Science Studio http://ktep.org en SCIENCE STUDIO: Radioactive Storage http://ktep.org/post/science-studio-radioactive-storage <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Keith &amp; Russ talk with Andrew Gaunt, a chemistry researcher at Los Alamos National Laboratory. &nbsp;Gaunt explains the 3 types of radioactivity, and the work he does at LANL&nbsp; with plutonium compounds. &nbsp;He also talks about the problems the U.S. is facing in disposing spent nuclear fuel, and presents possible solutions.</p><p><strong>Aired April 20, 2014.</strong></p><p> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 01:30:00 +0000 38835 at http://ktep.org SCIENCE STUDIO: Radioactive Storage SCIENCE STUDIO: Particle Physics http://ktep.org/post/science-studio-particle-physics <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Keith &amp; Russ talk with Carlos Salgado, Professor of Physics &amp; Astronomy at Norfolk State University. &nbsp;The conversation touches on a number of physics-related topics, including cosmic rays, whether technological advances will alter the standard model of physics, and the expansion of the universe.</p><p><strong>Aired April 13, 2014.</strong></p><p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 01:30:00 +0000 38484 at http://ktep.org SCIENCE STUDIO: Nanosprings http://ktep.org/post/science-studio-nanosprings <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>Russ visits with David McIlroy of the University of Idaho's Department of Physics. &nbsp;David talks about the "green" nature of nanosprings - they are efficient, inexpensive to create, and keep harmful metals from passing into the environment. &nbsp;Visit the McIlroy&nbsp;Group Homepage at&nbsp;<a href="http://davemcilroy.wordpress.com/mcilroy-group-homepage/">http://davemcilroy.wordpress.com/mcilroy-group-homepage/</a>.</p><p><strong>Aired April 6, 2014.</strong></p><p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 01:30:00 +0000 37956 at http://ktep.org SCIENCE STUDIO: Nanosprings SCIENCE STUDIO: Tunneling http://ktep.org/post/science-studio-tunneling <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Keith &amp; Russ welcome K.W. Hipps, Professor of Chemistry and Materials Science at Washington State University. &nbsp;Hipps&nbsp;tells us some of the childhood "mad scientist" experiments that inspired him to become a scientist. &nbsp;He also introduces us to "tunneling," in which electrons "slide" through an electron cloud without losing any energy. Visit the Hipps Tunneling Group at WSU:&nbsp;<a href="http://public.wsu.edu/~hipps/">http://public.wsu.edu/~hipps/</a></p><p><strong>Aired March 30, 2014.</strong></p><p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 01:30:00 +0000 37285 at http://ktep.org SCIENCE STUDIO: Tunneling SCIENCE STUDIO: Photovoltaics http://ktep.org/post/science-studio-photovoltaics-0 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Keith talks with&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(84, 84, 84); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; font-weight: bold; line-height: 18.200000762939453px;">Peter Bäuerle&nbsp;at the Institute of Organic Chemistry II and Advanced Materials of Ulm University, Germany. &nbsp;Peter is researching the development of organic photovoltaics&nbsp;which can be used as an alternative to the more commonly-used silicon voltaics. &nbsp;Organic solar foils can be more lightweight, flexible, and transparent than silicon solar foils, and may even be used to cover buildings, glass roofs of cars, and windows. &nbsp;Read an article on the efficiency of the organic solar cell here:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.uni-ulm.de/fileadmin/website_uni_ulm/nawi.inst.190/Aktuelle_Meldungen/1-18Heliatek_Weltrekord_englisch_final.pdf">http://www.uni-ulm.de/fileadmin/website_uni_ulm/nawi.inst.190/Aktuelle_Meldungen/1-18Heliatek_Weltrekord_englisch_final.pdf</a></span></p><p><strong><span style="color: rgb(84, 84, 84); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; font-weight: bold; line-height: 18.200000762939453px;">Aired March 23, 2014.</span></strong></p><p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 01:30:00 +0000 36906 at http://ktep.org SCIENCE STUDIO: Photovoltaics SCIENCE STUDIO: Artificial Photosynthesis http://ktep.org/post/science-studio-artificial-photosynthesis <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Keith talks with Wonyong Choi&nbsp;of Pohang&nbsp;University of Science &amp; Technology in Pohang, South Korea. &nbsp;Wonyong tells us about his research into generating hydrogen from water using sunlight. &nbsp;The process called "artificial photosynthesis" is simply converting carbon dioxide to hydrocarbon. Wonyong also is looking into cleaning the environment using sunlight and photocatalysts.