Topic: Science and Technology (general)
Dr. Moira Gunn speaks with New Zealander Stephen Hall, Chief Executive of Genesis R&D, who discusses the search for new sources of fuel for bio-refineries.
In this audio interview, Moira Gunn talks to Julia Novy-Hildesley, the executive director of the Lemelson Foundation. They discuss how technology may elevate half the world's population into a new global middle class.
Dr. Moira Gunn speaks with Steen Riisgaard, the President of Novozymes. Riisgaard explains why Novozymes' annual report also includes its environmental record.
In this audio interview with Moira Gunn, forensic anthropologist Kathy Reich talks about Tempe Brennan, the main character in Reichs's books and the weekly Fox television series Bones.
The scientific traditions of collaboration, transparency and sharing can be at odds with the constraints of publishers, patents and copy protection. Science Commons is a new project of the Creative Commons with a mission to facilitate the growth of an openly accessible commons for scientific knowledge. In this talk, Paula Le Dieu maps out some of the alternative models for journal publishing, licensing and data sharing which can help promote the flow of scientific results and innovation.
Dr. Moira Gunn speaks with Dr. Rick Jones, Vice President for Product Development at BioRexis Pharmaceutical Corporation. He reviews many of the new breakthroughs in treating diabetes.
Dr. Moira Gunn speaks with Dr. Hilary Koprowski, a Professor of Immunology at Thomas Jefferson University. You may not know his name, but half a century ago, he created the live polio vaccine.
Dean Kamen has literally changed the world by turning breakthrough ideas into practical products. In this audio interview with Globeshakers host Tim Zak, Kamen discusses the power of technology to change society. He also talks about what it takes to persevere in the face of public and professional resistance toward inventions and technology that can actually make people's lives better.
Dr. Moira Gunn talks to forensic anthropologist, Dr. Robert Mann. He relates the science behind identifying the remains of the Vietnam vet, originally interred in the Tomb of the Unknowns.
On BioTech Nation, Dr. Moira Gunn speaks with Dr. Mahendra Rao, the Vice President of Research in Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Technologies for Invitrogen. He'll tell us how a stem cell line dies out, and what this means for the Presidential Stem Cell Lines, the only ones approved for federal funding. Then on the BioIssue of the Week, we'll find out why the 2004
California Stem Cell Initiative appears to be in limbo.