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June 9, 2015

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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June 2, 2015

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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... and on BioTech Nation:


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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May 26, 2015


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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May 19, 2015

LIOR ZOREF

Former Vice President of Marketing at Microsoft,
Consumer and Online Services
Author, Mindsharing, The Art of Crowdsourcing Everything

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Moira speaks with LIOR ZOREF about how crowdsourcing has expanded far more than originally envisioned ...

 




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DR JOE MILETICH

Senior Vice President, R&D, Amgen

... “oncolytic viruses” target cancer, and lowering cholesterol based on genetics ...
 

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May 12, 2015

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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May 5, 2015

JUAN ENRIQUEZ
Futurist and Venture Capitalist Author, Evolving Ourselves: How Unnatural Selection and Nonrandom Mutation are Changing Life on Earth

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Moira speaks with JUAN ENRIQUEZ about how intentional mutations we can now engineer may and will change life as we know it ...

 

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... and on BioTech Nation:

DR BARBARA FOX

CEO, Avaxia Biologics

... pediatric IBD – inflammatory bowel disease ...

DR. DR CRAIG AUDET
Head of Global Regulatory Affairs, Arena Pharmaceuticals

... an FDA-approved obesity drug also considered for smoking cessation ...

 

 

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April 28, 2015

BRIAN FAGAN
Emeritus professor of Anthropology
UC Santa Barbara
Author, The Intimate Bond: How Animals Shaped Human History

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Moira speaks with Anthopology professor Brian Fagan about the evidence of connection between man and animals throughout history, and its undeniable impact ...

 

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... and on BioTech Nation:

DR ESZTER NAGY

CEO, Arsanis

... utilizing old scientific knowledge to create antibodies against MRSA ...

DR. Dr. JACK HU
Director of Engineering, Arytha Biosciences

... a toxin nano-sponge to mop up MRSA ...

 

 

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April 21, 2015

PAUL VIGNA and MICHAEL J. CASEY
Wall Street Journal columnistsCo-Authors, The Age of Cryptocurrency – How Bitcoin aand Digital Money are Challenging the Global Economic Order

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Moira speaks with Wall Street Journal columnists PAUL VIGNA and MICHAEL J. CASEY talk about Bitcoin, digital money and all manner of trusted vehicles of value in the Internet Age ...

 

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... and on BioTech Nation:

DR. WALTER OGIER

CEO, Acetylon Pharmaceuticals

... a strategic approach to fighting drug resistance in the blood cancer Multiple Myeloma ...

 

 

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April 14, 2015

CHUCK MARTIN
CEO, Mobile Future Institute
Author, Mobile Influence: The New Power of the Consumer
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Moira speaks with CHUCK MARTIN, who tells us we no longer *go* shopping – we always *are* shopping ...

 

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... and on BioTech Nation:

TIM EVAVOLD
Director of Automotive Delivery, Covisint

Moira speaks with Covisint's TIMOTHY EVAVOLD about online services for all car manufacturers can easily come together ...

 


DR. MIKE DAVIES
CEO, Blueberry Therapeutics

... a new approach to MRSA – the bacterium resistant to our traditional antibiotics ...

 

 

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April 7, 2015

MARC GOODMAN
Former FBI Futurist-in-Residence
Author, Future Crimes: Everything is Connected, Everyone is Vulnerable, and What We Can Do About It

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Moira speaks with former FBI Futurist-in-Residence MARC GOODMAN talks about how cybercrime will affect us in the future ...

 

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... and on BioTech Nation:

DR. LAURA SHAWVER

CEO, Cleave Biosciences
Founder, Clearity Foundation

... new strategies in support of ovarian cancer ...

 

 

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March 31, 2015

MATT RICHTEL
Pulitzer Prize winner
New York Times journalist
Author, A Deadly Wandering

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and Matt's novel: The Doomsday Equation

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Moira speaks with New York Times journalist Matt Richtel about his two books - one non-fiction about the first case of texting while driving, and a novel where computers predict the end of civilization ...

 

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... and on BioTech Nation:

DR. KEVIN COX

CEO, Imanova

PROFESSOR ROGER GUNN
Professor of Molecular Neuroimaging
Imperial College London
Chief Scientific Officer, Imanova

... discovering where medications go throughout the body ...

 

 

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March 24, 2015

MICHAEL GAZZANIGA
UC Santa Barbara Professor, Neuroscience
Author, Tales from Both Sides of the Brain: A Life in Neuroscience

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Moira speaks with UC Santa Barbara professor MICHAEL GAZZANIGA. He tells us about both sides of our brains – in fact, there are many parts to our brains – not just a right hemisphere, and a left ...

