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"Science and Society" -- www.scienceandsociety.net -- is Talk Radio focusing on energy, the environment, and sustainability; medicine and cancer research; nanotechnology; space exploration; and K-12 science education. "Science and Society" airs Thursdays, 1:00PM to 2:00PM PDT. Each week the show presents three interviews with groundbreaking and trendsetting researchers, industry-leading executives, and senior government officials. "Science and Society" premiered in June 2003 and has presented in...



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Dr. Kaufman is Co-Director of the UCLA Center for Healthier Children, Families, and Communities and Professor of Pediatrics and Public Health at the UCLA Schools of Medicine and Public Health. Dr. Kaufman founded DPS Health in 2004, after a 26-year career in academic general pediatrics and public health.
Nanotechnology, chip design, optical data storage. Professor Ed Schlesinger's research interests center on the fabrication and modeling of a wide variety of optical devices. Researchers at Carnegie Mellon's new Center for Memory Intensive Self Configuring Integrated Circuits intend to create intelligent, self-repairing nanoscale chip designs and architectures.
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The Cadmus Group, watershed management, Clean Water, renewable resources. Among The Cadmus Group's major practice areas are Drinking Water and Water Quality, Energy Services (including energy efficiency and renewable energy), Environmental Impact Assessment and Environmentally Sound Design, and Environmental Management. Previously, Mr. Tracy Mehan served as Assistant Administrator for Water at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency from 2001-03 pursuant to presidential nomination and senate...
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Sustainability, atom economy, earth systems literacy. Dr. Frankie Wood-Black is a contributing editor of the Journal for Chemical Health and Safety with her coauthored column, 'CHAS Netways'. Dr. Wood-Black has coauthored a book entitled 'Emergency Preparedness Planning - A Primer for Chemists'.
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Dr. David Katz discusses solutions for ending the diabetes and obesity epidemics, including action steps for schools, physicians, government, communities, and individuals and families. Dr. Katz is an internationally recognized authority on nutrition, weight management, and the prevention of chronic disease. He is Associate Professor in Public Health Practice at the Yale University School of Medicine and Director and founder of Yale University's Prevention Research Center.
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Energy security, climate change, greenhouse gas emissions, renewable energy. Stephen Piccot has more than 22 years experience executing and managing environmental research projects for the U.S. EPA, the U.S. DOE, and private industry. Since 1997, Mr. Piccot has advised several global organizations on technology performance verification issues, including the World Bank, the Secretariat of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, and the Center for the Advancement of Energy Markets.
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Raymond Francis is an MIT-trained scientist, internationally recognized leader in optimal health maintenance, and author of the breakthrough books Never Be Sick Again and Never Be Fat Again. Raymond has proposed an entirely new concept of health along with a simple program for achieving it called the Beyond Health Model.
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Warped Passages, extra dimensions, string theory, branes. Professor Lisa Randall's new book, Warped Passages -- Unraveling the Mysteries of the Universe's Hidden Dimensions, was published recently by Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins. Warped Passages was included in The New York Times list of 100 notable books of 2005. Professor Randall's research concerns the fundamental nature of particles and forces and how matter's basic elements relate to the physical properties of the world that we see.
Automation, manufacturing, health care, IEEE. Dr. Ken Goldberg and his students work in two areas - Geometric Algorithms for Automation, and Networked Robots. In the area of Networked Robots, Dr. Goldberg and colleagues developed the first robot publicly operable via the Internet. He has published over 100 research papers and edited four books. Dr. Goldberg was named National Science Foundation Young Investigator in 1994 and NSF Presidential Faculty Fellow in 1995. He was elected IEEE Fellow in...
MEMS, microrobotics, complex systems, sensors, actuators, nanotechnology. Professor Gary Fedder's research interests are in the multidisciplinary area of microelectromechanical systems, and focus primarily on design, fabrication, and control aspects of sensor- and actuator-based systems. He served as general co-chair of the 2005 IEEE MEMS Conference. Professor Fedder has contributed to over 100 research publications and several patents in the MEMS area.
