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.

Podcasts:

 Natural selection in sea stars | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 05:41

Lauren Schiebelhut describes natural selection following sea star wasting disease.

 Respectfulness in police-community relations | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 07:28

Rob Voigt and Nicholas Camp examine respectfulness in police officers' interactions with community members.

 Biodiversity hypothesis | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 07:49

Jenni Lehtimäki and Stefan Reber explore links between animal exposure in upbringing and immune system function.

 RNA origin in warm little ponds | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 06:18

Ralph Pudritz and Ben Pearce describe a model of how RNA-based life could have originated on the early Earth.

 Manipulation of ant behavior by parasites | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 05:38

David Hughes discusses how a parasitic fungus manipulates ant behavior for reproduction.

 Gut microbiota and human health | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 05:16

Rob Knight discusses the role of the human gut microbiota in health and disease.

 Wearable health monitors | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 07:13

John Rogers describes soft, wearable electronic devices for health monitoring.

 Gene therapy for retinal disease | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 07:24

Karina Guziewicz and Artur Cideciyan explain a potential gene therapy approach for macular degeneration.

 Global hydrologic models and water storage | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 05:34

Bridget Scanlon discusses the use of global hydrologic models for studying changes in water storage worldwide.

 Project MindScope | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 05:57

Christof Koch describes a large-scale effort to understand how the cerebral cortex functions.

 Science and Philanthropy | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 06:59

Robert Tjian discusses the role of philanthropy in funding scientific research.

 Gene editing in mosquitoes | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 06:21

Omar Akbari and Kevin Esvelt discuss a gene editing approach for harmful mosquitoes.

 Big data | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 07:24

Atul Butte explains how researchers can use existing data to answer biomedical questions.

 Molecular contraception | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 05:53

Polina Lishko discusses the development of unisex contraceptives.

 The Chan Zuckerberg Biohub | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 05:57

Joseph DeRisi describes the Chan Zuckerberg Biohub, a new privately-funded medical research center in the Bay Area.

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