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One of the criticisms of farmers is that they fail to engage the public to show what they do. It is understandable, their days are busy, competition is stiff, and farming selects for folks [...] The post 328 – The Importance of Telling Ag’s Story first appeared on Talking Biotech Podcast.By Kevin M. Folta
 
Many diseases are rooted in the incorrect accumulation of proteins that regulate key cellular processes. Dozens of proteins control processes like cell division and cell death, and aberrant accumulation of these regulatory molecules [...] The post 327 – Attacking Disease by Targeting Proteins first appeared on Talking Biotech Podcast.…
 
Many diseases are rooted in the incorrect accumulation of proteins that regulate key cellular processes. Dozens of proteins control processes like cell division and cell death, and aberrant accumulation of these regulatory molecules [...] The post 327 – Attacking Disease by Targeting Proteins first appeared on Talking Biotech Podcast.…
 
The American Chestnut used to dominate Appalachian forests, but declined after a fungal disease was introduced to North America in the early 1900’s. Scientists have sought to restore the ecology and utility of this tree [...] The post 326 – Update on Transgenic (“GMO”) Chestnut first appeared on Talking Biotech Podcast.…
 
The American Chestnut used to dominate Appalachian forests, but declined after a fungal disease was introduced to North America in the early 1900’s. Scientists have sought to restore the ecology and utility of this tree [...] The post 326 – Update on Transgenic (“GMO”) Chestnut first appeared on Talking Biotech Podcast.…
 
Two unusually parallel articles emerged this week, both claiming that modern ag technology (as they say, “GMO”) is just another arm of colonial control of the Developing World. Both wordy, yet visible articles stoked remarkably [...] The post 325- Is Biotechnology Just New Colonialism? first appeared on Talking Biotech Podcast.…
 
Two unusually parallel articles emerged this week, both claiming that modern ag technology (as they say, “GMO”) is just another arm of colonial control of the Developing World. Both wordy, yet visible articles stoked remarkably [...] The post 325- Is Biotechnology Just New Colonialism? first appeared on Talking Biotech Podcast.…
 
Wine is a fermented beverage that has been enjoyed for millennia. While many may feel that the grapes used produce the flavors in the wine, a substantial contribution comes from the yeast and specialized bacteria [...] The post 324 – Wine Flavor: Merging Grape and Yeast Genomes first appeared on Talking Biotech Podcast.…
 
Wine is a fermented beverage that has been enjoyed for millennia. While many may feel that the grapes used produce the flavors in the wine, a substantial contribution comes from the yeast and specialized bacteria [...] The post 324 – Wine Flavor: Merging Grape and Yeast Genomes first appeared on Talking Biotech Podcast.…
 
At the early age of 47 Cindy Lee Graham lost her battle with glioblastoma. Glioblastoma is an insidious cancer of the brain and central nervous system that slowly robs its victims of critical faculties, [...] The post 323 – Cindy’s Gift to End Glioblastoma first appeared on Talking Biotech Podcast.By Kevin M. Folta
 
At the early age of 47 Cindy Lee Graham lost her battle with glioblastoma. Glioblastoma is an insidious cancer of the brain and central nervous system that slowly robs its victims of critical faculties, [...] The post 323 – Cindy’s Gift to End Glioblastoma first appeared on Talking Biotech Podcast.By Kevin M. Folta
 
The executive ranks of the pharmaceutical industry are populated with a clear over representation of older males. How did we get here, and how is the leadership in industry changing to seek qualified, yet diverse [...] The post 322 – Gender Equity in the Pharmaceutical Industry first appeared on Talking Biotech Podcast.…
 
The executive ranks of the pharmaceutical industry are populated with a clear over representation of older males. How did we get here, and how is the leadership in industry changing to seek qualified, yet diverse [...] The post 322 – Gender Equity in the Pharmaceutical Industry first appeared on Talking Biotech Podcast.…
 
Sustained space travel and colonization will depend on the ability to grow food in extra-terrestrial environments. The fact that plants evolved on earth with cues from gravity, photoperiod, barometric pressure and other signals means that [...] The post 321 – The Challenges of Growing Plants in Space first appeared on Talking Biotech Podcast.…
 
Sustained space travel and colonization will depend on the ability to grow food in extra-terrestrial environments. The fact that plants evolved on earth with cues from gravity, photoperiod, barometric pressure and other signals means that [...] The post 321 – The Challenges of Growing Plants in Space first appeared on Talking Biotech Podcast.…
 
We all know the feeling of tiredness, but what causes the urge to sleep? Prof. Lior Appelbaum discusses the link between sleepiness and DNA damage, as sensed through the accumulation of a protein known as [...] The post 320 – Tiredness: Time for DNA Repair! first appeared on Talking Biotech Podcast.By Kevin M. Folta
 
T Cells are the body’snatural defenders against pathogens. In the past they have been reprogrammed to recognize specific surface antigens of cancer cells to attack and destroy them. The approach has worked well against [...] The post 319 – Reprogramming T-Cells for Immunotherapies first appeared on Talking Biotech Podcast.…
 
T Cells are the body’snatural defenders against pathogens. In the past they have been reprogrammed to recognize specific surface antigens of cancer cells to attack and destroy them. The approach has worked well against [...] The post 319 – Reprogramming T-Cells for Immunotherapies first appeared on Talking Biotech Podcast.…
 