Genetics, modularity, mutation rate, horizontal gene transfer. Dr. Deem's specialty is statistical mechanics, specifically the computer simulation of complex molecular systems. He works in the areas of evolution, immunology, and materials. Dr. Deem has developed methods to quantify vaccine effectiveness and antigenic distance for influenza, methods to sculpt the immune system to mitigate immunodominance in dengue fever, a physical theory of the competition that allows HIV to escape from the...
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Dr. William Halal discusses democratic enterprise - reinventing the American economy by creating self-organizing distributed networks within corporations - as Google, Nokia, and Johnson and Johnson have done so successfully. Dr. Halal discusses how to create a collaborative corporate community based on teams and internal self-organizing markets. Dr. Halal is a world-renowned futurist and Professor Emeritus of Science, Technology, and Innovation at George Washington University. His newest book...
Sustainability, engineering, architecture, life cycle assessment. Professor Cliff Davidson's research interests include sustainability as it applies to engineering and the environment; mathematical modeling and measurement of particle dry deposition from the atmosphere; and use of glacial records to understand historical air pollution trends.
Biomaterials, tissue engineering, wound healing, medical devices. Ratner BioMedical Group technologies stem from the intersections of materials science, engineering, biology, and medicine, and have synergistic potential for translation to unique biomedical products and services. RBG's focus is advancing medical care in tissue regeneration, wound healing, and unique biomaterials for enhanced drug delivery.
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Warped Passages, extra dimensions, particle physics, gravity, branes. Professor Lisa Randall's new book, Warped Passages -- Unraveling the Mysteries of the Universe's Hidden Dimensions, was included in The New York Times list of 100 notable books of 2005. Professor Randall has worked on a wide variety of ideas for what might lie beyond established particle physics and cosmological theories, including grand unified theories, supersymmetry, cosmological inflation, baryogenesis, string theory, and...
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Film editing, sound design, cinema, acting, The English Patient, Apocalypse Now, The Godfather. Walter Murch won his first Academy Award nomination for The Conversation in 1974 for which he was also picture editor, won his first Oscar for Apocalypse Now in 1979, and won unprecedented double Oscars for sound mixing and picture editing for his work on The English Patient in 1996. While working on Apocalypse Now, Mr. Murch coined the term Sound Designer, and along with colleagues at San...
Nanotechnology, MEMS, sensors, biotechnology. Dr. Anand Gadre's research centers around micro-electro-mechanical Systems, including novel process integration techniques for polymeric BioMEMS and bionanotechnology. His research interests also focus on biomedical applications such as development of noninvasive nanoscale sensors and drug delivery systems and cell transfection microdevices.
Computational cognitive neuroscience, neuroinformatics, bio-inspired computer architecture. The thrust of Professor Michael Arbib's work is expressed in the title of his first book, 'Brains, Machines and Mathematics'. In addition to his research in artificial intelligence, brain theory and cognitive science, Professor Arbib has been actively involved in theory of computation and system theory. Professor Arbib has published 322 scholarly articles and is the author or editor of 38 books. He has...
Sustainability, food, agriculture, climate change, UC Davis. Dr. Thomas Tomich was principal economist for the World Agroforestry Centre from 1994-2006. He led long-term collaborative partnerships at sites in the Amazon, Congo Basin, and Southeast Asia aiming to raise productivity and income of rural households without increasing deforestation or undermining essential environmental services. Previously, Dr. Tomich spent 10 years as a policy advisor and institute associate with the Harvard...
X-ray crystallography, protein structure, membrane proteins, Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute. The Malkowski laboratory focuses on crystallographic characterization and functional analysis of integral membrane enzymes involved in lipid metabolism. The Center for High-Throughput Structural Biology focuses on the development of tools for high-throughput characterization of membrane proteins. The CHTSB is one of six specialized research centers established nationally through the...
