On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with neuroscientist Dr. Alex Pang about “Rest … Why You Get More Done When You Work Less.” Then on BioTech Nation, the focus is Alzheimer’s Disease. Dr. Gunn speaks with Kevin Cox, CEO of Imanova about the ability to actually examine the state of the brain on a more routine basis, improving diagnosis and predicting the success or failure of drugs. Then, it’s Dr. Charles Stacey, the President and CEO of Accera. The basis for their Alzheimer’s treatment centers on glucose uptake in the brain.
On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with cognitive scientist Dr. Alexandra Horowitz, the Director of the Dog Cognition Lab at Barnard. She’s the author of “Being a Dog: Following the Dog into a World of Smell.” Then on BioTech Nation, Dr. Ignacio Pino, the CEO of the next generation proteomics company, CDI, located in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico.
On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with DR. SUSAN DAVID, a psychologist on the faculty of Harvard Medical School. She tells us about “Emotional Agility” - what is it, how we can use, and what science can tell us about how it actually works.
Then on BioTech Nation, Daniel Zurr, CEO of Quark Pharmaceuticals. Their approach uses a part of the immune system called siRNA, and they are working on treatments for kidney damage following open heart surgery, damage to kidneys during the transplantation process, and sudden vision loss.
On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with Brian Sager, the Co-Founder, President and CEO of Omnity, a search engine – not based on keywords, but search in the context of entire documents. Google isn’t going away – but your need to find information is growing. Then on BioTech Nation, the promise and challenges of cancer immunotherapy. Dr. Gunn speaks with Dr. Sean McCarthy, the CEO of CytomX Therapeutics.
On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with MIT professor Sherry Turkle about the psychological effect of the 2016 presidential campaign.
Her latest book is “Reclaiming Conversation … The Power of Talk in a Digital Age”. Then on BioTech Nation, in the pediatric area, diagnosing some behavioral problems and mental disorders by testing the immune system. Dr. Craig Shimasaki, the CEO of Moleculera Labs, explains their test and the science behind it.
On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with Larry Brilliant, physician, technologist and best friend to Wavy Gravy, about helping to eradicate smallpox globally. He’s the author of “Sometimes Brilliant … The Impossible Adventure of a Spiritual Seeker and Visionary Physician Who Helped Conquer the Worst Disease in History.” Then on BioTech Nation, correcting the underrepresentation of Latinos in testing pharmaceuticals and directly addressing the Zika virus in humans. Dr. Kosmas Kretsos, the Executive Director of the Puerto Rico Consortium for Clinical Investigation (PRCCI) describes the efforts underway in Puerto Rico.
On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with Gary Shapiro, head of the Consumer Technology Association. He’ll tell us what’s coming up at CES 2017 in Las Vegas. Then on BioTech Nation, Dr. Steve Mento, the CEO of Conatus Pharmaceuticals, talks about their efforts to treat NASH – Non Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease, and Bill Newell, the CEO of Sutro Biopharma, fills us in on their strategic approach to treating cancer. Their first target? B-cell lymphomas.
On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with PBS Nova columnist ANIL ANANTHASWAMY about “The Man Who Wasn’t There … Investigations into the Strange New Science of the Self”. And on BioTech Nation, STEVE HURST, the President & CEO of Savant HWP. We hear about an emergent treatment for cocaine addiction, work in the tropical disease Leishmaniasis, and the unexpected link between addiction to dopamine in Parkinson’s patients.
On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with Data Scientist Dr. CATHY O’NEIL about her book, “Weapons of ‘Math’ Destruction … How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy.” Then on BioTech Nation, a new approach to achieving health with a compromised immune system. Dr. DAVID JOHNSON is the Founder, President & CEO of GigaGen. And critically-ill newborns get the genetic information they need … and fast. GAVIN STONE is the Vice President for Marketing at EdicoGenome in San Diego.
On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with DAN MOTE, the President of the National Academy of Engineering. They talk about the difference between technology and engineering. Then on BioTech Nation, SIR JOHN CHISHOLM, head of Genomics England and the 100,000 Genomes Project.