</p><p><strong>Aired March 16, 2014.</strong></p><p> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 01:30:00 +0000 36497 at http://ktep.org SCIENCE STUDIO: Artificial Photosynthesis SCIENCE STUDIO: Photovoltaics http://ktep.org/post/science-studio-photovoltaics <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Keith talks with Fred Wudl of the University of California-Santa Barbara, Department of Chemistry &amp; Biochemistry. &nbsp;Wudl is a materials scientist who is looking into whether carbon compounds can conduct electricity. &nbsp;To create an organic photovoltaic, there need to be a compound that can donate electrons and another compound that can accept them. &nbsp;The carbon molecules known as fullerenes have been found to work best as electron acceptors. &nbsp;These photovoltaics can be used to effectively transform solar energy to electrical energy. &nbsp;<a href="http://www.chem.ucsb.edu/people/academic/fred-wudl">http://www.chem.ucsb.edu/people/academic/fred-wudl</a></p><p><strong>Aired March 9, 2014.</strong></p><p> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 01:30:00 +0000 36105 at http://ktep.org SCIENCE STUDIO: Photovoltaics SCIENCE STUDIO: Smart Grid http://ktep.org/post/science-studio-smart-grid <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Keith talks with Emir Jose Macari, Dean of the College of Engineering &amp; Computer Science at California State University - Sacramento. &nbsp;He is also the Director of the California Smart Grid Center. &nbsp;Macari talks about his early fascination with taking things apart which eventually led to his career as an engineer. &nbsp;He introduces us to smart grid, which will eventually help develop devices to monitor electronic usage on a more personal scale. &nbsp;Currently, most electricity in the nation is centrally located and has to travel for miles to reach customers. &nbsp;Smart grid hopes to improve the production, delivery, and usage of energy. &nbsp;Visit the California Smart Grid Center at&nbsp;<a href="http://www.ecs.csus.edu/csgc/">http://www.ecs.csus.edu/csgc/</a></p><p><strong>Aired March 2, 2014.</strong></p><p> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 02:30:00 +0000 35648 at http://ktep.org SCIENCE STUDIO: Smart Grid SCIENCE STUDIO: Clifton Poodry http://ktep.org/post/science-studio-clifton-poodry <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Keith talks with Clifton Poodry, Senior Fellow in Science Education at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. &nbsp; Cliff grew up on the Tonawanda Seneca Indian Reservation in New York, and says that he was not a very good student, but the encouragement of teachers and friends helped lead him on a very successful career path. &nbsp;Cliff has dedicated much of his career to increasing educational opportunities for underrepresented populations.</p><p><strong>Aired Feb. 23, 2014.</strong></p><p> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 02:30:00 +0000 34972 at http://ktep.org SCIENCE STUDIO: Clifton Poodry SCIENCE STUDIO: Functional MRI http://ktep.org/post/science-studio-functional-mri <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Keith talks with Peter Bandettini, Chief of the Section on Functional Imaging Methods, Director of the Functional MRI Core Facility, National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). &nbsp;Peter talks about how regular MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) works, and about the ways Functional MRI could further reveal how our brains process information. &nbsp;Peter also explains that we might be able to learn more about the brain by studying it in its resting state than when it is active. &nbsp;<a href="http://fim.nimh.nih.gov/people/peter-bandettini-phd" style="line-height: 1.5;">http://fim.nimh.nih.gov/people/peter-bandettini-phd</a></p><p><strong>Aired Feb. 16, 2014.</strong></p><p> Mon, 17 Feb 2014 02:30:00 +0000 34736 at http://ktep.org SCIENCE STUDIO: Functional MRI SCIENCE STUDIO: Cytochrome C http://ktep.org/post/science-studio-cytochrome-c <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>In a rebroadcast from April 4, 2010, Keith &amp; Russ talk with George McLendon, who, at the time of this taping, was professor of Chemistry &amp; Biochemistry, Duke University School of Medicine (McLendon is now Howard R. Hughes Provost and Professor of Chemistry at Rice University).