TechNation Radio Podcast
By Tech Nation
About this podcast
TechNation Radio hosted by Dr Moira Gunn

Episodes (Total: 140 / Page: 1)
Sept. 20, 2017 · 00:59:00
On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with … Dr. Taj Manku, the Co-Founder of Cognitive Systems in Waterloo, Canada. AuraHome enables in-home security with no gadgets to put on your windows – no need to arm it when you leave. Then a new segment on Tech Nation - Tech Nation Health! Where we reimagine the future of health and healthcare with the emergence of new technologies. Dr. Patricia Flatley Brennan is the Director of the National Library of Medicine. She talks about information available worldwide. Then chief correspondent for Tech Nation Health, Dr. Daniel Kraft, talks about 3-D printing in medicine.
Sept. 12, 2017 · 00:59:00
On this week's Tech Nation, Dr. Mario Livio and his book: Why? What Makes Us Curious. And on Tech Nation Health, a look at rapid genome analysis for newborns in trouble. Dr. Stephen Kingsmore, the President and CEO of the Rady Children's Institute for Genomic Medicine tells us about their experience.
Sept. 5, 2017 · 00:59:00
On this week's Tech Nation, Pulitzer Prize-winning, New York Times journalist Matt Richtel about his latest novel, Dead on Arrival. And on Tech Nation Health, Chief Correspondent Dr Daniel Kraft examines the reality and the potential of using drones in healthcare.
Sept. 5, 2017 · 00:59:00
On this week's Tech Nation, Chief Correspondent Dr Daniel Kraft examines misaligned incentives in healthcare, and Dr. Ciara (Kyr-ah) Kennedy, CEO of Amplyx Pharmacecuticals, tells us about treating life-threatening fungal infections.
Aug. 23, 2017 · 00:59:00
On this week's Tech Nation, Mark Wolynn, the Director of the Family Constellation Institute, and author of "It Didn't Start with You: How Inherited Family Trauma Shapes Who We Are and How to End the Cycle." Then on Tech Nation Health, Chief Correspondent Dr. Daniel Kraft speaks to the new science of diet, and Dr. Evan Snyder from the Sanford Burnham Prebus Medical Discovery Institute. They figured why Lithium works for Bipolar Disorder, and why that's important for all of us.
Aug. 9, 2017 · 00:59:00
On this week's Tech Nation, Carmine Gallo relates "The Story Teller's Secret" Turns out - there's a science to telling your story. Then on Tech Nation Health, we learn that there's more in your gut than bacteria. Case-Western University Professor Mahmoud Ghannoum and his son, Afif (Ah-Feefth) Ghannoum, the CEO of Pathobiome (path-oh-bye-ohm), about fungus. Decades of NIH-funded research tell us what they do, how they interact with the bacteria, and why that's important.
Aug. 4, 2017 · 00:59:00
On this week's Tech Nation, if it looks like a newborn baby and moves like one and sounds like one, well, it just might be Super Tory, the newborn simulator from Gaumard (Gah-mard) Scientific. Jim Archetto (Ar-ketto) joins Moira to talk about Super Tory in detail. Then, speaking of what it takes to address complex engineering feats, Dr. Daniel Mote, the President of the National Academy of Engineering. He joins Moira to talk about how everyone, one way or another, can be an engineer.
July 26, 2017 · 00:59:00
On this week's Tech Nation, Moira speaks with Dr. Mitch Prinstein, a professor of psychology and neuroscience at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. There's a science to being popular and a proven path to likability. Then on Tech Nation Health, Chief Correspondent Dr Daniel Kraft brings 3D printing into healthcare ? there?s a lot of value there ? far more than printing cute little widgets just for fun. And Dr. Serge Saxonov, CEO of 10x Genomics, explains how our current technology for decoding our genomes has its limits, and how to can be improved upon.
July 19, 2017 · 00:59:00
On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks DR SANDRA AAMODT, the author of “Why Diets Make Us Fat … The Unintended Consequences of Our Obsession with Weight Loss.” Then on BioTech Nation, looking for new drugs … in the ocean. DR. EDUARDO ESQUENAZI, the Founder and CEO of Sirenas Marine Discovery, talks about bioprospecting.
July 11, 2017 · 00:59:00
On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with ROBERT CIALDINI, Professor Emeritus, Arizona State University, and author, “Pre-suasion: A Revolutionary Way to Influence and Persuade”. Then on BioTech Nation, DR. DANIEL KRAFT, the Chair of Medicine at Singularity University. He’s the Founder of Exponential Medicine, the annual fall conference each year in San Diego, which brings together people interested in the frontiers of medicine, and the technology that can drive it.
