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A podcast bringing you the stories behind news-worthy molecular biology research. From The Scientist's Creative Services Team.

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A podcast bringing you the stories behind news-worthy molecular biology research. From The Scientist's Creative Services Team.

    A Game of Cancer and Evolution: Scientists leverage the principles of evolution to outwit cancer at its own game

    A Game of Cancer and Evolution: Scientists leverage the principles of evolution to outwit cancer at its own game

    The Scientist Speaks, is a podcast produced by The Scientist’s Creative Services Team. Our podcast is by scientists and for scientists. Once a month, we will bring you the stories behind news-worthy molecular biology research.In this month’s episode, brought to you by The Scientist and sponsored by 10x Genomics, we discover how scientists use the principles of evolution to model tumor dynamics and develop new treatment strategies for cancer. Tiffany Garbutt from The Scientist’s Creative Services team spoke with Robert Gatenby, chairman of the radiology department and co-director of the Center for Excellence for Evolutionary Therapy at the Moffitt Cancer Center, to learn more.If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe to The Scientist Speaks on your favorite podcast platform.

    • 17 min
    Brains in the Palm of Your Hand: 3D Organoid Cell Culture

    Brains in the Palm of Your Hand: 3D Organoid Cell Culture

    Researchers are developing a new set of tools for studying previously intractable diseases by differentiating and growing stem cells into 3D organ-like structures called organoids. In this month’s episode, we discuss using brain organoids to understand neurological conditions, such as autism spectrum disorder. Niki Spahich from The Scientist’s Creative Services team spoke with Sergiu Pasca from the Department of Psychiatry at Stanford University and the Uytengsu Director of the Stanford Brain Organogenesis Center, to learn more. The Scientist Speaks is a podcast produced by The Scientist’s Creative Services Team. Our podcast is by scientists and for scientists. Once a month, we bring you the stories behind news-worthy molecular biology research. If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe to The Scientist Speaks on your favorite podcast platform.

    • 14 min
    Unusually Wired: Human Brains are Attuned to Appreciate Musical Pitch

    Unusually Wired: Human Brains are Attuned to Appreciate Musical Pitch

    In this month’s episode, we learn that human brains differentiate musical pitch a way that macaque monkeys do not. In fact, speech and music shaped the human brain’s hearing circuits. Researchers are studying these circuits with an eye on developing treatments for neurological disorders. Kathryn Loydall from The Scientist’s Creative Services team spoke with Bevil Conway, an Investigator at the NIH's National Eye Institute, to learn more.The Scientist Speaks is a podcast produced by The Scientist’s Creative Services team. Our podcast is by scientists and for scientists. Once a month, we will bring you the stories behind news-worthy molecular biology research. If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe to The Scientist Speaks on your favorite podcast platform.

    • 14 min
    Hidden Hitchhikers: Lessons Learned from The Human Microbiome Project

    Hidden Hitchhikers: Lessons Learned from The Human Microbiome Project

    In this month’s episode, we explore how results from the Human Microbiome Project have impacted our understanding of human health and disease. Kathryn Loydall from The Scientist’s Creative Services team spoke with Lita Proctor from the National Institutes of Health, former Director of the Human Microbiome Project, to learn more.The Scientist Speaks is a podcast produced by The Scientist’s Creative Services team. Our podcast is by scientists and for scientists. Once a month, we will bring you the stories behind news-worthy molecular biology research. If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe to The Scientist Speaks on your favorite podcast platform.

    • 17 min
    Tackling Antibiotic Resistance: Viruses to the Rescue

    Tackling Antibiotic Resistance: Viruses to the Rescue

    Antimicrobial resistant infections are a major threat to global public health. In this month’s episode, we explore using bacteriophages to combat these deadly infections. Niki Spahich from The Scientist’s Creative Services team spoke with Jason Gill, associate director of the Center for Phage Technology at Texas A&M University, and Steffanie Strathdee, associate dean of Global Health Sciences at the University of California, San Diego, to learn more.The Scientist Speaks is a podcast produced by The Scientist’s Creative Services Team. Our podcast is by scientists and for scientists. Once a month, we bring you the stories behind news-worthy molecular biology research. Special thanks to Dr. Steffanie Strathdee and Dr. Jason Gill for sharing their experiences. Steffanie Strathdee and Thomas Patterson's book about his illness is "The Perfect Predator: A Scientist's Race to Save Her Husband from a Deadly Superbug: A Memoir." More information can be found at ThePerfectPredator.com. If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe to The Scientist Speaks on your favorite podcast platform.

    • 18 min
    The Buzz About Genetically Modified Mosquitoes

    The Buzz About Genetically Modified Mosquitoes

    Mosquito-borne diseases afflict a large portion of the world. In this month’s episode, we consider genetic methods to eradicate diseases such as Zika fever, Dengue fever, and malaria. Niki Spahich from The Scientist’s Creative Services team spoke with Omar Akbari, professor of Cell and Developmental Biology at the University of California, San Diego, to learn more.The Scientist Speaks is a podcast produced by The Scientist’s Creative Services Team. Our podcast is by scientists and for scientists. Once a month, we will bring you the stories behind news-worthy molecular biology research.If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe to The Scientist Speaks on your favorite podcast platform.  Music attribution: Wholesome by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/5050-wholesomeLicense: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

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