Nanotechnology, x-ray microscopy, solar energy, nanophotonics, nanoscopic battery. Dr. Eric Isaacs has been a developer of modern synchrotron-based x-ray scattering techniques including inelastic x-ray scattering and a hard x-ray nano-probe. Research interests include novel electronic and magnetic materials with a particular focus on creating images of new phenomena in reciprocal and real space at the nanoscale.
Prostate cancer, prostate brachytherapy, Mount Sinai Hospital. Dr. Richard Stock is a pioneer in the development of state-of-the-art approaches for radioactive seed implantation in the treatment of prostate cancer.He also coordinates combination approaches using radiation treatment and orchestrates related research programs.
Family medicine, team care approach, health care system. Dr. Peter Anderson is Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Medicine at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. He has been in private practice of Family Medicine for 25 years and joined Riverside Hilton Family Practice in 1994. 'Liberating the Family Physician' is a direct response to new challenges experienced by the primary care health provider in the last decade.
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Ultrafast lasers, multiphoton absorption polymerization, micromachines, electronics. Dr. John Fourkas's research interests include applications of lasers in micro- and nanotechnology, microscopy, and high-density data storage. A current major focus is the use of lasers to fabricate three-dimensional micromachines. Professor Fourkas has published more than 100 papers and has co-edited three books. He is a Senior Editor of the 'Journal of Physical Chemistry'.
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Society for Biomolecular Sciences, drug discovery, personalized medicine, clinical trials. The Society for Biomolecular Sciencesis a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the science and art of biomolecular screening internationally. Throughout his career, Dr. Al Kolb has been involved with high-throughput screening - with a special interest in assay miniaturization. As a consultant, he assists companies in evaluating, developing and launching new drug discovery technologies.
Live Earth, climate change, Alliance for Climate Protection, greenhouse gases. David De Rothschild is the founder of Sculpt the Future, a non-profit environmental foundation. He was recently voted a 'Young Global Leader' by the World Economic Forum and an 'Emerging Explorer' for National Geographic's class of 2007. Live Earth also marks the beginning of Save Our Selves, a multi-year campaign led by the Alliance for Climate Protection to move individuals, corporations, and governments to take...
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Sustainable design, restorative design, architecture, triple bottom line. Gerding Collaborative seeks ecologically sensitive solutions that promote responsible use of energy, land, and water resources for commercial, institutional, and residential clients. More than 70 percent of the firm's technical staff is LEED accredited. Dan Gerding has 23 years of professional experience, and has long held a keen interest in conservation and environmental responsibility.
Cosmic inflation, multiple universes, big bang, string theory. Dr. Alex Vilenkin has been doing research in cosmology for more than 25 years. He has published over 170 research papers, a monograph on 'cosmic defects', and a popular book, 'Many Worlds in One: the Search for Other Universes'. Dr. Vilenkin is best known for his theories of eternal cosmic inflation, creation of the universe from nothing, and for his ground-breaking work on cosmic strings. He has also studied the implications of the...
Dr. Thomas Horan works on a wide range of applied technology projects relating to transportation and healthcare. His research interests include development and deployment of advanced information technologies and policies, including intelligent transportation systems and advanced telecommunications systems. Currently, one of Dr. Horan's biggest projects is as Director of the Kay Center for E-Health Research, where he is working on policy issues involving personal health records.
Nanotechnology, engineering, electronics. Dr. Scott Huxtable's team at the Nanoscale Energy Transport Laboratory is interested in understanding the fundamental physics that control nanoscale energy transport as well as developing devices that are based on the underlying physics. Dr. Huxtable and his team are developing a variety of thermoelectric systems including coolers, power generators, and heat flux sensors.
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EPA Green Power Partnership, climate change, greenhouse gas emissions. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Green Power Partnership, a voluntary, climate protection program, seeks to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by building demand for renewable power. EPA's growing numbers of Green Power Partners are purchasing more than seven billion kilowatt-hours of renewable power annually. This electricity would be equivalent to roughly ten billion pounds of CO2 if generated by conventional means....