 

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PROFESSOR DAME SALLY DAVIES

UK Government’s Senior Medical Advisor
Chief Medical Officer for England

Author, The Drugs Don’t Work: A Global Threat




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... the UK’s plan to fight drug resistance ...


 

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March 17, 2015

GUY KAWASAKI
Former Apple Evangelist
PEG FITZPATRICK
Social Media Strategist
Co-Author, The Art of Social Media – Power Tips for Power Users
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Moira speaks with GUY KAWASAKI and PEG FITZPATRICK about how to work effectively with social media to create value for yourself and others ...

 




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  DR K. JOHN MORROW, JR.

Biotech/Genetics Journalist and Researcher
Author,
Cancer, Autism and their Epigenetic Roots

... epigenetics - Science has learned what surrounds your DNA affects its function ...
             

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March 10, 2015

CARMINE GALLO
Forbes.com's "Communications Coach"
Author, Talk Like TED

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Moira speaks with 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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  DR. STEVEN POWELL

CEO, Virttu Biologics

... adding a virus to a cancer treatment to make it more effective ...

 

 

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March 3, 2015

MICHAEL SHERMER
Scientific American columnist
Editor-in-Chief, skeptic.com
Author, The Moral Arc … How Science and reason lead Humanity toward Truth, Justice, and Freedom

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Moira speaks with Scientific American columnist Michael Shermer about how science and reason shape humanity's perspective over time ...

 

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... and on BioTech Nation:

DR. RIANN CONRADIE

Executive Founder, LifeQ

... modelling the human body – and you can participate ...

ROBERT COULL
CEO, Scioderm

... new success in treating EB – Epidermolysis Bulossa ...
 

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February 24, 2015

PETER NOWAK
Technology Journalist
Author, Humans 3.0 ... the Upgrading of the Species

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Moira speaks with Canadian Tech Journalist Peter Nowak about the impact on humans given today's technology - we've gone beyond Humans 2.0, all the way to version 3.0 ...

 

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... and on BioTech Nation:

DR. NEIL WARMA

President and CEO, Opexa Therapeutics

... promising efforts in treating the secondary progressive stage of Multiple Sclerosis ...


 
On BioIssue of the Week:

with science journalist DAVID EWING DUNCAN

... DNA testing of herbal supplements shows contents can be problematic ...
 

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February 17, 2015

DR. ERIC TOPOL
Cardiologist and Director, Scripps Translational Science Institute
Author, The Patient Will See You Now … The Future of Medicine is in Your Hands

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Moira speaks with Scripps Genomics professor and cardiologist DR. ERIC TOPOL about the massive changes coming now that there is an explosion of patient data - all sourced by electronic devices and the patient ...

 

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DR. RICHARD BINIER

CEO, Vigilant, Lausanne, Switzerland

... their CES 2015 Innovation Award-winning technology for insulin-dependent diabetics ...


 
On BioIssue of the Week:

with science journalist DAVID EWING DUNCAN

... the promise of wearable technologies ...
 

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February 10, 2015

DAVID LINDEN
Neuroscience Professor
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Author, Touch … The Science of Hand, Heart, and Mind

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Moira speaks with Johns Hopkins neuroscience professor David J. Linden about Touch - that "always-on" sense that links physical sensation to brain and emotion ...

 

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... and on BioTech Nation:

DR. ANTHONY RAESIDE

Head of Research, The Evaluate Group, London

... Evaluate Pharma World Preview Report 2014 – Outlook to 2020 ...


 
On BioIssue of the Week:

with science journalist DAVID EWING DUNCAN

... President Obama’s announcement about a precision medicine initiative ...
 

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February 3, 2015



SIR ANDREW DILLON
CEO, NICE, the UK’s National Institute for Health and Care Excellence


Moira speaks with SIR ANDREW DILLON, the CEO of NICE, about the challenges and opportunities of creating policy for the National Health Service ...

 

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... and on BioTech Nation:

DR. DAVID BORKHOLDER
Bausch & Lomb Associate Professor of Microsystems Engineering
Rochester Institute of Technology
Founder and CTO,
Blackbox Biometrics

... impact technology for soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan experiencing IEDs, now available to measuring everyday concussive events in sports ...

DR. SIMON CHERRY
Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Radiology
University of California, Davis

... the development of a whole body scanner to detect and qualify cancer in a single sweep ...
 

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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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... and on BioTech Nation:


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. ...

 

 

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