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March 8, 2016

JAKE KNAPP

Design Partner, GV/Google Ventures
Author, Sprint – how to solve big problems and test new ideas in just five days

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Moira speaks with Google Ventures’ Design Partner, JAKE KNAPP, about how to pull a new idea team together on a project in just five days ...

 




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DR. PATRICK AMSTUTZ

COO, Molecular Partners

... their most advanced drug works on two different diseases – wet age-related macular degeneration, and diabetes macular edema – DME ...


DR. BAXTER PHILLIPS
Chief Business Officer AmpliPhi Bioscience

... Bacteria phages – what they are and how they can address disease ...



 

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March 1, 2016

DR. SHAI GOZANI

President & CEO, Neurometrix

Moira speaks with DR. SHAI GOZANI about treating chronic pain – not with drugs, but with a small device you can wear unobserved ...

 


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DR. THEODORA ROSS

Director, Cancer Genetics Program, Southwestern Medical Center
Author, “A Cancer in the Family … Take Control of Your Genetic Inheritance”

... cancer susceptibility genes ...



 

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February 22, 2016

Broadcasting from CES 2016, the international consumer technology show in Las Vegas, Nevada ...

JEFF JOSEPH


Senior Vice President of Communications,
Consumer Technology Association

Moira speaks with JEFF JOSEPH about the current state and future of consumer technology and the annual gathering of technologists in Las Vegas ...

 

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Also featuring ...

SHIREEN YATES

CEO, 6Sensor Labs

SCOTT SUNDVOR
Chief Technology Officer, 6Sensor Labs

... about Nima - a small device that tests for gluten just as soon as your meal arrives in a restaurant ...

 

DR. THIBAUT SCHOLASCH
Co-Founder, Fruition Sciences

... about the science of vines & its impact on winemaking in Napa Valley ...

 

LEO TROTTIER
CEO, CleverPet

... about how this cognitive scientist had a revelation which led to his invention of CleverPet, entertaining and feeding your dog or cat ...

 



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February 15, 2016

AMY WILKINSON

Stanford University Business School Lecturer
Author, The Creator’s Code: The Six Essential Skills of Extraordinary Entrepreneurs

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Moira speaks with AMY WILKINSON about who creates and their essential skills - she believes anyone can adopt them ...

 




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... and on BioTech Nation:


DR. JULIE PAPANEK

Healthcare Investor, Canaan Partners

... tech and healthcare investments – but which ones? ...


DR. MICHAEL BERELOWITZ

Chairman, Scientific Advisory BoardOramed Pharmaceuticals

... working to avoid the need for injections in diabetes and more ...



 

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February 8, 2016

BRIAN SAGER

Co-Founder, President and CEO
Omnity

Moira speaks with BRIAN SAGER about Omnity's new search engine - it's different from Google ...

 


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DR. SEAN McCARTHY

CEO, CytomX Therapeutics

... the promise and challenges of cancer immunotherapy ...



 

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February 1, 2016

MICHAEL GAZZANIGA
UC Santa Barbara Professor, Neuroscience
Author, Tales from Both Sides of the Brain: A Life in Neuroscience

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Moira speaks with UC Santa Barbara professor MICHAEL GAZZANIGA. He tells us about both sides of our brains – in fact, there are many parts to our brains – not just a right hemisphere, and a left ...

 

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PROFESSOR DAME SALLY DAVIES

UK Government’s Senior Medical Advisor
Chief Medical Officer for England

Author, The Drugs Don’t Work: A Global Threat




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... the UK’s plan to fight drug resistance ...




 

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January 26, 2016

DR. MARSHALL SUMMAR

Division Chief, Genetics and Metabolism,
Children's National Health System

JIM POWERS

Chairman and CEO, Hemoshear Therapeutics

Moira speaks with DR. MARSHALL SUMMAR and JIM POWERS about the Hemoshear and Children’s National collaboration on using genetics in search of treatments for the liver ...

 


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DARREN CUNNINGHAM

ceo, Inflection Biosciences

... a Dublin, Ireland start-up which didn’t start with science – it started with a checklist ...



 

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January 19, 2016

STEVEN PINKER
Harvard Professor
Author, “The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person’s Guide to Writing in the 21st Century”

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Moira speaks with Harvard professor Steven Pinker about how we write today - Turns out that the Internet isn't making us illiterate! ...

 






GARETH WILLIAMS
Life Science Attorneys
MARKS & CLERK

... 2014 Life Science report: Genome 2.0 – intellectual property ...


 
On BioIssue of the Week:

with science journalist DAVID EWING DUNCAN

... Some of us are SUPERPEOPLE! ...


 

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January 12, 2016

JAY HARMAN

Founder, PAX Scientific

Author, The Shark’s Paintbrush – Biomimicry and How Nature is Inspiring Innovation

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Moira speaks with JAY HARMAN about how great innovations may be inspired by nature ...

 




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... and on BioTech Nation:


DR. YAKY YANAY

President & COO, Pluristem

... Cell therapy - Injecting cells for Critical Limb Ischemia and after hip replacement ...


