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BioTech Nation Radio with Dr Moira Gunn

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BioTech Nation Radio with Dr Moira Gunn

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Episode 18-42 Draw Me a Picture!

10/18/2018
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On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with Dan Roam, the founder of The Napkin Academy and author of “Draw To Win”. And on Tech Nation Health, a new model for addressing genetically-driven diseases affecting a small number of patients. Neal Kumar is the CEO of Bridge Bio. And Chief Correspondent Dr. Daniel Kraft reviews new technologies to determine the health status of our hearts.

Duration:00:58:59

Episode 18-41 Valuing a Worker’s Work in the Tech Age

10/11/2018
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On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with Dr. Mariana Mazzucato, (Mat-zu-cat-toe) a professor of the Economics of Innovation and Public Value at University College London. Her book is “The Value of Everything … Making and Taking in the Global Economy”. Then on Tech Nation Health, Tim Shannon from Canaan Partners discusses some terms with potential in the future of medicine: “protein degradation” and “synthetic lethality”. And Chief Correspondent Dr. Daniel Kraft reviews the latest FDA...

Duration:00:58:59

Episode 18-40 All that personal medical data

10/3/2018
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On this week’s Tech Nation, Dr. Eric Schadt, the Founder & CEO of Sema4 talks about the explosion of personal medical information, and how it could work for us in the future. Then on Tech Nation Health, work on a vaccine to treat Alzheimer’s … and potentially prevent it. Dr. Ajay Verma, Chief Medical Officer of United Neuroscience tells us how and why it might work. Then Chief Correspondent Dr. Daniel Kraft talks about The Age Wave.

Duration:00:58:59

Episode 18-39 Zombies … again

9/27/2018
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On this week’s Tech Nation, Wired science journalist Matt Simon and his book: “Plight of the Living Dead: What Real-Life Zombies Reveal About Our World – and Ourselves”. Who’s a parasite? Who’s a host to a parasite? And who might be controlled by one? Then on Tech Nation Health, Chief Correspondent Dr. Daniel Kraft relates a story about a man and his smartwatch – it saved his life.

Duration:00:58:59

Episode 18-38 Surviving Natural Disasters

9/22/2018
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On this week’s Tech Nation, how natural disasters shaped civilizations. Former USGS scientist, Dr. Lucy Jones joins Moira to talk about her book: “The Big Ones”. Then on Tech Nation Health, treating medical conditions with a person’s own cells. Nina Kjellson (Shell-son), Managing Partner, from Canaan Partners explains the challenges of car-T therapy in treating cancer patients, and Vericel’s Gerard Michel describes their work repairing cartilage in the knee and severe burns. Also, Chief...

Duration:00:58:59

Episode 18-37 Leading Matters – in Innovation and Beyond

9/12/2018
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On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with John Hennessey, chairman of the board of Alphabet, the parent company of google. From computer science professor to President of Stanford University, he talks about his book: “Leading Matters: Lessons from My Journey”. Then, if you think the Internet is global with just the click of a mouse, think again. Moira speak with Keith Rockwell, the Director of the Information and External Relations Division at the World Trade Organization. They’ll talk...

Duration:00:58:59

Episode 18-36 Making Breakthrough Medicine Faster and for Everyone

9/6/2018
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On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with Dr. Sue Desmond-Hellman, the CEO of The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Dr. Penny Heaton, CEO of The Bill & Melinda Gates Medical Research Institute, also called Gates MRI. Then scientist-entrepreneur Dr. Jake Glanville, co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer of Distributed Bio, talks about developing a universal flu vaccine.

Duration:00:58:59

Episode 18-35 Technology and Iron – from the Middle Ages to modern France

8/30/2018
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On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with Jean-Jacques Augagneur, CEO of Lacanche, and Chef Patrick Boisjot, the Director of Export. It’s a story of technology and iron - from the Middle Ages through the French Revolution and the Industrial Age up until today - a “bespoke” French stove from a single, tiny village in remote France.

Duration:00:58:59

Episode 18-34 The Reading Brain in the Digital World

8/30/2018
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On this week’s Tech Nation, cognitive scientist Maryanne Wolf and her book: “Reader, Come Home: The Reading Brain in a Digital World”. Then on Tech Nation Health, neuroscientist Dr. Mark Gurney, CEO of Tetra Discovery Partners, talks treatments for such challenges as Fragile X Syndrome, Alzheimer’s disease, and traumatic brain injury.

Duration:00:58:59

Episode 18-33 The Advantages of “Unsafe Thinking”

8/20/2018
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On this week’s Tech Nation, Fast Company columnist Jonah Sachs. His book is “Unsafe Thinking: How to Be Nimble and Bold When You Need It Most”. Then on Tech Nation Health, Dr. Tom Lowery (“L’ow!-ree”) from T2 Biosystems – their part in fighting life-threatening Sepsis. And David Domzalski from Foamix Pharmaceuticals talks about a new approach to America’s most common skin disorder: Acne.

