TechNation Radio Podcast

TechNation Radio Podcast
By Tech Nation
About this podcast
TechNation Radio hosted by Dr Moira Gunn
Latest episodes
Jan. 17, 2018
On this week’s Tech Nation, Aaron Horowitz and Hannah Chung, Co-Founders of Sproutel and Designers of My Special AFLAC Duck, for children with cancer. Then on Tech Nation Health, Dr. Todd Brady, CEO of Aldeyra describes their work on a disease which affects one-third of people. It led to a new drug helping patients with a very rare disease - Sjögren (“Show-gren”) -Larsson Syndrome
Jan. 9, 2018
On this week’s Tech Nation, Jaron Lanier talks about “Dawn of the New Everything: Encounters with Reality and Virtual Reality”. Then on Tech Nation Health, Dr. Hartmut Ehrlich, the CEO opf Abivax, describes their efforts to keep HIV undetectable for longer and longer periods, and Chief Correspondent Dr. Daniel Kraft explores the future of going to the doctor.
Jan. 2, 2018
On this week’s Tech Nation, how video on your smartphone is the next generation of focus groups. We’ll hear from Patricia Roller, the CEO of Vidlet(VID-LETT). Then on Tech Nation Health, the link between Down syndrome and Alzheimer’s Disease, Dr. Jerold Chun is a Professor and Director of Neuroscience Drug Discovery at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute.
Jan. 2, 2018
On this week’s Tech Nation, “The NPR Math Guy”, Keith Devlin, tells us about Finding Fibonacci: The Quest to Rediscover the Forgotten Mathematical Genius Who Changed the World”. Then on Tech Nation Health, chief correspondent Dr. Daniel Kraft tells us about the winners of the Qualcomm Tricoder Xprize - StarTrek medicine isn’t fiction any more.
Dec. 21, 2017
On this week’s Tech Nation, former Google CEO and Alphabet Executive Chair, Eric Schmidt along with former Senior Vice President for Products, Jonathan Rosenberg talk about “How Google Works”. Then on Tech Nation Health, faster diagnostics for the 25 species of bacteria which cause Sepsis. John McDonough, the CEO of T2 Biosystems, talks about their efforts in Sepsis and other new diagnostics for candida and Lyme disease.
Dec. 12, 2017
On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with Steven Johnson, the Author, “Wonderland: How Play Made the Modern World.” Then on Tech Nation Health, chief correspondent Dr. Daniel Kraft talks about the future of cancer – its prevention, early detection and emergent treatments. And Dr. Niclas Stiernholm, the President & CEO of Trillium Therapeutics, tells us about identifying cancer cells so that the immune system can remove them.
Dec. 7, 2017
Moira speaks with UC Berkeley professor Edward Ashford Lee talks about “Plato and the Nerd: The Creative Partnership of Humans and Technology.” Then on Tech Nation Health, Chief Correspondent Dr. Daniel Kraft talks about the current state of Big Data in the healthcare field and Dr. Ajay Gupta from Rockwell Medical tells us about his work getting iron to very ill patients – from cancer to kidney failure to long term infections. The breakthrough came from scientific work almost two centuries old.
Nov. 29, 2017
Moira speaks with Walter Isaacson about his latest book “Leonardo Da Vinci”. After all these centuries, more information emerges. And on Tech Nation Health, Chief Correspondent Dr. Daniel Kraft recaps the Exponential Medicine Conference 2017. And Dr. Ken Horne from Symic Bio talks about a common challenge: vein grafts in legs and arms.
Nov. 29, 2017
Moira speaks with Duke University Senior Fellow, Dan Heath, about “The Power of Moments”. It turns out, we actually remember our life in slices of time. Then on Tech Nation Health, it’s the power of viruses – against cancer. Moira speaks with Dr. Harry Gruber, the President for Science and Innovation at Tocagen about their genetically engineered viruses. Their first, glioblastoma, has received breakthrough therapy designation from the FDA. Tocagen is also working on colorectal, breast, lung, pancreatic and renal cancers, as well as melanoma. Dr. Gruber explains how the virus works.
Nov. 14, 2017
Moira speaks with journalist Jason Fagone talks about Elizebeth Smith Friedman, a pioneer in codebreaking, from World War I to rumrunners to drug smuggling to the famous Enigma machine. His book is “The Woman Who Smashed Codes: A True Story of Love, Spies, and the Unlikely Heroine Who Outwitted America’s Enemies.” Then on Tech Nation Health, Dr. Marco Taglietti, President and CEO of Scynexis, talks about their work in serious invasive fungal infections.