DR. PATRICK AMSTUTZ

COO, Molecular Partners

... advanced drug treatments for multiple diseases – wet age-related macular degeneration and DME – Diabetic macular edema ...

 

 

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January 5, 2016

BOB CHAPMAN

Chairman & CEO, Barry-Wehmiller Co.
Author, Everybody Matters: The Extraordinary Power of Caring for Your People Like Family

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Moira speaks with BOB CHAPMAN, Chairman & CEO of a decades-old company of many companies - Barry-Wehmiller. They’ve acquired 75 companies in trouble while preserving employee trust ...

 




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DR. TONY SHUH

CEO, Trovagene

... precision cancer monitoring ...


DR. YUVAL COHEN
CEO, Corbus Pharmaceuticals

... a new approach for cystic fibrosis as well as auto-immune diseases ...

 

 

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December 29, 2015

BERNIE ROTH

Stanford University Engineering Professor,
Academic Director, The D-School
Author, The Achievement Habit: Stop Wishing, Start Doing, and Take Command of your Life

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Moira speaks with Stanford professor BERNIE ROTH about what works now, and what can work a whole lot better - in your life. A habit of achieving serves you well for a lifetime ...

 




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... and on BioTech Nation:


DR. JAMES CALLAWAY

CEO, ArmaGen

... using the insulin pathway for drug delivery – Hunter’s, Huler’s & San Filipo A ...


DR. LAURENT LEVY
Founder, Nanobiotix

... injecting nanoparticles to improve radiation therapy ...

 

 

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December 22, 2015

 

MATT RICHTEL
Pulitzer Prize winner
New York Times journalist
Author, A Deadly Wandering

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and Matt's novel: The Doomsday Equation

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Moira speaks with New York Times journalist Matt Richtel about his two books - one non-fiction about the first case of texting while driving, and a novel where computers predict the end of civilization ...

 

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... and on BioTech Nation:

DR. KEVIN COX
CEO, Imanova

PROFESSOR ROGER GUNN
Professor of Molecular Neuroimaging
Imperial College London
Chief Scientific Officer, Imanova

... discovering where medications go throughout the body ...


 

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December 15, 2015

DR. ERIC TOPOL
Cardiologist and Director, Scripps Translational Science Institute
Author, The Patient Will See You Now … The Future of Medicine is in Your Hands

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Moira speaks with Scripps Genomics professor and cardiologist DR. ERIC TOPOL about the massive changes coming now that there is an explosion of patient data - all sourced by electronic devices and the patient ...

 

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... and on BioTech Nation:

DR. RICHARD BINIER

CEO, Vigilant, Lausanne, Switzerland

... their CES 2015 Innovation Award-winning technology for insulin-dependent diabetics ...


 
On BioIssue of the Week:

with science journalist DAVID EWING DUNCAN

... the promise of wearable technologies ...
 

 

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December 8, 2015

GUY KAWASAKI
Former Apple Evangelist
PEG FITZPATRICK
Social Media Strategist
Co-Author, The Art of Social Media – Power Tips for Power Users
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Moira speaks with GUY KAWASAKI and PEG FITZPATRICK about how to work effectively with social media to create value for yourself and others ...

 




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  DR K. JOHN MORROW, JR.
Biotech/Genetics Journalist and Researcher
Author,
Cancer, Autism and their Epigenetic Roots

... epigenetics - Science has learned what surrounds your DNA affects its function ...
 

 

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December 1, 2015

DR PEDRO DOMINGOS

Professor of Computer Science, University of Washington
Author, The Master Algorithm

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Moira speaks with DR. PEDRO DOMINGOS about what Google knows and what Twitter holds back ...

 




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MARTIN McGLYNN

President
DR. STEPHEN HUHN

Chief Medical Officer
Stem Cells, Inc.

... early success treating cervical spinal cord injury with stem cells ...
     

 

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November 24, 2015

DR. JON PATRICK

Founder and CEO, HLA-Global
Sydney, Australia


Moira speaks with DR. JON PATRICK, CEO of HLA-Global, about “dark text” – all those pieces of paper with doctor’s handwritten notes, and more ...

 


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DR JODIE MORRISON

CEO
Tokai Pharmaceuticals

... late-stage, ARB-7 positive prostate cancer ...
     

DR SANDESH SETH

Executive Chairman,
Actinium Pharmaceuticals

... AML – Acute Myeloid Leukemia in the elderly ...
          

