Cell (www.cell.com) is a peer-reviewed journal publishing the most interesting discoveries in biology.
June 2018: Caught the flu? Eat fiber
In this edition, we’ll hear about how heritability traits can be inferred from electronic medical records, with Nick Tatonetti and Fernanda Polubriaginof, Cell (00:00); why fiber does wonders for your immune system, with Benjamin Marsland, Immunity (9:56); and what’s behind the high- energy demands of mining Bitcoin, with Alex de Vries, Joule (18:56).
May 2018: The Loneliest Mouse
In this episode, we’ll hear about why you might want to be skeptical of raw water, with Gail Teitzel, Editor of Trends in Microbiology (00:00); how brain chemistry might change in mice as a result of social isolation, with David Anderson, Cell (07:45); and what’s unusual about neurons in people with severe obesity, with Dhruv Sareen, Cell Stem Cell (17:10). Then, stay tuned for our monthly news roundup, including using MRI to predict risk tolerance; rethinking what we know about genetics, sugar, and weight gain; and how the sweet potato arrived in Polynesia (26:13).
April 2018: The Me Generation
In this episode, we’ll hear about when children start to think about their reputations with Ike Silver, Trends in Cognitive Sciences (00:00); an indigenous people in Indonesia whose unusually large spleens enhance their free-diving ability with Melissa Ilardo, Cell (08:56); how the Pan-Cancer Atlas was put together, with Bob Kruger, Deputy Editor of Cell (17:55); and what’s unique about iScience, Cell Press’s newest research journal, with its Lead Editor Stefano Tonzani and Publisher Simanta Buck (24:10). Then, stay tuned for our monthly news roundup, including graphene hair dye, adaptive behaviors in the mouse brain, and improving indoor air quality with plants (32:20).
March 2018: On the Steps of the Walking Fish
In this edition, we'll hear about new methods to monitor cannabis use, with Marilyn Heustis, Trends in Molecular Medicine (00:00); old tales of rabbit’s domestication, with Greger Larson, Trends in Ecology & Evolution (12:19); "walking fish" and the neural origins of land locomotion, with Jeremy Dasen, Cell (20:14); and how to balance safety and civil rights in access to personal genomic data, with Barbara Evans, AJHG (27:05). And this month’s news roundup: deep learning retinal diseases, wood carbon sponges, and batteries that withstand the coldest temperatures (36:15).
February 2018: CSI: Rhino
In this episode, we’ll hear about using DNA forensics to combat rhinoceros poaching, with Cindy Harper, Current Biology (00:00); how to save energy simply by staying at home, with Ashok Sekar, Joule (09:14); and how Cell Press is leading the way in transparency and openness in scientific publication, with Debbie Sweet, Vice President of Editorial at Cell Press (14:14). We’ll also hear a roundup of lab-grown hairy skin, surprising social preferences among bonobos, and universality in human song (22:41).
An Interview with Emilie Marcus
Listen to a sendoff interview with Emilie Marcus, as she recounts her personal trajectory as CEO and Editor-in-Chief of Cell, and reflects on the philosophy and strategy of Cell Press in today’s ground of scientific publishing.
Customer ReviewsSee All
This podcast is a pleasure to listen to! Perfect material when you're busy in W tissue culture or something that doesn't need 100% of your attention.
Topics discussed are cutting edge, interviews are interestin and the voices are clear!
I would be nice if they spent a few minutes recapping a few more highlights in the beginning!
Great science podcast
Great podcast, definitely geared to the scientist. This is a great chance to catch up on the newest stories from Cell and listen to interviews with the scientists behind these stories. I love the fact that experiments are described in sufficient detail, without too much simplification. Great way to catch up on current techniques and their uses. Emily could be a little more excited (she reminds me of Frasier's ex, Lilith), but the rest of the hosts are great.