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Monday Science (part of STEAM:ED Collective) is a listener-driven engaging weekly podcast bringing you the latest research and news in Science, Technology, Medicine and Health. Hosted by award winning scientist Dr Bahijja Raimi-Abraham, she also answers your questions or finds experts in the field to answer them for you!

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Episode 77: Happy Birthday Monday Science - Instagram Live Recording
To celebrate Monday Science's birthday, Dr Bahijja Raimi-Abraham did a live recording which including upcoming Monday Science projects, insights into her podcasting journey and much more! Enjoy! Video recording available on our Instagram - @MondayScience Subscribe, follow, comment and get in touch! Submit your questions or send your voice note questions (up to 30 seconds) - https://www.mondaysciencepodcast.com/get-in-touch  e. info@mondaysciencepodcast.com
27:19
May 10, 2021
*Special Announcement*
Monday Science is going live to celebrate our 1 year anniversary! More information to follow www.mondaysciencepodcast.com
01:07
May 3, 2021
Episode 76: Listener's question - "Why do we only see positive results published?"
In today's episode, Dr Bahijja Raimi-Abraham answerers a listener's question "Why do we only see positive results published?" Additional Information Publication bias: the problem that won't go away  - Dickersin and Min (1993) Annals of The New York Academy of Sciences The importance of no evidence -  Editorial Nature Human Behaviour (2019) When Scientists Find Nothing: The Value of Null Results - Inside Science (2020) Monday Science Episode 70 - COVID19 Retracted Papers  Example of where studies have investigated the influence of publication bias and impact -  Suicide risk with selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors and other new-generation antidepressants in adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies [Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 2021] - Vitamin D and covid-19 [BMJ, 2021] - Rapid Responses  BMC Psychology ‘results-free- peer-review' process PubPeer.com Episode image credit: www.unsplash.com Subscribe, follow, comment and get in touch! Submit your questions or send your voice note questions (up to 30 seconds) - https://www.mondaysciencepodcast.com/get-in-touch  e. info@mondaysciencepodcast.com
31:21
April 26, 2021
Episode 75: Motherhood over 40, miscarriages and impact of COVID19 on Fertility with Dr Zeynep Gurtin
In this episode, Dr Bahijja Raimi-Abraham talks about motherhood over 40, miscarriages and the impact of COVID19 on fertility with Dr Zeynep Gurtin (see bio. www.mondaysciencepodcast.com/episode74 ), a Lecturer in Women’s Health at the Institute for Women’s Health at University College London (UCL), and holds an Affiliate Lectureship at the University of Cambridge Sociology Department. Episode image credit: www.unsplash.com Subscribe, follow, comment and get in touch! Submit your questions or send your voice note questions (up to 30 seconds) here. e. info@mondaysciencepodcast.com
35:13
April 19, 2021
Episode 74: Let's talk about single women's fertility and egg freezing with Dr Zeynep Gurtin
In this episode Dr Bahijja Raimi-Abraham talks about single women's fertility and egg freezing with Dr Zeynep Gurtin (see bio. www.mondaysciencepodcast.com/episode74 ), a Lecturer in Women’s Health at the Institute for Women’s Health at University College London (UCL), and holds an Affiliate Lectureship at the University of Cambridge Sociology Department. Episode image credit: www.unsplash.com Subscribe, follow, comment and get in touch! Submit your questions or send your voice note questions (up to 30 seconds) here. e. info@mondaysciencepodcast.com
45:38
April 12, 2021
Episode 73: COVID19, Science Education and more with Mr Forhad Hussain
In this episode Dr Bahijja Raimi-Abraham talks about Chemistry, Science Education and the impact of COVID19 lockdowns in secondary schools with Mr Forhad Hussain (see bio. www.mondaysciencepodcast.com/episode73 ), a Science Teacher. Episode image credit: https://www.thoughtco.com/ ​Subscribe, follow, comment and get in touch! Submit your questions or send your voice note questions (up to 30 seconds) via the link below. e. info@mondaysciencepodcast.com
41:35
April 5, 2021
Episode 72: Diversity (or lack thereof) in STEM
In this follow up episode with Dr Faith Uwadiae (see bio here - https://www.mondaysciencepodcast.com/episode71) , a Postdoctoral Training Fellow at the Francis Crick Institute, Dr Bahijja Raimi-Abraham discussing the ongoing challenge of diversity (or lack thereof) in STEM and the particular challenge for Black STEM professionals.  Episode image credit: https://unsplash.com/ Additional Information: First Blood, a podcast about periods, hosted by Ella Woods. Episode here https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/episode-16-dr-bahijja-raimi-abraham-covid-19-ish-special/id1347675325?i=1000499569457 The King’s College London Careers Podcast “Careers in your ears” for PhD Students and Research Staff. "From Acting to Academia" episode here https://anchor.fm/careersinyourears/episodes/Series-5-Episode-4-From-Acting-to-Academia-ep5tee/a-a1pvsn Naked Scientists  -  Flu season, Impact of fake medicines and how this is relevant to COVID, AI and Healthcare, STEAM:ED Collective, Monday Science. Episode here https://www.thenakedscientists.com/podcasts/naked-scientists-podcast/flu-seasons-solar-storms-science-round Subscribe, follow, comment and get in touch! Submit your questions or send your voice note questions (up to 30 seconds) here. e. info@mondaysciencepodcast.com
31:11
March 29, 2021
Episode 71: Dr Faith Uwadiae - Hidden connections - Malaria, Cancer and more
In this episode Dr Bahijja Raimi-Abraham discussing the relationship between Malaria, Cancer and more with Dr Faith Uwadiae (see bio here - https://www.mondaysciencepodcast.com/episode71) , a Postdoctoral Training Fellow at the Francis Crick Institute. NB next week's episode will detailed the focused discussion on diversity in STEM.  Episode image credit: https://unsplash.com/ Subscribe, follow, comment and get in touch! Submit your questions or send your voice note questions (up to 30 seconds) here. e. info@mondaysciencepodcast.com
44:46
March 22, 2021
Episode 70: COVID19 Retracted Papers
In this episode Dr Bahijja Raimi-Abraham returns with an update on COVID19 retractions. Episode image credit: https://unsplash.com/ Additional Information News highlight - https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2021/03/gene-silencing-injection-reverses-pain-mice  Science Mag Article - What a massive database of retracted papers reveals about science publishing’s ‘death penalty’ , Published Oct 2018 RetractionWatch.com (COVID19 Papers)  Dr Elisabeth Bik  - https://twitter.com/MicrobiomDigest  Subscribe, follow, comment and get in touch! Submit your questions or send your voice note questions (up to 30 seconds) here. e. info@mondaysciencepodcast.com
24:26
March 15, 2021
Episode 69: Chemistry, Ceramics, Art, Museums and More with Dr Alicia McGeachy
In this episode Dr Bahijja Raimi-Abraham discussing the relationship between Chemistry, Ceramics, Museum and more with Dr Alicia McGeachy, a postdoctoral scholar with the Northwestern University/Art Institute of Chicago Center for Scientific Studies in the Arts (NU-ACCESS). ​ Episode image credit: https://unsplash.com/ ​ Subscribe, follow, comment and get in touch! Submit your questions or send your voice note questions (up to 30 seconds) here. e. info@mondaysciencepodcast.com
01:00:45
March 8, 2021
Episode 68: The People's Vaccine Alliance - Conversation with Dr. Mohga Kamal-Yanni
In this episode Dr Bahijja Raimi-Abraham talks with Dr. Mohga Kamal-Yanni, Global Health and Access to Medicines Consultant who works with the People's Vaccine Alliance . The People's Vaccine Alliance is a coalition of organisations and activists united under a common aim of campaigning for a ‘people’s vaccine’ for COVID-19. ​ Episode image credit: https://unsplash.com/ ​ Subscribe, follow, comment and get in touch! Submit your questions or send your voice note questions (up to 30 seconds) https://www.mondaysciencepodcast.com/get-in-touch e. info@mondaysciencepodcast.com
54:18
March 1, 2021
Episode 67: COVID19 Vaccines Facts! with Dr Alyson Kelvin
In this episode, (part II of episode 66) Dr Bahijja Raimi-Abraham talks with Dr Alyson Kelvin, an Assistant Professor at Dalhousie University. who is currently seconded as a Scientist at VIDO-InterVac to aid in the evaluation and development of COVID-19 vaccines for Canada. Episode image credit: https://unsplash.com/ Subscribe, follow, comment and get in touch! Submit your questions or send your voice note questions (up to 30 seconds) - https://www.mondaysciencepodcast.com/get-in-touch e. info@mondaysciencepodcast.com
18:02
February 22, 2021
Episode 66: COVID19, Ferrets and more: Conversation with Dr Alyson Kelvin
