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TechNation Radio hosted by Dr Moira Gunn

TechNation Radio Podcast Dr Moira Gunn

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TechNation Radio hosted by Dr Moira Gunn

    Episode 20-28 Antibodies, Antibodies, the More, the Better.

    Episode 20-28 Antibodies, Antibodies, the More, the Better.

    On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with What if we could just get the antibodies from all the various strains of COVID-19, put them together and get them in an IV drug? Well, that’s exactly what Gigagen has done. Today, when Moira speaks with geneticist David Johnson, its co-founder, President and CEO of Gigagen. Then, your skin micro biome - Problems with it can lead to severe skin rashes for cancer patients, as well as eczema and psoriasis. Dr. Travis Whifill tells us what Azitra Biosciences is testing.

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    Episode 20-27 Shrewd Samaritan

    Episode 20-27 Shrewd Samaritan

    USF professor and development economist Bruce Wydick about “Shrewd Samaritan - Faith, Economics, and the Road to Loving Our Global Neighbour”. Which poverty intervention programs work, and which don’t? Then the global health challenge of the bacteria H. Pylori and its role in stomach ulcers and gastric cancer. Gilead Raday, COO of RedHill Biopharma talks about a treatment in their pipeline and a plan on how to avoid creating antibiotic resistance.

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    Episode 20-26 A Woman of No Importance

    Episode 20-26 A Woman of No Importance

    On this week’s Tech Nation, journalist Sonia Purnell talks about the spycraft of Virginia Hall, an American in Occupied France during World War II. Her book is called “A Woman of No Importance.” Then Dr. John Haurum (ha-RUMM) from F-Star in Cambridge, England describes their approach to creating cancer drugs, and Tech Nation Health Chief Correspondent Dr. Daniel Kraft talks about sleep – and upsides and downsides of all this technology.

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    Episode 20-25 Why We Drive – And Why We are Going to Miss It

    Episode 20-25 Why We Drive – And Why We are Going to Miss It

    On this week’s Tech Nation, what we lose if we go to driverless cars. Moira speaks with Matthew Crawford about his book: “Why We Drive … Toward a Philosophy of the Open Road”. Then Yochi Slonim, CEO of Anima Biotech, talks about the path from your DNA to producing proteins, and the potential for new drugs.

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    Episode 20-24 Pirate Then, Pirates Now – Not Much Has Changed ??

    Episode 20-24 Pirate Then, Pirates Now – Not Much Has Changed ??

    On this week’s Tech Nation, Steven Johnson with “Enemy of All Mankind … A True Story of Piracy, Power and History’s First Global Manhunt.” It’s a 17th century story that’s rife with insights for today. Then Tech Nation Health Chief Correspondent Dr. Daniel Kraft talks about food as medicine – it might be steamed vegetables … or could that be chocolate and wine?

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    Episode 20-23 How Did Edward Snowden Get So Far In Government Security??

    Episode 20-23 How Did Edward Snowden Get So Far In Government Security??

    On this week’s Tech Nation, how exactly did Edward Snowden deliver those classified government documents into the hands of the media? Former Washington Post investigative journalist Bart Gellman, currently writing for The Atlantic, talks about his book: “Dark Mirror: Edward Snowden and the American Surveillance State”. Then Tech Nation Health Chief Correspondent Dr. Daniel Kraft talks about the potential for genetic susceptibility to the COVID-19 virus, and other aspects of genetic predisposition to the success or failure of available medical treatments.

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