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 Correspondent Dr. Daniel Kraft covers the Blue Button conference
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 about what technology in the Cloud may mean to different nations.
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.
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.
On this weeks 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, Alzheimers and traumatic brain injury
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.