In this episode Dr Bahijja Raimi-Abraham talks with Dr Alyson Kelvin, an Assistant Professor at Dalhousie University. who is currently seconded as a Scientist at VIDO-InterVac to aid in the evaluation and development of COVID-19 vaccines for Canada. Episode image credit: https://unsplash.com/ Subscribe, follow, comment and get in touch! Submit your questions or send your voice note questions (up to 30 seconds) - https://www.mondaysciencepodcast.com/get-in-touch e. info@mondaysciencepodcast.com
37:33
February 15, 2021
Episode 65: COVID19 Transmissions: A conversation with Dr Michael Tildesley (Uni of Warwick & SPI-M-SAGE)
In this episode Dr Bahijja Raimi-Abraham talks about COVID19 transmission with Dr Michael Tildesley , a Reader of infectious disease modelling at the University of Warwick and a member of the Scientific Pandemic Influenza Modelling group (SPI-M) of the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE). Bio. available https://www.mondaysciencepodcast.com/episode-65. Episode image credit: https://unsplash.com/ Subscribe, follow, comment and get in touch! Submit your questions or send your voice note questions (up to 30 seconds) via www.mondaysciencepodcast.com e. info@mondaysciencepodcast.com 
46:38
February 8, 2021
Episode 64: What is Chemistry to you? - Discussions with Sandile Mtetwa
In this episode Dr Bahijja Raimi-Abraham welcomes you back to Monday Science after our January 2020 catch up month! She introduces the new episode format and interviews Sandile Mtetwa, a 3rd year PhD Research at the University of Cambridge (bio. here) as part of our Royal Society of Chemistry funded project aimed at opening up conversations about diversity in chemical sciences and engaging the public with chemistry using creative approaches. Subscribe, follow, comment and get in touch! Submit your questions or send your voice note questions (up to 30 seconds) via www.mondaysciencepodcast.com e. info@mondaysciencepodcast.com
36:36
February 1, 2021
Episode 63: [Recap] A review of the 2021 Tech Top 10 List
In this episode, Dr Bahijja Raimi-Abraham reviews the 2021 Tech Top 10 List developed by Dr. Jessica Baron. Episode image credit: https://unsplash.com/ Additional Information Advocacy, support groups and law enforcement agencies mentioned to support domestic abuse victims in America National Domestic Violence Hotline and National Network to End Domestic Violence and in the UK Refuge or Support Line . Episode summary available MondayScience.Medium.com Let us know what you thought of the episode. Subscribe, follow, comment and get in touch! Submit your questions or send your voice note questions (up to 30 seconds) via www.mondaysciencepodcast.com e. MondayScience2020@gmail.com
35:15
January 31, 2021
Episode 62: [Recap] Fight the Fakes with Miriam Holm
Fight the Fakes is a campaign that aims to raise awareness about the dangers of fake medicines. The campaign gives a voice to those who have been personally impacted and shares the stories of those working to put a stop to this threat to public health. It seeks to build a global movement of organizations and individuals who will shine light on the negative impact that fake medicines have on people around the globe and to reduce the negative consequences on individuals worldwide. King's College London Fight the Fakes was founded by Dr Bahijja Raimi-Abraham in March 2020. King's College London Fight the Fakes is a multidisciplinary undergraduate and postgraduate student-led campaign with a primary focus to raise awareness on the global issue of falsified, counterfeit and substandard anti-infective medicines particularly antimalarials and antibiotics which causes several deaths annually globally. In addition, the campaign also includes raising awareness of the rising use of falsified, counterfeit and substandard medicines in the United Kingdom. In this episode Dr Bahijja Raimi-Abraham discusses the global impact of fake medicines, the Fight the Fakes Campaign, fake COVID products and the COVID19 infodemic with Miriam Holm (for further information - https://www.mondaysciencepodcast.com/episode30 ), co-leading the Secretariat for Fight the Fakes . Episode image credit: https://unsplash.com/ Additional Information Give us feedback & you could win a prize! https://forms.gle/stkdnYhsqy2af6KN9 Fight the Fakes Week (3rd to 11th of December)  http://fightthefakes.org/week/3rd-annual-fight-the-fakes-week/ King's College London Inaugural Fight the Fakes Week events  https://kclfightthefakes.wixsite.com/kingsftf/kclftfweek   Book https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/kings-college-london-fight-the-fakes-31680980285 Episode summary available MondayScience.Medium.com Let us know what you thought of the episode. Subscribe, follow, comment and get in touch! Submit your questions or send your voice note questions (up to 30 seconds) via www.mondaysciencepodcast.com e. MondayScience2020@gmail.com
41:35
January 30, 2021
Episode 61: [Recap] Funding, imposter syndrome and academia - Discussions with Dr Tina Joshi
In this episode Dr Bahijja Raimi-Abraham discusses funding challenges in Academia, impact on research outputs and academic mental health with Dr Tina Joshi (bio. available https://mondayscience.wixsite.com/podcast/episode28), Lecturer in Molecular Microbiology at the University of Plymouth. Episode image credit: https://unsplash.com/ Episode summary available MondayScience.Medium.com Let us know what you thought of the episode. Subscribe, follow, comment and get in touch! Submit your questions or send your voice note questions (up to 30 seconds) via www.mondaysciencepodcast.com e. MondayScience2020@gmail.com
19:02
January 29, 2021
Episode 60: [Recap] World Antimicrobial Awareness Week - Conversation with Dr Tina Joshi
World Antimicrobial Awareness Week (WAAW) (18-24th of November) aims to increase awareness of global antimicrobial resistance and to encourage best practices among the general public, health workers and policy makers to avoid the further emergence and spread of drug-resistant infections. In this episode Dr Bahijja Raimi-Abraham discusses antimicrobial awareness, antimicrobial resistance, microbial diagnostics and infection with Dr Tina Joshi (bio. available https://mondayscience.wixsite.com/podcast), Lecturer in Molecular Microbiology at the University of Plymouth. Episode image credit: https://unsplash.com/ Additional Information Publication mentioned with Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) image of  Clostridium difficile spores survive on hospital gown fibres after disinfection. Biocide Resistance and Transmission of Clostridium difficile Spores Spiked onto Clinical Surfaces from an American Health Care Facility  - 10.1128/AEM.01090-19 Dr Tina Joshi was involved in the "The End of Medicine" documentary due to be released in 2021 COVID mink analysis shows mutations are not dangerous — yet, Nature News King's College London Fight the Fakes - https://kclfightthefakes.wixsite.com/kingsftf Episode 2 (recap) Episode summary available MondayScience.Medium.com Let us know what you thought of the episode. Subscribe, follow, comment and get in touch! Submit your questions or send your voice note questions (up to 30 seconds) via www.mondaysciencepodcast.com e. MondayScience2020@gmail.com
01:05:21
January 28, 2021
Episode 59: [Recap] COVID19 and Diabetes - World Diabetes Day
In this episode, Dr Bahijja Raimi-Abraham discusses the impact of COVID19 on diabetes in honour of World Diabetes Day. Episode image credit: https://unsplash.com/ Additional Information - New Onset Diabetes in COVID19 -The New England Journal of Medicine  - CoviDIAB Project - http://covidiab.e-dendrite.com/ - COVID-19 in people with diabetes: Understanding the reasons for worse outcomes - The Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology - COVID-19 and diabetes: a co-conspiracy? - The Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology  Episode summary available MondayScience.Medium.com Let us know what you thought of the episode. Subscribe, follow, comment and get in touch! Submit your questions or send your voice note questions (up to 30 seconds) via www.mondaysciencepodcast.com e. MondayScience2020@gmail.com
26:07
January 27, 2021
Episode 58: [Recap] Snorkeling, Artificial Intelligence and Healthcare...? Conversation with Brandon Yang [Snorkel.ai]
In this episode Dr Bahijja Raimi-Abraham discusses artificial intelligence (AI) and healthcare with Brandon Yang (bio available here - https://mondayscience.wixsite.com/podcast/episode26), Machine Learning Engineer at Snorkel AI. Episode image credit: https://unsplash.com/ Additional Information Snorkel Open Source - https://www.snorkel.org/ Guidelines for clinical trial protocols for interventions involving artificial intelligence: the SPIRIT-AI extension Previous episodes discussing AI, AI and healthcare and AI and ethics         -Episode 6 -Episode 23 [Interview with Dr David Leslie, The Alan Turing Institute) Episode summary available MondayScience.Medium.com Let us know what you thought of the episode. Subscribe, follow, comment and get in touch! Submit your questions or send your voice note questions (up to 30 seconds) via www.mondaysciencepodcast.com e. MondayScience2020@gmail.com
58:06
January 26, 2021
Episode 57: [Recap] Can lab grown brain cells, tissue or organs become conscious?
