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:

 Interview with Cozzarelli Prize Winner John Dore | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 5:30

John Dore discusses the connection between rising atmospheric carbon dioxide levels and the increasing acidity of Earth's oceans.

 Adaptation and Evolution: The Life of an RNA Virus | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4:38

Edward C. Holmes is a professor of biology and a Distinguished Senior Scholar in the Eberly College of Science at the Pennsylvania State University. Listen as Dr. Holmes discusses his research on using comparative genomics to study the genetic evolution of RNA viruses..

 Privacy and Social Security numbers | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 5:27

Alessandro Acquisti is an Associate Professor of Information Technology and Public Policy at the Heinz College at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA. Listen as Dr. Acquisti discusses his research in the economics of privacy and his 2009 PNAS research article on predicting Social Security numbers.

 Fundamentals of environmental economics | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4:51

Maureen Cropper is an economics professor at the University of Maryland and a former lead economist at the World Bank. Listen as Dr. Cropper discusses her research in environmental economics and her 2008 election into the National Academy of Sciences.

 The future and stem cells | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 5:03

James Thomson is best known for his pioneering work that isolated and cultured non-human primate and human embryonic stem cells. Listen as Dr. Thomson discusses his research and the future of stem cells in medical uses ranging from drug discovery, transplantation, and as a basic research tool.

 Simulating material behavior | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 5:33

Emily Carter's work merges quantum mechanics, applied mathematics, and solid state physics to create simulations of various molecules and materials. Listen as Dr. Carter discusses her research and her 2008 election to the National Academy of Sciences.

 Human expansion out of Africa | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 5:19

Richard Klein served as editor for the PNAS Special Feature titled "Out of Africa". This collection of articles explores the historical expansion of Homo sapiens from Africa to Eurasia. The Special Feature, along with an editorial by Dr. Klein, will publish in the September 22 issue of PNAS.

 Seeing inside cells | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 5:02

Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz's laboratory at the National Institutes of Health works to characterize the fundamental principles governing protein geography and movement within cells. Dr. Lippincott-Schwartz talks about her work and her recent election to the National Academy of Sciences.

 Interview with Cozzarelli Prize Winner Yoshiro Nagao | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 5:01

"Decreases in dengue transmission may act to increase the incidence of dengue hemorrhagic fever"

 Interview with Cozzarelli Prize Winner Karen McComb | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 5:01

"Cross-modal individual recognition in domestic horses (Equus caballus)."

 Interview with Cozzarelli Prize Winner Marius Wernig | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 5:05

"Neurons derived from reprogrammed fibroblasts functionally integrate into the fetal brain and improve symptoms of rats with Parkinson's disease"

 Interview with Cozzarelli Prize Winner Albert-Laszlo Barab├ísi | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4:43

"The implications of human metabolic network topology for disease comorbidity"

 Interview with Cozzarelli Prize Winner John Rossi | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 5:05

"MicroRNA-directed transcriptional gene silencing in mammalian cells"

 Interview with Cozzarelli Prize Winner Raymond Jeanloz | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4:54

"Fluid helium at conditions of giant planetary interiors"

 Interview with Randy Schekman | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4:47

Randy Schekman, the PNAS Editor-in-Chief, discusses the selection process and history of the Cozzarelli Prize. The Cozzarelli Prize is given annually to six outstanding PNAS articles, each representing one of the major disciplines of the National Academy of Sciences.

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