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Finding Genius Podcast

Jul 31, 2020

ER doctor Jeff Gusky presents a strong case for key prevention measures of COVID-19 transmission and is eager to spread the word.

He tells listeners about

  • The connection between low humidity and Vitamin D levels increasing COVID-19 infections, 
  • Numerous examples that show how this is mirrored in hot spots and...

Jul 30, 2020

Microbes perform functions from digesting our food to cycling elements in the environment. Aindrila Mukhopadhyay works to unpack some of their huge potential in her work.

She explains to listeners

  • The variety of microbe roles, from biofilms that hold the desert down to carbon-eating strains of microbial life;
  • How types...

Jul 30, 2020

What exactly does a virus do to invade our bodies? Scientist St. Patrick Reid addresses the mechanics through specific virus pathologies.

He addresses

  • how viruses use proteins to undercut the immune system and ensure replication,
  • how the chikungunya virus infection has become more prevalent and often leaves chronic...

Jul 29, 2020

In Kathy Louise Ruddy’s lab at Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience, brain-computer interfaces (BCI) are used to study the brain, improve aspects of human behavior, and generate evidence of the efficacy of a new technique in stroke rehabilitation.

Tune in to learn:

  • How electroencephalography and transcranial...

Jul 29, 2020

Researcher Victoria Orphan implements environmental microbiology to understand the ecology of organisms in deep sea spaces unsuitable for human life. Her research has broad implications: these life forms process methane, a compound involved in global warming.

In this podcast, she discusses

  • Some of the symbiotic...