In this episode Dr Bahijja Raimi-Abraham discusses the potential for laboratory grown brain cells, tissues or organs to become conscious.  Episode image credit: https://unsplash.com/  Additional Information  Can lab-grown brains become conscious? (Nature Journal, NEWS FEATURE 27 OCTOBER 2020)  How COVID-19 can damage the brain? (Nature Journal, NEWS FEATURE 15 SEPTEMBER 2020)  Neurological and neuropsychiatric complications of COVID-19 in 153 patients: a UK-wide surveillance study, The Lancet Psychiatry  Volume 7, Issue 10  Episode summary available MondayScience.Medium.com Let us know what you thought of the episode. Subscribe, follow, comment and get in touch! Submit your questions or send your voice note questions (up to 30 seconds) via www.mondaysciencepodcast.com e. MondayScience2020@gmail.com
15:04
January 25, 2021
Episode 56: [Recap] The science behind the lyrics - Throwback classics and Love
In this episode Dr Bahijja Raimi-Abraham discusses the science behind lyrics of a timeless classic which brings up topics like the neuroscience of falling in love, how lovesickness and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) are related and the effect of listening to songs about heartbreak has on our brain. Episode image credit: https://unsplash.com/ If not listening on Spotify, the tracks will not play Additional Information Dead Or Alive - You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)  Gloria Gaynor - I Will Survive  Episode summary available MondayScience.Medium.com Let us know what you thought of the episode. Subscribe, follow, comment and get in touch! Submit your questions or send your voice note questions (up to 30 seconds) via www.mondaysciencepodcast.com e. MondayScience2020@gmail.com
11:45
January 24, 2021
Episode 55: [Recap] "Garbage in, garbage out" - conversation with Dr David Leslie on AI ethics and safety
In this episode Dr Bahijja Raimi-Abraham discusses artificial intelligence (AI) ethics and safety with Dr David Leslie (bio. available here https://mondayscience.wixsite.com/podcast/episode23) , Ethics Theme Lead within the public policy programme at The Alan Turing Institute. Episode image credit: https://unsplash.com/ Additional Information Further information about Dr David Leslie and his work - https://www.turing.ac.uk/people/researchers/david-leslie Transcendence (film) - https://www.warnerbros.com/movies/transcendence Book mentioned - Human Compatible: AI and the Problem of Control   Tackling COVID-19 through Responsible AI Innovation: Five Steps in the Right Direction Henrietta Lacks: science must right a historical wrong Episode summary available MondayScience.Medium.com Let us know what you thought of the episode. Subscribe, follow, comment and get in touch! Submit your questions or send your voice note questions (up to 30 seconds) via www.mondaysciencepodcast.com e. MondayScience2020@gmail.com
01:08:37
January 23, 2021
Episode 54: "Let's just make it to 2021" - Conversation with Dr Zoë Ayres about Academic Mental Health Part II
In this episode Dr Bahijja Raimi-Abraham discussed academic mental health with Dr Zoë Ayres (bio. available here https://mondayscience.wixsite.com/podcast/episode21) who is an Analytical R&D scientist and mental health advocate driving for change. This is Part II of their conversation. You can follow Zoë on Twitter @zjayres! Find out more about Zoë's work www.zjayres.com Episode image credit: Scicommics https://www.instagram.com/science_commics/ Additional Information - Mental Health Resources Becoming an Independent Researcher | Dr Bahijja Raimi-Abraham | TEDxRoyalHolloway (available on YouTube) - Diversity landscape of the chemical sciences: A report by the Royal Society of Chemistry - For definitions of bullying and harassment and support  National Bullying Helpline - https://www.nationalbullyinghelpline.co.uk/employees.html  UK Government Workplace Bullying and Harassment  Citizens Advice - If you're being harassed or bullied at work Monday Science is still funding-raising for Dementia Alliance International (DAI). The aim is to raise £500. Please donate via our Just Giving Page (https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/monday-science) Episode summary available MondayScience.Medium.com Let us know what you thought of the episode. Subscribe, follow, comment and get in touch! Submit your questions or send your voice note questions (up to 30 seconds) via www.mondaysciencepodcast.com e. MondayScience2020@gmail.com
31:49
January 22, 2021
Episode 53: [Recap] "Let's just make it to 2021" - Conversation with Dr Zoë Ayres about Academic Mental Health Part I
In this episode Dr Bahijja Raimi-Abraham discussed academic mental health with Dr Zoë Ayres (bio. available here https://mondayscience.wixsite.com/podcast/episode21) who is an Analytical R&D scientist and mental health advocate driving for change. You can follow Zoë on Twitter @zjayres! Find out more about Zoë's work www.zjayres.com Episode image credit: Scicommics https://www.instagram.com/science_commics/ Additional Information - Mental Health Resources Becoming an Independent Researcher | Dr Bahijja Raimi-Abraham | TEDxRoyalHolloway (available on YouTube) - Diversity landscape of the chemical sciences: A report by the Royal Society of Chemistry - For definitions of bullying and harassment and support National Bullying Helpline - https://www.nationalbullyinghelpline.co.uk/employees.html UK Government Workplace Bullying and Harassment Citizens Advice - If you're being harassed or bullied at work Monday Science is funding-raising for DAI during the series. The aim is to raise £500. Please donate via our Just Giving Page (https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/monday-science) Episode summary available MondayScience.Medium.com Let us know what you thought of the episode. Subscribe, follow, comment and get in touch! Submit your questions or send your voice note questions (up to 30 seconds) via www.mondaysciencepodcast.com e. MondayScience2020@gmail.com
20:44
January 21, 2021
Episode 52: [Recap] Reflections on the Dementia Series interviews & Updates in Dementia Research
All episodes in the month of September will be dedicated to conversations about dementia. The aim of the series is to raise awareness of dementia and experiences of it across the world. Dr Bahijja Raimi-Abraham reflects on the dementia series interviews and gives an update of latest dementia research in the final episode in our dementia series. Episode and dementia series image credit: Scicommics https://www.instagram.com/science_commics/ Additional Information Professor Ogunniyi is presenting at the IPDGC Neuroscience in Africa conference "Epigenetics and Dementia: Lessons From the 20-Year Indianapolis-Ibadan Dementia Study" on Tuesday, September 29, 2020 4:00 PM - https://ucl.zoom.us/webinar/register/5215996692935/WN_7PLJwXJMSxiJJnu5M5sqvA Monday Science is funding-raising for DAI during the series. The aim is to raise £500. Please donate via our Just Giving Page (https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/monday-science) Episode 17 - Kate Swaffer (Humanitarian & Chair/CEO/Co-founder of Dementia Alliance International) Episode 18 - Ms Feyi Raimi-Abraham (Founder/CEO of The Black Dementia Company Ltd & caregiver of a parent living with dementia) Episode 19 - Professor Adesola Ogunniyi (Clinician/Neurologist/Neuroepidemiologist and holding professional faculty position at the College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Nigeria) Association of anticholinergic medication and AD biomarkers with incidence of MCI among cognitively normal older adults. Neurology, 2020 Does thiamine protect the brain from iron overload and alcohol‐related dementia? Alzheimer's & Dementia, 2020 Episode summary available MondayScience.Medium.com Let us know what you thought of the episode. Subscribe, follow, comment and get in touch! Submit your questions or send your voice note questions (up to 30 seconds) via www.mondaysciencepodcast.com e. MondayScience2020@gmail.com
13:11
January 20, 2021
Episode 51: [Recap] Dementia in Nigeria - A conversation with Professor Adesola Ogunniyi
All episodes in the month of September will be dedicated to conversations about dementia. The aim of the series is to raise awareness of dementia and experiences of it across the world. The third episode in our Dementia series is a discussion with Professor Adesola Ogunniyi a Clinician, Neurologist, Neuroepidemiologist and holding professional faculty position at the College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Nigeria. They discuss dementia and Alzheimer's Disease more specifically challenges which Nigerian families dealing with dementia are faced with. Episode and dementia series image credit: Scicommics https://www.instagram.com/science_commics/ Additional Information Professor Ogunniyi is presenting at the IPDGC Neuroscience in Africa conference "Epigenetics and Dementia: Lessons From the 20-Year Indianapolis-Ibadan Dementia Study" on Tuesday, September 29, 2020 4:00 PM. Monday Science is funding-raising for DAI during the series. The aim is to raise £500. Please donate via our Just Giving Page (https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/monday-science) Episode summary available MondayScience.Medium.com Let us know what you thought of the episode. Subscribe, follow, comment and get in touch! Submit your questions or send your voice note questions (up to 30 seconds) via www.mondaysciencepodcast.com e. MondayScience2020@gmail.com
46:49
January 19, 2021
Episode 50: [Recap] Dementia - A conversation with Ms Feyi Raimi-Abraham (Founder/CEO of The Black Dementia Company Ltd & caregiver of a parent living with dementia)
All episodes in the month of September will be dedicated to conversations about dementia. The aim of the series is to raise awareness of dementia and experiences of it across the world. The second episode in our Dementia series is an intimate discussion between Dr Bahijja Raimi-Abraham and her mother (Ms Feyi Raimi-Abraham) on her experience as a caregiver of a parent living with dementia and her new initiative, The Black Dementia Company. Episode and dementia series image credit: Scicommics https://www.instagram.com/science_commics/ Additional Information The Black Dementia Company - https://theblackdementiacompany.com/ Follow The Black Dementia Company on Twitter (@TheBlackDementiaCo ) & Instagram (@TheBlackDementiaCompany) Monday Science is funding-raising for DAI during the series. The aim is to raise £500. Please donate via our Just Giving Page (https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/monday-science) Episode summary available MondayScience.Medium.com Let us know what you thought of the episode. Subscribe, follow, comment and get in touch! Submit your questions or send your voice note questions (up to 30 seconds) via www.mondaysciencepodcast.com e. MondayScience2020@gmail.com
