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.


 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.

 Candidate vaccine against Staphylococcus aureus | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 04:55

Rino Rappuoli of GlaxoSmithKline discusses preclinical studies of a vaccine candidate against Staphylococcus aureus.

 Improving global scientific engagement | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 05:35

As AAAS president for 2015, Geraldine Richmond focuses on global scientific engagement.

 Blaming those who harm intentionally | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 04:41

Susan Fiske describes how intentional acts of harm motivate people to assign blame.

 Biocontainment safeguards | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 05:33

Jef Boeke explains how to safeguard against unauthorized growth of engineered microorganisms.

 Exploring tropical glaciers | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 05:40

Lonnie Thompson discusses clues to Earth's ancient climate history that are stored in tropical glacial ice.

 Gatekeeping in scientific publishing | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 05:53

Kyle Siler discusses the role of editors as gatekeepers at scientific journals.


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