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 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.

 Self-driving cars | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 06:47

Jeff Schneider explains how self-driving cars use machine learning to learn the rules of the road.

 Science for the general public | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 06:58

Steven Weinberg describes his experiences writing about science for a general audience.

 Interview with 2017 Breakthrough Prize winner Steve Elledge | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 07:07

Steve Elledge discusses how cells sense and respond to damage to their DNA.

 DNA folding by loop extrusion | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 06:45

Erez Lieberman Aiden discusses a model of how DNA folds to fit inside a cell nucleus.

 Maize domestication in Mexico | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 04:31

Researchers Jean-Philippe Vielle-Calzada and Miguel Vallebueno discuss 5,000-year-old partially domesticated maize.

 Future of infectious disease research | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 06:48

Charles Rice and Robert Landford discuss the future of hepatitis C research without chimpanzees.

 Honeybees and biofuel crops | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 06:34

Clint Otto discusses the impact of land-use changes on beekeepers in the Dakotas.

 Recoding an organism | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 06:09

George Church, Matthieu Landon, and Michael Napolitano discuss the genetic replacement of arginine codons in E. coli.

 Interview with 2016 Kavli Prize Winners Kip Thorne and Rai Weiss | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 06:39

Kip Thorne and Rai Weiss describe the detection of gravitational waves with LIGO.

 20th-century excess male mortality | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 06:33

Eileen Crimmins discusses the mortality difference between the sexes and its possible causes.

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