01:18:31
January 18, 2021
Episode 49: [Recap] Dementia - A conversation with Kate Swaffer Chair, CEO and a co-founder of Dementia Alliance International
All episodes in the month of September will be dedicated to conversations about dementia. The aim of the series is to raise awareness of dementia and experiences of it across the world. The series starts with a conversation with Kate Swaffer (Humanitarian & Chair/CEO/Co-founder of Dementia Alliance International). Monday Science is funding-raising for DAI during the series. The aim is to raise £500. Please donate via our Just Giving Page (https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/monday-science) Additional Information: Kate's books  “ What The Hell Happened to My Brain?: Living Beyond Dementia” (Amazon)  “Diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or Another Dementia” (Apple Books) Kate's daily blog - https://kateswaffer.com/daily-blog/ Dementia Alliance International (DAI) Public Engagement Article - "Public engagement workshop: How to improve medicines for older people?" Follow Kate on Twitter & Instagram (@KateSwaffer) on Facebook (@Kate.Swaffer) & LinkedIn. Episode summary available MondayScience.Medium.com Let us know what you thought of the episode. Subscribe, follow, comment and get in touch! Submit your questions or send your voice note questions (up to 30 seconds) via www.mondaysciencepodcast.com e. MondayScience2020@gmail.com
01:43:17
January 17, 2021
Episode 48: [Recap] A review of Channel 4's Peter: The Human Cyborg
In this episode Dr Bahijja Raimi-Abraham gives her review of Channel 4's Peter: The Human Cyborg. She also provides some background and context to the human cyborg concept as well as briefly talking about Neuralink, Elon Musk's neurotechnology company which is developing implantable brain-machine interfaces. Additional Information TEDMED Talk that explains and describes synesthesia “Seeing song through the ears of a synesthete” Neil Harbisson https://www.cyborgarts.com/ Transdental Communication Device "Bluetooth Tooth" - https://www.museumnext.com/article/the-renaissance-of-our-species/ Dr Peter Scott-Morgan's website - http://www.scott-morgan.com/ The documentary "Peter: The Human Cyborg" - https://www.channel4.com/programmes/peter-the-human-cyborg Podcast about Dr Peter Scott-Morgan's journey "Peter 2.0 The Making of a Cyborg" Further details about motor neuron disease available at the Motor Neuron Disease Association - https://www.mndassociation.org/ Neuralink - https://www.neuralink.com/ Episode summary available MondayScience.Medium.com Let us know what you thought of the episode. Subscribe, follow, comment and get in touch! Submit your questions or send your voice note questions (up to 30 seconds) via www.mondaysciencepodcast.com e. MondayScience2020@gmail.com
19:18
January 16, 2021
Episode 47: [Recap] Microwavable tea, 3D printed soil, could the BCG vaccine be effective against COVID19 - Updates in Science , Tech. and Health
In this episode Dr Bahijja Raimi-Abraham provides an update on the latest findings in Science, Technology and Health. Additional Information Zhao et al. 2020. Multiphysics analysis for unusual heat convection in microwave heating liquid  ACS Fall 2020 Virtual Meeting & Expo  Moorlag et al 2020. Safety and COVID-19 Symptoms in Individuals Recently Vaccinated with BCG: a Retrospective Cohort Study Episode summary available MondayScience.Medium.com Let us know what you thought of the episode. Subscribe, follow, comment and get in touch! Submit your questions or send your voice note questions (up to 30 seconds) via www.mondaysciencepodcast.com e. MondayScience2020@gmail.com
08:23
January 15, 2021
Episode 46: [Recap] This Person Does Not Exist
In this episode Dr Bahijja Raimi-Abraham talks about deepfakes. Additional Information Tech Top 10 List (formerly The Reilly Top 10 List) - reillytop10.com How disturbing AI technology could be used to scam online daters - news.com.au Regulating deep fakes: legal and ethical considerations - Meskys et al 2020, Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice, Volume 15, Issue 1, January 2020, Pages 24–31. Episode summary available MondayScience.Medium.com Let us know what you thought of the episode. Subscribe, follow, comment and get in touch! Submit your questions or send your voice note questions (up to 30 seconds) via www.mondaysciencepodcast.com e. MondayScience2020@gmail.com
23:41
January 14, 2021
Episode 45: [Recap] Dr Dereck Gondongwe answering your questions on how to interpret COVID19 information and pharmacy
In this episode Dr Bahijja Raimi-Abraham follows up with Dr Dereck Gondongwe (guest from episodes 9 and 10) were he answers your questions on how to interpret COVID19 information and his thoughts on how pharmacist could be best used in healthcare. Additional Information Episode 9 : https://mondayscience.wixsite.com/podcast/listen/episode/1c675aa3/episode-9-working-in-the-nhs-during-covid19-part-i-a-conversation-with-dr-dereck-gondongwe Episode 10: https://mondayscience.wixsite.com/podcast/listen/episode/40447b84/episode-10-working-in-the-nhs-during-covid19-part-ii-a-conversation-with-dr-dereck-gondongwe Dr Dereck Gondongwe's Biography:  https://mondayscience.wixsite.com/podcast/episode10 Episode summary available MondayScience.Medium.com Let us know what you thought of the episode. Subscribe, follow, comment and get in touch! Submit your questions or send your voice note questions (up to 30 seconds) via www.mondaysciencepodcast.com e. MondayScience2020@gmail.com
16:46
January 13, 2021
Episode 44: [Recap] Latest discovery - Lab made virus that mimics SARS-CoV-2
In this episode Dr Bahijja Raimi-Abraham provides an update on the latest findings in Science, Technology and Health this last week. Additional Information Neutralizing Antibody and Soluble ACE2 Inhibition of a Replication-Competent VSV-SARS-CoV-2 and a Clinical Isolate of SARS-CoV-2 Case et al 2020 Cell Host and Microbe (In press) accessible via Science Direct . Episode summary available MondayScience.Medium.com Let us know what you thought of the episode. Subscribe, follow, comment and get in touch! Submit your questions or send your voice note questions (up to 30 seconds) via www.mondaysciencepodcast.com e. MondayScience2020@gmail.com
24:16
January 12, 2021
Episode 43: [Recap] Cancer and the LGBT Community - A conversation with Scout (MA, PhD) Executive Director of the National LGBT Cancer Network
In this episode Dr Bahijja Raimi-Abraham discussing cancer risks, screening and health disparities in the LGBT community with Scout (MA, PhD) who is the Executive Director of the National LGBT Cancer Network and the principal investigator of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)-funded LGBTQ tobacco-related cancer disparity network. Additional Information available on Monday Science website (https://www.mondaysciencepodcast.com/episode11 ) : National LGBT Cancer Network National LGBT Cancer Network - Resources Anal Cancer, HIV and Gay/Bisexual Men Transgender/Gender-Nonconforming People and Cancer Dr Bahijja comments on Cancer screening in the United Kingdom  N.B.  If you're a virgin — meaning you haven't had sexual (vaginal) intercourse — you may have a low risk of cervical cancer, but you can still consider testing. Please consult further with a healthcare professional.  NHS Screening Resources (UK)   Cancer Research UK Screening Resources including Advice for Trans and Non-Binary People Episode summary available MondayScience.Medium.com Let us know what you thought of the episode. Subscribe, follow, comment and get in touch! Submit your questions or send your voice note questions (up to 30 seconds) viawww.mondaysciencepodcast.com e. MondayScience2020@gmail.com
46:47
January 11, 2021
Episode 42: [Recap] Working in the NHS during COVID19 (Part II)- A conversation with Dr Dereck Gondongwe
On the 5th July 1948, the NHS was launched in the United Kingdom by Aneurin Bevan, Minister of Health. The 5th July 2020 marked 72 years since the NHS and social care system was established in the United Kingdom. To mark this fantastic anniversary, Dr Bahijja Raimi-Abraham interviewed Dr Dereck Gondongwe  about his work within the NHS as a pharmacist and his experience working within the NHS during the COVID-19 pandemic. This is Part II of their conversation. Episode summary available MondayScience.Medium.com Let us know what you thought of the episode. Subscribe, follow, comment and get in touch! Submit your questions or send your voice note questions (up to 30 seconds) viawww.mondaysciencepodcast.com e. MondayScience2020@gmail.com
27:02
January 10, 2021
Episode 41: [Recap] Working in the NHS during COVID19 (Part I) - A conversation with Dr Dereck Gondongwe
On the 5th July 1948, the NHS was launched in the United Kingdom by Aneurin Bevan, Minister of Health. The 5th July 2020 marked 72 years since the NHS and social care system was established in the United Kingdom. To mark this fantastic anniversary, Dr Bahijja Raimi-Abraham interviewed Dr Dereck Gondongwe (see his biography below) about his work within the NHS as a pharmacist and his experience working within the NHS during the COVID-19 pandemic. Part II in Episode 10. Additional Information Access to Dr Gondongwe's thesis is available on our website Episode summary available MondayScience.Medium.com Let us know what you thought of the episode. Subscribe, follow, comment and get in touch! Submit your questions or send your voice note questions (up to 30 seconds) viawww.mondaysciencepodcast.com e. MondayScience2020@gmail.com
51:21
January 9, 2021
Episode 40: [Recap] A dead duck, money, a prize and laughter - Ig Nobel Prizes
In this episode Dr Bahijja Raimi-Abraham talks about one of her favourite TED talks and the fascinating Ig Nobel Prizes. Episode summary available MondayScience.Medium.com Let us know what you thought of the episode. Subscribe, follow, comment and get in touch! Submit your questions or send your voice note questions (up to 30 seconds) viawww.mondaysciencepodcast.com e. MondayScience2020@gmail.com
20:14
January 8, 2021
Episode 39: [Recap] Retracted Update - At your request!
