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Science & the City brings you a weekly podcast featuring cutting-edge research and science from New York City and beyond. Leading scientists tell their stories in a mixture of documentaries, interviews, and lectures. Visit www.scienceandthecity.org.

Science & the City brings you a weekly podcast featuring cutting-edge research and science from New York City and beyond. Leading scientists tell their stories in a mixture of documentaries, interviews, and lectures. Visit www.scienceandthecity.org.
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New York, United States

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Science & the City brings you a weekly podcast featuring cutting-edge research and science from New York City and beyond. Leading scientists tell their stories in a mixture of documentaries, interviews, and lectures. Visit www.scienceandthecity.org.

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English


Episodes

Inspiring Stories from the Future of STEM

1/18/2018
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We hear all the time that building a robust future for STEM relies on engaging diverse groups of young people in STEM fields today. The Academy's Global STEM Alliance program is focused on doing just that. Meet four young women participating in our programs who offer inspiring insights into their hopes for their careers and the field, and hear about the innovative projects they're working on today.

Duration:00:27:15


Rethinking Climate Change

1/5/2018
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Climate change may be controversial in the political realm, but for three Blavatnik Awards Scholars, all leading experts in environmental studies, there is no debate. The Earth's ice sheets, glaciers, forests, and animals have all been altered by high levels of CO2 and increasing global temperatures. But are these changes permanent? This podcast examines the latest ecological, geological, and biogeographic research related to climate change. This podcast was produced as part of the 2017...

Duration:00:30:19


Proof of Concept Centers: Small Materials Solving Big Problems

12/7/2017
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How can we do more without causing less strain on the environment? In this podcast we continue our discussion with New York entrepreneurs participating in the state's Proof of Concept Centers program. This time, we take a deeper look at two companies addressing garbage and energy storage by taking on what some may think of as the smaller aspects of these problems. This podcast is made possible by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), PowerBridgeNY, and...

Duration:00:19:36


Reevaluating Clinical Trial Design

10/20/2017
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Clinical trials to evaluate new drugs are typically built around one design, the randomized controlled trial, but this method has come under scrutiny in recent years for being expensive, lengthy, and cumbersome. In this podcast you'll hear from experts asking if alternative designs would be better for determining the safety and efficacy of new therapies. This podcast was produced following a conference on this topic held in partnership between the NYU School of Medicine and the Academy. It...

Duration:00:48:59


Proof of Concept Centers: Tackling Industrial Waste

9/25/2017
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The management and removal of industrial waste is a concern that faces companies and governments around the world. In this podcast you'll hear from entrepreneurs in New York participating in the state's Proof of Concept Centers program, who are creating technologies focused on the handling of industrial waste. This podcast is made possible by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), PowerBridgeNY, and NEXUS-NY.

Duration:00:23:20


Working Together for People, Planet, and Prosperity

8/21/2017
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When the UN announced its 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and Climate Change, it was clear that the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were even more ambitious than the previous Millennium Development Goals. It was also clear that collaborative partnerships will be the key to achieving them. In this podcast you'll hear how the Academy, business leaders, academia, and government are working together to help make the world a better place for all. You'll also hear from young...

Duration:00:32:06


Dementia Decoded: Plaques and Tangles

4/30/2015
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In the second episode of our Dementia Decoded series, we look at the current state of knowledge about the basic physiology of Alzheimer's, and how scientists are working to unlock its secrets.

Duration:00:40:43


Dementia Decoded: A Special Illness

4/23/2015
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The first episode of our new five-part Dementia Decoded podcast series looks at what Alzheimer's is, how it differs from other forms of Dementia, and whether is it an inevitable part of aging.

Duration:00:35:22


Curing Human Diseases: Targeting the Lysosome

2/11/2015
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Leading scientists discuss the latest breakthroughs in lysosome biology and what they mean for treating Batten disease, and more common conditions such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases and cancer.

Duration:00:38:31


Food as Medicine: Nutrition and Global Health

10/30/2014
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In the second of a two-part series, experts look at the links between health and nutrition. They examine everything from how nutrition impacts hospital stays, to cancer and aging, to developing food science innovations, and improving diet.

Duration:00:19:56


Micronutrients: Supplementation, Fortification, and Beyond

10/23/2014
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In this first of a two-part series, experts from various sectors explore the available options to reduce "hidden hunger"micronutrient deficiencies in a population.

Duration:00:31:13


Making Connections with Conservation Biology

8/15/2014
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Three budding biologists and their teacher discuss the vital work of conservation biology and how students are making important contributions to the field.

Fighting Food Waste with Creativity

8/13/2014
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Designer Josh Treuhaft discusses the issue of food waste and his creative approach to combating the problem.

Bronx River Alliance: Restoring Nature in the City

8/2/2014
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A young scientist and an educator discuss work being undertaken by the Bronx River Alliance to restore and better understand the river's ecosystem and to introduce its beauty to the public.

The Synapse Project: Inspiring the Future of Neuroscience

7/15/2014
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High school student Grace Greenwald connects her peers with world class neuroscientists and mentorship.

Alzheimer's Disease: Prospects for a Cure

6/30/2014
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A diverse panel of leading experts discusses innovative efforts to develop an effective treatment for Alzheimer's Disease.

Duration:00:59:33


Nutrition and Early Childhood Development

6/27/2014
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Experts discuss the merits of integrating nutrition and early childhood development interventions to nurture the physical and psychological health of underprivileged children.

Duration:00:36:46


The Problem with Protein

5/29/2014
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Protein is one of the most important nutrients in our diet, but providing an adequate and equitable supply of it to people around the world remains a vexing problem.

Duration:00:32:53


A Research Agenda for Nutrition Science: Activating the Agenda

5/8/2014
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The third podcast in our series on the Research Agenda for Nutrition Science focuses on implementation.

Duration:00:29:04


A Research Agenda for Nutrition Science: Mobilizing the Community

4/28/2014
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Part two of our podcast series on the nutrition research agenda addresses the importance, as well as the challenge, of tackling global nutrition needs in a coordinated, multisectoral way.

Duration:00:21:39

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