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The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) Audio interview RSS feed. NEJM (http://www.nejm.org) is a weekly general medical journal that publishes new medical research findings, review articles, and editorial opinion on a wide variety of topics of importance to biomedical science and clinical practice.
 
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The Nature Podcast brings you the best stories from the world of science each week. We cover everything from astronomy to zoology, highlighting the most exciting research from each issue of Nature journal. We meet the scientists behind the results and providing in-depth analysis from Nature's journalists and editors.
 
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Eric Rubin is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal. Lindsey Baden is a Deputy Editor of the Journal. Stephen Morrissey, the interviewer, is the Executive Managing Editor of the Journal. E.J. Rubin, L.R. Baden, and S. Morrissey. Audio Interview: What’s Gone Right in Our Battle against Covid-19. N Engl J Med 2021;385:e95.…
 
In a quickly developing story a new variant, first detected in Botswana, is triggering rapid action among researchers. The variant - currently named B.1.1.529 has more than 30 changes to the spike protein - and the concern is that these mutations may result in increased transmissibility, severity of disease or even antibody evasion. In this episode…
 
The Nature salary and satisfaction survey reveals researchers' outlook, and NASA’s test of planetary defences. In this episode: 00:45 Salary and satisfaction survey Like all aspects of life, scientific careers have been impacted by the pandemic. To get an insight into how researchers are feeling, Nature has conducted a salary and satisfaction surve…
 
Dr. James Robinson is a professor of health economics at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Public Health. Stephen Morrissey, the interviewer, is the Executive Managing Editor of the Journal. J.C. Robinson. Why Is Aducanumab Priced at $56,000 per Patient? Lessons for Drug-Pricing Reform. N Engl J Med 2021;385:2017-2019.…
 
Featuring articles on spinal or general anesthesia for hip surgery, HIF-2α inhibition in von Hippel–Lindau disease, live birth after genetic testing for aneuploidy, belzutifan in the Pacak–Zhuang syndrome, and on responsible innovation in reproductive medicine; a review article on osteosarcoma; a case report of a man with pain and erythema of the l…
 
Spineless sea squirts shed light on vertebrate evolution, and an iodine-fuelled engine powering a satellite in space. In this episode: 00:45 A story of sea squirts, ancient vertebrates and missing genes When a PhD student set out to study the developmental pathways of a strange sea creature, he hoped to shed light on the origins of vertebrate anima…
 
Eric Rubin is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal. Lindsey Baden is a Deputy Editor of the Journal. Michelle Mello is Professor of Law and of Health Policy at Stanford. Stephen Morrissey, the interviewer, is the Executive Managing Editor of the Journal. E.J. Rubin and Others. Audio Interview: The Legal Basis for Covid-19 Restrictions and Mandates. N…
 
Dr. Rena Conti is an associate professor in the Department of Markets, Public Policy, and Law at the Boston University Questrom School of Business. Stephen Morrissey, the interviewer, is the Executive Managing Editor of the Journal. R.M. Conti, R.G. Frank, and J. Gruber. Regulating Drug Prices while Increasing Innovation. N Engl J Med 2021;385:1921…
 
Featuring articles on hematopoietic gene therapy for Hurler syndrome, sotrovimab for early Covid-19, convalescent plasma for high-risk Covid-19, gene therapy for hemophilia A, parathyroid hormone resistance, and on hunger and mood; a review article on salt handling and blood pressure; a case report of a woman with pain in the left upper quadrant an…
 
Two new anti-viral pills have been shown to be safe and effective against COVID in clinical trials, according to recent press releases. The drugs, molnupiravir, developed by Merck and Ridgeback Biotherapeutics, and Paxlovid, developed by Pfizer both appear to significantly reduce hospitalisation in people with early COVID. Some researchers are quie…
 
Reassessing 24,000 years of global temperatures, and on the ground at COP26. In this episode: 01:21 Reassessing Earth’s climate over the past 24,000 years The ~20,000 year period from the Last Glacial Maximum to the pre-industrial era saw huge changes to the Earth’s climate. But characterising how temperatures changed during this time has been diff…
 
Eric Rubin is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal. Lindsey Baden is a Deputy Editor of the Journal. Beatriz Grinsztejn is head of the STD/AIDS Clinical Research Laboratory at the Evandro Chagas National Institute of Infectious Diseases-Fiocruz in Brazil. Stephen Morrissey, the interviewer, is the Executive Managing Editor of the Journal. E.J. Rubin …
 
Dr. Jeffrey Baker is the director of the Trent Center for Bioethics, Humanities & History of Medicine at the Duke University School of Medicine. Stephen Morrissey, the interviewer, is the Executive Managing Editor of the Journal. J.P. Baker. When Women and Children Made the Policy Agenda — The Sheppard–Towner Act, 100 Years Later. N Engl J Med 2021…
 
Featuring articles on alteplase followed by endovascular treatment for stroke, sacubitril–valsartan in acute myocardial infarction, pembrolizumab in advanced cervical cancer, genome sequencing in health care, and screening for cervical cancer; a review article on pollution and the heart; a case report of a man with altered mental status and new ons…
 
