes? On this episode, Andrea talks with Ruari Fairbairns, co-founder of One Year No Beer and Biohm resident scientist, Dr. Mahmoud Ghannoum, about the impact of alcohol on the microbiome. This ...…
 
On this episode of ID the Future we hear part one of an uncommon trio of experts speaking on the mathematical challenges to Darwinian evolution. Stephen Meyer and David Berlinski, both senior fellows of Discovery Institute’s Center for Science and Culture, join David Gelernter, a distinguished Yale mathematician, who recently gave up Darwinism ...…
 
Giant bugs, animals that clone themselves, things that come back to life after being eviscerated... if you're looking for aliens, you can find them under the sea. And later on the show, we’ll be speaking to a professor of marine biology who invited an octopus into his home! With special guests comedian Chris Crofton and Professor of Marine Biol ...…
 
Rants on Climate Deniers, Obsolete Racist Grandfathers, El Cielo Biosphere Reserve, Foxtail Pines, the Hong Kong Airport and many more. 2.5 hours worth of profane pontifications on evolutionary biology, the human condition and bad air days.By joeblowe.
 
In the Season 2 premiere we explore Black Panther and the world of Wakanda live at the 2019 International Wildlife Film Festival. Billy Almon and Dr. Sebastian Alvarado join in to chat about bio-inspiration, sustainability and explore the roles of culture and genetics in shaping this incredible population. Check it out!…
 
On this episode of ID the Future, the second in a series, host Andrew McDiarmid reviews three more displays of design in nature. Researchers in Scotland have shown that beavers, once considered by some as nuisances good only for their pelts, are actually great biodiversity engineers. The water lily is another marvel of hydraulic engineering tha ...…
 
What’s it like to hear voices? Are they hallucinations or a normal human experience? Chris Chapman explores what they are, why they happen and how they are being understood. For more stories and to read the transcript, visit mosaicscience.com Subscribe to our podcast: iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/mosaic-science-podcast/id964928 ...…
 
Unlocking the secrets of the dazzling colours in the tail of the peacock. It is designed to attract females but has caught the eye of scientists, as they mimic it to develop high-resolution reflective colour-screen displays. With Patrick Aryee.#30Animalswww.bbcworldservice.com/30animalsBy BBC World Service.
 
Unlocking the secrets of the dazzling colours in the tail of the peacock. It is designed to attract females but has caught the eye of scientists, as they mimic it to develop high-resolution reflective colour-screen displays. With Patrick Aryee.#30Animalswww.bbcworldservice.com/30animalsBy BBC World Service.
 
The butternut or white walnut (Juglans cinerea) is a tree that is unknown to many. Ravaged by an invasive fungal blight, this wonderful tree is on the decline throughout eastern North America. If nothing is done to save the butternut, it will likely go extinct. If it does, North America will lose yet another important nut-producing tree. That i ...…
 
Zoologist and wildlife film maker Hannah Stitfall is joined by Billy Clark, a researcher with the BBC Natural History Unit to discuss another selection from the LIVING WORLD archive. Today the subject is over-wintering ladybirds and the challenges these most familiar of insects face during dormancy. They also discuss the origin of the name 'Lad ...…
 
The TWiV team covers outbreaks of eastern equine encephalitis virus in the US and poliovirus in the Philippines, and explain how a chemokine induced by HIV-1 infection helps release more virus particles from cells. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Alan Dove, Rich Condit, Kathy Spindler, and Brianne Barker Subscribe (free): iTunes, ...…
 
In this episode I talk with Irineo Cabreros about causality. We discuss whycausality matters, what does and does not imply causality, and twodifferent mathematical formalizations of causality: potential outcomes anddirected acyclic graphs (DAGs). Causal models areusually considered external to and separate from statistical models, whereasIrineo ...…
 
On this classic episode of ID the Future, author Douglas Axe continues his conversation with Eric Metaxas about Axe’s book Undeniable: How Biology Confirms Our Intuition That Life is Designed and his account of how he lost his position at a Cambridge research lab because of the implications of his research findings. Axe also talks about the cur ...…
 
Influenza is famous for its ability to mutate and evolve but are mutations always the virus’ friend? Jesse Bloom discusses his work on influenza escape from serum through mutation and how mutations affect influenza virus function and transmission. Subscribe (free) on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Android, RSS, or by email. Also available on ...…
 
This month, doctors doing U-turns: the medical practices without much evidence to prop them up, wind-tunnel experiments reveal how geese fly at extreme altitudes, why mating makes bees go blind, stress remodelling the brain's myelin, and what goes on during a stint aboard the International Space Station? Join Chris Smith for a look inside the l ...…
 
On this episode of ID the Future, Andrew McDiarmid looks at three new discoveries in nature that shout design. The cone snail has a harpoon as fast as a speeding bullet. Researchers are looking at it for design ideas for robots and medical devices. The humble dandelion’s seeds are so optimized for lift and flight time that scientists wonder abo ...…
 
This week we meet a gentle - and leggy - giant of the invertebrate world, Collie comes up with a new business idea, and we hear how ingenious primates deploy invertebrates as recreational drugs. Seriously. They get baked. Music: Podington: Curious, Sunset, Tuxes, Chauncy Don't forget to hit us up on our various channels with questions, queries ...…
 
Today on the show we’re talking PSEUDOSCIENCE! Did you know that sometimes people claim things are scientific, but whoops, they’re not? We’ll be looking at some scammers, some flim-flammers, some people who claim things are scientific but they’re maaaaaaybe not really. With special guests Katy Stoll and Cody Johnston. FOOTNOTES: 1. Study on red ...…
 
WE'RE BACK. Take a listen to get a sneak peak at what's in store for The Biology of Superheroes Podcast Season 2!By Dr. Shane Campbell-Staton and Arien Darby.
 
On this episode of ID the Future, Cal State history professor Richard Weikart, author of The Death of Humanity and the Case for Life, talks racism past and present, in both Christian and “scientific” secular history. Racism can be found in both arenas, Weikart notes, but Charles Darwin made racial variation—and the claim that certain races were ...…
 
General anaesthetic is supposed to make surgery painless. But now there’s evidence that one person in 20 may be awake when doctors think they’re under. Written by David Robson Read by Brian Yim Lim Produced by Graihagh Jackson To read this story and more, visit mosaicscience.com. Subscribe to our podcast: iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/p ...…
 
How road, subway and computer systems could be helped by trails created by turtle ants. For extra information about all episodes, visit: www.bbcworldservice.com/30animals#30AnimalsBy BBC World Service.
 
How road, subway and computer systems could be helped by trails created by turtle ants. For extra information about all episodes, visit: www.bbcworldservice.com/30animals#30AnimalsBy BBC World Service.
 
Today we get a look back in deep time with the help of the amber time capsule. Amber will be most familiar both for its use in jewelry but also for its role in the Jurassic Park series. However, amber is also a gold mine of scientific discovery. Amber contains within the remnants of long extinct ecosystems. From insects to plants, and even tiny ...…
 
The TWiV team reveals the protein corona that surrounds virus particles and influences infectivity and amyloid aggregation, and a proofreading-impaired herpesvirus that produces quasispecies-like populations. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Alan Dove, and Rich Condit Guest: Kiki Warren Subscribe (free): iTunes, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a p ...…
 
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