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Young Scientist Spotlight 22: Dr. Arun Richard Chandrasekaran
A geneticist makes a DNA-shaped lollipop. Then helix (he licks) it. The iconic structure of DNA was first discovered by Rosaland Franklin using X-ray crystallography. Dr. Arun Richard Chandrasekaran, a researcher at the RNA institute in Albany, takes it a step further and folds these DNA molecules into complex structures using a technique called DNA origami. His DNA contraptions come in all shapes and sizes, and they can do a lot more than just make proteins and pass down genes.Tune in to learn more about what these in-gene-ious (ingenious) DNA contraptions can do!This episode is produced by Isaac Chang. Background music is from Blue dot sessions. Episode art is by Ben Mansky. You can follow Arun on Twitter @arunrichardc
Young Scientist Spotlight 21: Eva Danielson
Eva Danielson has loved science since she was a kid, and now she is instilling a passion for science in the next generation of young learners. In this Young Scientist Spotlight, we sit down with this graduate student and children’s book author(not to mention former pastry chef!) to talk about her tuberculosis research and her path from business major to nanny to scientist. Learn how vaccines annotate genes in immune cells and how two rambunctious girls and a new puppy inspired one of Eva’s books. You can find Eva on Twitter @EvaKDanielson or on her website thenerdynanny.com. This episode was produced by Maggie Colton. Music used in this episode is by pod.co and Maggie Colton.
Young Scientist Spotlight 20: Dr. Roshmi Sarma
Australia’s battle against the invasion of cane toads goes all the way back to 1935 when they were initially introduced to fight cane beetle infestation. In a few decades’ time, cane toads have become a big bully and taken over the top spot in the local ecosystem.In this episode, Dr. Roshmi Sarma, an ecologist from UNSW, shares her research on these invasive cane toads. She talks about how these cane toads are able to use a neat little trick to speed up their course of evolution and how the native reptilian and snake populations also developed their own strategies to fight against cane toads. Tune in to learn more about Roshmi’s “ribbeting” research on cane toads!
Young Scientist Spotlight 19: Amy MacIntosh
What happens when offshore oil and gas structures stop operating? PhD candidate Amy MacIntosh tells us about the impacts and risks of operating and closing these structures to marine life, the environment, and to humans, and teaches us why radioactivity isn’t as scary as you think it is.
How to Save a Life (Cronutt’s version)
What happens when you bring together a marine mammal veterinarian and a stem cell researcher? You save a life! More specifically, Cronutt’s - a sea lion diagnosed with epilepsy, but who just happened to be at the right place at the right time. Epilepsy is a chronic brain disorder characterized by excessive and abnormal seizures, and while there are existing medications that can help manage these seizures, there is no cure to this day…but perhaps there’s hope thanks to a novel cell-based therapy?To learn more about this promising therapy, we spoke with Drs. Claire Simeone (a marine mammal veterinarian) and Scott Baraban (a stem cell researcher), and how their teams worked together to stop Cronutt’s seizures. Listen and learn!This episode was written and produced by Rebecca Fang, Deanna Necula, and Devika Nair. The music used in this episode is from www.freemusicarchive.org, and the cover art is by Deanna. For more information, please visit www.carrytheoneradio.com.
Teaching Old Drugs New Tricks
You might know that it takes a very, very, very long time to develop new drugs, but it seems like there are new treatments for COVID-19 all the time…how is that possible? It’s all thanks to the exciting field of drug repurposing! What is that, you ask? Well, it might sound self-explanatory, but, like most things in life, there’s more to it. Listen to our latest episode and learn from the experts, Dr Marina Sirota (@SirotaLab) and Dr Brian Shoicet (@BShoicet)!This episode was written and produced by Maggie Colton and Cindy Liu. Music in this episode was produced by Maggie Colton. Episode art by Cindy Liu, with vector art from vecteezy.com. You can learn more about Marina’s and Brian’s research below here: Sirota lab and Shoicet lab.
Great combination of context and interviews
Has a really great balance of commentary providing context and quotes from the experts
A window into the world of Science
Carry the One Radio tackles often complex topics of leading edge scientific research in well produced episodes.
Beautifully produced and well-researched
This podcast is beautifully produced and edited. The stories are full and satisfying. Their use of music and sound is inspiring. I highly recommend this podcast.