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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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... and on BioTech Nation:


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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Moira speaks with Pixar Animation President ED CATMULL about creativity and about the experience of the digital movie Toy Story – when 80% done, Pixar lost both the main files and the back-up files ...

 




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MARJANNE PRINS

CEO, OrgaNext Research

... a different approach to recovery for hip fractures ...
             

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August 5, 2014

MICHELLE DENNEDY

Chief Privacy Officer, McAfee, a part of Intel Security
Author, The Privacy Engineer’s Manifesto

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Moira speaks with MICHELLE DENNEDY about a responsible view of privacy - from individuals to corporations ...

 




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DR. JOHN BEADLE

CEO, PsiOxus Therapeutics

... oncolytic viruses for colorectal and ovarian cancers ...
             

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July 29, 2014




DR. ROGERIO RIBEIRO

Senior Vice President
Emerging Markets and Asia Pacific
GlaxoSmithKline





Moira speaks with GSK's ROGERIO RIBEIRO about how genetics and medical needs differ worldwide ...

 





KIRILL KAEM

Director, Skolkovo Biomedical Cluster





... and with KIRILL KAEM about a new biocluster near Moscow with 240 new companies in just 2 years ...

 


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... and on BioTech Nation:


STEVE SAMMUT
Senior Fellow, Health Care Management,
University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School
DANIEL LEVINE

Principal, Levine Media Group

Co-Authors, Accelerating Growth ... Forging India’s Bioeconomy

... A Special Report on India ...


 
On BioIssue of the Week:

with science journalist DAVID EWING DUNCAN

... the microbes in our mouths ...
             

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July 22, 2014



A collaboration on concussion funded by the General Electric/National Football league Head Health Challenge ...

featuring:

Dr. GUNNAR CARLSSON
Stanford Mathematics Professor
Co-Founder, AYASDI
DR. PEK LUM
Chief Data Scientist, AYASDI

DR. ADAM FERGUSON
UCSF Brain and Spinal Injury Center

On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with a panel of three scientists studying concussion - brain imaging meets Big Data and genomics ...

 

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On BioIssue of the Week:

with science journalist DAVID EWING DUNCAN

... Decoding our minds? ...
             

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July 15, 2014




DR. REGIS KELLY

Director, QB3 – the California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences





Moira speaks with QB3's REGIS KELLY about the nature of innovation - and fostering the innovation mindset ...

 




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PAUL HASTINGS

CHAIR & CEO, Oncomed Pharmaceuticals

... disruptive science ...
             

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July 8, 2014

DAVID MONTGOMERY
Professor of Geomorphology
University of Washington
Author, The Rocks Don’t Lie: A Geologist investigates Noah’s Flood

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Moira speaks with MacArthur Fellow David Montgomery on the beginnings of geology, and the centuries-old search for geological evidence of Noah’s flood ...

 




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On BioIssue of the Week:

with science journalist DAVID EWING DUNCAN

... science can change us from optimistic to pessimistic and back again ...
             

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July 1, 2014

KENNETH CUKIER

First Data Editor, The Economist
Author, Learning with Big Data … The Future of Education

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Moira speaks with KENNETH CUKIER about Big Data's impact on education, teachers and students ...

 




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... and on BioTech Nation:


KEN KELLY

CEO, PaxVax

... how to vaccinate 6.5 billion people in less than 120 days for less than a dollar a dose ...
             

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June 24, 2014

ANEESH CHOPRA

First Chief Technology Officer, United States
Author, Innovative State … How New Technologies Can Transform Government

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Moira speaks with ANEESH CHOPRA about how government can go digital and it can work for everyone ...

 




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... and on BioTech Nation:


DR RAJEEV VENKAYYA

Executive Vice President,
Vaccine Business, Takeda Pharmaceuticals

... vaccines for everyone – new vaccines, that is ...

         


On BioIssue of the Week:

with science journalist DAVID EWING DUNCAN

... Top Ten Innovations of 2013 from the Cleveland Clinic ...
             