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Film editing, sound design, cinema, acting, The English Patient, Apocalypse Now, The Godfather. We continue the Science and Society conversation with Walter Murch, Academy Award-winning Film Editor and Sound Designer.
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Dr. William Halal's newest book is 'Technologys Promise', published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2008. Macmillan's Encyclopedia of the Future ranked him among "The Worlds 100 Most Influential Futurists", including H.G. Wells, Arthur C. Clarke, and Alvin Toffler. Dr. Halal discusses life extension, artificial intelligence, and renewable energy, among other forecasts for the next 25 years.
Embodied environmental emissions, carbon dioxide emissions, carbon footprints, internationalization of supply chain. Christopher Weber's doctoral research at Carnegie Mellon involves the connections between international trade, economic growth, and the environmental and climate impacts of household consumption in the U.S. and China.
Semantic web, RDF, data mining, healthcare, drug discovery. Dr. Eric Neumann has 20 years of experience in bioinformatics and semantic technologies development. He was previously responsible for developing knowledge management and Semantic Web standards for various life sciences initiatives.
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Nanotechnology, nanomaterials, risk analysis, public policy. Dr. Jo Anne Shatkin is a recognized expert in nanotechnology, human health risk assessment, and technical communications. She has organized the Emerging Nanoscale Materials Specialty Group of the Society for Risk Analysis. Dr. Shatkin is a Research Assistant Professor in the Interdisciplinary and Global Studies Division at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and a Research Fellow at The George Perkins Marsh Institute at Clark University.
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Global warming, renewable energy, infectious diseases, science education. Scientific American, founded in 1845, is the foremost publication for individuals who want to understand the science and technology that is shaping our world. John Rennie is only the seventh editor in chief in the 160-year history of SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN magazine. In 2000 the Council of Scientific Society Presidents bestowed on Mr. Rennie its Sagan Award for Public Understanding of Science, which is given annually 'to...
Math education, science education, artificial intelligence, serious games. The K12 at USC project focuses on the design, development, and evaluation of technology-based learning resources in math and science. K12 at USC creates intelligent tutoring systems and serious games to provide middle and high school students with individualized instruction based on prior achievement, cognitive skills, and learner motivation. The project has a special focus on creating learning systems to reach students...
Chemical Heritage Foundation, history of nanotechnology, molecular electronics. Dr. Cyrus Mody's current research on the history of nanotechnology and corporate-academic relations in American science is an extension of his Ph.D. dissertation in Science and Technology Studies at Cornell University. He has published ethnographic and historical studies of nanotechnology, science pedagogy, and the commercialization of academic research in a variety of journals and edited volumes. Dr. Mody's...
Science education, biology education research, SEPAL. Since joining the SFSU faculty, Dr. Tanner has established SEPAL to improve and articulate science education. SEPAL researchers are interested in the role of partnerships between scientists and teachers in influencing K-12 science education. Also, SEPAL researchers are interested in understanding how novices - including young children, non-science majors, and elementary school teachers - think about biological concepts and living things.
Cancer research, molecularly targeted cancer therapy, personalized medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College. Physicians and scientists of Weill Cornell Medical College are engaged in cutting-edge research in such areas as stem cells, genetics and gene therapy, cardiovascular medicine, AIDS, obesity, cancer and psychiatry. The primary focus of Dr. Barbara Hempstead's basic research is the role of growth factors, called neurotrophins, and their receptors in human physiology and pathology. She has...
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RNA viruses, influenza, H5N1 avian flu, nucleoprotein. Dr. Jane Tao's scientific research efforts are focused on RNA viruses. Recently, Dr. Tao's group determined the atomic structure of the influenza virus nucleoprotein, a well-conserved protein with essential roles in viral RNA replication. The atomic structure reveals interesting features that may have important applications in the development of new anti-influenza drugs.
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Griffith Observatory, astronomy, science education. Opened in 1935, Griffith Observatory is one of the best-known and most visited public observatories in the world. Dr. Edwin Krupp is recognized internationally as an expert on ancient, prehistoric, and traditional astronomy. His most recent book for adults, 'Skywatchers, Shamans, and Kings: Astronomy and the Archaeology of Power'.
