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.


 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.

 Remodelling brain function | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 06:43

Kavli Prize winner Eve Marder discusses flexibility and stability in neural circuits.

 Climate change and irrigation water | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 05:41

Joshua Elliott discusses potential impacts of climate change on water availability for irrigation.

 Modeling disease spread | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 05:24

Andrea Rinaldo explains how cell phone data can be used to model disease spread.

 Interview with 2015 Cozzarelli Prize Winner Amanda Woerman | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 05:43

Amanda Woerman discusses the role of the alpha-synuclein prion in the neurodegenerative disorder multiple system atrophy.

 Interview with 2015 Cozzarelli Prize Winners Anne Case and Angus Deaton | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 06:07

Anne Case and Angus Deaton describe recent changes in mortality trends for white non-Hispanic Americans.

 Interview with 2015 Cozzarelli Prize Winners Glaucio Paulino and Evgueni Filipov | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 06:05

Glaucio Paulino and Evgueni Filipov describe an origami-inspired approach to designing deployable structures and metamaterials.

 Interview with 2015 Cozzarelli Prize Winner Mark Jacobson | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 05:29

Mark Jacobson explains the feasability of a 100% wind, water, and solar power grid in the continental United States.

 Interview with 2015 Cozzarelli Prize Winners Will Castleman and Cuneyt Berkdemir | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 05:52

Will Castleman and Cuneyt Berkdemir describe how to mimic rare earth elements using superatom clusters.


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