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A public health podcast produced by the National Collaborating Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCCID), "Infectious Questions" connects those with infectious disease questions to those with the answers. Un balado sur la santé publique réalisé par le Centre de collaboration nationale des maladies infectieuses (CCNMI) et appelé « Infections en question » fait le lien entre les balados concernant les questions sur les maladies infectieuses et ceux qui offrent des réponses à ces questions.
 
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Immune catches up on COVID listener email, including discussions about long-term COVID, cross-reactive memory to SARS-CoV-2, common mucosal surfaces, the risky business of peptide mega-pools, immunodominant epitopes and much more. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Stephanie Langel, Cynthia Leifer, and Brianne Barker Subscribe (free): iTunes, Google Podcas…
 
Sallie joins Immune to discuss her career, emphasizing the importance of a good mentor and the ability to pivot, and her research, which has focused on mother to child transmission of infectious diseases including HIV/AIDS, CMV, and more recently, COVID-19/SARS-CoV-2. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Stephanie Langel, Cynthia Leifer, and Brianne Barker G…
 
Alexis, Joel, Elaine, Justine, and Evonne join Immune to discuss their careers, their research, and a platform created by a collective of Black immunologists and allies aimed at amplifying, celebrating and supporting Black voices in immunology. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Stephanie Langel, Cynthia Leifer, and Brianne Barker Guests: Alexis Mobley, Jo…
 
Immune describes the striking loss of germinal centers in lymph nodes and spleen in patients with severe COVID-19, providing an explanation for short-lived humoral immunity and limited somatic hypermutation of antibodies to SARS-CoV-2. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Stephanie Langel, Cynthia Leifer, and Brianne Barker Guest: Alexander Dent Subscribe (f…
 
Immune examines antibodies to SARS-CoV-2, including the relationship between severe COVID-19 and anti-spike antibodies, kinetics of production, and correlates of protection among coronaviruses. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Stephanie Langel, Cynthia Leifer, and Brianne Barker Subscribe (free): iTunes, Google Podcasts. RSS, email Become a patron of Imm…
 
In this episode, Angela Eykelbosh, Environmental Health and Knowledge Translation Scientist at the National Collaborating Centre for Environmental Health (NCCEH), shares their information and evidence for preventing COVID-19 transmission in multi-unit residential buildings.
 
Immune explains a study demonstrating T cells that react with SARS-CoV-2 epitopes in individuals who have never been infected with the virus, implying cross-reactivity with common cold coronaviruses. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Cynthia Leifer Guest: Brianne Barker Subscribe (free): iTunes, Google Podcasts. RSS, email Become a patron of Immune! Li…
 
Immune explains a study of 125 COVID-19 patients by deep immune profiling, which revealed three immunotypes associated with poor clinical prognosis or recovery. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Cynthia Leifer Guest: Brianne Barker Subscribe (free): iTunes, Google Podcasts. RSS, email Become a patron of Immune! Links for this episode CD8 cells defend a…
 
On this episode, the 15th of our series, we’ve partnered with the National Collaborating Centre for Indigenous Health to bring to discuss the evacuations of Northern Indigenous communities in Canada, and the public health considerations of COVID-19 in these tragic events. NCCIH’s Roberta Stout spoke with Dr. Emily Dicken, the Director of Emergency …
 
For our 13th episode, we circle back to continue our discussion on the health and well-being of children during the COVID-19 pandemic. NCCID's Margaret Haworth-Brockman speaks with Dr. Joanne Langley, a pediatric infectious disease clinician in Halifax at IWK Health Centre and Dalhousie University, about current pediatric considerations for COVID-1…
 
Immune continues a discussion of the immune response to infection with SARS-CoV-2, including inflammatory responses and disease, antibody and T-cell responses, and vaccines, and answers to listener questions. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Stephanie Langel, and Cynthia Leifer Guest: Brianne Barker Subscribe (free): iTunes, Google Podcasts. RSS, email B…
 
In this episode, NCCID's Aleksandra Wierzbowski speaks with Dr. Graham Tipples, Medical-Scientific Director at Alberta’s Public Health Lab, about current and upcoming serological tactics for COVID-19. Tipples explains what healthcare professionals need to know about serology testing right now, the limitations of the test, length of immunity to COVI…
 
