On this week’s Tech Nation, Matt Ridley, columnist from The Times of London on science, the environment, and economics, and author of “How Innovation Works – And Why It Flourishes in Freedom”. Then Tech Nation Health Chief Correspondent Dr. Daniel Kraft leads the COVID-19 Response Task Force for the XPrize Pandemic Alliance.
On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with Jer Thorp. The former Data Artist in Residence at the New York Times, he talks about his book: “Living in Data – A Citizen’s Guide to a Better Information Future”. Then Joe Hernandez, the Founder and CEO of Blue Water Vaccines tells us about their quest for a universal flu vaccine. Even more unusual? Along the way, they also found a Dodo bird.
On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with WIRED journalist Lauren Goode. They talk about her article appearing in the May, 2021 issue: “I called Off My Wedding. The Internet will never let me forget.”
But in a follow-up to a recent interview with Dr. Jonathan Javitt, the CEO of NeuroRX Pharma. That twist of fate which resurrected a scientific discovery literally shelved for most of two decades? That NeuroRX transformed it into a treatment for COVID-19? The clinical trial results are in.
On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with MIT psychology professor Dr. Sherry Turkle. She’s written her memoir, and talks about the concept of “Deep” empathy. Then advanced clinical trial results for treating mild Alzheimer’s Disease. Dr. Jim Galvin, a professor and Director of the Comprehensive Center for Brain Health at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, talks about what it means, prior to its June, 2021 final decision by the FDA
On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with former UC Irvine professor, Dr. Hans Keirstead, the chairman and CEO of Aivita Biomedical. They’re talking about adult stem cells, in your body right now, and work in treating spinal cord injury, and in ovarian cancer, melanoma, the skin cancer, glioblastoma … and even in a vaccine for COVID-19, this one designed to be affordable for everyone, everywhere.
On this week’s Tech Nation, we’re talking about “Good Medicine … Health, Ethics and Innovation”. It’s a Collaboration Between Bioethics International and Scientific American. We’ll hear from Jennifer Miller, a professor at the Yale University School of Medicine, and Jeremy Abbate, the publisher of Scientific American. Then Tech Nation Health Chief Correspondent Dr. Daniel Kraft talks about existing drugs being repurposed in the fight against COVID. And what gets us to stick with all that personal health technology we need? Rick Anderson is the President and General Manager for North America at Dario Health.
On this week’s Tech Nation, spurred by the re-opening of expeditions to the summit of Mount Everest, after a one-year closure due to COVID-19, a 1993 interview with Sir Edmund Hillary, who with his climbing partner, Sherpa Tenzing Norgay, was the first to reach the summit. Then Dr. Gene Kinney, the President & CEO of Prothena Biosciences, a new drug in clinical trials for Parkinson’s. How Parkinson’s unfolds in the brain, the idea behind how this drug, and the hope of slowing, if not stopping, disease progress.
On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with Walter Isaacson about “The Code Breaker: Jennifer Doudna (“DOWDna”), Gene Editing, and the Future of the Human Race.” Then Tech Nation Health Chief Correspondent Dr. Daniel Kraft takes us through the slate of winners of the $6 Million Rapid COVID Screening Xprize.
On this week’s Tech Nation, learning to draw on the radio! Dan Roam, the founder of The Napkin Academy, invites us to make simple drawings showing what the COVID-19 pandemic looks like to each of us. They’ll also talk about his writer’s workshop and how he’s writing his upcoming book– “The Pop-Up Pitch” – he’s inviting all nonfiction writers to write their books along with him.
On this week’s Tech Nation, Ohio State University professor Angus Fletcher connects neuroscience and literature, and why stories can be so compelling – from Greek tragedy to modern times. His book is “Wonderworks … the 25 Most Powerful Inventions in the History of Literature”. Then a ten-minute primer with David Peterson, best known for creating alien languages for HBO’s Game of Thrones, Netflix's The Witcher, and Marvel's Doctor Strange