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January 27, 2015



Broadcasting from the Consumer Electronics Show 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada ...

featuring :

SHAWN DUBRAVAC
Chief Economist and Director of Research
Consumer Electronics Association

STEVE KOENIG
Director of Industry Analysis
Consumer Electronics Association

JIM BARRY
Media Spokesperson
Consumer Electronics Association

MARK DEVINE
Senior Vice President
Jarden Safety and Security
"FirstAlert" and innovation from the OneLink family of products


On this week’s Tech Nation, the Tech Nation crew attends the Consumer Electronics Show 2015 to find out what's new about the economics of consumer electronics, global industry trends, and what's new this year in cutting edge products ...

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January 20, 2015



ANTONY TAUBMAN
Director, Intellectual Property Division
World Trade Organization


Moira speaks with ANTONY TAUBMAN from the World Trade Organization about a joint report from the WTO, the WHO and WIPO ...

 


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... and on BioTech Nation:


GARETH WILLIAMS
Life Science Attorneys
MARKS & CLERK

... 2014 Life Science report: Genome 2.0 – intellectual property ...


 
On BioIssue of the Week:

with science journalist DAVID EWING DUNCAN

... Some of us are SUPERPEOPLE! ...

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December 30, 2014

SVANTE PAABO
Chair, Genetics, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
Author, Neanderthal Man ... in search of lost genomes
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Moira speaks with SVANTE PAABO about decoding the DNA of Neanderthal Man – it came from the first Neanderthal bone ever found in the 1800's ...

 




  ARIANNE HOYLAND
Game Producer, United Healthcare

... Dance Dance Revolution for school gym classes play a role in the fight against childhood obesity ...

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On BioIssue of the Week:

with science journalist DAVID EWING DUNCAN

... David’s article for Newsweek: Hacking your DNA ...

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December 23, 2014

BOB SUTTON and HUGGY RAO
Professors, Stanford University
Co-Authors, Scaling Up Excellence: Getting to More without Settling for Less
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Moira speaks with Stanford professors BOB SUTTON and HUGGY RAO about their 7 years of research into scaling up the excellence which made an organization successful in the first place ...

 

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SANJ SINGH

President & CEO, Ade ("ah-day") Therapeutics

... preventing fibroids and fibrotic diseases post-surgery ...

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December 16, 2014

TOM STANDAGE
Digital Editor, The Economist
Author, Writing on the Wall: Social Media, The First 2,000 Years
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Moira speaks with The Economist's Digital Editor, TOM STANDAGE, about the "centuries-old" tradition of Social Media ...

 

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with science journalist DAVID EWING DUNCAN

... Rare Science ...
   

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December 9, 2014

MARK FAINARU-WADA
ESPN investigative journalist
Author, League of Denial … The NFL, Concussions and the Battle for Truth
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Moira speaks with ESPN investigative journalist MARK FAINARU-WADA about good science and bad – big money - and what we do now that we know - about the impact of concussions in the NFL ...

 

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... and on BioTech Nation:


CHRIS GARABEDIAN

CEO, Surepta Therapeutics

... what progress for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophe ...



On BioIssue of the Week:

with science journalist DAVID EWING DUNCAN

... Beam me up, Scotty! – this time with your DNA ...    
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December 2, 2014

RUTH DEFRIES
MacArthur Winner
Chair, Department of Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology
Columbia University
Author, “The Big Ratchet – How Humanity Survives in the Face of Natural Crisis, a biography of an ingenious species”

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Moira speaks with RUTH DEFRIES about the astonishing impact humanity has had and continues to have on the Earth ...

 




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... and on BioTech Nation:


DR. TOM GIBBS
Director, DebioPharm

... moving science to products – in colorectal cancer and more ...


 
On BioIssue of the Week:

with science journalist DAVID EWING DUNCAN

... a new study on medical treatments – you may want to go one town over ...

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November 25, 2014

CHRISTINE KENNEALLY
Journalist and Author, “The Invisible History of the Human Race – How DNA and History Shape Our Identities and Our Futures”
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Moira speaks with CHRISTINE KENNEALLY about how DNA - while only recently decoded - has been intrinsically intertwined with human history ...

 




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DR. BRIAN WAMHOFF
Co-Founder and Vice President R&D, Hemoshear

... a technology breakthrough helping to qualify the potential for new drug compounds ...


 
On BioIssue of the Week:

with science journalist DAVID EWING DUNCAN

... the new “number” – what it costs to develop a new drug ...

