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:

 Taming an unwieldy cancer target | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 04:28

Frank McCormick discusses a National Cancer Institute-led effort to turn a well-known cancer-causing protein into a viable drug target.

 Genetic switchboards | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 04:03

James Collins explains how researchers can rewire bacterial cells and control multiple genes simultaneously within a single cell.

 Interview with 2013 Cozzarelli Prize Winner Francesco Pennacchio | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 06:10

Francesco Pennacchio explains how neonicotinoid insecticides can influence the immune response of honey bees.

 Interview with 2013 Cozzarelli Prize Winner Caroline Roullier | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 06:15

Caroline Roullier and colleagues won the 2013 Cozzarelli Prize in Behavioral and Social Sciences for their work on the distribution of sweet potatoes in Oceania.

 Interview with 2013 Cozzarelli Prize Winners Yoel Sadovsky and Carolyn Coyne | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 06:22

Yoel Sadovsky and Carolyn Coyne describe the placenta's role in protecting the fetus from infection by viruses.

 Interview with 2013 Cozzarelli Prize Winner Tad Patzek | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 06:20

Tad Patzek explains how natural gas production declines over time in hydrofractured wells.

 Interview with 2013 Cozzarelli Prize Winners Mimi Kao and Allison Doupe | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 04:34

Mimi Kao and Allison Doupe explore song learning in the male zebra finch.

 Interview with 2013 Cozzarelli Prize Winners Erik Petigura and Geoffrey Marcy | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 06:20

Erik Petigura and Geoffrey Marcy discuss the number of Earth-like planets that may exist in our galaxy.

 Modeling human cognition | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 05:37

James "Jay" McClelland describes a parallel distributed processing approach to understanding human cognition.

 Exchanging kidneys | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 06:10

Alvin Roth discusses how principles of economics can benefit people who need kidney transplants.

 Nicotine addiction and relapse | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 05:48

Inés Ibañez-Tallon discusses how nicotine and neurons conspire to hamper efforts to quit smoking.

 Where breast cancer meets brain size | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 06:26

Inder Verma and colleagues describe how a breast cancer-associated gene might be implicated in brain size control in mammals.

 Supernova chemistry | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 05:33

Paul Dunk discusses the chemistry of carbon in space following a supernova.

 The postdoctoral problem | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 06:21

NAS member Gregory Petsko discusses efforts to assess the US postdoctoral workforce.

 Understanding citrus greening | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 05:57

Ariena van Bruggen and J. Glenn Morris, Jr. discuss their work on citrus greening, a disease that is threatening the global citrus industry.

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