Description: In our latest podcast, we welcome guest Kenta Yamamoto and discuss the newest cancer trials utilizing CRISPR and nanobots, an Anthrax outbreak, and how being lazy might indicate you're actually smart.
Description: The podcast's newest guest is Thomas Ashhurst, a flow cytometry and viral infection expert from the University of Sydney. Listen in as we discuss monocytes, central nervous system infiltration, and unique flow cytometer setups!
Description: In our latest podcast, we welcome guest Lauren Uhde, better known as the Biology Babe. She passionately discusses her CD8+ T cell studies in cancer radiotherapies, GMOs, organic foods, and other science myths she can’t wait to educate the public on.
Description: This podcast covers several new topics, including celebrities who are convinced the earth is flat, the growing threat that is Zika virus, and how HIV is eluding CRISPR treatments. We examine increasing cases of diabetes and how finding the "secret sauce" for beta cells might fight this trend. And, we talk about Sean Parker's new $250 million grant to establish the Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy.
Description: This podcast looks at the year of 2015 in review, including popular topics like Ebola and CRISPR. We also talk about forgetful voles, one teacher's fear of solar panels, and how we might build a light saber.
Description: In this podcast we talk about the use of CRISPR to engineer humans. Is it ethical? Should we do it if it helps humans? We also discuss the use of 3D printers in the medical field, as well as the colonization of Mars. Are you a Star Wars fan? We have a fun conversation about the new Star Wars movie coming out this week. Click through to listen!
Description: In this episode, the podcast team gets together once again to talk about some newsworthy science stories! Here, we discuss how ultrasounds have helped us breach the blood-brain-barrier, and how subtle changes to the things someone finds funny may be an early sign of dementia. We also talk about how being lazy may be explained neurologically, "supernatural" killer cells, and lab kits, now on crowdfunding platforms, that let you do your own genome editing at home. Give it a listen!
Description: In this episode, we discuss some a variety of current scientific news, including the discovery of woman who can smell Parkinson's disease, a correlation between bovine leukemia virus and breast cancer, using an individual's microbial cloud to identify them, and how we're using specialized antibodies to combat both HIV and cancer.
Description: In this podcast episode, also recorded in 360 video, the team discusses the contributions of the recent Nobel Prize winners in Chemistry and Physiology/Medicine, a new CRISPR, and lazy slacker ants.
Keywords: Nobel Prize, YouYou Tu, Artemisinin, malaria, Thomas Lindahl, Paul Modrich, Aziz Sancar, DNA repair, base excision repair, nucleotide excision repair, cancer, mutations, CRISPR, Feng Zhang, Cas9, Cpf1, ants, colonies
Description: Team Podcast gets together in this episode to discuss recent findings about vitamin C and its usage in our society, a recently discovered gene variant that is associated with delayed early-onset Alzheimer's, how sugar is sugar (no matter how "natural" it is), and an amazing young entrepreneur, Elizabeth Holmes, the founder of Theranos.
Description: The podcast team discusses the potential anti-venom shortage, a wasp-venom derived protein for cancer therapy, 30,000 year-old viruses, and a new hominid species discovered in South Africa.
Description: On this podcast, we discuss current events in science, including recent outbreaks of polio in the Ukraine and Legionnaire's disease in California and Illinois. We also cover recent research linking high-fat diets with a change in the gut microbiome and obesity-linked inflammation, as well as the role that leptin plays in the rewarding effects of exercise. Tune in to hear our discussion on the release of an open-access journal that will publish ideas as well as data and results, and other exciting research on influenza infection.
Description: Glioblastomas and medulloblastomas are two common forms of brain cancer that afflicts thousands of people a year. Tune in to hear our guest Mohar Chattopadhyay discuss its symptoms, treatments, and research.
Description: Ed Chen and Rea Dabelic, two members of the BioLegend Technical Team, take over the podcast this week to discuss Selman Waksman (the Father of Antibiotics), tuberculosis, and giving credit where its due.
Description: Neuroinflammation can be beneficial in some instances, but too much of it can cause any number of neurological diseases. Learn more about neuroinflammation and the newly discovered central nervous system lymphatic system with our special guest, Kenya Cohane.
Description: Antibody therapies have become incredibly popular for the treatment of diseases, including cancer. In cancer, it may be beneficial to prevent interaction of “immune checkpoints”, which can inactivate T cells. Learn more with our podcast about some of the more popular antibody and nanobody treatments.
Description: CRISPR is an amazing technology originally discovered in bacteria as a defense mechanism against invading foreign genetic material. Researchers are now repurposing this for useful applications in like increasing crop size and treating diseases like HIV and cancer. There’s a battle brewing over the CRISPR patents with millions in funds (and profit) at stake. Who will win own the rights to CRISPR technology? And is this work ethical?