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November 18, 2014

WALTER ISAACSON
President and CEO, Aspen Institute
Author, The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution

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Moira speaks with WALTER ISAACSON about the lesser known innovators whose efforts have affected us all ...

 




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ART BONI

The John R. Thorne Distinguished Career Professor of Entrepreneurship
Tepper School of Business
Carnegie-Mellon University

STEVE SAMMUT
Senior Fellow in Health Care Management
The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania

Co-founders, BIO’s Bioentrepreneurship Boot Camp

... How to become a bioentrepreneur ...


DR. JAY LICHTER
Venture Partner, Avalon Ventures

... venture capitalists and crucial start-up funding ...

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November 11, 2014

NICHOLAS CARR

Author, The Glass Cage: Automation and Us
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Moira speaks with former Harvard Business Review Executive Editor NICHOLAS CARR about the effect of technology all around us ...

 




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DR. ARIF ANWAR

Executive Director, Sengenics

... Detecting dieseases like Cancer and Diabetes five or more years before symptoms appear ...


DR. CHUCK BAUM

President & CEO, Mirati Therapeutics

... decoding the DNA of tumors – cancer is no longer associated with the body part it appears in ...

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November 4, 2014


2014 NOBEL PRIZES EXPLAINED !!!

Featuring Panel Convener:

LUDWIG CHINCARINI
Professor, Finance and Economics, University of San Francisco

Explaining the prize in LITERATURE:

GENARO PADILLA
Professor, English, UC Berkeley

Explaining the PEACE prize:

STEPHEN ZUNES
Professor, Politics, University of San Francisco

Explaining the ECONOMICS prize:

JOE FARRELL
Professor, Economics, UC Berkeley

Explaining two prizes - in PHYSICS and in CHEMISTRY:

CONNIE CHANG
Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, UC Berkeley

Explaining the prize in PHYSIOLOGY OR MEDICINE:

JAI YU
Neuroscientist, Center for Integrative Neuroscience, UC San Francisco

On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with a panel of professors on the annual feature: "2014 Nobel Prizes Explained" ...

 


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October 28, 2014

ALIX CHRISTIE

Journalist & Author, Gutenberg’s Apprentice
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Moira speaks with ALIX CHRISTIE about Gutenberg’s Apprentice – like all technology, it turns out it was a team effort ...

 




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... and on BioTech Nation:


     STAN ERCK

President & CEO, NovaVax

... Vaccines to fight viruses, such as RSV in young children ...


DR PEARL HUANG
Global Head, Discovery Partnership with Academic (DPAC), GlaxoSmithKline

... seeking university researchers in the hunt for new drugs ...

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October 21, 2014

ADAM TANNER

Fellow, Harvard’s Institute for Quantitative Social Science
Author, What Stays in Vegas – The World of Personal Data – Lifeblood of Big Business – and the End of Privacy as We Know It

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Moira speaks with ADAM TANNER about the amazing data collected on everyone who goes to Vegas and the far-reaching data collected everywhere ...

 




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TODD SKRINAR

Principal for Life Sciences Advisory,
Leader for Big Data Advanced Analytics,
Ernst & Young

... All those clinical trials needed to prove a drug is safe? Big data and getting bigger ...

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October 14, 2014

DR. BESSEL VAN DER KOLK

Professor of Psychiatry, Boston University Medical Center,
Author, The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind and Body in the Healing of Trauma

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Moira speaks with DR. BESSEL VAN DER KOLK about the effects of trauma on a person's brain, mind and body, treatments which can be effective, and what science does not yet know about the diagnosis of trauma ...

 




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MARTIN McGLYNN

President & CEO, StemCells, Inc.

... initial stem cell therapies showing progress in spinal cord injury, PMD and age-related macular degeneration ...

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October 7, 2014

CHRISTIAN RUDDER

President and head of Data Analytics, OkCupid
Author, Dataclysm - Who We Are (When We Think No One’s Looking)

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Moira speaks with CHRISTIAN RUDDER, OkCupid president and head of analytics - the data tells us what we might not like hearing ...

 




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DR. ANITA GOEL

CEO, NanoBioSym
Winner, 2013 Nokia Sensing X-Prize

... a small mobile medical device for detecting disease ...

RICHARD POPS
CEO, Alkermes

... maybe two or more diseases are really only one? Maybe they just need a single drug ...

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September 30, 2014

FRITJOF CAPRA

Physicist and Systems Theorist
Author, Learning from Leonardo ... Decoding the Notebooks of a Genius

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Moira speaks with Fritjof Capra. He spent 10 years studying the original notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci – and yes, there's genius there ...