In this episode Dr Bahijja Raimi-Abraham returns with an update on COVID19 retractions and other retractions over the last week. Let us know what you thought of the episode. Subscribe, follow, comment and get in touch! Submit your questions or send your voice note questions (up to 30 seconds) viawww.mondaysciencepodcast.com e. MondayScience2020@gmail.com
26:09
January 7, 2021
Episode 38: [Recap] Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare - Do we still need humans?
In this episode Dr Bahijja Raimi-Abraham focuses on an interesting study which has applied the use of technology in healthcare. This then leads to further discussions around ethics of AI in healthcare and possible future implications. Additional Information Study mentioned: An artificial intelligence decision support system for the management of type 1 diabetes, Tyler et al (2020) Nature Metabolism Healx Episode summary available MondayScience.Medium.com Let us know what you thought of the episode. Subscribe, follow, comment and get in touch! Submit your questions or send your voice note questions (up to 30 seconds) via www.mondaysciencepodcast.com e. MondayScience2020@gmail.com
21:14
January 6, 2021
Episode 37: [Recap] Retracted! (update on COVID19 retracted papers)
In this episode Dr Bahijja Raimi-Abraham talks about publication retractions, the impact publication retractions can have on the academic community and beyond. Episode summary available MondayScience.Medium.com Let us know what you thought of the episode. Subscribe, follow, comment and get in touch! Submit your questions or send your voice note questions (up to 30 seconds) viawww.mondaysciencepodcast.com e. MondayScience2020@gmail.com
18:46
January 5, 2021
Episode 36: [Recap] COVID19 and Vitamin D - Answering your questions.
In this episode Dr Bahijja Raimi-Abraham answers your questions about COVID19 and Vitamin D. ​Additional Information Study 1:  A report on Vitamin D and SARS-CoV-2 virus/COVID-19 disease Study 2: Vitamin D and Inflammation: Potential implications for Severity of COVID19 Study 3: The Possible Role of Vitamin D in Suppressing Cytokine Storm and Associated Mortality in COVID-19 Patients Episode summary available MondayScience.Medium.com Let us know what you thought of the episode. Subscribe, follow, comment and get in touch! Submit your questions or send your voice note questions (up to 30 seconds) viawww.mondaysciencepodcast.com e. MondayScience2020@gmail.com
22:26
January 4, 2021
Episode 35: [Recap] An Almost COVID-19 Free Episode!
In this episode Dr Bahijja Raimi-Abraham provides an update on the latest findings in Science, Technology and Health this last week. She covers Monday Science update (~00:19) Science, Technology and Health update 18th - 24th May 2020 New Stem Cell-Based Therapy to Help those experiencing hair loss regrow their hair (~01:18) Video example of Beating heart muscle cells made from stem cells is available https://mondayscience.wixsite.com/podcast Technology Meets Fashion With Sensor-embedded Garments to Monitor Vital Signs (~09:20) Accelerating Data-Driven Discoveries in Pharmaceuticals and Biotech (~11:10)         - 23andMe has sold the rights to develop a drug based on its users’ DNA Episode summary available MondayScience.Medium.com Let us know what you thought of the episode. Subscribe, follow, comment and get in touch! Submit your questions or send your voice note questions (up to 30 seconds) viawww.mondaysciencepodcast.com e. MondayScience2020@gmail.com
17:03
January 3, 2021
Episode 34: [Recap] COVID19 a marathon not a sprint! - A conversation with Dr Saskia Popescu
In this episode, Dr Bahijja Raimi-Abraham has a very insightful conversation with Dr Saskia Popescu about zoonotic diseases, COVID19 and it's impact on healthcare. Dr Popescu also answer listeners questions on COVID19. Episode summary available MondayScience.Medium.com  Additional Information MERS-CoV: Novel Zoonotic Disease Outbreak a Hard Lesson for Healthcare (https://globalbiodefense.com/2019/07/29/mers-cov-novel-zoonotic-disease-outbreak-a-hard-lesson-for-healthcare/) by Dr Saskia Popescu Interesting Tweet about the "Health footprint of coronavirus pandemic" (https://twitter.com/pash22/status/1246642094061563904) (mentioned ~ 41:00) Let us know what you thought of the episode. Subscribe, follow, comment and get in touch! Submit your questions or send your voice note questions (up to 30 seconds) via www.mondaysciencepodcast.com e. MondayScience2020@gmail.com
01:06:18
January 2, 2021
Episode 33 - Happy New Year!
Happy New Year from the Monday Science Team!  Find out what we have in store for you in 2021!  Additional Information Dr Bahijja Raimi-Abraham mentioned her research group www.theraimiabrahamgroup.com  Let us know what you thought of the episode. Subscribe, follow, comment and get in touch! Submit your questions or send your voice note questions (up to 30 seconds) via www.mondaysciencepodcast.com e. MondayScience2020@gmail.com
03:46
January 1, 2021
Episode 32: Thank you & Take Home Messages from 2020
In our final episode of 2020,  we would like to say a big thank you to all our listeners, Anchor, Spotify and our guest for your support of Monday Science!  We look forward to connecting with you all again in 2021! We will be back on 1st of January 2021  (not a Monday!)!  Episode image credit: https://unsplash.com/ Subscribe, follow, comment and get in touch! Submit your questions or send your voice note questions (up to 30 seconds) via www.mondaysciencepodcast.com  e. MondayScience2020@gmail.com
49:03
December 21, 2020
Episode 31: A review of the 2021 Tech Top 10 List
In this episode, Dr Bahijja Raimi-Abraham reviews the 2021 Tech Top 10 List developed by Dr. Jessica Baron. Episode image credit: https://unsplash.com/ Additional Information Advocacy, support groups and law enforcement agencies mentioned to support domestic abuse victims in America National Domestic Violence Hotline and National Network to End Domestic Violence and in the UK  Refuge or Support Line . Give us your feedback on Monday Science & you could win a prize - https://forms.gle/stkdnYhsqy2af6KN9 Subscribe, follow, comment and get in touch! Submit your questions or send your voice note questions (up to 30 seconds) via https://mondayscience.wixsite.com/podcast e. MondayScience2020@gmail.com
35:15
December 14, 2020
Episode 30: Fight the Fakes with Miriam Holm
Fight the Fakes is a campaign that aims to raise awareness about the dangers of fake medicines. The campaign gives a voice to those who have been personally impacted and shares the stories of those working to put a stop to this threat to public health. It seeks to build a global movement of organizations and individuals who will shine light on the negative impact that fake medicines have on people around the globe and to reduce the negative consequences on individuals worldwide. King's College London Fight the Fakes was founded by Dr Bahijja Raimi-Abraham in March 2020. King's College London Fight the Fakes is a multidisciplinary undergraduate and postgraduate student-led campaign with a primary focus to raise awareness on the global issue of falsified, counterfeit and substandard anti-infective medicines particularly antimalarials and antibiotics which causes several deaths annually globally. In addition, the campaign also includes raising awareness of the rising use of falsified, counterfeit and substandard medicines in the United Kingdom. In this episode Dr Bahijja Raimi-Abraham discusses the global impact of fake medicines, the Fight the Fakes Campaign, fake COVID products and the COVID19 infodemic with Miriam Holm (for further information - https://www.mondaysciencepodcast.com/episode30 ), co-leading the Secretariat for Fight the Fakes . Episode image credit: https://unsplash.com/ Additional Information Give us feedback & you could win a prize!           https://forms.gle/stkdnYhsqy2af6KN9 Fight the Fakes Week (3rd to 11th of December) http://fightthefakes.org/week/3rd-annual-fight-the-fakes-week/ King's College London Inaugural Fight the Fakes Week events https://kclfightthefakes.wixsite.com/kingsftf/kclftfweek Book https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/kings-college-london-fight-the-fakes-31680980285 Subscribe, follow, comment and get in touch! Submit your questions or send your voice note questions (up to 30 seconds) via https://mondayscience.wixsite.com/podcast e. MondayScience2020@gmail.com
41:35
December 7, 2020
Episode 29: Funding, imposter syndrome and academia - Discussions with Dr Tina Joshi
In this episode Dr Bahijja Raimi-Abraham discusses funding challenges in Academia, impact on research outputs and academic mental health with Dr Tina Joshi (bio. available https://mondayscience.wixsite.com/podcast/episode28), Lecturer in Molecular Microbiology at the University of Plymouth. Episode image credit: https://unsplash.com/ Subscribe, follow, comment and get in touch! Submit your questions or send your voice note questions (up to 30 seconds) via https://mondayscience.wixsite.com/podcast e. MondayScience2020@gmail.com
19:02
November 30, 2020
Episode 28: World Antimicrobial Awareness Week - Conversation with Dr Tina Joshi
World Antimicrobial Awareness Week (WAAW) (18-24th of November) aims to increase awareness of global antimicrobial resistance and to encourage best practices among the general public, health workers and policy makers to avoid the further emergence and spread of drug-resistant infections. In this episode Dr Bahijja Raimi-Abraham discusses antimicrobial awareness, antimicrobial resistance, microbial diagnostics and infection with Dr Tina Joshi (bio. available https://mondayscience.wixsite.com/podcast), Lecturer in Molecular Microbiology at the University of Plymouth. Episode image credit: https://unsplash.com/ Additional Information Publication mentioned with Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) image of  Clostridium difficile spores survive on hospital gown fibres after disinfection. Biocide Resistance and Transmission of Clostridium difficile Spores Spiked onto Clinical Surfaces from an American Health Care Facility  - 10.1128/AEM.01090-19 Dr Tina Joshi was involved in the "The End of Medicine" documentary due to be released in 2021 COVID mink analysis shows mutations are not dangerous — yet, Nature News King's College London Fight the Fakes - https://kclfightthefakes.wixsite.com/kingsftf Episode 2 (recap) Subscribe, follow, comment and get in touch! Submit your questions or send your voice note questions (up to 30 seconds) via https://mondayscience.wixsite.com/podcast e. MondayScience2020@gmail.com
01:05:21
November 23, 2020
Episode 27: COVID19 and Diabetes - World Diabetes Day
In this episode, Dr Bahijja Raimi-Abraham discusses the impact of COVID19 on diabetes in honour of World Diabetes Day. Episode image credit: https://unsplash.com/ Additional Information - New Onset Diabetes in COVID19 -The New England Journal of Medicine  - CoviDIAB Project - http://covidiab.e-dendrite.com/ - COVID-19 in people with diabetes: Understanding the reasons for worse outcomes - The Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology - COVID-19 and diabetes: a co-conspiracy? - The Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology  Episode summary available https://mondayscience.medium.com/  Subscribe, follow, comment and get in touch! Submit your questions or send your voice note questions (up to 30 seconds) via https://mondayscience.wixsite.com/podcast e. MondayScience2020@gmail.com
26:06
November 16, 2020
Episode 26: Snorkeling, Artificial Intelligence and Healthcare...? Conversation with Brandon Yang [Snorkel.ai]
In this episode Dr Bahijja Raimi-Abraham discusses artificial intelligence (AI) and healthcare with Brandon Yang (bio available here - https://mondayscience.wixsite.com/podcast/episode26), Machine Learning Engineer at Snorkel AI. Episode image credit: https://unsplash.com/ Additional Information Snorkel Open Source - https://www.snorkel.org/ Guidelines for clinical trial protocols for interventions involving artificial intelligence: the SPIRIT-AI extension Previous episodes discussing AI, AI and healthcare and AI and ethics         -Episode 6                    -Episode 23 [Interview with Dr David Leslie, The Alan Turing                      Institute) Subscribe, follow, comment and get in touch! Submit your questions or send your voice note questions (up to 30 seconds) via https://mondayscience.wixsite.com/podcast e. MondayScience2020@gmail.com
58:05
November 9, 2020
Episode 25: Can lab grown brain cells, tissue or organs become conscious?