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June 17, 2014

JARED DIAMOND

Pulitzer Prize Winner, Guns, Germs and Steel
Author, The World Until Yesterday

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Moira speaks with JARED DIAMOND about our world today - and what we might learn from traditional societies ...

 




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SIMON WILKINSON

Director and CEO, Innate ImmunoTherapeutics

... a drug for later stage Multiple Sclerosis ...



On BioIssue of the Week:

with science journalist DAVID EWING DUNCAN

... technology will become your new personal physician ...
             

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June 10, 2014

EDWARD FRENKEL
UC Berkeley Mathematics Professor
Author, Love and Math … the Heart of Hidden Reality
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Moira speaks with UC Berkeley professor EDWARD FRENKEL about sneaking into math classes at Moscow University … and how mathematics is everywhere in our lives ...

 




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DR. DAVID MARTIN

Scientific Founder and CEO, AvidBiotics

... a different approach to antibiotics ...


On BioIssue of the Week:

with science journalist DAVID EWING DUNCAN

... Are Humans still evolving? ...
             

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June 3, 2014

SEAN CARROLL
Genetics Professor, University of Wisconsin
Author, Brave Genius: A Scientist, a Philosopher, and Their Daring Adventures from the French Resistance to the Nobel Prize

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Moira speaks with geneticist SEAN CARROLL about Brave Genius - two Nobel Prize-winners who were committed to the French Resistance during World War II ...

 




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... and on BioTech Nation:


DR. JOE MILETICH


Senior VP for Research and Development, Amgen Corporation

... how decoding each human's genome will affect the drugs of our future...

                     


On BioIssue of the Week:

with science journalist DAVID EWING DUNCAN

... Google vs. Death ...
             

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May 27, 2014

ANNALEE NEWITZ
Journalist and Author, Scatter, Adapt and Remember: How Humans Will Survive a Mass Extinction
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Moira speaks with journalist ANNALEE NEWITZ - they look at the past, present and possible future of mass extinctions ...

 




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ALEXIS WALLACE

President & CEO, Thrombolytic Science International (TSI) ...
             

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May 20, 2014

MICHIO KAKU
Professor of Theoretical Physics
City College and City University of New York
Host, Multiple BBC and Discovery Channels series
Author, The Future of the Mind
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Moira speaks with MICHIO KAKU about the scientific quest to understand and empower the mind ...

 




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DR. CHUCK SHOEMAKER


Professor, Veterinary School, Tufts University

... an “anti-serum” for bio-terrorism ...
             


On BioIssue of the Week:

with science journalist DAVID EWING DUNCAN

... Shakespeare –-- and DNA ...


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May 13, 2014



NOBEL LAUREATES EXPLAINED !!!

featuring University of San Francisco Professors:

LUDWIG CHINCARINI
Finance and Economics
DEAN RADER
English

STEPHEN ZUNES
Politics
JESSE ANTTILA-HUGHES
Economics
APARNA VENKATESAN
Astronomy and Physics
JASON FERNANDEZ
Biology

On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with a panel of professors from the University of San Francisco – it's "2013 Nobel Prizes Explained"

 

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May 6, 2014




FRANCIS MAUDE

Minister for the Cabinet Office
United Kingdom





Moira speaks with UK Minister FRANCIS MAUDE about the UK’s initiative for digital government services -- “digital by default”...

 

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... and on BioTech Nation:


DR. JENNIFER MILLER


Founding Director, Bioethics International

... rating the transparency of Pharmaceutical companies ...


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April 29, 2014

JEREMY RIFKIN
Author, The Zero Marginal Cost Society
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JEREMY RIFKIN talks about the Internet of Things, the Collaborative Commons and the Eclipse of Capitalism ...

 




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DR. JAY SIEGEL


Chief Biotechnology Officer
Janssen, the Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson

... New treatments and making existing treatments better ...
             


On BioIssue of the Week:

with science journalist DAVID EWING DUNCAN

... IBM’s advanced computer Watson goes to medical school ...