Description: Despite our advances in science and technology, it seems like more and more people are outright denying scientific principles and concepts like evolution and climate change. We also take a look at some of the inner workings of the brain including synchronization, implanting false memories, and how it blocks distractions.
Description: In this podcast, we discuss bacterial hot spots in New York, a brand new antibiotic found in dirt, telomeres and aging, and an interesting article published in 17 scientific journals about Cocoa Puffs.
Description: In this podcast, we take a look at how a lack of vaccinations has once again caused an outbreak of a once-controlled disease, the efficacy of the flu vaccine this year, and why people are clamoring to know if their food contains DNA.
Description: Listen or sing along as the Fuzzy Fluors take you through their song about working together to form a multicolor flow cytometry panel. To learn more, visit: www.biolegend.com/fluor_puppets.
We love flow cytometry cause it’s really good to see. Live cells Good data Intensity Side scatta’ And we all work together to help people discover Stem cells Apoptosis Rare cells Pyroptosis And now our song is almost done, we’ve hardly even just begun. Flow, flow, flow, flow Multicolor Flow! Because we’re fuzzy fluors!! Yeah!
Description: The podcast team discusses how viruses affect evolution, how we define life, and the many eccentricities of the platypus. Check out the NIH announcement about the Duck-Billed Platypus Genome Sequence being published https://www.nih.gov/news/health/may2008/nhgri-07.htm.
Description: The LEGENDeers just keep the hits coming. This new song, "My Tandem", was featured in the finale of BioLegend's hit animated series... The Tandem. You can check out the complete series at https://www.biolegend.com/the_tandem.
Keywords: The Tandem, tandem dyes, PE, Dazzle, PE/Dazzle 594, The LEGENDeers, immunology
Description: In this podcast, we aired live from AAI 2014! Zach Bjornson, a member of Dr. Gary Nolan’s lab, took time out of his busy schedule to speak to us about his experiences, applications, and presentation about LEGENDScreen™.
Keywords: LEGENDScreen, AAI 2014, Immunology 2014, AAI, American Association of Immunologists, BioLegend, Gary Nolan, cell screening, screening, Zach Bjornson, MaxPar, MaxPar Ready, CyTOF.
Description: Dr. Ajit Varki talks with the BioLegend team about the role of Glycobiology in life, evolution, and immunology. Learn more about how carbohydrates associated with proteins and lipids affect everything on the development of life, speciation, evolution, and biology as we know it.
Description: The title track to the new hit film LEGENDScreen - Pipettes of Fury. The LEGENDeers have lent their unique sound to help tell the story of Timmy, a struggling grad student who can't figure out how to get the data he needs. He will seek out the Master to learn the ways of The LEGENDScreen!
Description: Three-dimensional (3D) printing is a technology now being applied to biology and medicine. The podcast team talks with Deb Nguyen, Director of R&D at Organovo, regarding Organovo’s 3D tissue printing technology and the future of 3D printing.
Keywords: Organovo, 3D printing, 3D tissue printing, 3D organs, toxicity, transplant rejection, graft versus host disease, liver toxicity, drug efficacy, mouse models, rat models, matrigel, matrix, extracellular matrix, in vivo, in vitro, tissue culture.
Description: Heavy metal cytometry, also known as mass cytometry, is a single cell proteomics platform that enables simultaneous deep phenotyping with functional profiling and has already been used in a diverse range of research areas, including immunology, oncology and hematopoietic stem cell research. This is the first song ever written about mass cytometry.
Description: The Talkin’ Immunology team discusses how inflammation and immunology contribute to various diseases, such as Alzheimers and dementia. Other topics in immunology are covered: the need for for immunologists in research and medicine, how temperature affects mouse research, and the gut microbiome.
Learn more: Immune cells or inflammation as a cause of diseases: Alzheimer’s;
Description: Introducing the BioLegend podcast team: Dr. Dzung Nguyen, Dr. Ken Lau, and Sean Tucker. This episode, the team banters about upcoming guests, finding Immunology on the web, social media, scientist salaries, publications, retractions, and faking data. If you would like to propose discussion ideas for the team, or would like to join them as a guest, contact them here.
Description: Many of us spend our days in the lab performing experiments without thinking about, or knowing, who enabled this technology. As our name reflects, BioLegend would like to pay tribute to a few of those pioneers that paved today's path to discovery. From the development of vaccines to hybridomas to fluorescence activated cell sorting, we would like to acknowledge and appreciate those discoveries upon which much of today's research is built.
Description: Tregs weren’t always as popular and favored in research as they are today. Our blog covers the rise, fall, and resurgence of Tregs, beginning with their first humble days when they were known as T suppressors (as discovered by Dr. Richard Gershon). We interview former members of Dr. Gershon’s lab to gain first-hand knowledge of their experiences. Part one of this blog includes our podcast interview with Dr. William Golde, former lab technician for Dr. Gershon.