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.


 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.

 How Sherpas adapt to high altitudes | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 06:07

Andrew Murray describes metabolic adaptations of Himalayan Sherpas to low-pressure, low-oxygen conditions at high altitudes.

 Interview with 2016 Cozzarelli Prize Winners Fernando Colchero, Roland Rau, and Susan Alberts | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 06:26

Fernando Colchero, Roland Rau, and Susan Alberts describe the relationship between lifespan equality and average lifespan.

 Oyster Harvest | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 06:13

Rowan Lockwood discusses the sustainability of Native American oyster harvesting in the Chesapeake Bay.

 Improving endoscopy for disease diagnosis | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 06:32

Pelham Keahey describes how differential structured illumination microendoscopy can improve cancer diagnosis.

 Fungicides and honey bee health | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 05:04

Entomologist May Berenbaum discusses the effects of agricultural fungicides on honey bee health.

 Vision and transition to land | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 06:07

Malcolm MacIver describes how our aquatic ancestors may have become interested in land.


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