Lake Kivu, nestled between the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Rwanda, is a geological anomaly that holds 300 cubic kilometres of dissolved carbon dioxide and 60 cubic kilometres of methane. The lake has the potential to explosively release these gases, which could fill the surrounding valley, potentially killing millions of people. Researcher…
 
Last weekend, hundreds of young people boarded a specially chartered train in Amsterdam to travel to Glasgow ahead of the United Nations COP26 climate summit. Among them were scientists, activists and policy makers. In a Nature Podcast special, we boarded the train to catch up with some of them - to talk about their science, their motivations and t…
 
Dr. Elena Fuentes-Afflick is chief of pediatrics at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center and vice dean for academic affairs at the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine. Stephen Morrissey, the interviewer, is the Executive Managing Editor of the Journal. E. Fuentes-Afflick. Applying a Subpopulation Lens t…
 
Eric Rubin is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal. Lindsey Baden is a Deputy Editor of the Journal. Stephen Morrissey, the interviewer, is the Executive Managing Editor of the Journal. E.J. Rubin, L.R. Baden, and S. Morrissey. Audio Interview: Do We Have the Tools to End the Covid-19 Pandemic? N Engl J Med 2021;385:e78.…
 
Featuring articles on new equations for estimating GFR without race, BNT162b2 vaccine at 6 months of follow-up, efficacy of the mRNA-1273 vaccine at the end of the blinded phase, providing grist for antitumor immunity; and continuity, fragmentation, and Adam Smith; a review article on peritoneal dialysis; a Clinical Problem-Solving describing a cop…
 
More that 3 billions doses of China's CoronaVac and Sinopharm vaccines have been administered across the globe, playing an especially important role in Latin America and South East Asia, as well as China. These vaccines use inactivated virus particles to expose the immune system to Sars-CoV-2, but they do not appear to generate the same levels of n…
 
Eric Rubin is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal. Lindsey Baden is a Deputy Editor of the Journal. Stephen Morrissey, the interviewer, is the Executive Managing Editor of the Journal. E.J. Rubin, L.R. Baden, and S. Morrissey. Audio Interview: A New Monoclonal Antibody for Covid-19 and Potential Vaccination for Children. N Engl J Med 2021;385:e74.…
 
Dr. Marshall Chin is a professor of healthcare ethics in the Department of Medicine at the University of Chicago. Stephen Morrissey, the interviewer, is the Executive Managing Editor of the Journal. M.H. Chin. Uncomfortable Truths — What Covid-19 Has Revealed about Chronic-Disease Care in America. N Engl J Med 2021;385:1633-1636.…
 
The unexpected origins of a 4000-year-old people, protecting your ‘digital presence’ and what to expect from COP26. In this episode: 00:48 The origins of the mysterious Tarim mummies For decades there has been debate about the origins of a group of 4000-year-old individuals known as the Tarim Basin mummies. Their distinct appearance and clothing ha…
 
Featuring articles on dual antiplatelet therapy in patients at high bleeding risk, itepekimab in moderate-to-severe asthma, risankizumab in severe asthma, and vaccine-induced thrombocytopenia and thrombosis; a review article on abdominal aortic aneurysms; a case report of a man with painful mouth ulcers; and Perspective articles on uncomfortable tr…
 
People that have recovered from COVID are seeing stronger immune responses after vaccination than those that never contracted the virus. Researchers are now racing to unpick what is behind this powerful 'hybrid immunity'. In this episode of Coronapod, we discuss a series of studies which are offering up some possibile explanations, and ask how this…
 
Eric Rubin is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal. Lindsey Baden is a Deputy Editor of the Journal. Stephen Morrissey, the interviewer, is the Executive Managing Editor of the Journal. E.J. Rubin, L.R. Baden, and S. Morrissey. Audio Interview: A New Look at Covid-19 Vaccine Boosters. N Engl J Med 2021;385:e72.…
 
Dr. Sasha Mallett is a primary care physician at Kaiser Permanente. Stephen Morrissey, the interviewer, is the Executive Managing Editor of the Journal. S.D. Mallett. Peak Moments — When Kindergarten Is High Risk. N Engl J Med 2021;385:1543-1545.
 
