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Trialing treatments for Long Covid, and a new organelle appears on the scene

11.04.2024
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]Researchers are testing HIV drugs and monoclonal antibodies against long-lasting COVID-19, and what it takes to turn a symbiotic friend into an organelle

 

First up on the show this week, clinical trials of new and old treatments for Long Covid. Producer Meagan Cantwell is joined by Staff Writer Jennifer Couzin-Frankel and some of her sources to discuss the difficulties of studying and treating this debilitating disease.

 

People in this segment:

·      Michael Peluso

·      Sara Cherry

·      Shelley Hayden

 

Next: Move over mitochondria, a new organelle called the nitroplast is here. Host Sarah Crespi talks with Tyler Coale, a postdoctoral scholar in the University of California, Santa Cruz’s Ocean Sciences Department, about what exactly makes an organelle an organelle and why it would be nice to have inhouse nitrogen fixing in your cells.

 

This week’s episode was produced with help from Podigy.

 

About the Science Podcast

 

Authors: Sarah Crespi; Meagan Cantwell; Jennifer Couzin-Frankel

 

Episode page: https://www.science.org/doi/10.1126/science.zof5fvk

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