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High-performance computing, medical imaging, energy, national security. Mercury Computer Systems provides computing systems and software for data-intensive applications that include image processing, signal processing, and visualization. Mercury's applications include detecting aneurysms, designing safer, more fuel-efficient aircraft, and visualizing virtually every aspect of scientific investigation.
Nanotechnology, nanocars, molecular manufacturing, carbon nanotubes, semiconductors. Dr. James Tour is a synthetic organic chemist. His research comprises three main areas -- molecular computing, bottom-up molecular nanofabrication, and carbon nanotube growth and modifications for composites. Dr. Tour holds 20 U.S. patents and has published more than 270 research papers. Dr. Tour's first paper on single-molecule nanocars, published October 2005 in the journal, Nano Letters, was the...
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Virginia Tech Hybrid Electric Vehicle Team, fuel-efficient vehicles, alternate energy, Challenge X. Dr. Doug Nelson teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in Fuel Cell Systems, Hydrogen Energy Systems, Advanced Technology Vehicles and Design. Dr. Nelson also is co-director of the Department of Energy GATE Center for Automotive Fuel Cell Systems, a multidisciplinary graduate automotive engineering program that focuses on technologies critical to the development of fuel-efficient -...
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Disease prevention, chemical contaminants, toxicology, non-monotonic dose-response curves. Environmental Health Sciences is an organization engaged in advancing public understanding of environmental links to health. EHS publishes 'Environmental Health News', which provides a resource for the most up-to-date science journal articles and reports on environmental health issues. Dr. Peter Myers is co-author of 'Our Stolen Future', a book that explores how contamination threatens fetal development....
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Mass spectrometry, real-time tissue analysis, chemical detection, analytical chemistry. Dr. Graham Cooks and his team have constructed miniature ion trap mass spectrometers. These may be applied to problems of trace chemical agent and explosives detection. Dr. Cooks is a past President of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry. His work is highly cited (one of the 100 most-cited chemists) and he has trained 95 Ph.D. students in analytical chemistry.
Dr. Matthew Kiernan, Chief Executive of Innovest Strategic Value Advisors and author of the recently released, Investing in a Sustainable World, published by AMACOM. In 2007, Dr. Kiernan received a special executive award from the UN Environment Program's Finance Initiative for innovation and leadership in the emerging field of carbon finance. Dr. Kiernan will be a speaker at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, on January 28th, 2009.
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GeoEye, satellite imaging, NASA, climate change, land use. GeoEye is the world's largest operator of commercial imaging satellites. The company is the premier provider of geospatial data, information, and value-added products for the national security community and strategic partners. GeoEye possesses an international network of regional ground stations, a robust image archive, and advanced geospatial imagery processing capabilities.
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Discover magazine, robotics, cancer research, science education. Corey Powell oversees the Discover magazine's overall design and content, with a special emphasis on narrative features and investigative stories. Mr. Powell is an adjunct professor of science writing in NYU's Science and Environmental Reporting Program.
Nanotechnology, gold nanoshells, cancer therapy, rice-shaped nanoparticles. Dr. Naomi Halas is best known as the inventor of nanoshells, a new class of multi-layered nanoscale particles that have unique optical properties of wide interest in optics, biomedicine, and materials science. Dr. Halas is a fellow of the American Physical Society and a recipient of the National Science Foundation Young Investigator Award.
Food science, food history, nutrition, obesity. Dr. Gabriella Petrick's current research focuses on the scientific and technological development of the food industry and consumer adoption of these new technologies. She is currently working on a book on the industrialization of taste in 20th-century America.
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Energy conservation, hybrid electric vehicles, solar power, free flight. Dr. Paul MacCready's team's first land vehicle was the GM Sunraycer, whose goal was to advance transportation technology that makes fewer demands on the earth's resources and environment. Dr. MacCready's achievements have brought him many honors, including the Lifetime Achievement Aviation Week Laureate Award. He was included in Time magazine's 'The Century's Greatest Minds' series 'on the 100 most influential people of...
