9 episodes

It’s almost impossible to overstate how many aspects of daily life are impacted by science. From technologies that help ensure the quality of the water we drink, to medicines that deliver lifesaving treatments – it’s all thanks to science. Each month, join Ron O’Brien, a science enthusiast from Thermo Fisher Scientific, the world leader in serving science, as he talks to experts who are on the cutting-edge of redefining how we exist. This is Science with a Twist.

Science with a Twist Thermo Fisher

    • Natural Sciences
    • 4.6, 23 Ratings

It’s almost impossible to overstate how many aspects of daily life are impacted by science. From technologies that help ensure the quality of the water we drink, to medicines that deliver lifesaving treatments – it’s all thanks to science. Each month, join Ron O’Brien, a science enthusiast from Thermo Fisher Scientific, the world leader in serving science, as he talks to experts who are on the cutting-edge of redefining how we exist. This is Science with a Twist.

    World Water Day: The importance of (clean) water and conservation

    World Water Day: The importance of (clean) water and conservation

    Water is everywhere, but accessible drinking water is not. In celebration of World Water Day (March 22), we’re tackling the importance of water preservation and why improving global access to clean water matters now.

    • 24 min
    Seeding Labs: Empowering Scientists Around the Globe

    Seeding Labs: Empowering Scientists Around the Globe

    Instrumental Access is enabling scientists around the world to make life-changing discoveries. Listen to hear how Seeding Labs, a nonprofit partner of Thermo Fisher, is providing the tools and training needed for researchers in developing countries to make the greatest global impact.

    • 21 min
    Fighting Coronavirus: Confirming and Containing an Outbreak

    Fighting Coronavirus: Confirming and Containing an Outbreak

    As the Coronavirus continues to spread, doctors, scientists and health agencies are racing to contain the outbreak. Listen to hear how they are using scientific technologies to detect, prevent and develop a vaccine for this respiratory syndrome.

    • 19 min
    One Decision, Two Lives: The Power of Organ Donation

    One Decision, Two Lives: The Power of Organ Donation

    In 2008, the bond between two friends became even closer when one of them made the life-altering decision to donate a kidney to the other. Since then, Louise Lerminiaux and Conna Jones have been on a journey to live their lives to the fullest, while telling their inspirational story and advocating for organ donation.

    • 20 min
    Detecting and Protecting: Technology to Help Determine if a Threat is Real

    Detecting and Protecting: Technology to Help Determine if a Threat is Real

    For first responders at the local, state and federal level, coming into contact with unknown substances in the field can be a life-threatening situation. From opioid and bomb detection to identifying toxic chemicals in the environment, all pose physical and health hazards. Hear from Thermo Fisher field instrumentation experts Bill Kotowski and Erica Hirsch to learn more about the critical process of identifying harmful substances and how emerging technology, including a handheld narcotics analysis device, is helping protect first responders, and the public, from dangerous situations.

    • 16 min
    Cells Fighting Cancer: The Science Behind It

    Cells Fighting Cancer: The Science Behind It

    In part II of this series, Amy Butler, vice president of cell biology at Thermo Fisher Scientific, talks with host Ron O’Brien about the science behind CAR T-cell therapy and how it uses the body’s own immune system to fight cancer.

    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

SuHe82 ,

Great Podcast

This podcast series addresses a great variety of scientific topics in a very interesting way so that everyone can understand and follow.
I very much enjoy the speakers and the topics!

Togle0 ,

Very interesting and top notch speakers

This podcast is interesting because it gives you an inside perspective into a variety of areas in the biotech industry. The speakers have so far been very knowledgeable and experienced. I would recommend to anyone interested in knowing more about how biotech affects our everyday lives.

rchekuri ,

Amazing!!

Great listen! Highly recommend

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