COVID's Solar Opposite

COVID's Solar Opposite

Brain Waves

In this tea-riffic episode, researchers translate human brain waves into sentences! Papers referenced: "Neuroprosthesis for Decoding Speech in a Paralyzed Person with Anarthria" "Aphasia and Dysarthria in Acute Stroke: Recovery and Functional Outcome"   (Ending music by Wataboi f ...  Show more

Tick Tack No

In this week's tea-riffic episode, researchers discover how ticks protect themselves against bacteria as they feed! Paper referenced: Ticks Resist Skin Commensals with Immune Factor of Bacterial Origin 

Narrow-Minded

In this week's tea-riffic episode, researchers explore the effects of Zika virus infection on fetal brain development! Paper referenced: "Fetal Rhesus Monkey First Trimester Zika Virus Infection Impacts Cortical Development in the Second and Third Trimesters" 

Two Peas In A Pod

In this week's tea-riffic episode, researchers explore just how deep the bond between twins might go! Paper referenced: "Loss of a co-twin at birth and subsequent risk of psychiatric disorders" 

Ain't Easy Being Wheezy

In this week's tea-riffic episode, researchers uncover a new relationship between flu severity and non-allergic asthma. Paper referenced: "A paucigranulocytic asthma host environment promotes the emergence of virulent influenza viral variants" 

That's Sodium Cool!

In this week's tea-riffic episode, researchers witness sodium and chloride atoms form crystals for the first time! Paper referenced: "Capturing the Moment of Emergence of Crystal Nucleus from Disorder" 

Diamonds Are A Neuron's Best Friend

In this week's tea-riffic episode, researchers use nano-sized diamonds to study neuroregeneration! Paper referenced: "A Nanodiamond-Based Surface Topography Downregulates the MicroRNA miR6236 to Enhance Neuronal Development and Regeneration" (Ending music by Wataboi from Pixabay) 

Shell Yeah: Using Food Waste to Clean Water

In this week's tea-riffic episode, researchers use blue mussel shells to clean polluted water! Paper referenced: "Hard to Soft: Biogenic Absorbent Sponge-like Material from Waste Mussel Shells" (Ending music by Wataboi from Pixabay) 

Neuro Nets

In this week's tea-riffic episode, our guest Deidre O'Dell shares with us her recently published paper! Paper referenced: "Disruption of rat deep cerebellar perineuronal net alters eyeblink conditioning and neuronal electrophysiology" (Ending music by Wataboi from Pixabay) 

Peak Experience

In this week's tea-riffic episode, researchers scale Mt. Everest in search of microplastic pollution! Papers Referenced: “Reaching New Heights in Plastic Pollution—Preliminary Findings of Microplastics on Mount Everest” “Microplastic pollution, a threat to marine ecosystem and hu ...  Show more

Tri Tri Again

In this week's tea-riffic episode, researchers use arsenic trioxide to treat cancer! Paper referenced: "Arsenic Trioxide Rescues Structural p53 Mutations through a Cryptic Allosteric Site" 

Sheep Thrills

In this week's tea-riffic episode, researchers develop a vaccine to fight parasites in sheep! Paper referenced: "Effective Nanoparticle-Based Nasal Vaccine Against Latent and Congenital Toxoplasmosis in Sheep" 

Tea-riffic Effects of Green Tea

In this week's tea-riffic episode, researchers test the effects of green tea on Huntington's disease!  Papers referenced: "Green tea and cancer and cardiometabolic diseases: a review of the current epidemiological evidence" "Green tea infusion alleviates neurodegeneration induced ...  Show more

Have A Tree-mendously Good Holiday

In this week's tea-riffic episode, researchers use bacteria to help Christmas trees grow! Paper referenced: "Identification of Root-Associated Bacteria That Influence Plant Physiology, Increase Seed Germination, or Promote Growth of the Christmas Tree Species Abies nordmanniana" 

It's a Brewtiful Day: Science Behind the Perfect Shot of Espresso

In this week's tea-riffic episode, researchers use physics and computer simulations to develop the perfect shot of espresso! Paper referenced: "Systematically Improving Espresso: Insights from Mathematical Modeling and Experiment" 

Don't B-Negative: Blood Type and COVID-19

In this week's tea-riffic episode, researchers explore the relationship between blood type and COVID-19! Paper referenced: "Association Between ABO and Rh Blood Groups and SARS-CoV-2 Infection or Severe COVID-19 Illness" 

Soy What?! Soybeans and Your Brain

In this week's tea-riffic episode, researchers explore the effects of genistein on Alzheimer's disease! Paper 1: "Involvement of α7nAChR in the Protective Effects of Genistein Against β‑Amyloid‑Induced Oxidative Stress in Neurons via a PI3K/Akt/Nrf2 Pathway‑Related Mechanism" Pap ...  Show more

Melittin is the Bee's Knees

In this week's tea-riffic paper, researchers use honeybee venom to treat breast cancer! Paper referenced: "Honeybee venom and melittin suppress growth factor receptor activation in HER2-enriched and triple-negative breast cancer"