On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks DR SANDRA AAMODT, the author of “Why Diets Make Us Fat … The Unintended Consequences of Our Obsession with Weight Loss.” Then on BioTech Nation, looking for new drugs … in the ocean. DR. EDUARDO ESQUENAZI, the Founder and CEO of Sirenas Marine Discovery, talks about bioprospecting.
On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with ROBERT CIALDINI, Professor Emeritus, Arizona State University, and author, “Pre-suasion: A Revolutionary Way to Influence and Persuade”. Then on BioTech Nation, DR. DANIEL KRAFT, the Chair of Medicine at Singularity University. He’s the Founder of Exponential Medicine, the annual fall conference each year in San Diego, which brings together people interested in the frontiers of medicine, and the technology that can drive it.
DR. RITA COLWELL, the first woman to head the National Science Foundation. Today, she has founded and chairs CosmosID, a bioinformatics company on a mission to change how we diagnose disease.
Then on BioTech Nation, DR. KEVIN JUDICE, President and CEO of DICE Molecules tells us why every medication can be delivered in pill form. And also DR. THOMAS HALLAM from Leading Biosciences. We’ll hear about the work they are doing to intervene when a person goes into shock.
On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with Edward Tufte, Yale University Professor Emeritus who is most widely known for this work in Data Visualization – and his books, including Beautiful Evidence. Then on BioTech Nation, efforts to treat the rare genetic cardiovascular disorder – HCM. You will recognize it as the leading cause of sudden death in young athletes. Tassos Gianokakos, the CEO of MyoKardia, tells us about the condition, the impact on families and Myokardia’s approach.
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, 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.
On this week’s Tech Nation, a full hour of Tech Nation Health, reimagining the future of health and healthcare with the emergence of new technologies. DR. DANIEL KRAFT, Chief Correspondent for Tech Nation Health talks about the future of Surgery and Other Interventions. Purdue Professor, DR. PHIL LOW, the Director of Purdue Center for Drug Discovery and Chief Scientific Officer of Endocyte, talks about why it’s hard to surgically remove all the cancerous tissue, and a technology that can change that. And DR. RICHARD KUHN, the Director of the Purdue Institute for Inflammation, Immunology and Infectious Disease. He was the first to discover the structure of the Zika virus, and he compares it to other viruses, like Polio and HIV.
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 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.