In this episode Dr Bahijja Raimi-Abraham discusses the potential for laboratory grown brain cells, tissues or organs to become conscious. Episode image credit: https://unsplash.com/ Additional Information Can lab-grown brains become conscious? (Nature Journal, NEWS FEATURE 27 OCTOBER 2020) How COVID-19 can damage the brain? (Nature Journal, NEWS FEATURE 15 SEPTEMBER 2020) Neurological and neuropsychiatric complications of COVID-19 in 153 patients: a UK-wide surveillance study, The Lancet Psychiatry  Volume 7, Issue 10 Subscribe, follow, comment and get in touch! Submit your questions or send your voice note questions (up to 30 seconds) via https://mondayscience.wixsite.com/podcast e. MondayScience2020@gmail.com
15:04
November 2, 2020
Episode 24: The science behind the lyrics - Throwback classics and Love
In this episode Dr Bahijja Raimi-Abraham discusses the science behind lyrics of a timeless classic which brings up topics like the neuroscience of falling in love, how lovesickness and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) are related and the effect of listening to songs about heartbreak has on our brain.  Episode image credit: https://unsplash.com/  If not listening on Spotify, the tracks will not play Additional Information Dead Or Alive - You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)  Gloria Gaynor - I Will Survive  Subscribe, follow, comment and get in touch!  Submit your questions or send your voice note questions (up to 30 seconds) via https://mondayscience.wixsite.com/podcast  e. MondayScience2020@gmail.com
11:44
October 26, 2020
Episode 24: The science behind the lyrics: Throwback classics and Love
Episodes with music are only available on Spotify.
In this episode Dr Bahijja Raimi-Abraham discusses the science behind lyrics of a timeless classic which brings up topics like the neuroscience of falling in love, how lovesickness and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) are related and the effect of listening to songs about heartbreak has on our brain. Episode image credit: https://unsplash.com/ Subscribe, follow, comment and get in touch! Submit your questions or send your voice note questions (up to 30 seconds) via https://mondayscience.wixsite.com/podcast e. MondayScience2020@gmail.com
18:22
October 26, 2020
Episode 23: "Garbage in, garbage out" - conversation with Dr David Leslie on AI ethics and safety
In this episode Dr Bahijja Raimi-Abraham discusses artificial intelligence (AI) ethics and safety with Dr David Leslie (bio. available here https://mondayscience.wixsite.com/podcast/episode23) , Ethics Theme Lead within the public policy programme at The Alan Turing Institute. Episode image credit: https://unsplash.com/ Additional Information Further information about Dr David Leslie and his work - https://www.turing.ac.uk/people/researchers/david-leslie  Transcendence (film) - https://www.warnerbros.com/movies/transcendence  Book mentioned - Human Compatible: AI and the Problem of Control   Tackling COVID-19 through Responsible AI Innovation: Five Steps in the Right Direction  Henrietta Lacks: science must right a historical wrong Subscribe, follow, comment and get in touch! Submit your questions or send your voice note questions (up to 30 seconds) via https://mondayscience.wixsite.com/podcast e. MondayScience2020@gmail.com
01:08:37
October 19, 2020
Episode 22: "Let's just make it to 2021" - Conversation with Dr Zoë Ayres about Academic Mental Health Part II
In this episode Dr Bahijja Raimi-Abraham discussed academic mental health with Dr Zoë Ayres (bio. available here https://mondayscience.wixsite.com/podcast/episode21) who is an Analytical R&D scientist and mental health advocate driving for change.  This is Part II of their conversation.  You can follow Zoë on Twitter @zjayres!  Find out more about Zoë's work www.zjayres.com  Episode image credit: Scicommics https://www.instagram.com/science_commics/   Additional Information  - Mental Health Resources Becoming an Independent Researcher | Dr Bahijja Raimi-Abraham | TEDxRoyalHolloway (available on YouTube)  - Diversity landscape of the chemical sciences: A report by the Royal Society of Chemistry  - For definitions of bullying and harassment and support  National Bullying Helpline - https://www.nationalbullyinghelpline.co.uk/employees.html  UK Government Workplace Bullying and Harassment  Citizens Advice - If you're being harassed or bullied at work  Monday Science is still funding-raising for Dementia Alliance International (DAI). The aim is to raise £500. Please donate via our Just Giving Page (https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/monday-science)  Subscribe, follow, comment and get in touch!  Submit your questions or send your voice note questions (up to 30 seconds) via https://mondayscience.wixsite.com/podcast  Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/mondayscience/message  e. MondayScience2020@gmail.com
31:49
October 12, 2020
Episode 21: "Let's just make it to 2021" - Conversation with Dr Zoë Ayres about Academic Mental Health Part I
In this episode Dr Bahijja Raimi-Abraham discussed academic mental health with Dr Zoë Ayres (bio. available here https://mondayscience.wixsite.com/podcast/episode21) who is an Analytical R&D scientist and mental health advocate driving for change. You can follow Zoë on Twitter @zjayres! Find out more about Zoë's work www.zjayres.com  Episode image credit: Scicommics https://www.instagram.com/science_commics/   Additional Information  - Mental Health Resources Becoming an Independent Researcher | Dr Bahijja Raimi-Abraham | TEDxRoyalHolloway (available on YouTube)  - Diversity landscape of the chemical sciences: A report by the Royal Society of Chemistry  - For definitions of bullying and harassment and support National Bullying Helpline - https://www.nationalbullyinghelpline.co.uk/employees.html UK Government Workplace Bullying and Harassment Citizens Advice  - If you're being harassed or bullied at work Monday Science is funding-raising for DAI during the series. The aim is to raise £500. Please donate via our Just Giving Page (https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/monday-science)  Subscribe, follow, comment and get in touch!  Submit your questions or send your voice note questions (up to 30 seconds) via https://mondayscience.wixsite.com/podcast  Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/mondayscience/message e. MondayScience2020@gmail.com
20:44
October 5, 2020
Episode 20: Reflections on the Dementia Series interviews & Updates in Dementia Research
All episodes in the month of September will be dedicated to conversations about dementia. The aim of the series is to raise awareness of dementia and experiences of it across the world. Dr Bahijja Raimi-Abraham reflects on the dementia series interviews and gives an update of latest dementia research in the final episode in our dementia series. Episode and dementia series image credit: Scicommics https://www.instagram.com/science_commics/  Additional Information  Professor Ogunniyi is presenting at the IPDGC Neuroscience in Africa conference "Epigenetics and Dementia: Lessons From the 20-Year Indianapolis-Ibadan Dementia Study" on Tuesday, September 29, 2020 4:00 PM - https://ucl.zoom.us/webinar/register/5215996692935/WN_7PLJwXJMSxiJJnu5M5sqvA  Monday Science is funding-raising for DAI during the series. The aim is to raise £500. Please donate via our Just Giving Page (https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/monday-science)  Episode 17 - Kate Swaffer (Humanitarian & Chair/CEO/Co-founder of Dementia Alliance International) Episode 18 - Ms Feyi Raimi-Abraham (Founder/CEO of The Black Dementia Company Ltd & caregiver of a parent living with dementia) Episode 19 - Professor Adesola Ogunniyi (Clinician/Neurologist/Neuroepidemiologist and holding professional faculty position at the College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Nigeria) Association of anticholinergic medication and AD biomarkers with incidence of MCI among cognitively normal older adults. Neurology, 2020 Does thiamine protect the brain from iron overload and alcohol‐related dementia? Alzheimer's & Dementia, 2020 Subscribe, follow, comment and get in touch!  Submit your questions or send your voice note questions (up to 30 seconds) via https://mondayscience.wixsite.com/podcast. Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/mondayscience/message  e. MondayScience2020@gmail.com
13:11
September 28, 2020
Episode 19: Dementia in Nigeria - A conversation with Professor Adesola Ogunniyi