 




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STEPHEN HURST

Chairman and CEO, Savant HWP – Health, Wellness and Prevention

... a new approach to addiction ...
 

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September 23, 2014

DAN JURAFSKY

Stanford Linguistics Professor
Author, The Language of Food - A Linguist Reads the Menu

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Moira speaks with Stanford professor Dan Juravsky. Through the centuries and around the globe, the food we eat today started their journeys long ago and far away ...

 




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LEE JONES

CEO, Rebiotix

... treating severe bacterial infections called c. difficile ...
 


ANDREW STRONG
CEO, Kalon Biotherapeutics

... massive doses of vaccines in times of pandemic + precision cancer vaccines ...
 

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September 16, 2014

MICHAEL HARRIS

Journalist & Author, The End of Absence: Reclaiming What We’ve Lost in a World of Constant Connection
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Moira speaks with Journalist MICHAEL HARRIS about how he opted out of digital technology for a month – he tells us it’s lonely, but rewarding ...

 




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TERRY McAULIFFE

Governor, State of Virginia

... Virginia is not just for lovers – Virginia means biotech ...
 


JIM GREENWOOD
President and CEO, Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO)

... What Richard Branson and Hillary Clinton have to say about biotech ...
 

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September 9, 2014

DANIEL LEVITIN

Behavioral Neuroscientist
Professor, McGill University
Dean, Arts & Humanities, Minerva Schools at KGI
Author, The Organized Mind - Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload

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Moira speaks with DANIEL LEVITIN, whom some may know from his bestseller "This is Your Brain on Music". Today's information overload is today's subject - our brains need to operate differently today than they ever did before ...

 




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MOHAN IYER

Chief Business Officer, Second Genome

... The most important genome in your body may not be your own - check out your gut microbiome ...
             

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September 2, 2014

GEOFF MOORE

Author, Crossing the Chasm ... updated 3rd edition
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Moira speaks with GEOFF MOORE about what happened when a hot tech company gets a lot of interest early on, but never makes it to mainstream success ...

 




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ANNE WOJCICKI

Co-founder & CEO, 23andMe

... a grant from the NIH plus a partnership with Pfizer on Crohn's Disease ...
             

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August 26, 2014

MARCELO GLEISER

Appleton Professor of Natural Philosophy
Professor of Physics and Astronomy
Dartmouth College
Author, The Island of Knowledge: The Limits of Science and the Search for Meaning

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Moira speaks with Dartmouth professor MARCELO GLEISER about his latest book, The Island of Knowledge. He looks at all of science, how it changes over time, and what it can and can’t tell us. ...

 




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DR. KATE RITTENHOUSE-OLSON

President, For-Robin

... Triple-negative breast cancer approach may solve metastasis ...
             

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August 19, 2014

MARY ROACH

Science Writer (... sort of)
Author, Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal

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Moira speaks with MARY ROACH about her book Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal. (Clue: The alimentary canal is nowhere to be found on google maps) ...

 




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Dr. MICHAEL OELLERICH

Medical Faculty at George August University, Gottingen, Germany
Medical advisory board,
Chronix Biomedical
Dr. GEORGE KARLIN-NEUMANN
Director of Scientific Affairs
Digital Biology Center,
Bio-Rad Laboratories

... Organ transplants are actually genome transplants - key information with respect to determining organ rejection ...
             

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August 12, 2014

ED CATMULL

President, Pixar Animation and Disney Animation
Author, Creativity, Inc. - Overcoming the Unseen Forces that Stand in the way of True inspiration



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DR. DAVID MARTIN
Co-Founder, CEO and Chair, Avidbiotics Corporation
DR. JEFF MILLER
UCLA Medical School
President, American Society for Microbiology
Co-Founder, Avidbiotics Corporation

... your gut microbiome – for better and for worse ...

... antibiotic resistance and what can be done about it ...

 

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January 6, 2015

STEVEN PINKER
Harvard Professor
Author, “The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person’s Guide to Writing in the 21st Century”

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Moira speaks with Harvard professor Steven Pinker about how we write today - Turns out that the Internet isn't making us illiterate! ...

 



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DR. BERNARD PECOUL

Vice Executive Director, Drugs for Neglected Disease Initiative

... neglected diseases need new drugs all their own ...
 

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January 12, 2015



KEITH ROCKWELL
Director of Information and Externals Relations, World Trade Organization


Moira speaks with KEITH ROCKWELL from the World Trade Organization about the WTO’s latest successes and challenges. ...