Thirty million Americans depend on daily doses of insulin to stay alive. This small protein hormone is responsible for the regulation of blood sugar, and plays a key role in all aspects of physiology, as [...] The post 317 – Insulin from Synthetic Biology first appeared on Talking Biotech Podcast.By Kevin M. Folta
 
How can analysis of DNA isolated from old, preserved organisms, bones, or tissues tell us about life today? Dr. Beth Shapio is a professor at the University of California Santa Cruz and an HHMI [...] The post 316 – What We Can Learn from Ancient DNA first appeared on Talking Biotech Podcast.By Kevin M. Folta
 
New strategies in gene therapy are integrating multiple modern techniques to take on contemporary challenging diseases, such as solid-tumor cancers. Dr. Eric Ostertag of Poseida Therapeutics describes their transposon-based gene therapies that deliver useful gene [...] The post 315 – Integrated Molecular Strategies in Combating Disease first appear…
 
New strategies in gene therapy are integrating multiple modern techniques to take on contemporary challenging diseases, such as solid-tumor cancers. Dr. Eric Ostertag of Poseida Therapeutics describes their transposon-based gene therapies that deliver useful gene [...] The post 315 – Integrated Molecular Strategies in Combating Disease first appear…
 
Genetic counselors play a critical role from pre-natal guidance to lifelong expertise in managing genetically-based disorders. With the tools of rapid sequencing and computational biology, the genetic counselor has new tools to predict genetic [...] The post 314 – Genetic Counseling in the Biotech Era first appeared on Talking Biotech Podcast.…
 
Genetic counselors play a critical role from pre-natal guidance to lifelong expertise in managing genetically-based disorders. With the tools of rapid sequencing and computational biology, the genetic counselor has new tools to predict genetic [...] The post 314 – Genetic Counseling in the Biotech Era first appeared on Talking Biotech Podcast.…
 
The classical assumption was that the modern dinosaur lineage led directly to today’s reptiles. However, a growing suite of evidence has shown that modern birds more closely emulate prehistoric creatures. Today’s guests are Profs [...] The post 312 – Evidence that Modern Birds are Dinosaurs first appeared on Talking Biotech Podcast.…
 
The classical assumption was that the modern dinosaur lineage led directly to today’s reptiles. However, a growing suite of evidence has shown that modern birds more closely emulate prehistoric creatures. Today’s guests are Profs [...] The post 312 – Evidence that Modern Birds are Dinosaurs first appeared on Talking Biotech Podcast.…
 
We must be dedicated to fighting back against false information in food and medicine. Jeffery Smith is a personality with no scientific training that has used disinformation to taint an important public discussion on biotechnology [...] The post 311 – Debunking Jeffrey Smith first appeared on Talking Biotech Podcast.…
 
In this week of technical failures and personal challenges, this week’s podcast investigates the merits of civil conversation. In an angry online environment, can we use the tools of trust building, listening, and empathy to [...] The post 310 – Influencing a Conversation with a #ScienceHug first appeared on Talking Biotech Podcast.…
 
In this week of technical failures and personal challenges, this week’s podcast investigates the merits of civil conversation. In an angry online environment, can we use the tools of trust building, listening, and empathy to [...] The post 310 – Influencing a Conversation with a #ScienceHug first appeared on Talking Biotech Podcast.…
 
The herbicide glyphosate has been used for decades, with increased use paralleling the adoption of genetically engineered crops. The compound has a strong safety record and international regulatory consensus stating no unique health risks when [...] The post 307 – Glyphosate Residues and Dietary Exposure first appeared on Talking Biotech Podcast.…
 
The herbicide glyphosate has been used for decades, with increased use paralleling the adoption of genetically engineered crops. The compound has a strong safety record and international regulatory consensus stating no unique health risks when [...] The post 307 – Glyphosate Residues and Dietary Exposure first appeared on Talking Biotech Podcast.…
 
Today’s podcast features two interviews about COVID19. The first is an interview with Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Nikki Fried. Commissioner Fried has been an outspoken critic of the state’s handling of the pandemic, she pulls [...] The post 306 – Florida’s COVID Response / Long COVID first appeared on Talking Biotech Podcast.…
 
Today’s podcast features two interviews about COVID19. The first is an interview with Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Nikki Fried. Commissioner Fried has been an outspoken critic of the state’s handling of the pandemic, she pulls [...] The post 306 – Florida’s COVID Response / Long COVID first appeared on Talking Biotech Podcast.…
 
Many cancers are much more curable if detected early. However, the current suite of detection methods are slow, expensive and can’t detect a problem until it is advanced. Dr. Steven Quake of the Chan-Zukerberg Biohub [...] The post 305 – Early Cancer Detection with Liquid Biopsy first appeared on Talking Biotech Podcast.…
 
Many cancers are much more curable if detected early. However, the current suite of detection methods are slow, expensive and can’t detect a problem until it is advanced. Dr. Steven Quake of the Chan-Zukerberg Biohub [...] The post 305 – Early Cancer Detection with Liquid Biopsy first appeared on Talking Biotech Podcast.…
 
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