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April 22, 2014

 

CARMINE GALLO
Forbes.com's "Communications Coach"
Author, Talk Like TED
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Moira speaks with the Forbes.com "Communications Coach" CARMINE GALLO about how to speak like all those speakers at TED – there’s actually a little science to it!

 




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... and on BioTech Nation:


DR STEVEN POWELL


CEO, Virttu Biologics

... Adding a virus to cancer treatments to make them more effective ...


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April 15, 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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April 8, 2014

WILLIAM EASTERLY
Professor of Economics, NYU
Author, The Tyranny of Experts: Economics, Dictators, and the Forgotten Rights of the Poor
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Moira speaks with NYU professor William Easterly about the technology and the global poor - promise or overhyped ??? ...

 




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DR. JAY TUNG


Chief Research Officer, Myelin Repair Foundation

... directly repairing myelin in the brain ...
             


On BioIssue of the Week:

with science journalist DAVID EWING DUNCAN

... IBM’s advanced computer Watson goes to medical school ...


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April 1, 2014

ELIZABETH KOLBERT
Journalist, The New Yorker magazine
Author, The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History
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Moira speaks with New Yorker magazine journalist ELIZABETH KOLBERT - does science see another mass extinction ??? ...

 




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... and on BioTech Nation:


DR. BAHIJA JALLAL


Executive Vice President, Medimmune

... the new biopharma pipeline in global pharmaceuticals ...
 


On BioIssue of the Week:

with science journalist DAVID EWING DUNCAN

... J. Craig Venter’s new company: Human Longevity, Inc. ...


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March 25, 2014

JOHN DEARIE
Executive Vice President, Financial Services Forum
Author,
Where the Jobs Are

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Moira speaks with JOHN DEARIE about who creates the really, really new jobs that didn’t exist before, and what we can do to encourage their creation ...

 




EBEN UPTON
Co-Founder, Raspberry Pi

JEN PADGETT
CEO, Community Technology Alliance

... a $25 credit card-size computer and a solar-powered backpack to create a network ...

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... and on BioTech Nation:


FRANK BALL


CEO, Evena Medical

... a new way to find veins on the first try ...
  DR ROBERT McNALLY

President & CEO, GeoVax

... an update on an HIV vaccine – both preventative and in treatment ...
                         


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March 18, 2014

ALAIN DE BOTTON
Journalist
Author, The News: A User's Manual
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Moira speaks with ALAIN DE BOTTON about what's happened to “The News” in this digital age. ...

 

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DR MIKE JIROUSEK

Founder and Chief Scientific Officer, Catabasis

... an approach to double the odds that a drug will hit its target ...



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March 11, 2014

ANNIE JACOBSEN
Journalist
Author, Operation Paperclip: The Secret Intelligence Program that Brought Nazi Scientists to America after World War II
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Moira speaks with Journalist ANNIE JACOBSEN about how NASA and other federal government agencies came to be staffed by former Nazi Scientists after World War II ...

 




DAN BOTWINICK
Vice President for Program Development, Zamzee

... using games to fight childhood obesity ...

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DR. BERTRAND LEPINE

President, Fab'entech

... using French horses to produce vaccines for humans ...
           


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March 4, 2014

SETH HOROWITZ
Brown University neuroscientist
Author, How Hearing Shapes Our Minds
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Moira speaks with Brown University neuroscientist SETH HOROWITZ about the acoustic wonders of dolphins, whales and clicking shrimp its noisy down there ...

 

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... and on BioTech Nation:


DR. MICHAEL LEEK
Commercial Operations Director, Pharmacells;

... deep-freeze your own adult stem cells ...



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February 25, 2014

DANIEL PINK

Author, To Sell is Human
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Moira speaks with DANIEL PINK about all the ways to need to "sell" in our lives - and the surprising science that says the least obvious people may make the best salesmen ...

 

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... and on BioTech Nation:


 DON McCAFFREY
President and CEO, Resverlogix

... What's better than statins? – repairing veins ...



On BioIssue of the Week:

with science journalist DAVID EWING DUNCAN

... David interviews Moira!! ...


