On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with Neuroscientist Daniel Levitin about his book “Successful Aging … A Neuroscientist Explores the Power and Potential of Our Lives”. And Dr. Cameron Turtle from Eidos Therapeutics tells us that of the 6 Million Americans living with the medical condition known as Heart Failure, several hundred thousand have a special type, which was thought to be rare, but is being underdiagnosed. It’s known by its initials: ATTR. Eidos is working on a treatment
Sarah Frier, technology journalist with Bloomberg News, and author of the Financial Times’ Book of the Year, “No Filter: The Inside Story of Instagram”. And Victor Hwang, a former Silicon Valley venture capitalist and founder of Right to Start. He’s also the author of “The Rainforest – The Secret to Building the Next Silicon Valley.”
On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with David Quammen is the author of “Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic”, his 2012 book which sounds oh-so familiar today. There are gorillas, chimpanzees and monkeys, birds and rats and, yes, bats. Then a San Diego company working on a simple blood test for early stage Lung Cancer. With 2/3’s of patients initially diagnosed at stage 4, Chris Hibberd, the CEO of Nucleix, tells us how they did it, their focus on for bladder cancer and 12 other cancers, and how its science fueled a Law and Order episode.
On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with Sandy Fershee, the Lab Director for D-Ford Detroit at Ford Motor Company. They talk about the latest features for the best-selling vehicle on the road - the F-150 pick-up truck from Ford. They talk about the latest design updates, and how Ford went about it.
Then Brian Culley, the CEO of Lineage Cell Therapeutics in San Diego, explains cell therapy in plain words. They’re working on dry age-related macular degeneration and spinal cord injury, and they also have a new idea to create life-time immunity against COVID-19.
Neuroscientist and psychologist Lisa Feldman Barrett. She gives us “7½ Lessons about the Brain” and has some surprises – there is no “reptilian” part of your brain … it’s just a myth. Then in biotech – treatments to fight diseases caused by inflammation – Dr. Jim Woody, the CEO of 180 Life Sciences talks about their pipeline of drugs, as well as their lead work in clinical trials now – it’s for Dupuytren’s Contracture, affecting one out of 25 people in Europe and North America.
Computer Scientist Dr. Lorien Pratt about “Link … How Decision Intelligence Connects Data, Actions, and Outcomes for a Better World.” Then Dr. Seth Lederman, the CEO of Tonix Pharmaceuticals, tells us about how PTSD affects the brain, its relation to sleep, and how it may treated some 9 years after the initial trauma. If you have experienced trauma, and PTSD, you may qualify for one of their clinical studies.
On this week’s Tech Nation, are you working from home? Or really committing yourself to that novel you always wanted to write or your memoirs? In a follow-up to his earlier books – “The Distraction Addiction” and “Rest” - Alex Pang joins Moira to talk about “Shorter: Work Better, Smarter, and Less – Here’s How”.
On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with
Pulitzer-prize winning journalist Matt Richtel turns tech noir thriller fiction writer with the pseudonym A B Jewell, in “The Man Who Wouldn’t Die” - from Silicon Valley values to venture capital lingo to the habits of the newly tech rich in San Francisco. Then Tech Nation Health Chief Correspondent Dr. Daniel Kraft talks about the health benefits of Ambient Technology – the technology all around that you think is doing one thing, but could do another. Like keep you in good health …
On this week’s Tech Nation, how the tech giants are different from the global corporations of yesterday. BuzzFeed journalist Alex Kantrowitz (Kan-trow-witz) talks about “Always Day One … How the Tech Titans Plan to Stay on Top Forever.” And Tech Nation Health Chief Correspondent Dr. Daniel Kraft talks about his current work with the World Health Organization, heading up a team to develop a global app in these times of the COVID-19 pandemic.
On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with Wired magazine’s Editor-at-Large, Steven Levy. You may know him from Hackers or Crypto. He’s here today with Facebook - The Inside Story. Then on BioTech Nation, Sandy McCrae, the CEO of Sangamo Therapeutics talks about Zinc Fingers. Sangamo is working on numerous projects to introduce DNA into patient’s bodies where the DNA may be missing or simply doesn’t work as needed. The challenge? It would permanently change to your DNA. Are you ready for it?