All episodes in the month of September will be dedicated to conversations about dementia. The aim of the series is to raise awareness of dementia and experiences of it across the world. The third episode in our Dementia series is a discussion with Professor Adesola Ogunniyi a Clinician, Neurologist, Neuroepidemiologist and holding professional faculty position at the College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Nigeria. They discuss dementia and Alzheimer's Disease more specifically challenges which Nigerian families dealing with dementia are faced with. Episode and dementia series image credit: Scicommics https://www.instagram.com/science_commics/ Additional Information Professor Ogunniyi is presenting at the IPDGC Neuroscience in Africa conference "Epigenetics and Dementia: Lessons From the 20-Year Indianapolis-Ibadan Dementia Study" on Tuesday, September 29, 2020 4:00 PM. Monday Science is funding-raising for DAI during the series. The aim is to raise £500. Please donate via our Just Giving Page (https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/monday-science) Subscribe, follow, comment and get in touch! Submit your questions or send your voice note questions (up to 30 seconds) via https://mondayscience.wixsite.com/podcast Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/mondayscience/message e. MondayScience2020@gmail.com
46:49
September 21, 2020
Episode 18: Dementia - A conversation with Ms Feyi Raimi-Abraham (Founder/CEO of The Black Dementia Company Ltd & caregiver of a parent living with dementia)
All episodes in the month of September will be dedicated to conversations about dementia. The aim of the series is to raise awareness of dementia and experiences of it across the world. The second episode in our Dementia series is an intimate discussion between Dr Bahijja Raimi-Abraham and her mother (Ms Feyi Raimi-Abraham) on her experience as a caregiver of a parent living with dementia and her new initiative, The Black Dementia Company. Episode and dementia series image credit: Scicommics https://www.instagram.com/science_commics/ Additional Information The Black Dementia Company - https://theblackdementiacompany.com/ Follow The Black Dementia Company on Twitter (@TheBlackDementiaCo ) & Instagram (@TheBlackDementiaCompany) Monday Science is funding-raising for DAI during the series. The aim is to raise £500. Please donate via our Just Giving Page (https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/monday-science) Subscribe, follow, comment and get in touch! Submit your questions or send your voice note questions (up to 30 seconds) via https://mondayscience.wixsite.com/podcast Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/mondayscience/message e. MondayScience2020@gmail.com
01:18:31
September 14, 2020
Episode 17: Dementia - A conversation with Kate Swaffer Chair, CEO and a co-founder of Dementia Alliance International
All episodes in the month of September will be dedicated to conversations about dementia. The aim of the series is to raise awareness of dementia and experiences of it across the world. The series starts with a conversation with Kate Swaffer (Humanitarian & Chair/CEO/Co-founder of Dementia Alliance International). Monday Science is funding-raising for DAI during the series. The aim is to raise £500. Please donate via our Just Giving Page (https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/monday-science) Additional Information: Kate's books “ What The Hell Happened to My Brain?: Living Beyond Dementia” (Amazon) “Diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or Another Dementia” (Apple Books) Kate's daily blog - https://kateswaffer.com/daily-blog/ Dementia Alliance International (DAI) Public Engagement Article - "Public engagement workshop: How to improve medicines for older people?" Follow Kate on Twitter & Instagram (@KateSwaffer) on Facebook (@Kate.Swaffer) & LinkedIn. Subscribe, follow, comment and get in touch! Submit your questions or send your voice note questions (up to 30 seconds) via https://mondayscience.wixsite.com/podcast Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/mondayscience/message e. MondayScience2020@gmail.com Episode and dementia series image credit: Scicommics https://www.instagram.com/science_commics/
01:43:17
September 7, 2020
Episode 16 - A review of Channel 4's Peter: The Human Cyborg
In this episode Dr Bahijja Raimi-Abraham gives her review of Channel 4's Peter: The Human Cyborg. She also provides some background and context to the human cyborg concept as well as briefly talking about Neuralink, Elon Musk's neurotechnology company which is developing implantable brain-machine interfaces.   Additional Information TEDMED Talk that explains and describes synesthesia “Seeing song through the ears of a synesthete” Neil Harbisson https://www.cyborgarts.com/ Transdental Communication Device "Bluetooth Tooth" - https://www.museumnext.com/article/the-renaissance-of-our-species/ Dr Peter Scott-Morgan's website - http://www.scott-morgan.com/  The documentary "Peter: The Human Cyborg" - https://www.channel4.com/programmes/peter-the-human-cyborg Podcast about Dr Peter Scott-Morgan's journey "Peter 2.0 The Making of a Cyborg" Further details about motor neuron disease available at the Motor Neuron Disease Association - https://www.mndassociation.org/ Neuralink - https://www.neuralink.com/ Subscribe, follow, comment and get in touch! Submit your questions or send your voice note questions (up to 30 seconds) via https://mondayscience.wixsite.com/podcast  Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/mondayscience/message e. MondayScience2020@gmail.com Episode image credit: http://www.scott-morgan.com/ Episode summaries available now  (check website for further details)! ---
19:17
August 31, 2020
Episode 15: Microwavable tea, 3D printed soil, could the BCG vaccine be effective against COVID19 - Updates in Science , Tech. and Health
In this episode Dr Bahijja Raimi-Abraham provides an update on the latest findings in Science, Technology and Health. Additional Information Zhao et al. 2020. Multiphysics analysis for unusual heat convection in microwave heating liquid  ACS Fall 2020 Virtual Meeting & Expo  Moorlag et al 2020. Safety and COVID-19 Symptoms in Individuals Recently Vaccinated with BCG: a Retrospective Cohort Study Subscribe, follow, comment and get in touch! Submit your questions or send your voice note questions (up to 30 seconds) via https://mondayscience.wixsite.com/podcast e. MondayScience2020@gmail.com Episode image credit: https://unsplash.com/ Episode summaries available now for episodes 2-11 (check website for further details)!
08:23
August 24, 2020
Episode 14: This Person Does Not Exist
In this episode Dr Bahijja Raimi-Abraham talks about deepfakes.  Additional Information Tech Top 10 List (formerly The Reilly Top 10 List) - reillytop10.com  How disturbing AI technology could be used to scam online daters - news.com.au Regulating deep fakes: legal and ethical considerations - Meskys et al 2020, Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice, Volume 15, Issue 1, January 2020, Pages 24–31. Subscribe, follow, comment and get in touch! Submit your questions or send your voice note questions (up to 30 seconds) via https://mondayscience.wixsite.com/podcast e. MondayScience2020@gmail.com Episode image credit: Imagined by a GAN (generative adversarial network) StyleGAN2 (Dec 2019) - Karras et al. and Nvidia -  https://thispersondoesnotexist.com/  Episode summaries available now for episodes 2-11 (check website for further details)!
23:41
August 17, 2020
Episode 13: Dr Dereck Gondongwe answering your questions on how to interpret COVID19 information and pharmacy
In this episode Dr Bahijja Raimi-Abraham follows up with Dr Dereck Gondongwe (guest from episodes 9 and 10) were he answers your questions on how to interpret COVID19 information and his thoughts on how pharmacist could be best used in healthcare.  Additional Information Episode 9 : https://mondayscience.wixsite.com/podcast/listen/episode/1c675aa3/episode-9-working-in-the-nhs-during-covid19-part-i-a-conversation-with-dr-dereck-gondongwe Episode 10: https://mondayscience.wixsite.com/podcast/listen/episode/40447b84/episode-10-working-in-the-nhs-during-covid19-part-ii-a-conversation-with-dr-dereck-gondongwe Dr Dereck Gondongwe's Biography:  https://mondayscience.wixsite.com/podcast/episode10 Subscribe, follow, comment and get in touch! Submit your questions or send your voice note questions (up to 30 seconds) via https://mondayscience.wixsite.com/podcast e. MondayScience2020@gmail.com Monday Science is part of STEAM:ED Collective. Episode image credit: https://unsplash.com/ Episode summaries available now for episodes 2-11 (check website for further details)! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/mondayscience/message
16:46
August 10, 2020
Episode 12: Latest discovery - Lab made virus that mimics SARS-CoV-2
In this episode Dr Bahijja Raimi-Abraham provides an update on the latest findings in Science, Technology and Health this last week. Additional Information Neutralizing Antibody and Soluble ACE2 Inhibition of a Replication-Competent VSV-SARS-CoV-2 and a Clinical Isolate of SARS-CoV-2 Case et al 2020 Cell Host and Microbe (In press) accessible via Science Direct . Subscribe, follow, comment and get in touch! Submit your questions or send your voice note questions (up to 30 seconds) via https://mondayscience.wixsite.com/podcast  e. MondayScience2020@gmail.com Monday Science is part of STEAM:ED Collective. Episode image credit: https://unsplash.com/ Episode summaries available now for episodes 2-11 (check website for further details)!
