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:

 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.

 Designing theoretical molecules | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 05:44

Alán Aspuru-Guzik discusses how he uses supercomputing as a "molecular spaceship" to explore chemical space and discover potentially useful new molecules.

 Genome editing | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 06:16

Keith Joung and Feng Zhang explain methods for editing sequences of DNA in living cells.

 An overdependence on p-values | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 04:30

Veronica Vieland discusses a common disconnect between scientists and statisticians in evaluating scientific evidence.

 Retina cell transplantation | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 06:09

Robin Ali describes efforts to transplant healthy rod and cone cells into afflicted retinas.

 Heart regeneration | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 04:40

Hesham Sadek explains the regenerative capability of newborn mouse hearts.

 Global collaboration against HIV | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 06:00

Ambassador Deborah Birx discusses international efforts in the fight against HIV/AIDS.

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