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BioTech Nation Radio with Dr Moira Gunn

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Episode 19-12 Part II – Chernobyl – Then and Now...

3/20/2019
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On this week’s Tech Nation, historian and MIT professor Kate Brown talks about “Manual for Survival … A Chernobyl Guide to the Future”. She looks at the long term impact of Chernobyl – on humans, on the environment, on the politics of governments with nuclear capabilities, and even on international humanitarian organizations.

Duration:00:58:59

Episode 19-11 Part I – Chernobyl: Then and Now

3/13/2019
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On this week’s Tech Nation, part I of a two-part series on Chernobyl: Then and Now. Journalist Adam Higginbotham, author of “Midnight in Chernobyl”, recounts what exactly happened at the time of the accident. Later in the show, Vincent Keunen, the Founder and CEO of Andaman7, describes a new app to collect and manage your own medical records, and Helen Torley of Halozyme returns to talk about a technology which reduces the time for infusion therapy.

Duration:00:58:59

Episode 19-10 Guy Kawasaki – Lessons from a Life

3/6/2019
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On this week’s Tech Nation, Guy Kawasaki, the chief evangelist for Canva, and former chief evangelist of Apple, looks back on his life in “Wise Guy … Lessons from a Life”. Then Pat Condo, CEO of NTENT, describes how our world is changing now that we can speak to the tech around us. Helen Torley, President and CEO of Halozyme, explores how we might fight different aspects of a cancer, making existing cancer treatments more effective. Its first target – pancreatic cancer, with other cancers...

Duration:00:58:59

Episode 19-09 What about the Humans in Self-Driving Cars?

3/1/2019
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Michael Shermer about “Heavens on Earth – The Scientific Search for the Afterlife, Immortality, and Utopia.” Then on Tech Nation Health, Carl Ware from the Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute, talks about their research into viruses, cancer and autoimmune diseases.

Duration:00:59:00

Episode 19-08 What about the Humans in Self-Driving Cars?

2/20/2019
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On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks Andrew Poliak, Vice President for Strategy and Innovation at Panasonic Automotive Systems America, about the human experience within self-driving cars, as well as cars of the future. Also, Gary Davis, the Chief Consumer Security Evangelist at McAfee talks about the human experience of security in our homes, while Jennifer Ernst, the CEO of Tivic Health, reveals their electrical medical device - just approved by the FDA - to relieve sinus pain.

Duration:00:58:59

Episode 19-07 Predicting Weather – Data, Computers, and All of Us

2/13/2019
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On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with the people who predict the weather - Todd Hutchinson, the Director of Numerical Weather Prediction at The Weather Company, and Cameron Clayton, the General Manager of Watson Media & Weather. And another question – what’s in the food we eat? And where did it come from? Moira speaks with Brigid McDermott, Vice President of IBM Food Trust. From one field to one processor to one supermarket, technology can keep tiny problems tiny.

Duration:00:58:59

Episode 19-06 The Smart Home comes of age

2/6/2019
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On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with three takes on what would work well in a Smart Home, the projected US trends in consumer technology – what you will likely buy this year, and a tiny chip that can monitor the air that we breathe.

Duration:00:58:59

Episode 19-05 PERFORMANCE – improving physically

1/30/2019
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On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with Surgeon Dr. Justin Barad, the co-founder and CEO of Osso VR. They help surgeons to learn new medical techniques better. And another MD, Dr. Daniel Chao co-founded Halo Neuroscience to improve any activity requiring repetitive motion – from athletes to musicians to people recovering strokes and even surgeons.

Duration:00:58:59

Episode 19-04 PAIN – when you don’t feel it, and when you can’t stop

1/23/2019
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On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with we’re talking about pain. Podiatric surgeon Dr. David Armstrong, a Professor of Surgery at the Keck School of Medicine at USC, and Davide Vigano, CEO of Sensoria, talk about the long term effect of diabetes on the feet, and how to prevent and help heal problems. Dr. Shai Gozani, the President and CEO of NeuroMetrix, talks about their solution for treating chronic pain, and a study of pain sufferers in the face of the opioid crisis.

Duration:00:58:59

Episode 19-03 Info We Trust?

1/16/2019
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On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with data storyteller RJ Andrews, the author, “Info We Trust: How to Inspire the World with Data.” Then on Tech Nation Health, Ali Fattay, the CEO of Curis, talks about moving cancer treatments from the most common method - infusions - to pills. And chief correspondent Dr. Daniel Kraft discusses Circadian Medicine – paying attention to your Circadian rhythm turns out to be important, even in the modern Healthcare.

Duration:00:58:59

Episode 19-02 Is Elon Musk More Important Than Steve Jobs?