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February 18, 2014

KEVIN KELLY
Former editor-in-chief, Wired magazine

Author, Cool Tools: A catalog of possibilities
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Moira speaks with KEVIN KELLY about "Cool Tools" - which are tools of every ilk, including books, ideas, experiences and everything else under the sun ...

 




JOE BUCH
CEO, Lynx Grills

... A Smart Grill … it even texts you when it's ready ...

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... and on BioTech Nation:


BOB LINKE

President & CEO, Embera NeuroTherapeutics

... a different approach to quitting smoking ...
           


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February 11, 2014

ITAMAR SIMONSON
Professor of Marketing, Stanford Business School
EMANUEL ROSEN

Business Journalist
Co-Authors, Absolute Value: What Really Influences Customers in the Age of (Nearly) Perfect Information
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Moira speaks with Itamar Simonson and Emanuel Rosen about the fact that we – as consumers - have (nearly) perfect information about the products and services we choose ...

 

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... and on BioTech Nation:


DR. ANNALISA JENKINS

Head, Global Drug Development, EMD Serono

... patient-focused drug development ...
      


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February 4, 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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... and on BioTech Nation:


SANJ SINGH

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

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


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January 28, 2014



Broadcasting from the Consumer Electronics Show 2014 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

KEVIN KING
Inventor of the "Smart Basketball"
Co-Founder and Vice President of Engineering
Infomotion Sports Technologies


On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira the Consumer Electronics Show 2014 to find out what's new about the economics of consumer electronics, as well as global industry trends, and what it takes to be an entrepreneur – it's not just big companies creating cutting edge products ...

 

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January 21, 2014

LARRY DOWNES
Columnist, Forbes and CNET
Author, Big Bang Disruption: Strategy in the Age of Devastating Innovation
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Moira speaks with LARRY DOWNES about why the changes we are experiencing now is much more disruptive than ever before ...

 

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... and on BioTech Nation:


DR INGMAR HOERR

CEO & Co-Founder, CureVac

... making vaccines to fight everything from cancer to bacterial infections ...



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January 14, 2014




 STEVE BURRILL
CEO, Burrill & Co.

... 2013 Biotech Industry Wrap-Up ...

 

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... and on BioTech Nation:

         
GAIL GIBSON HUNT

President & CEO, National Alliance for Care Giving

... 1 out of 4 American families care for family members no longer able to care for themselves ...



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January 7, 2014

JARON LANIER
Computer Scientist and Musician
Author, Who Owns the Future?
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Moira speaks with computer scientist, JARON LANIER, about the technological aspects of who might own our future, and what we could do about it ...

 

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GENE WILLIAMS

Chairman & CEO, DART Therapeutics

... the challenge of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophe ...



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December 31, 2013

MARGALIT FOX
New York Times journalist
Author, The Riddle of the Labyrinth: The Quest to Crack an Ancient Code
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Moira speaks with New York Times journalist MARGALIT FOX about what it took to decrypt the ancient writing system used by the Minoans - remember King Minos? The Minotaur? The Labyrinth? ...

 

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... and on BioTech Nation:


DR. TIM HUBBARD

Head, Human Genome Analysis
Sanger Institute

... Britain commits to begin using a patient's whole human genome in healthcare ...

    


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December 24, 2013

GUY KAWASAKI
Former Apple Evangelist and Venture Capitalist
Author, APE: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur: How to Publish a Book
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Moira speaks with GUY KAWASAKI about how to publish a book TODAY - you'll find the answers and ideas surprising ...

 

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... and on BioTech Nation:


PETER WONG

COO, TruTag Technologies

... what you eat it all the time and it isn't organic -- it's great to fight counterfeiting ...



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December 17, 2013

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 10, 2013

WALTER ISAACSON
Former chairman, CNN
Biographer of Einstein, Benjamin Franklin, and Kissinger
Author, Steve Jobs
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Moira speaks with WALTER ISAACSON about Steve Jobs - and how that perspective has evolved since the book first came out ...

 




... and on BioTech Nation:


TIM LOWINGER
    Chief Scientific Officer,
Mersana Therapeutics

... new cancer treatments – combining chemotherapies with biological drugs ...



