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Profane, insane, and 100% primo science, Petri Dish is a no-BS podcast that explores the wildest subjects in modern science with clarity and evil joy.

Hosted by Sean Allen, a Nanoparticle/Immunology Researcher, and Nathan Allen, his "screenwriter" brother, Petri Dish fuses hard science with a freewheeling and madcap conversational style.

Cannabinoids, Plague, Cats, the dreaded Candiru, and the even more dreaded Covid-19: all these and more are dissected with intellect and irreverence, dropping every week.

So reject ignorance. Join the Scientific Revolution. Join Petri Dish.

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    • 4.8 • 33 Ratings

Profane, insane, and 100% primo science, Petri Dish is a no-BS podcast that explores the wildest subjects in modern science with clarity and evil joy.

Hosted by Sean Allen, a Nanoparticle/Immunology Researcher, and Nathan Allen, his "screenwriter" brother, Petri Dish fuses hard science with a freewheeling and madcap conversational style.

Cannabinoids, Plague, Cats, the dreaded Candiru, and the even more dreaded Covid-19: all these and more are dissected with intellect and irreverence, dropping every week.

So reject ignorance. Join the Scientific Revolution. Join Petri Dish.

    Ep. 118 HIV/AIDS Pt 3: Current Treatments

    Ep. 118 HIV/AIDS Pt 3: Current Treatments

    Welcome to part 3 of our series on HIV/AIDS! In the previous two episodes we covered the history of HIV/AIDS and how HIV/AIDS works on the cellular level. In this episode we use that information to understand how our current arsenal of anti-retroviral drugs work! Next week we'll be discussing the treatments on the horizon that may help us reach an end of the HIV/AIDS global epidemic!

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    References:

    https://hivinfo.nih.gov/understanding-hiv/fact-sheets/hiv-treatment-basics

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6463712/

    https://www.cdc.gov/hiv/basics/prep.html

    https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2005/021356s011lbl.pdf

    https://www.aidsmap.com/about-hiv/whats-difference-between-prep-and-pep-hiv-prevention

    https://www.hiv.gov/hiv-basics/hiv-prevention/using-hiv-medication-to-reduce-risk/post-exposure-prophylaxis

    https://i-base.info/guides/starting/can-i-stop-art

    • 40 min
    Ep. 117 HIV/AIDS Pt 2: Acute and Chronic

    Ep. 117 HIV/AIDS Pt 2: Acute and Chronic

    This week on Petri Dish we dive deeper into HIV/AIDS pathophysiology -- how does HIV do what it does to your body? How does the virus target specific cells? What does it do once it gets into your cells? Definitely an important episode to listen to in order to prep for our next two episodes on current and future treatments!

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    References:


    https://www.hiv.gov/hiv-basics/hiv-prevention/reducing-mother-to-child-risk/preventing-mother-to-child-transmission-of-hiv
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3543106/
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5526341/
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4924471/

    • 32 min
    Ep. 116 HIV/AIDS: The Present and the Past

    Ep. 116 HIV/AIDS: The Present and the Past

    Recent news has led to a lot of excitement with relation to HIV/AIDS -- approval for clinical trials using a new vaccine and a new treatment/potential cure has led to a lot of buzz! But what is the current state of the HIV/AIDS global epidemic? When did HIV first evolve into being? What even is HIV?

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    References:

    https://ourworldindata.org/hiv-aids

    https://www.unaids.org/en/resources/fact-sheet

    https://www.pnas.org/content/117/22/12222

    http://perspectivesinmedicine.cshlp.org/content/1/1/a006841.full

    https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/hiv-aids

    • 33 min
    Ep. 115 COVID Vaccine Booster Shots!

    Ep. 115 COVID Vaccine Booster Shots!

    This week we have a short episode, a Q&A on COVID vaccine booster shots based on the latest info from 09/17/2021! Who can currently get a COVID booster shot? What happened with the FDA recently relating to booster shots? What even is a booster shot? Find out this week!

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    • 26 min
    Ep. 114 Strange Medieval Treatments Feat. The Microbe Moment Pt. 2

    Ep. 114 Strange Medieval Treatments Feat. The Microbe Moment Pt. 2

    It's part 2 of our collaboration with The Microbe Moment (a podcast from The Microbigals! https://www.microbigals.com/the-microbe-moment-science-podcast)!

    We return to our discussion of some of the more ridiculous Medieval treatments for diseases that we could find in our research! Listen in for some of the odder things humans have done to other humans to try to treat a disease!

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    • 56 min
    Ep. 113 Strange Medieval Treatments Feat. The Microbe Moment Pt. 1

    Ep. 113 Strange Medieval Treatments Feat. The Microbe Moment Pt. 1

    In the first episode of our collaboration with The Microbe Moment (a podcast from The Microbigals! https://www.microbigals.com/the-microbe-moment-science-podcast), we discuss some of the more ridiculous Medieval treatments for diseases that we could find in our research! Listen in for some of the odder things humans have done to other humans to try to treat a disease!

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    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
33 Ratings

33 Ratings

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Smart and funny

I trust Sean more than Google. There, I said it. I mean it. But for real, I enjoy science, and I was a scientist for a whole three months (lab assistant) before realize I wasn’t good at it. The podcast explains complex concepts in an easy to follow way without talking down to the listener and making it fun. Thanks guys!

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Learn stuff and laugh

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I believe that listening to this qualifies me to practice medicine now.

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