 

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November 17, 2015


2014 NOBEL PRIZES EXPLAINED !!!

Featuring Panel Convener:

LUDWIG CHINCARINI
Professor, Finance and Economics, University of San Francisco

Explaining the prize in LITERATURE:

DR. SUSANNA ELM
Professor, History and Ehrman Chair, UC Berkeley

Explaining the PEACE prize:

DR. REBECCA GORDON
Professor, Philosophy, University of San Francisco

Explaining the ECONOMICS prize:

DR. MICHAEL BOSKIN
Professor, Economics, Stanford University
Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution


Explaining the CHEMISTRY prize:

DR. JIM CLEAVER
Professor Emeritus, UCSF’s Comprehensive Cancer Center

Explaining the PHYSICS prize:

DR. YASUMORI NOMURA
Professor, Physics, UC Berkeley
Senior Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National Labs


Explaining the prize in PHYSIOLOGY OR MEDICINE:

DR. DARVIN SCOTT SMITH
Chief of Infectious Disease and Geographic Medicine
Kaiser Permanente, Redwood City


On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with a panel of professors on the annual feature: "2015 Nobel Prizes Explained" ...

 


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November 10, 2015

NEEL DOSHI and LINDSAY McGREGOR

Co-Authors, Primed to Perform
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Moira speaks with NEEL DOSHI and LINDSAY McGREGOR about what motivates and de-motivates you at work – science knows all ...

 




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VINCE AURENTZ

CEO, Hemoshear Therapeutics

... a tech company becomes a biopharmaceutical company ...
     

 

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November 3, 2015

MICHAEL SHERMER
Scientific American columnist
Editor-in-Chief, skeptic.com
Author, The Moral Arc … How Science and reason lead Humanity toward Truth, Justice, and Freedom

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Moira speaks with Scientific American columnist Michael Shermer about how science and reason shape humanity's perspective over time ...

 

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... and on BioTech Nation:

DR. RIANN CONRADIE

Executive Founder, LifeQ

... modelling the human body – and you can participate ...

ROBERT COULL
CEO, Scioderm

... new success in treating EB – Epidermolysis Bulossa ...


 

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October 27, 2015

DAVID MINDELL

MIT professor and co-founder, Humatics
Author, Our Robots, Ourselves: Robotics and the Myths of Autonomy

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Moira speaks with MIT professor DAVID MINDELL. He’s out to dispel the “persistent misconceptions about robots” ...

 




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PAUL PERRAULT

CEO
CSL

... From the Spanish flu a century ago to Hemophilia today ...
      SHANE KOVACS
CFO
PTC Therapeutics

... nonsense mutations and Duchene Muscular Dystrophy ...


 

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October 20, 2015

GARY SHAPIRO

President and CEO, Consumer Electronics Association
Author, Ninja Innovation

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Moira speaks with GARY SHAPIRO, the long-time President of the Consumer Electronics Association, about what’s happening with tech innovation in the United States and worldwide ...

 




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DR RIPLEY BALLOU

Head of Clinical Research and Translational Science
GSK

... role of GSK in 2014 Ebola crisis ...
     

DR TIM MILLER
President & CEO,
Abeona Therapeutics

... Sanfilippo and juvenile Batten disease ...


DAVID WILLIAMS
Managing Director, Bactevo

... the power of bacteria in therapeutics ...
          

 

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October 13, 2015

DAVID PETERSON

Alien Language Creator
Author, The Art of Language Invention: From Horse-Lords to Dark Elves, the Words Behind World-Building

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Moira speaks with DAVID PETERSON, a creator of alien languages, including Dothraki for HBO’s Game of Thrones -- it's both straightforward ... and complicated! ...

 




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DR ROY BAYNES

Senior Vice President,
Global Clinical Development,
Merck

... the wide ranging cancer program centered on Merck’s therapeutic: Keytruda ...


 
On BioIssue of the Week:

with science journalist DAVID EWING DUNCAN

... IT meets Biotech ...


 

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October 6, 2015

ADAM TANNER

Fellow, Harvard’s Institute for Quantitative Social Science
Author, What Stays in Vegas – The World of Personal Data – Lifeblood of Big Business – and the End of Privacy as We Know It

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Moira speaks with ADAM TANNER about the amazing data collected on everyone who goes to Vegas and the far-reaching data collected everywhere ...

 




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TODD SKRINAR

Principal for Life Sciences Advisory,
Leader for Big Data Advanced Analytics,
Ernst & Young

... All those clinical trials needed to prove a drug is safe? Big data and getting bigger ...


 
On BioIssue of the Week:

with science journalist DAVID EWING DUNCAN

... the high cost of healthcare ...


 

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September 29, 2015




JIM ARCHETTO


Vice President for Corporate Planning,
Gaumard Scientific

 

Moira speaks with JIM ARCHETTO from Gaumard Scientific. They talk about Victoria, Tori, and Trauma Hal – simulated humans used to teach medical professionals ...

 




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JORN ALDAG

CEO, Uniqure

... first approval of gene therapy in Europe and the US ...



 
On BioIssue of the Week:

with science journalist DAVID EWING DUNCAN

... the high cost of healthcare ...


 

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September 22, 2015

DANIEL LEVITIN

Dean, Arts & Humanities
Minerva Schools at KGI
Author, The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload

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Moira speaks with DANIEL LEVITIN about the neuroscience of personal organization as well as his latest research into performance and connectedness ...

 




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On BioIssue of the Week:

with science journalist DAVID EWING DUNCAN

... a potential new and different approach to treating Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia ...


 

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