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Bringing together extraordinary people to drive innovative solutions to society’s challenges by advancing scientific research, education, and policy.

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    • Science
    • 3.9 • 25 Ratings

Bringing together extraordinary people to drive innovative solutions to society’s challenges by advancing scientific research, education, and policy.

    The Intersection of Conflicts of Interest and Healthcare

    The Intersection of Conflicts of Interest and Healthcare

    The Intersection of Conflicts of Interest and Healthcare by The New York Academy of Sciences

    • 41 min
    Big Data: Balancing Privacy and Innovation

    Big Data: Balancing Privacy and Innovation

    Often cited as the "4th Industrial Revolution" big data has the potential to transform health and healthcare by drawing medical conclusions from new and exciting sources such as electronic health records, genomic databases, and even credit card activity. In this podcast you will hear from tech, healthcare, and regulatory experts on potential paths forward that balance privacy and consumer protections while fostering innovations that could benefit everyone in our society.

    This podcast was produced following a conference on this topic held in partnership between the NYU School of Medicine and the Academy. It was made possible with support from Johnson & Johnson.

    • 36 min
    Finding Better Treatments for Children with Cancer

    Finding Better Treatments for Children with Cancer

    Pediatric cancer is the leading cause of death by disease past infancy among children in the United States and Europe. Despite prevailing increases in overall survival rates, it continues to be one of the most challenging diseases to treat. This podcast will discuss the latest advancements in pediatric cancer research and how they can lead to newer, faster, and better treatments for children and adolescents with cancer.

    This podcast was produced using excerpts from the 2018 Sohn Conference: Accelerating Translation of Pediatric Cancer Research (www.nyas.org/Sohn2018) on this topic held in partnership between the Sohn Conference Foundation (www.sohnconference.org) and the New York Academy of Sciences.

    • 31 min
    Discovering New Liver Disease Treatments

    Discovering New Liver Disease Treatments

    Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is set to become the most common cause of liver transplant in the coming decade. Although almost one-third of adults worldwide suffer from the condition, which is also associated with diabetes and obesity, there are currently no approved treatments. This podcast will discuss the basis of liver disease as well as several cutting edge approaches that are being developed to model the disease and speed the discovery of new therapeutics.

    This podcast has been made possible with support from Emulate (https://www.emulatebio.com).

    • 21 min
    Deciphering ZIKA

    Deciphering ZIKA

    In 2016, the WHO declared the Zika virus a global medical emergency when, after six decades of dormancy, the virus arrived in the Americas. After scientists made the connection between Zika and thousands of cases of microcephaly in babies, a race began to better understand the virus. But it turns out that Zika is not so easy to study. In this podcast, we talk to two Blavatnik Award Scholars using the latest genomic technology to track Zika's spread and pave the way for new genomic treatments, therapies, and vaccines.

    This podcast was produced as part of the 2017 Blavatnik Science Symposium, co-presented by the Blavatnik Family Foundation and the Academy.

    • 22 min
    Proof of Concept Centers: Changing Weather

    Proof of Concept Centers: Changing Weather

    In this episode, we continue to look at some of the fascinating and innovative work that researchers are doing in New York State's Proof of Concept Centers. Hear from two companies that are doing something about the weather by trying to better understand the unique meteorology of cities to improve forecasting and creating more effective and efficient wind turbines.

    This podcast is made possible by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), PowerBridgeNY, and NEXUS-NY.

    • 20 min

Customer Reviews

3.9 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

Newshoes522 ,

Almost (but not quite) Phenomenal

I stumbled upon this podcast by chance, and I was so suprised at the quality of the content. They've interviewed some really high-profile guests about very intriguing topics. However, I was really disappointed at the shabby sound quality. In the Oliver Sacks episode, you can hear sirens and traffic in the background. In others, there are often noisy distractions and fuzzy interference. I hope the creators work out these kinks a little bit, as this show could easily compete with other big science podcasts, like NPR's Science Friday. I'd also like to hear the interviewer interact with the guest a little more. She seems somewhat passive and sometimes lets the guest wander from the topic. Let's hear a dialogue, not a one-way chat with some "uh-huhs" thrown in! Good podcast, but it has the potential to be phenomenal.

Calamari86 ,

Great... But please improve production

Please, improve production of podcast.

@LawyerSchiff ,

Great find for the Science Inclined

And to think I didn't know that much about milk, having spent so much time consuming it.... Great program when you want to listen to something with some storyline and flow, not your more commonly found "lecture." Friendly.

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