Duration:00:58:59

Episode 18-32 Five Stars

8/8/2018
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On this week’s Tech Nation, Forbes.com columnist Carmine Gallo returns with “Five Stars … The Communication Secrets to Get from Good to Great”. Then on Tech Nation Health, Dr. Dan Gold, CEO of MEI Pharma, joins Moira to talk about the eight out of nine drugs which fail FDA clinical trials. MEI Pharma sees this as opportunity.

Duration:00:58:59

Episode 18-31 Precision – it’s everywhere

8/1/2018
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On this week’s Tech Nation, Simon Winchester joins us to talk about “The Perfectionists: How Precision Engineers Created the Modern World”. Then on Tech Nation Health, how do we test new medications on our immune systems? We’ll hear from Dave Johnson from Gigagen about building synthetic immune systems outside our bodies to do just that. Also Chief Correspondent, Dr. Daniel Kraft, talks about transformative technologies.

Duration:00:58:59

Episode 18-30 MD’s – 24/7 – wherever you are

7/25/2018
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On this week’s Tech Nation, Rich Berner, the CEO of MDLIVE, talks about access to physicians from your smartphone - 24/7. And on Tech Nation Health, Dr. John Beadle, the CEO of Psioxus, describes about how they build new viruses to target cancer cells, and Jim Joyce, the CEO of Aethlon Medical, talks about filtering high-threat infectious viruses with their product: Hemopurifier.

Duration:00:58:59

Episode 18-29 The Science of Curiosity

7/18/2018
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On this week’s Tech Nation, Dr. Mario Livio and his book: Why? What Makes Us Curious. And on Tech Nation Health, a look at rapid genome analysis for newborns in trouble. Dr. Stephen Kingsmore, the President and CEO of the Rady Children’s Institute for Genomic Medicine tells us about their experience.

Duration:00:58:59

Episode 18-28 Who Owns Athlete’s Data?

7/11/2018
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On this week’s Tech Nation, members of the CES 2018 panel “Who Owns Athlete’s Data?” Dr. Leslie Saxon, from the Keck School of Medicine at USC, and Eric Winston, the President of the NFL Players Association. Dave Aufhauser, Managing Director, Sports and Entertainment at Intel on the fan experience with live 360 Virtual Reality. And Guy Kawasaki with a vision of our futures with autonomous vehicles.

Duration:00:58:59

Episode 18-27 The Science of “Popular” vs. “Likable”

7/3/2018
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On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with Dr. Mitch Prinstein, a professor of psychology and neuroscience at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. There’s a science to being popular – and a proven path to likability. Then on Tech Nation Health, Chief Correspondent Dr Daniel Kraft brings 3D printing into healthcare – there’s a lot of value there – far more than printing cute little widgets just for fun. And Dr. Serge Saxonov, CEO of 10x Genomics, explains how our current...

Duration:00:58:59

Episode 18-26 Science tells us – we are driven by our Unconscious

6/27/2018
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Moira speaks with Yale psychology professor John Bargh about “Before You Know It – The Unconscious Reasons We Do What We Do”. And on Tech Nation Health, a radical new treatment to replace human skin following a serious burn. Dr. Denver Lough (“Low”), the President & CEO of PolarityTE, tells us how it works, and how a group of doctors left a hospital burn center to bring this new technology worldwide.

Duration:00:58:59

Episode 18-999 Unedited 2005 interview with Elizabeth Holmes recorded at KQED in San Francisco

6/25/2018
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Unedited 2005 interview with Elizabeth Holmes, President & CEO, Theranos. Recorded at KQED in San Francisco Tech Nation Media retains full rights regarding this transcript, the raw audio it reflects, and the final edited audio which aired over NPR Now and other broadcast and Internet venues. Attribution should be given as “Unedited Tech Nation interview with Elizabeth Holmes by Dr. Moira Gunn, KQED, May, 2005”. Re-publishing and/or re-airing on any medium beyond “fair use” requires the...

Duration:00:12:42

Episode 18-24 Data for the People

6/12/2018
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On this week’s Tech Nation, Andreas Weigand, former chief scientist at Amazon, and author of “Data for the People.” Then on Tech Nation Health, Dr. Marshall Summar, Director of the Rare Disease Institute and Chief of Genetics and Metabolism at Children’s National Health System in Washington, DC. They talk about treating rare diseases in the very young, and the efforts to support families, local pediatricians and the patients themselves, nationwide and around the world.

Duration:00:59:00

Episode 18-23 Principles – Life and Work

6/6/2018
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On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with … Ray Dalio, the founder and co-chair of Bridgewater Associates, which he founded 40 years ago in his 2 bedroom apartment. Today it is recognized as the world’s largest hedge fund. His mental processes, his values and how he sees the world are all part of his book “Principles: Life and Work”. Then on Tech Nation Health, the biotechnology of CRISPR. We hear from Katrine Bosley, the President & CEO of Editas Medicine. This is a new kind of...

Duration:00:59:00