Science and Art Project, Chemical Heritage Foundation, Societie de Chimie Industrielle Fellowship. Ms. Jo Ann Caplin has had a distinguished career in television. As a producer for ABC News and CBS News she won two Emmys and two Peabody Awards for her work. Her areas of research are science education, and the relationships between science and art. She has lectured on 'Science and Art' all over the U.S. and in England. In the summer of 2006, she was invited to lecture at the Oxford Round Table.
Fractal geometry, mathematics, education, economics. Dr. Benoit Mandelbrot originated the field of fractal geometry. Dr. Mandelbrot has authored more than 180 research publications and nearly a dozen books. He has been cited more than 20,000 times for his journal publications and conferences.
Robotics, autonomous robots, NASA, Whole Skin Locomotion. Dr. Dennis Hong's research is funded by the National Science Foundation, Office of Naval Research, DARPA, and the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory. He recently received the NSF Faculty Early Career Development Award. Dr. Hong's research interests lie in the area of robotics with a focus on biologically inspired robot locomotion, design and analysis of mechanical systems, and the kinematics and dynamics of robotic systems.
Percy Julian, Chemical Heritage Foundation, NOVA, science education. Dr. John Theibault oversees the Chemical Heritage Foundation's portfolio of online resources for students and teachers, including 'Science Alive', 'Women in Chemistry', 'Chemical Achievers', and 'Explore Chemical History', workshops and conferences for stakeholders in science education - 'Leadership Initiative in Science Education', and collaborative projects with other content developers and educators.
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Society of Chemical Industry, alternate energy, advanced battery materials. Dr. Miles Drake discusses innovation and research in the chemical industry. Dr. Drake is chairman-elect of the Industrial Research Institute and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry.
The Methodist Hospital, Mercy Medical Center, medical decision making, cancer therapy. Dr. Dacso is also Director of the Abramson Family Center for the Future of Health, a joint program between The Methodist Hospital Research Institute and the University of Houston College of Technology. Dr. Clifford Dacso has written a number of scholarly articles, is co-author of the 'Managed Care Answer Book' and is the creator of 'Now That You Have Cancer', a video designed to empower cancer patients and...
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Agricultural biotechnology, genetically modified crops, cloned animals. The Pew Initiative on Food and Biotechnology was established in 2001 to be an independent and objective source of credible information on agricultural biotechnology for the public, media and policymakers.
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Cancer research, personalized medicine, Endo V mutation scanning, universal DNA arrays. Dr. Francis Barany is also Director of Mutation Research at the Strang Cancer Prevention Center. He is program director of two multi-center NCI and NIAID grants to develop new methods of cancer and infectious disease detection. Dr. Barany is best known for developing the ligase chain reaction and ligase detection reaction, and Universal DNA arrays for detection of genetic diseases and cancer-associated...
Quantum criticality, high-temperature superconductors, single-molecule electronics, magnetic transistors. Professor Qimiao Si works in the field of theoretical condensed matter physics. He is particularly well known for his theory of quantum criticality. Professor Si is a Fellow of the American Physical Society. He has published more than 70 scientific articles and has given over 140 invited talks on his research. Professor Doug Natelson is a condensed matter experimentalist, with research...
Womens cardiac care, healthy heart program, hypertension, Dr. Niesa Goldberg is the author of the award winning and highly acclaimed book 'Women Are Not Small Men', which is now updated and titled 'The Women's Healthy Heart Program - Lifesaving Strategies for Preventing and Healing Heart Disease', published by Ballantine Books. She has appeared many times on 'The Today Show', 'The View', and 'Good Morning America', and has been featured in 'The Wall Street Journal' and 'The New York Times',...