An ancient solar storm helps pinpoint when Vikings lived in the Americas, and using magnets to deftly move non-magnetic metals. In this episode: 00:53 Pinpointing Viking presence in North America It’s well-understood that Vikings went to North America around a thousand years ago. However, working out a precise date has proven difficult. Now, thanks…
 
Featuring articles on a randomized trial of a pan-PPAR agonist in NASH, outcomes in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, the AQP1 promoter variant and peritoneal dialysis, obesity in childhood and GNAS mutations, and optogenetics recognized through the Lasker Award; a review article on point-of-care ultrasonography; a case report of a girl with swelli…
 
Hundreds of scientists have responded to a survey asking about harassment and abuse during the pandemic. The results paint a picture which is as concerning as it is shocking. In this episode of Coronapod we discuss the kinds of abuse scientists are facing, try to pick apart where it is comes from and ask what can be done about it? News Feature: ‘I …
 
Prof. R. Alta Charo is a professor emerita of law and bioethics at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. Stephen Morrissey, the interviewer, is the Executive Managing Editor of the Journal. R.A. Charo. Vigilante Injustice — Deputizing and Weaponizing the Public to Stop Abortions. N Engl J Med 2021;385:1441-1443.…
 
The neurons behind acupuncture’s effect on inflammation, and how antibiotics affect gut bacteria. In this episode: 00:54 The neuronal basis for acupuncture’s effect on inflammation In mice, electroacupuncture has been shown to reduce inflammation, but only when certain points on the body are stimulated. Why this is has puzzled scientists, but now, …
 
Featuring articles on empagliflozin in heart failure with preserved ejection fraction, oxytocin in autism spectrum disorder, breakthrough Covid-19 in health care workers, a cell-culture influenza vaccine, and data in crisis; a review article on aspergillus infections; a case report of a man with sore throat, epistaxis, and oropharyngeal petechiae; …
 
New data suggests that inexpensive, high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters can effectively scrub SARS-CoV-2 particles from the air in hospital COVID wards. The result validates previous studies carried out in controlled conditions. Currently, HEPA filters are not routinely used in hospital settings, but researchers suggest they could could …
 
AI weather forecasters, mapping the human brain and the 2021 science Nobel prizes. In this episode: 00:52 Improving the accuracy of weather forecasts with AI Short-term rain predictions are a significant challenge for meteorologists. Now, a team of researchers have come up with an artificial-intelligence based system that weather forecasters prefer…
 
Eric Rubin is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal. Lindsey Baden is a Deputy Editor of the Journal. Stephen Morrissey, the interviewer, is the Executive Managing Editor of the Journal. E.J. Rubin, L.R. Baden, and S. Morrissey. Audio Interview: Are Covid-19 Vaccine Boosters Necessary? N Engl J Med 2021;385:e63.…
 
Dr. Miguel Hernán is a professor of biostatistics and epidemiology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Stephen Morrissey, the interviewer, is the Executive Managing Editor of the Journal. M.A. Hernán. Methods of Public Health Research — Strengthening Causal Inference from Observational Data. N Engl J Med 2021;385:1345-1348.…
 
Featuring articles on Covid-19 vaccine effectiveness in medical settings, immediate vs. delayed drainage for infected necrotizing pancreatitis, bamlanivimab plus etesevimab for Covid-19, third dose of Covid-19 vaccine in Israel, broadly neutralizing antibodies against all coronaviruses, striving for diversity in research studies, and mRNA vaccine r…
 
Episode 3 As newly-minted principal investigators, Ali and Dan have grand plans for their research – but science is slow, especially when other demands loom large: hiring staff, mentoring and teaching students and, of course, the race to secure funding. Read a written version of Starting up in science See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out i…
 
Episode 2 Ali and Dan have landed positions as the heads of their very own labs. But how did they get to the starting line? Every scientist’s journey is different, and in this episode we hear Ali and Dan’s, which covers years, thousands of miles, and some very difficult decisions. Read a written version of Starting up in science See acast.com/priva…
 
Every year, thousands of scientists struggle to launch their own labs. For three years, a reporting team from Nature documented the lives of married couple Alison Twelvetrees and Daniel Bose as they worked to get their fledgling research groups off the ground. Frustrations over funding, a global pandemic, and a personal trauma have made this journe…
 
Jessica Leston is the clinical programs director at the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board. Stephen Morrissey, the interviewer, is the Executive Managing Editor of the Journal. J. Leston and B. Reilley. Toward a New Era for the Indian Health System. N Engl J Med 2021;385:1249-1251.
 
Eric Rubin is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal. Lindsey Baden is a Deputy Editor of the Journal. Dick Tofel is the former president of ProPublica. Stephen Morrissey, the interviewer, is the Executive Managing Editor of the Journal. E.J. Rubin and Others. Audio Interview: Covid-19 and the Media. N Engl J Med 2021;385:e59.…
 
Featuring articles on antidepressants in primary care practice, intensive blood-pressure control in older patients, ozanimod for ulcerative colitis, and Wnt proteins and structural birth defects; a review article on newer biologic and small-molecule therapies for IBD; a case report of a man with recurrent head and neck pain; and Perspective article…
 
Australian scientists are developing new technologies to help protect coral from climate change. Earlier this year, a team of researchers used a mist-machine to artificially brighten clouds in order to block sunlight above Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. The project is the world’s first field trial of marine cloud brightening and is among a number …
 
Less than 1% of those in low income countries are fully vaccinated, and that number only rises to 10% in low-middle income countries. Meanwhile more than half of the population in wealthier countries have received a double dose with several now rolling out third dosess. In this episode of Coronapod we look at the role of pharmaceutical manufacturer…
 
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