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:

 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.

 Early evidence of winemaking | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 06:01

Patrick McGovern describes evidence of winemaking in Georgia during the Neolithic period.

 Bird feathers reveal past air pollution | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 06:28

Carl Fuldner and Shane DuBay describe how bird feathers preserve records of air pollution.

 Interview with 2016 Cozzarelli Prize Winner Vadim Backman | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 06:30

Vadim Backman describes a technique for high resolution imaging of biological molecules without labels.

 Interview with 2016 Cozzarelli Prize Winner Jonathan Sears | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 05:39

Jonathan Sears describes potential treatment strategies for retinopathy of prematurity.

 Zebrafish avatars for cancer treatment | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 05:37

Rita Fior describes how zebrafish can make cancer treatment more efficient.

 Interview with 2016 Cozzarelli Prize Winners Sandu Popescu and Jeff Tollaksen | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 06:54

Sandu Popescu and Jeff Tollaksen explain how a fundamental principle of nature does not hold in quantum mechanics.

 Interview with 2016 Cozzarelli Prize Winner Yayoi Obata | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 04:56

Yayoi Obata describes the formation of mammalian egg cells in vitro.

 The Deep Hot Biosphere after 25 years | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 05:19

John Spear discusses the legacy of Thomas Gold's "Deep Hot Biosphere" hypothesis.

 Interview with 2016 Cozzarelli Prize Winner Russell Graham | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 06:14

Russell Graham describes the extinction of woolly mammoths from St. Paul island.

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