The Medici Effect, innovation, diversity, globalization. Frans Johansson is an entrepreneur, hedge fund manager, and a widely respected thought leader and consultant specializing in business innovation. 'The Medici Effect' has been on bestseller lists in at least three countries, and was named one of the Best Books on Innovation by BusinessWeek SmallBiz. Mr. Johansson has been a speaker at conferences and Fortune 500 companies, including Sprint, Nike, IBM, and JP Morgan Chase.
Lifestyle medicine, diabetes, obesity, heart disease, nutrition. One of the nation's leading health experts, Dr. Steven Aldana is a regular consultant to the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the National Cancer Institute. Dr. Aldana is the author of 'The Culprit and the Cure' and a new pocket reference, 'The Stop and Go Fast Food Nutrition Guide', which offers at-a-glance nutritional information about America's favorite fast foods.
Green chemistry, sustainable technology, TAML catalysts. Dr. Terry Collins is distinguished by his seminal scientific contributions to green chemistry and his dedication to green chemistry education. In 1999 his work won the U.S. Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award from the Environmental Protection Agency. An author or co-author of more than 100 publications in the scientific literature, Dr. Collins was an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow and a Camille and Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar.
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Green chemistry, environmental protection and safety, science education. Dr. Paul Anastas, known as the Father of Green Chemistry, was recognized in 2005 as one of the most influential people in science and technology in the Scientific American 50. Dr. Anastas has served in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy as Assistant Director for Environment. Prior to joining the White House in 1999, Dr. Anastas was Chief of the Industrial Chemistry Branch of the U.S. Environmental...
Genomic medicine, genetic counseling, PTEN, breast cancer research. Dr. Charis Eng's research interests may be broadly characterized as clinical cancer genetics translational research. Dr. Eng has published over 230 peer-reviewed original papers in such journals as the New England Journal of Medicine, Lancet, and Nature. She is a Fellow of AAAS and recipient of the Doris Duke Distinguished Clinical Scientist Award. Dr. Eng will serve a four-year term on the Board of Scientific Directors of the...
Nanotechnology, biomimetics, biosensors, cancer research. CNSE is the first college in the world dedicated to research, development, education, and deployment in the emerging disciplines of nanoscience, nanoengineering, nanobioscience, and nanoeconomics. CNSE's Albany NanoTech complex is the most advanced research facility of its kind at any university in the world - a 3.5 billion dollar, 450,000-square-foot complex that attracts corporate partners from around the world. Dr. Nathan Cady plans...
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'The Story of Science - Einstein Adds a New Dimension' has also received the 2008 National Science Teachers Association Selector's Choice Award. Joy Hakim is also the author of 'A History of Us', a ten-volume history of America for young readers. The series won the first James Michener Prize in Writing.
Alden March Bioethics Institute, stem cell research, nanotechnology. The Alden March Bioethics Institute was founded in 2005 to conduct state-of-the-art research, teaching and outreach concerning ethical issues in the health sciences. AMBI offers a unique online masters program in bioethics as well joint degree programs in law, medicine, and public health. The Institute is home to the world's most utilized bioethics resource on the Internet, bioethics.net.
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Science and Diplomacy, public health challenges, reducing security risks, developing reliable energy sources. A private, nonprofit organization established in 1995 by the U.S. Government, CRDF promotes international science and technical collaborations. CRDF has provided grants, technical assistance, and training to scientists and engineers in Eurasia, and recently has expanded its geographical focus to include the Middle East and Baltic regions. Cathleen Campbell has nearly three decades of...
Noncoding RNA, genome, complex systems, human development. Professor John Mattick's research interest is in the role of noncoding RNA in the evolution and development of complex organisms. Professor Mattick has published over 150 scientific papers. has developed a new theory of the structure of genetic information in higher organisms, which may explain the purpose of so-called junk DNA in the human genome as a hidden information system that directs human development.
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Dr. Pauline Rosenau discusses health system reform, including an all-payer system, not-for-profit medical care, how to effectively reduce administrative costs, and the experiences of other countries. Dr. Rosenau is Professor of Management, Policy, and Community Health at the University of Texas-Houston School of Public Health.