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Stereo Chemistry is C&EN's podcast that delivers chemistry's frontiers to your ears. C&EN is the news magazine of the American Chemical Society.

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Stereo Chemistry is C&EN's podcast that delivers chemistry's frontiers to your ears. C&EN is the news magazine of the American Chemical Society.

    Ep. 28: So that's why we threw a robot into the back of a truck

    Ep. 28: So that's why we threw a robot into the back of a truck

    Chemistry is going the way of computing: It’s getting smaller and faster. High-throughput experimentation, or HTE, is part of this push. Borrowing from biologists and biochemists, HTE has brought in microplates and multichannel pipettes to miniaturize reactions, as well as robots to run those reactions rapidly without sacrificing precision. But it’s also been around for decades. So why are so many in the field excited about HTE right now? Stereo Chemistry has your answers.

    • 35 min
    Bonus episode: We’re watching it very closely

    Bonus episode: We’re watching it very closely

    As the novel coronavirus responsible for causing COVID-19 continues to spread, questions about the virus, the disease, and its impacts on our daily lives mount. To help you stay current with the science, policy, and business implications of this outbreak, C&EN has made all of its coronavirus coverage freely available at cenm.ag/coronavirus. In our latest bonus episode, we discuss one of the largest questions on the business front: How is the coronavirus affecting the global drug supply?

    • 14 min
    Bonus episode: We saw a lot of that scientific sage savior syndrome

    Bonus episode: We saw a lot of that scientific sage savior syndrome

    Stereo Chemistry talked with six chemists who spent a year in Washington on a policy fellowship to find out what they learned and what advice they would give to other scientists who are interested in science policy. 

    • 14 min
    Ep. 27: The earth is going to be fine; what we’re saving is ourselves

    Ep. 27: The earth is going to be fine; what we’re saving is ourselves

    Climate change is on the public’s mind, thanks in no small part to the efforts of Swedish activist Greta Thunberg and protests and rallies involving young people around the world. In the latest episode of Stereo Chemistry, host Kerri Jansen talks to early-career researchers developing the tools and knowledge we’ll need to thrive in a changing climate. These scientists are part of a generation who will experience the effects of climate change throughout their lifetimes. They share what drew them to climate science and what keeps them motivated when the questions—and the obstacles—are so vast.
    A script of this episode is available at cen.acs.org/environment/climate-change/Podcast-5-climate-scientists-share/98/i6
    Read C&EN’s special issue on climate change adaptation at cenm.ag/adapt
    Image credit: Ink Drop/Shutterstock

    • 26 min
    Bonus episode: It's this big, giant brouhaha of pharmaceutical companies

    Bonus episode: It's this big, giant brouhaha of pharmaceutical companies

    M&A, the FDA, and an empty elevator.

    In this bonus episode, C&EN reporters Ryan Cross and Megha Satyanarayana share their takeaways from their time at the J.P. Morgan Healthcare conference a few weeks ago.

    • 10 min
    Ep. 26: Evolution is kind of the be all end all in the problem of influenza

    Ep. 26: Evolution is kind of the be all end all in the problem of influenza

    In the US, millions of people roll up their sleeves annually for a flu shot. But this ritual is confusing for many. Why is it that most vaccines are effective for a lifetime while the flu vaccine is only effective for a year? And why do we sometimes get the flu even when we’ve gotten the vaccine? The answer is evolution the flu is constantly evolving to evade our immune systems. In this episode, scientists who study flu evolution and pandemics explain what makes fighting the flu so difficult.

    • 33 min

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