PNAS Science Sessions Podcast show

PNAS Science Sessions Podcast

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.


 Human lung on a chip | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 05:53

Donald Ingber discusses the "microfabrication" of human biological systems as a means to replace animal testing during drug development.

 New Editor-in-Chief of PNAS | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 03:39

Inder Verma discusses his new role at PNAS and his future plans for the journal.

 Social computing, mobile phones, and the developing world | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 06:09

Wendy Kellogg discusses her research into social computing and her boots-on-the-ground observations of how mobile phones can impact the developing world.

 Applications of rapid genome sequencing | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 05:18

Stephen Quake discusses rapid DNA sequencing and treating medical patients based on their genomes.

 Imaging, information technology, and autism spectrum disorder | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 05:49

Gregory Abowd discusses the clinical applications of capturing and recording the every day experiences of children with autism spectrum disorder.

 Paper devices for medical diagnoses | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 04:49

George Whitesides discusses an inexpensive and easy-to-use medical diagnostic device that can be used in the developing world.

 Social networking and predicting personality | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 04:54

Jennifer Golbeck discusses the intersection of computer science, sociology, and social networking.

 The science of chocolate | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 05:01

Physicist David Weitz discusses the material properties that make chocolate to-die-for.

 Ubiquitous computing and smart environments | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 04:31

Bo Begole discusses ubiquitous computing, behavioral modeling, and smart environments that can anticipate people's information needs.

 Changing public perception of the Smithsonian | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 05:30

Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution Wayne Clough discusses his goal to educate the public about the Smithsonian's groundbreaking scientific research projects.

 Genetically modified crops and agricultural productivity | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 05:49

Roger Beachy discusses the role of genetically modified crops in feeding the world's growing population.

 Interview with Cozzarelli Prize Winner Zvonimir Dogic | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 04:52

Zvonimir Dogic discusses how viruses can be coaxed into forming self-assembling, polymer membranes.

 Interview with Cozzarelli Prize Winners Won-Yong Song and Jiyoung Park | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 05:24

Won-Yong Song and Jiyoung Park discuss the urgent problem of arsenic-tainted rice in Southeast Asia, and genetically engineered rice plants that would be safe to consume and could help remediate arsenic-contaminated groundwater.

 Interview with Cozzarelli Prize Winner Liza Moscovice | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 06:01

Liza Moscovice discusses what her study on baboon behavior reveals about the evolution of cooperation in humans.

 Interview with Cozzarelli Prize Winners Robina Shaheen and Mark Thiemens | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 06:57

Robina Shaheen and Mark Thiemens discuss an oxygen isotope signature that reveals how carbonates on Mars form in the absence of life.


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