PNAS Science Sessions show

PNAS Science Sessions

Summary: Science Sessions is the podcast program of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). Listen to brief conversations with cutting-edge researchers, National Academy of Sciences members, and policy makers as they discuss topics relevant to today's scientific community. Learn the behind-the-scenes story of research published in PNAS, plus a broad range of science news and discoveries that affect the world around us.

Podcasts:

 Interview with 2013 Cozzarelli Prize Winners Mimi Kao and Allison Doupe | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 04:34

Mimi Kao and Allison Doupe explore song learning in the male zebra finch.

 Interview with 2013 Cozzarelli Prize Winners Erik Petigura and Geoffrey Marcy | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 06:20

Erik Petigura and Geoffrey Marcy discuss the number of Earth-like planets that may exist in our galaxy.

 Modeling human cognition | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 05:37

James "Jay" McClelland describes a parallel distributed processing approach to understanding human cognition.

 Exchanging kidneys | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 06:10

Alvin Roth discusses how principles of economics can benefit people who need kidney transplants.

 Nicotine addiction and relapse | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 05:48

Inés Ibañez-Tallon discusses how nicotine and neurons conspire to hamper efforts to quit smoking.

 Where breast cancer meets brain size | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 06:26

Inder Verma and colleagues describe how a breast cancer-associated gene might be implicated in brain size control in mammals.

 Supernova chemistry | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 05:33

Paul Dunk discusses the chemistry of carbon in space following a supernova.

 The postdoctoral problem | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 06:21

NAS member Gregory Petsko discusses efforts to assess the US postdoctoral workforce.

 Understanding citrus greening | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 05:57

Ariena van Bruggen and J. Glenn Morris, Jr. discuss their work on citrus greening, a disease that is threatening the global citrus industry.

 Genetic screening for adults | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 05:31

C. Thomas Caskey and Amy McGuire discuss whole-genome genetic screening for adult-onset diseases.

 Synthesizing fuels and chemicals from CO2 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 05:40

James Liao talks about engineering microorganisms to synthesize fuels and chemicals from CO2.

 Speech perception and language acquisition in infants | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 04:29

Janet Werker describes how exposure to speech and environmental factors can affect language acquisition by infants.

 Menopause, mitochondria, and memory | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 05:37

Neuroscientists John Morrison and Yuko Hara talk about the links between estrogen, mitochondria, and age-related cognitive decline.

 A microbial map for wine | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 05:35

David Mills discusses regional differences in microbes found in grape must.

 Building better batteries | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 04:34

Yi Cui discusses how nanometerials are improving the energy storage capacity of batteries.

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