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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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     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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... 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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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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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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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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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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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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