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 Cozzarelli Prize winner Merlin Hanauer | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 04:44

Merlin Hanauer discusses the benefits of protected areas.

 Interview with Cozzarelli Prize winner Jacob Waldbauer | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 05:09

Cozzarelli Prize winner Jacob Waldbauer reconstructs the history of oxygen on Earth.

 Interview with Cozzarelli Prize winners Robert Saye and James Sethian | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 05:01

Cozzarelli Prize winners Robert Saye and James Sethian introduce a numerical method to track complex motions.

 Interview with Cozzarelli Prize winner James Smith | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 05:06

Economist James Smith discusses the effect of childhood mental problems on adult life.

 Interview with Cozzarelli Prize winners Erica Machlin Cox and Selena Sagan | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 05:02

Erica Machlin Cox and Selena Sagan discuss an unusual interaction that protects the hepatitis C virus from our body's defenses.

 Life's building blocks | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 06:09

George Church discusses the potential of synthetic biology.

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

Erin Hanlon and Jeanne Duffy introduce their research on sleep, in a recording of the PNAS "Science of Sleep" event held in Washington, DC on March 14, 2012.

 Rebooting damaged vocal cords | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 05:28

Robert Langer and Steven Zeitels describe a polymer gel that could help patients regain lost voice.

 Drivers of embryonic development | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 05:23

Developmental biologist Cliff Tabin explains how genes shape the formation of organs.

 Stem cells and diabetes | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 05:16

Can stem cells help cure Type 1 diabetes? Douglas Melton hopes to find out.

 Sex-specific scientific reporting | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 04:12

Nancy Adler discusses the need for sex-specific scientific reporting and the role it has played in women's health over the last 20 years.

 The science of fear - Part 2 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 04:52

Psychology experts Daniel Pine and Mark Wiederhold answer fear-related questions from the audience, in second of two recordings from PNAS's "The Science of Fear!" event held in Washington, DC on October 12, 2011.

 The science of fear - Part 1 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 05:14

Psychology experts Daniel Pine and Mark Wiederhold introduce their research on fear, in the first of two recordings from PNAS' "The Science of Fear!" event held in Washington, DC on October 12, 2011.

 Catalysts for energy storage | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 05:18

Daniel Nocera discusses how efficient catalysts can help us store solar energy in the same way plants do.

 Scent of a predator | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 05:40

Molecular biologist Stephen Liberles discusses how prey learn to recognize the scent of a predator.

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