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.


 Interview with 2015 Cozzarelli Prize Winner Yatrik Shah | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 05:16

Yatrik Shah describes the connection between maternal iron absorption during lactation and neonatal anemia.

 Nanoparticles for disease detection | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 06:02

Sangeeta Bhatia describes the development of nanoparticles that can aid in detecting cancer and other diseases.

 Origins of mathematical ability | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 03:35

Stanislas Dehaene investigates how certain areas of the brain might be related to mathematical ability.

 Building the James Webb Space Telescope | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 05:36

John Mather of the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center explains why and how the James Webb Space Telescope is being built.

 Tracking endemic tuberculosis | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 06:00

Robyn Lee and Marcel Behr investigate the genomics of endemic tuberculosis in Northern Canada.

 Brain clarity | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 06:33

Karl Deisseroth explains a method to explore the wiring and structure of the brain.

 Gene drive for malaria mosquito control | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 07:11

Anthony James describes how gene drives can be used to spread malaria parasite resistance in mosquitoes.

 Interview with 2014 Cozzarelli Prize Winner Anthony Vecchiarelli | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 06:20

Anthony Vecchiarelli explains a system of genetic cargo movement within cells that has roots in the work of Alan Turing.

 Interview with 2014 Cozzarelli Prize Winner Jintai Lin | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 04:34

Jintai Lin explains the impact of a global economy on air pollution in China and in the US.

 Interview with 2014 Cozzarelli Prize Winner Frank Bates | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 06:41

Frank Bates describes how a project related to chewing gum led to materials science discoveries.

 Interview with 2014 Cozzarelli Prize Winner Abigail Marsh | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 05:37

Abigail Marsh describes mechanisms of altruistic kidney donors' responsiveness to others' emotions.

 Search rankings and voter manipulation | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 06:32

Robert Epstein of the American Institute for Behavioral Research describes how search engine rankings can influence voter preferences.

 Timeline of the end-Permian extinction | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 06:11

Seth Burgess describes a timeline of events surrounding the end-Permian mass extinction.

 Interview with 2014 Cozzarelli Prize Winners Yaara Oren and Tal Pupko | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 05:31

Yaara Oren and Tal Pupko describe how bacteria can evolve via transfer of gene regulatory regions.

 Uniqueness of olfactory perception | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 05:39

Noam Sobel explains how a human olfactory fingerprint helps uncover the uniqueness of individuals’ sense of smell.


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