MATT MAHONEY
    Director, Business Development, North America
Brainwave Discovery

... human DNA in fruitflies – to study Alzheimer's and Parkinsons ...

        


On BioIssue of the Week:

with science journalist DAVID EWING DUNCAN

... a salute to Nobel Laureate Frederick Sanger ...    

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December 3, 2013

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, who spent 10 years studying the original notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci – and yes, there's genius there ...

 




... and on BioTech Nation:


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

... a new approach to addiction ...



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November 25, 2013



NOBEL LAUREATES EXPLAINED !!!

featuring University of San Francisco Professors:

LUDWIG CHINCARINI
Finance and Economics
DEAN RADER
English

STEPHEN ZUNES
Politics
JESSE ANTTILA-HUGHES
Economics
APARNA VENKATESAN
Astronomy and Physics
JASON FERNANDEZ
Biology

On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with a panel of professors from the University of San Francisco – it's "2013 Nobel Prizes Explained"

 

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November 18, 2013

GAVIN NEWSOM
Lieutenant Governor of California
Author, Citizenville – How to Take the Town Square Digital and Reinvent Government
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Moira speaks with former San Francisco mayor and California Lieutenant Governor GAVIN NEWSOM on reinventing government in the digital age ...

 




... and on BioTech Nation:


 DR. CHUCK SHOEMAKER
Professor, Veterinary School, , Tufts University

... an “anti-serum” for bio-terrorism ...



On BioIssue of the Week:

with science journalist DAVID EWING DUNCAN

... Shakespeare – and DNA ...


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November 11, 2013

CLIVE THOMPSON
Contributing Writer, New York Times Magazine
Author, Smarter That You Think: How Technology is Changing Our Minds for the Better
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Moira speaks with CLIVE THOMPSON about how smart technology is making us ...

 




... and on BioTech Nation:


DR RAJEEV VENKAYYA
Executive Vice President,
Vaccine Business, Takeda Pharmaceuticals

... vaccines for everyone – new vaccines, that is ...

         


On BioIssue of the Week:

with science journalist DAVID EWING DUNCAN

... Top Ten Innovations of 2013 from the Cleveland Clinic ...


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November 4, 2013

PO BRONSON
Author, Top Dog
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Moira speaks with PO BRONSON on the Science of Winning and Losing ...

 




... and on BioTech Nation:


 DR. MIKE CLAYMAN
President and CEO, Flexion Therapeutics

... a new approach to osteoarthritis ...

         


On BioIssue of the Week:

with science journalist DAVID EWING DUNCAN

... new bioethical challenges in professional sports ...


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October 29, 2013

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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... and on BioTech Nation:


On BioIssue of the Week:


with science journalist DAVID EWING DUNCAN

... Rare Science ...
      


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October 22, 2013

EDWARD FRENKEL
UC Berkeley Mathematics Professor
Author, Love and Math … the Heart of Hidden Reality
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Moira speaks with UC Berkeley professor EDWARD FRENKEL about sneaking into math classes at Moscow University … and how mathematics is everywhere in our lives ...

 

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... and on BioTech Nation:


DR. DAVID MARTIN
Scientific Founder and CEO, AvidBiotics

... a different approach to antibiotics ...


On BioIssue of the Week:

with science journalist DAVID EWING DUNCAN

... Are Humans still evolving? ...
        


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October 15, 2013

DAN ROAM
Founder, The Napkin Academy
Author, Blah, Blah, Blah: What to do when words dont work
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Moira speaks with DAN ROAM about picturing ideas ... instead of talking about them or writing words, words, words ...

 

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... and on BioTech Nation:


KEITH KATKIN
President & CEO, Avanir Pharmaceuticals

... emergent treatment for Pseudobulbar Affect affecting many stroke victims ...


On BioIssue of the Week:

with science journalist DAVID EWING DUNCAN

... Are Humans still evolving? ...
        