July 7, 2017 · 00:59:00
DR. RITA COLWELL, the first woman to head the National Science Foundation. Today, she has founded and chairs CosmosID, a bioinformatics company on a mission to change how we diagnose disease. Then on BioTech Nation, DR. KEVIN JUDICE, President and CEO of DICE Molecules tells us why every medication can be delivered in pill form. And also DR. THOMAS HALLAM from Leading Biosciences. We’ll hear about the work they are doing to intervene when a person goes into shock.
June 29, 2017 · 00:59:00
On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with Edward Tufte, Yale University Professor Emeritus who is most widely known for this work in Data Visualization – and his books, including Beautiful Evidence. Then on BioTech Nation, efforts to treat the rare genetic cardiovascular disorder – HCM. You will recognize it as the leading cause of sudden death in young athletes. Tassos Gianokakos, the CEO of MyoKardia, tells us about the condition, the impact on families and Myokardia’s approach.
June 21, 2017 · 00:59:00
On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with neuroscientist Dr. Alex Pang about “Rest … Why You Get More Done When You Work Less.” Then on BioTech Nation, the focus is Alzheimer’s Disease. Dr. Gunn speaks with Kevin Cox, CEO of Imanova about the ability to actually examine the state of the brain on a more routine basis, improving diagnosis and predicting the success or failure of drugs. Then, it’s Dr. Charles Stacey, the President and CEO of Accera. The basis for their Alzheimer’s treatment centers on glucose uptake in the brain.
June 15, 2017 · 00:59:00
On this week’s Tech Nation, Andreas Weigand, former chief scientist at Amazon, and author of “Data for the People.” Then on Tech Nation Health, Dr. Marshall Summar, Director of the Rare Disease Institute and Chief of Genetics and Metabolism at Children’s National Health System in Washington, DC. They talk about treating rare diseases in the very young, and the efforts to support families, local pediatricians and the patients themselves, nationwide and around the world.
June 7, 2017 · 00:59:00
On this week’s Tech Nation, a full hour of Tech Nation Health, reimagining the future of health and healthcare with the emergence of new technologies. DR. DANIEL KRAFT, Chief Correspondent for Tech Nation Health talks about the future of Surgery and Other Interventions. Purdue Professor, DR. PHIL LOW, the Director of Purdue Center for Drug Discovery and Chief Scientific Officer of Endocyte, talks about why it’s hard to surgically remove all the cancerous tissue, and a technology that can change that. And DR. RICHARD KUHN, the Director of the Purdue Institute for Inflammation, Immunology and Infectious Disease. He was the first to discover the structure of the Zika virus, and he compares it to other viruses, like Polio and HIV.
May 30, 2017 · 00:59:00
On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with MIT professor Sherry Turkle about the psychological effect of the 2016 presidential campaign. Her latest book is “Reclaiming Conversation … The Power of Talk in a Digital Age”. Then on BioTech Nation, in the Pediatric area, diagnosing some behavioral problems and mental disorders by testing the immune system. Dr. Craig Shimasaki, the CEO of Moleculera Labs, explains their test and the science behind it.
May 24, 2017 · 00:59:00
On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with Larry Brilliant, physician, technologist and best friend to Wavy Gravy, about helping to eradicate smallpox globally. He’s the author of “Sometimes Brilliant … The Impossible Adventure of a Spiritual Seeker and Visionary Physician Who Helped Conquer the Worst Disease in History.” Then on BioTech Nation, correcting the underrepresentation of Latinos in testing pharmaceuticals and directly addressing the Zika virus in humans. Dr. Kosmas Kretsos, the Executive Director of the Puerto Rico Consortium for Clinical Investigation (PRCCI) describes the efforts underway in Puerto Rico.
May 18, 2017 · 00:59:00
On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with Data Scientist Dr. CATHY O’NEIL about her book, “Weapons of ‘Math’ Destruction … How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy.” Then on BioTech Nation, a new approach to achieving health with a compromised immune system. Dr. DAVID JOHNSON is the Founder, President & CEO of GigaGen. And critically-ill newborns get the genetic information they need … and fast. GAVIN STONE is the Vice President for Marketing at EdicoGenome in San Diego.
May 10, 2017 · 00:59:00
On this week’s Tech Nation, neuroscientist Daniel Levitin talks about how we can tell the difference between a simple lie and a weaponized lie. His book is “Weaponized Lies: How to Think Critically in the Post-Truth Era.” Then on Tech Nation Health, chief correspondent Dr. Daniel Kraft tells us about The Internet of Medical Things. And what it can do for us.
May 3, 2017 · 00:59:00
On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with ROSS KING, the author of Mad Enchantment: Claude Monet and the Painting of the Water Lilies. Then on BioTech Nation, upping the game for wearables – NOAH KONIG from Cambridge Cognition and BEN FEHNERT from The CTRL Group, talk about their new venture, Cognition Kit. Measuring cognition along with the impact of medications, and opening up these measurements for others to develop applications.
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