1/9/2019
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On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with New Zealand journalist, Hamish McKenzie about his book: “Insane Mode – How Elon Musk’s Tesla Sparked an Electric Revolution to End the Age of Oil”. Then on this week’s Tech Nation Health, testing for Alzheimer’s Disease long before any outward symptoms appear. Carlo Medici, CEO of Alzeca describes their efforts, and our chief correspondent, Dr. Daniel Kraft, talks about the ability to control technology with voice and how it will significantly...

Duration:00:58:59

Episode 19-01 Humanity Rising?

1/4/2019
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On this week’s Tech Nation, Harvard professor Steven Pinker makes the case that we’re better off today than ever before. His book is “Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress.” Then on Tech Nation Health, Chief Correspondent Dr. Daniel Kraft takes us beyond the hype on “artificial intelligence” in healthcare.

Duration:00:59:00

Episode 18-52 The Valley of Arequipa, Peru

12/27/2018
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On this week’s Tech Nation, we discover what science might do for Food, Energy, Water and the Environment in the Arequipa Valley of Peru. Purdue University geosciences professor Tim Filley describes their work. Then on Tech Nation Health, what the World Health Organization calls out as a burning need – healthcare management. Steve Sammut joins us with a solution in Africa. And Tech Nation Health Chief Correspondent, Dr. Daniel Kraft talks about electroceuticals - electricity as medicine.

Duration:00:59:00

Episode 18-51 Scientific Evidence for Emotional Courage?

12/19/2018
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On this week’s Tech Nation, psychologist Dr. Susan David speaks on “Emotional Agility” as well as her TED Talk, “The Gift and Power of Emotional Courage”. Then on Tech Nation Health: The opioid crisis. Chief Correspondent Dr. Daniel Kraft to brings us up-to-date with the surprising findings of a new study.

Duration:00:59:00

Episode 18-50 The World Changes with the Smartphone

12/12/2018
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On this week’s Tech Nation, former CNN journalist and Managing Editor of Foreign Policy, Ravi Agrawal with “India Connected … How the Smartphone is Transforming the World’s Largest Democracy.” Then, we’ll hear from Jamie Metzl on “Hacking Darwin: Genetic Engineering and the Future of Humanity.”

Duration:00:58:59

Episode 18-49 3D Printing Transforms Global Trade

12/5/2018
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On this week’s Tech Nation, how Global Trade will change with manufacturing turning to commercial-grade 3D printers. Dartmouth professor Richard D’Aveni is the author of “The Pan-Industrial Revolution – How New Manufacturing Titans Will Transform the World”. Then on Tech Nation Health, producing your own cells to deliver on the promise of Precision Medicine. Steve Bagshaw, the CEO of FujiFilm Diosynth Biotechnologies, explains what they do. And Chief Correspondent Dr. Daniel Kraft gives us...

Duration:00:59:00

Episode 18-48 How Childhood Adversity Affects Lifetime Health

11/28/2018
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On this week’s Tech Nation, Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, the CEO of the Center for Youth Wellness in San Francisco, with her new book “The Deepest Well … Healing the Long-Term Effects of Childhood Adversity”. Then on Tech Nation Health, Chief Correspondent Dr. Daniel Kraft talks about … the microbiome, and how the right surgical intervention can change everything.

Duration:00:59:00

Episode 18-47 There’s Genius in “Quirky”

11/21/2018
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On this week’s Tech Nation, NYU professor Melissa Schilling talks about everyone from Albert Einstein to Steve Jobs and Elon Musk in “Quirky – The Remarkable Story of the Traits, Foibles, and Genius of Breakthrough Innovators Who Changed the World.” Then on Tech Nation Health, Dr. Chris Smith from the start-up, Q-Sera in Brisbane, Australia, tells us how the venomous Australian Brown snake lashed out at the wrong scientist.

Duration:00:59:00

Episode 18-46 The Power of Moments

11/16/2018
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Moira speaks with Duke University Senior Fellow, Dan Heath, about “The Power of Moments”. It turns out, we actually remember our life in slices of time. Then on Tech Nation Health, it’s the power of viruses – against cancer. Moira speaks with Dr. Harry Gruber, the President for Science and Innovation at Tocagen about their genetically engineered viruses. Their first, glioblastoma, has received breakthrough therapy designation from the FDA. Tocagen is also working on colorectal, breast, lung,...

Duration:00:58:59

Episode 18-45 The AI Delusion

11/7/2018
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On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with Pomona College professor Gary Smith about how we humans are the intelligent ones .. and not computers. He de-hypes our expectations of Artificial Intelligence in “The AI Delusion”. Then on Tech Nation Health, a look at the global biotech industry, its accomplishments and its challenges. Jim Greenwood, the President & CEO of BIO, joins us to cover everything from scientific breakthroughs to plentiful jobs for the non-scientists among us.

Duration:00:58:59