Immune continues a discussion of the immune response to infection with SARS-CoV-2, including vaccines and immunity, effects of BCG and OPV, immunity passports, and answers to listener questions. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Stephanie Langel, and Cynthia Leifer Guest: Brianne Barker Subscribe (free): iTunes, Google Podcasts. RSS, email Become a patron…
 
For our 11th episode, we discuss the health and well-being of children during the COVID-19 pandemic. NCCID's Margaret Haworth-Brockman speaks with Dr. Joanne Langley, a pediatric infectious disease clinician in Halifax at IWK Health Centre and Dalhousie University, about current pediatric considerations for COVID-19.…
 
In this episode, we shed light on Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) resources for COVID-19 from IPAC Canada. Jennifer Happe, an Infection Prevention and Control Professional and a Director on the Board of IPAC Canada acknowledges current challenges for frontline personnel and reminds our listeners of foundational IPC skills and opportunities t…
 
Brianne Barker returns to continue a discussion of the immune response to infection with SARS-CoV-2, including use of steroid, coagulation in some patients, cytokine storm, and vaccines. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Stephanie Langel, and Cynthia Leifer Guest: Brianne Barker Subscribe (free): iTunes, Google Podcasts. RSS, email Become a patron of Immu…
 
In April, Dr. Jared Bullard, an infectious disease specialist and Associate Medical Director at the Cadham Provincial Lab in Winnipeg Manitoba, spoke with us about Canada's initial laboratory response to 2019-nCoV and COVID-19. In this episode, Dr. Bullard returns to provide an update on testing and diagnosis for COVID-19 and Canada’s ongoing labor…
 
In this episode of our series on COVID-19, we discuss livestock, farming and One Health considerations for COVID-19. We speak with Dr. Simon Otto, a veterinarian, epidemiologist and assistant professor at the University of Alberta School of Public Health.
 
Brianne Barker joins Immune to discuss the immune response to infection with SARS-CoV-2, including immune respones, pathogenesis, immunopathology and more. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Stephanie Langel, and Cynthia Leifer Guest: Brianne Barker Subscribe (free): iTunes, Google Podcasts. RSS, email Become a patron of Immune! Links for this episode ACE2…
 
In this episode of our series on COVID-19, we discuss public health roles, measures and considerations for northern and remote communities in Canada. We speak with Dr. Michael Isaac, Medical Officer of Health in the Northern Health Region of Manitoba.
 
Continuing our series on COVID-19, we speak to Dr. David Strang, a geriatrician and co-founding member of the Long Term Care Medical Directors Association of Canada, on how Long Term Care homes, as well as supportive residences for seniors in communities, are preparing for COVID-19.
 
In partnership with the National Collaborating Centre for Indigenous Health, our 5th episode in the COVID-19 series focuses on pandemic preparedness in First Nations communities. We speak with Marlene Larocque, Senior Policy Advisor at the Assembly of First Nations, and Dr. Myrle Ballard, Researcher and Assistant Professor at the University of Mani…
 
In the fourth episode of this series, we delve into the issues of stigma and discrimination as they relate to 2019-nCoV, and how public health can respond. We talk with Pemma Muzumdar, a Knowledge Translation Specialist at the National Collaborating Centre for the Determinants of Health.
 
In this episode, we focus on effective public health engagement with nurses in Canada about 2019-nCoV. We speak with Dr. Claire Betker, President of the Canadian Nurses Association and the Scientific Director for the National Collaborating Centre for the Determinants of Health.
 
In this episode, we continue our look at the 2019 Novel Coronavirus, specifically on infection prevention and control in Canadian healthcare settings. We chat with Dr. John Embil, an infectious disease consultant at the University of Manitoba and Medical Director for the Infection Prevention and Control program at the Health Sciences Centre hospita…
 
Steph explains how sepsis induces protective immune memory in NK cells, via histone methylation of the interferon gamma enhancer. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Stephanie Langel, and Cynthia Leifer Subscribe (free): iTunes, Google Podcasts. RSS, email Become a patron of Immune! Links for this episode H3K4me1 mark on memory-like NK cells (Cell Rep) Lett…
 
Michael Mina joins the Immune team to explain his findings that measles diminishes pre-existing antibodies that protect against infection with other pathogens. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Stephanie Langel, and Cynthia Leifer Guest: Michael Mina Subscribe (free): iTunes, Google Podcasts. RSS, email Become a patron of Immune! Links for this episode Me…
 
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