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Excellsior

Excellsior is a podcast made by scientists for the general public. We are interested in sharing our knowledge about immunology and get the public excited about this subject. This podcast is hosted by Candice Limper who is a Ph.D. student at Cornell University. If you are looking to learn about immunology, this podcast is for you.

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S2. Ep. 2: SARS-CoV-2 explained by a virologist

Dr. Javier Jaimes is a virologist who is studying the novel coronavirus called severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-COV-2). He is trying to understand how this virus causes coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in humans. Dr. Jaimes works in the lab of Dr. Gary Whittaker's at Cornell University. Dr. Whittaker is a world-renown coronavirus researcher. The Whittaker lab is currently one of the few research labs that have remained open in the Ithaca campus. Music credit: Blue Dot Sessions, Throughput, Holyoke, 2019, instrumental, Glen Huchkins, Blue Dot Studio.

15mins

27 Mar 2020

Rank #1

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S2. Ep.1: Play dates, COVID-19, and Pregnancy

Scarlett Lee is a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) and a Ph.D. Candidate in Drs. Brian Rudd and Brian VanderVen research labs at Cornell University. In this episode of Excellsior, she describes who is susceptible to being infected by the novel coronavirus.  https://www.thelancet.com/journals/laninf/article/PIIS1473-3099(20)30198-5/fulltext?fbclid=IwAR2D2B9587LGFjnLdtdrAUwbzsMPgy8Lxi-wcxr-031xdKyTTll7KgXFupE https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1756464619302452?fbclid=IwAR2WLdzhjw1QLrSKPB5ur7JpAa-GOkoXKbv90QJTOFA9cgfYEhjP_yK43P0 https://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/pediatrics/early/2020/03/16/peds.2020-0834.full.pdf https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/pregnancy-breastfeeding.html https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.02.18.20024364v1 https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS2213-2600(20)30076-X/fulltext https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fimmu.2019.00573/full https://www.evolutamente.it/covid-19-pneumonia-inflammasomes-the-melatonin-connection/?fbclid=IwAR0dzUz0_XAnW4pfqAj5w8gs1NYuQLBvZo5ee18wL7w0ONNW_nQOcEUTIXo Music credit: Podinton Bear, SwingLo, Rainy: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Podington_Bear/Rainy/Swing_Lo Comments: http://freemusicarchive.org/ Curator: Copyright: Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 International: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/

15mins

26 Mar 2020

Rank #2

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S2. Ep. 4: How COVID-19 causes disease and potential future treatments

Dr. Alison Stout holds a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and is pursuing a Ph.D. at Cornell University, where she is studying virology. Dr. Stout works in the lab of Dr. Gary Whittaker at Cornell University. Dr. Whittaker is a world-renowned coronavirus researcher. The Whittaker lab is currently one of the few research labs that have remained open in the Ithaca campus. In this lab, she studies various coronaviruses and investigates the mechanism of how they infect cells In this episode, Dr. Stout shares 1) insights into the mechanism of how COVID-19 invades cells, 2) provides tips on how to avoid infection, and 3) has summarized potential treatments. Hosts: Candice B. Limper and Dr. Scarlett Lee.                        Guest of honor: Dr. Alison Stout  Music credit: Swing Lo by Podington Bear is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 International License.

16mins

1 Apr 2020

Rank #3

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S2. Ep. 3: COVID-19 perspectives from a frontline medical doctor

Scarlett Lee is a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) and Ph.D. Candidate in Drs. Brian Rudd and Brian VanderVen research labs at Cornell University. I am happy to announce that Dr. Lee is committing to helping make future podcasts, which means there will be more content come out faster. In this episode of Excellsior, Dr. Scarlett Lee is interviewing a medical doctor (MD) to get a first-hand account of what is happening in a hospital where she works.  Additionally, we have welcomed another person to this podcast Lauren Rosenthal. Lauren is a radio producer and an award-winning reporter produced this entire episode! Thank you Dr. Lee and Lauren for your contributions to make science more accessible to people!  Music credit: Podinton Bear, SwingLo, Rainy:  https://tinyurl.com/tdbjxnv

30 Mar 2020

Rank #4

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S2. Ep. 5: The Wildlife Origins of SARS-COV2 and Employing a One Health Approach

Are you interested in learning the wildlife origins of SARS-Cov2? Did you know that this new virus can potentially affect other animals such as gorillas? Do you want to know how we can prevent further emergences of viruses from wildlife while simultaneously protecting wildlife? In this episode, Dr. Scarlett Lee interviews Dr. Steve Osofsky. Dr. Osofsky is a wildlife veterinarian and directs the Cornell Wildlife Health Center. Here, Drs. Lee and Osofsky discuss the importance of being culturally sensitive when considering changing market dynamics with the goal of protecting the world from future diseases. Host: Dr. Scarlett Lee.                        Guest of honor: Dr. Steve Osofsky Music credit: Swing Lo by Podington Bear is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 International License.

23mins

3 Apr 2020

Rank #5