24:15
August 3, 2020
Episode 11: Cancer and the LGBT Community - A conversation with Scout (MA, PhD) Executive Director of the National LGBT Cancer Network
Episode Description In this episode Dr Bahijja Raimi-Abraham discussing cancer risks, screening and health disparities in the LGBT community with Scout (MA, PhD) who is the Executive Director of the National LGBT Cancer Network and the principal investigator of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)-funded LGBTQ tobacco-related cancer disparity network. Additional Information available on Monday Science website ( https://mondayscience.wixsite.com/podcast/episode11) : National LGBT Cancer Network National LGBT Cancer Network - Resources Anal Cancer, HIV and Gay/Bisexual Men Transgender/Gender-Nonconforming People and Cancer Dr Bahijja comments on Cancer screening in the United Kingdom N.B.  If you're a virgin — meaning you haven't had sexual (vaginal) intercourse — you may have a low risk of cervical cancer, but you can still consider testing. Please consult further with a healthcare professional. NHS Screening Resources (UK) Cancer Research UK Screening Resources including Advice for Trans and Non-Binary People Subscribe, follow, comment and get in touch! Submit your questions here or send your voice note questions (up to 30 seconds) here. e. MondayScience2020@gmail.com Monday Science is part of STEAM:ED Collective. Episode image credit: https://unsplash.com/
46:46
July 20, 2020
Episode 10: Working in the NHS during COVID19 (Part II)- A conversation with Dr Dereck Gondongwe
Episode Description On the 5th July 1948, the NHS was launched in the United Kingdom by Aneurin Bevan, Minister of Health. The 5th July 2020 marked 72 years since the NHS and social care system was established in the United Kingdom. To mark this fantastic anniversary, Dr Bahijja Raimi-Abraham interviewed Dr Dereck Gondongwe  about his work within the NHS as a pharmacist and his experience working within the NHS during the COVID-19 pandemic. This is Part II of their conversation. Subscribe, follow, comment and get in touch! Submit your questions here or send your voice note questions (up to 30 seconds) here. Monday Science is part of STEAM:ED Collective. e. MondayScience2020@gmail.com  Follow us on instagram @MondayScience https://mondayscience.wixsite.com/podcast Intro music credit: "Music: https://www.purple-planet.com"
27:02
July 13, 2020
Episode 9: Working in the NHS during COVID19 (Part I)- A conversation with Dr Dereck Gondongwe
Episode Description On the 5th July 1948, the NHS was launched in the United Kingdom by Aneurin Bevan, Minister of Health. The 5th July 2020 marked 72 years since the NHS and social care system was established in the United Kingdom. To mark this fantastic anniversary, Dr Bahijja Raimi-Abraham interviewed Dr Dereck Gondongwe (see his biography below) about his work within the NHS as a pharmacist and his experience working within the NHS during the COVID-19 pandemic. Part II in Episode 10. Additional Information Access to Dr Gondongwe's thesis is available on our website Subscribe, follow, comment and get in touch! Send in your questions or interested topics here, in the website chat or email MondayScience2020@gmail.com . You can also send us your question as a voice message https://anchor.fm/mondayscience/message Monday Science is part of STEAM:ED Collective.
51:20
July 6, 2020
Episode 8: A dead duck, money, a prize and laughter - Ig Nobel Prizes
In this episode Dr Bahijja Raimi-Abraham talks about one of her favourite TED talks and the fascinating Ig Nobel Prizes. Subscribe, follow, comment and get in touch! Send in your questions or interested topics here, in the website chat or email MondayScience2020@gmail.com . You can also send us your question as a voice message https://anchor.fm/mondayscience/message Monday Science is part of STEAM:ED Collective.
20:15
June 29, 2020
Episode 7: Retracted Update - At your request!
In this episode Dr Bahijja Raimi-Abraham returns with an update on COVID19 retractions and other retractions over the last week. ​ Subscribe, follow, comment and get in touch! ​ Send in your questions or interested topics here, in the website chat or email MondayScience2020@gmail.com . ​ You can also send us your question as a voice message https://anchor.fm/mondayscience/message ​ Monday Science is part of STEAM:ED Collective.
26:11
June 22, 2020
Episode 6: Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare - Do we still need humans?
In this episode Dr Bahijja Raimi-Abraham focuses on an interesting study which has applied the use of technology in healthcare. This then leads to further discussions around ethics of AI in healthcare and possible future implications.  Additional Information Study mentioned: An artificial intelligence decision support system for the management of type 1 diabetes, Tyler et al (2020) Nature Metabolism Healx Subscribe, follow, comment and get in touch! Send in your questions or interested topics via the website chat or email MondayScience2020@gmail.com . You can also send us your question as a voice message https://anchor.fm/mondayscience/message Monday Science is part of STEAM:ED Collective.
21:15
June 15, 2020
Episode 5: Retracted!
Episode Description In this episode Dr Bahijja Raimi-Abraham talks about publication retractions, the impact publication retractions can have on the academic community and beyond. For additional information - https://mondayscience.wixsite.com/podcast Subscribe, follow, comment and get in touch! Send in your questions to MondayScience2020@gmail.com or submit via our website chat. You can also send us your question as a voice message https://anchor.fm/mondayscience/message  Monday Science is part of STEAM:ED Collective.
18:46
June 8, 2020
Episode 4: COVID19 and Vitamin D - Answering your questions.
In this episode Dr Bahijja Raimi-Abraham answers your questions about COVID19 and Vitamin D. ​ Additional Information Study 1:  A report on Vitamin D and SARS-CoV-2 virus/COVID-19 disease Study 2: Vitamin D and Inflammation: Potential implications for Severity of COVID19 Study 3: The Possible Role of Vitamin D in Suppressing Cytokine Storm and Associated Mortality in COVID-19 Patients ​​ Subscribe, follow, comment and get in touch! ​ Send in your questions or interested topics here, in the website chat or email MondayScience2020@gmail.com . ​ You can also send us your question as a voice message https://anchor.fm/mondayscience/message ​ Monday Science is part of STEAM:ED Collective.
22:27
June 1, 2020
Episode 3: An almost COVID19 free episode
Episode Description In this episode Dr Bahijja Raimi-Abraham provides an update on the latest findings in Science, Technology and Health this last week. She covers Monday Science update (~00:19) Science, Technology and Health update 18th - 24th May 2020 New Stem Cell-Based Therapy to Help those experiencing hair loss regrow their hair (~01:18) Video example of Beating heart muscle cells made from stem cells is available https://mondayscience.wixsite.com/podcast Technology Meets Fashion With Sensor-embedded Garments to Monitor Vital Signs (~09:20) Accelerating Data-Driven Discoveries in Pharmaceuticals and Biotech (~11:10)      - 23andMe has sold the rights to develop a drug based on its users’ DNA Subscribe, follow, comment and get in touch! Submit your questions or interested topics via our website chat or email MondayScience2020@gmail.com . Monday Science is part of STEAM:ED Collective. Follow us on Twitter @STEAMED_COL
17:03
May 25, 2020
Episode 2: COVID19, a marathon, not a sprint! - A conversation with Dr Saskia Popescu
In this episode, Dr Bahijja Raimi-Abraham has a very insightful conversation with Dr Saskia Popescu about zoonotic diseases, COVID19 and it's impact on healthcare. Dr Popescu also answer listeners questions on COVID19.  Additional Information  MERS-CoV: Novel Zoonotic Disease Outbreak a Hard Lesson for Healthcare (https://globalbiodefense.com/2019/07/29/mers-cov-novel-zoonotic-disease-outbreak-a-hard-lesson-for-healthcare/) by Dr Saskia Popescu  Interesting Tweet about the "Health footprint of coronavirus pandemic" (https://twitter.com/pash22/status/1246642094061563904) (mentioned ~ 41:00)  Let us know what you thought of the episode.   Send an email to MondayScience2020@gmail.com.  Visit our website and subscribe to make sure you never miss a show - mondayscience.wixsite.com/podcast  Monday Science is part of STEAM:ED Collective - steamedcollective.wixsite.com/steam  Follow us on Twitter @STEAMED_COL .
01:06:18
May 18, 2020
Episode 1: Welcome to Monday Science
In this episode, you get to find out more about what the Monday Science Podcast is about. Find out more on our website : https://mondayscience.wixsite.com/podcast Dr Bahijja Raimi-Abraham mentioned her research group https://theraimiabrahamgroup.wixsite.com/globalhealth  Send in your questions or interested topics to MondayScience2020@gmail.com.  Monday Science is part of STEAM:ED Collective (https://steamedcollective.wixsite.com/steam) . Follow us on Twitter @STEAMED_COL . 
03:11
May 11, 2020