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October 8, 2013

SEAN CARROLL
Genetics Professor, University of Wisconsin
Author, Brave Genius: A Scientist, a Philosopher, and Their Daring Adventures from the French Resistance to the Nobel Prize

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Moira speaks with geneticist SEAN CARROLL about Brave Genius - two Nobel Prize-winners who were committed to the French Resistance during World War II.  

 

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... and on BioTech Nation:


DR. JOE MILETICH

Senior VP for Research and Development, Amgen Corporation

... how decoding each human's genome will affect the drugs of our future...

                     


On BioIssue of the Week:

with science journalist DAVID EWING DUNCAN

... Google vs. Death ...
        


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October 1, 2013

DONALD McDONALD
Architect, New East span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge
Author, Bay Bridge: History and Design of a New Icon

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Moira speaks with DONALD McDONALD, the architect of the new East span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.  

 

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... and on BioTech Nation:


MATTHEW HUDES

US Managing Principal, Life Sciences, Deloitte

... Healthcare Report: China, Brazil and Germany ...

              


On BioIssue of the Week:

with science journalist DAVID EWING DUNCAN

... Could federal budget cuts affect on our future health? ...
        


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September 24, 2013

SHIRLEY STRESHINSKY &
PATRICIA KLAUS

Co-Authors, An Atomic Love Story: The Extraordinary Women in Robert Oppenheimer's Life
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Moira speaks with SHIRLEY STRESHINSKY & PATRICIA KLAUS about that time in American life when a scientist and science were forefront in the minds of the public – they talk about the atomic bomb, the media embrace of Robert Oppenheimer, and national interests in the post-World War II Cold War ...  

 

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... and on BioTech Nation:


SAMANTHA COBB

CEO, AdAlta

... new therapeutics based on shark antibodies ...

    

 

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... and on BioTech Nation:


GRAHAM BROOKES

Director, PGEconomics

... environmental impact of biotech on global agriculture ...

                                           


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September 17, 2013

ALEX PANG
Futurist
Author, The Distraction Addiction: Getting the Information you need and the communication you want without enraging your family annoying your colleagues and destroying your soul
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Moira speaks with Futurist Alex Pang about life in modern times ...  

 

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... and on BioTech Nation:


ALEX KARLE

COO, The Evaluate Group

... EvaluatePharma 2013 – the Orphan Drug Report ...

                                  


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September 10, 2013

DR SANJAY BASU
Professor, Stanford University Medical School
Author, The Body Economic: Why Austerity Kills
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Moira speaks with Stanford's Dr. Sanjay Basu about how cutting some social programs when times are bad hurts more than we realize – it's actually right there in the economics data ...

 

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... and on BioTech Nation:


DAVID PRITCHARD

CEO, KaloBios

... a new approach to hospital acquired infections, which also helps cystic fibrosis...

                        


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September 3, 2013

CLIFTON LEAF
Fortune magazine Contributing Editor
Author, The Truth in Small Doses: Why We're Losing the War on Cancer … and How to Win It
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Moira speaks with CLIFTON LEAF at the 40 year old war on cancer ...

 

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... and on BioTech Nation:


DR. BEN CHEN

Executive Chairman, Immune Targeting Systems

... why your T cells are great candidates for fighting immune system challenges, from the flu to cancer ...

                


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August 27, 2013

DAVID EPSTEIN
Senior Writer from Sports Illustrated
Author, The Sports Gene: Inside the Science of Extraordinary Athletic Performance
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Moira speaks with Sports Illustrated's DAVID EPSTEIN about sports and athletic performance ...

 

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... and on BioTech Nation:


DR. MELISSA ALCORN

Intellectual Property Attorney, Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation

... decades of tissue samples from Lupus now digitally available for general medical research ...



On BioIssue of the Week:

with science journalist DAVID EWING DUNCAN

... if your DNA is online, can someone figure out it's you? ...
           


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August 20, 2013

RAY KURZWEIL
National Medal of Technology winner
Author, How to Create a Mind: The Secret of Human Thought Revealed
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Moira speaks with RAY KURZWEIL about how the mind is structured inside the brain - and how much room you have, now that there is the Internet ...

