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.
Ambassador Deborah Birx discusses international efforts in the fight against HIV/AIDS.
Elaine Mardis discusses how next generation sequencing technology is helping the Pan-Cancer Initiative gain a molecular understanding of cancer.
David Schaffer describes how to culture human stem cells in a fully-defined, scalable 3D medium.
Brian Kaspar discusses the role of astrocyte cells in the motor neuron disease ALS.
Frank McCormick discusses a National Cancer Institute-led effort to turn a well-known cancer-causing protein into a viable drug target.
James Collins explains how researchers can rewire bacterial cells and control multiple genes simultaneously within a single cell.
Francesco Pennacchio explains how neonicotinoid insecticides can influence the immune response of honey bees.
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.
Yoel Sadovsky and Carolyn Coyne describe the placenta's role in protecting the fetus from infection by viruses.
Tad Patzek explains how natural gas production declines over time in hydrofractured wells.
Mimi Kao and Allison Doupe explore song learning in the male zebra finch.
Erik Petigura and Geoffrey Marcy discuss the number of Earth-like planets that may exist in our galaxy.
James "Jay" McClelland describes a parallel distributed processing approach to understanding human cognition.
Alvin Roth discusses how principles of economics can benefit people who need kidney transplants.
Inés Ibañez-Tallon discusses how nicotine and neurons conspire to hamper efforts to quit smoking.