 

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... and on BioTech Nation:


MIKE MARTINO

President & CEO, Ambit Biosciences

... progress with Acute Myeloid Leukemia ...

                


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August 13, 2013

AJIT VARKI
Professor, UC San Diego

Author, Denial – Self-Deception, False Beliefs, and the Origins of the Human Mind
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Moira speaks with DR. AJIT VARKI about why did humans develop such complex mental abilities and other species did not ...

 




... and on BioTech Nation:


KEN KELLY

CEO, PaxVax

... how to vaccinate 6.5 billion people in less than 120 days for less than a dollar a dose ...

                


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August 6, 2013

SARA ELIZABETH RICHARDS
Health and Science Journalist

Author, Motherhood Rescheduled: The New Frontier of Egg Freezing and the Women Who Tried It
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Moira speaks with SARA ELIZABETH RICHARDS about re-scheduling Motherhood – women can actually freeze their own eggs ...

 




... and on BioTech Nation:


CLIFF STOCKS

CEO, TheraClone Sciences

... newly-formulated flu shots ...

         


On BioIssue of the Week:

with science journalist DAVID EWING DUNCAN

... the microbiome – there's a hundred trillion critters in each of us ...
                


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July 30, 2013

GUNNAR CARLSSON
Professor of Mathematics, Stanford University
Co-Founder, Ayasdi, Palo Alto, CA


Moira speaks with GUNNAR CARLSSON about Big Data and its applications today and tomorrow ...

 




... and on BioTech Nation:


DR. JOHN BEADLE

CEO, PsiOxus Therapeutics
Oxford, England

... oncolytic viruses ...

                     


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July 23, 2013

MARIO LIVIO
Astrophysicist,
Space Telescope Science Institute

Author, Brilliant Blunders: From Darwin to Einstein
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Moira speaks with MARIO LIVIO about Colossal Mistakes by Great Scientists that changed our understanding of Life and the Universe ...

 




... and on BioTech Nation:


GARETH WILLIAMS

European Patent Attorney, Marks & Clerk
Cambridge, England

... considerations vis-a-vis global biotech patents ...

                   


On BioIssue of the Week:

with science journalist DAVID EWING DUNCAN

... the Supreme Court and their Myriad Genetics decision ...
           


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July 16, 2013

Tech Nation broadcasts from the International Biotechnology Conference, BIO 2013, in Chicago, Illinois

JIM GREENWOOD
President & CEO
Biotechnology Industry Organization

RACHEL KING
Chair
Biotechnology Industry Organization

CEO
GlycoMimetics, addressing Sickle Cell Disease

MIKE MAY
Editorial Director
YALI FRIEDMAN

Editor, WorldView Scorecard
Scientific American WorldView 2013

STEVE BURRILL
CEO
Burrill & Co., Venture Capital, Merchant Banking and Media

GLEN GIOMANETTI
Global Life Sciences Leader
Ernst & Young

           


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July 9, 2013

GARY SHAPIRO
President & CEO
Consumer Electronics Association

Author, Ninja Innovation
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Moira speaks with Consumer Electronics Association President GARY SHAPIRO about the nature of innovation and what that means to each of us individually ...

 




... and on BioTech Nation:


DR. JOHN LATHAM

Chief Scientific Officer, Alder Bio

... a new way to control our cholesterol based on the DNA of very low cholesterol human beings ...

         


On BioIssue of the Week:

with science journalist DAVID EWING DUNCAN

... a new poll measures our understanding of science ...
           


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July 2, 2013

BRIAN FAGAN
Emeritus Professor, Anthropology, UC Santa Barbara
Author, The Attacking Ocean – The Past, Present and Future of Rising Sea Levels
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Moira speaks with DR. BRIAN FAGAN about the rising Ocean – what the Earth looked like during the Ice Age, as opposed to today ... and what will it look like in the years to come ... ...

 

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... and on BioTech Nation:


MIKE WEBB

CEO, Allegro Diagnostics

... a DNA diagnostic for the #1 cancer – lung cancer ...

                


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