&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;George shares some early memories about his encounters with Keith while earning his bachelor's degree at </span>UTEP<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. &nbsp;He also talks about the ways chemistry is useful in cancer research, and tells us about the cytochrome C protein which can be effective in killing cancer cells. &nbsp;</span></p><p><strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Aired Feb. 9, 2014.</span></strong></p><p> Mon, 10 Feb 2014 02:30:00 +0000 34276 at http://ktep.org SCIENCE STUDIO: Cytochrome C SCIENCE STUDIO: Public Health and the Transgender Community http://ktep.org/post/science-studio-public-health-and-transgender-community <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>Keith talks with Oralia Loza, Assistant Professor in the Department of Public Health Sciences at UTEP. &nbsp;Oralia discusses her career path as a math teacher and statistician, and what led her to become interested in social justice and epidemiology. &nbsp;Oralia&nbsp;has studied sex workers on the US/Mexico border and the perils that lead these individuals to become victims of the sex trade. &nbsp;She also studies the high risk for HIV among the transgender community, in particular,&nbsp;transgender women, who are often also at high risk for suicide, depression, and sex work.</p><p><strong>Aired Feb. 2, 2014.</strong></p><p> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 02:30:00 +0000 33827 at http://ktep.org SCIENCE STUDIO: Public Health and the Transgender Community SCIENCE STUDIO: Center for Innovation, Commercialization and Entrepreneurship http://ktep.org/post/science-studio-center-innovation-commercialization-and-entrepreneurship <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Keith &amp; Russ talk with David Cocke, Associate Director of the Center for Innovation, Commercialization and Entrepreneurship (CICE). &nbsp;CICE is helping universities get more involved in commercializing their research &amp; technology. &nbsp;David explains that universities often are mandated to produce research &amp; technology which will create jobs, and critical funds are dependent on that output. &nbsp;He also talks about why it's important for scientists &amp; engineers to have a business background if they want to commercialize their technology. &nbsp;David also talks about "Fast Forward," a wound healing accelerant&nbsp;currently being developed for animals with hopes to have it approved for humans. &nbsp;<a href="https://www.facebook.com/CICELU" style="line-height: 1.5;">https://www.facebook.com/CICELU</a></p><p><strong>Aired Jan. 26, 2014.</strong></p><p> Mon, 27 Jan 2014 02:30:00 +0000 33354 at http://ktep.org SCIENCE STUDIO: Center for Innovation, Commercialization and Entrepreneurship SCIENCE STUDIO: Voyager Propulsion System http://ktep.org/post/science-studio-voyager-propulsion-system <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Keith &amp; Russ talk with physicists George Cody and Benjamin Abeles, who developed the vehicle propulsion system for the Voyager spacecraft. &nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Their silicon-germanium thermoelectric power generator, developed in the</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>1960s<span style="line-height: 1.5;">,&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">is still being used by interplanetary spacecraft today. &nbsp;</span></p><p><strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Aired Jan. 19, 2014.</span></strong></p><p> Mon, 20 Jan 2014 02:30:00 +0000 32818 at http://ktep.org SCIENCE STUDIO: Voyager Propulsion System SCIENCE STUDIO: Microbiome and Moods http://ktep.org/post/science-studio-microbiome-and-moods <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>Keith talks with Dr. Stephen Collins, Associate Dean for Research, Professor of Medicine, McMaster University. &nbsp;Dr. Collins is a gastroenterologist, and he talks about his studies of individuals with Irritable Bowel Syndrome. &nbsp;Animal research shows that when the microbiome of the gut is altered, the individual's mood is similarly affected. &nbsp;<a href="http://fhs.mcmaster.ca/medicine/gastro/faculty-member_collins.htm" style="line-height: 1.5;">http://fhs.mcmaster.ca/medicine/gastro/faculty-member_collins.htm</a></p><p><strong>Aired Jan. 12, 2014.</strong></p><p> Mon, 13 Jan 2014 02:30:00 +0000 32379 at http://ktep.org SCIENCE STUDIO: Microbiome and Moods SCIENCE STUDIO: Orangutans and Forest Preservation http://ktep.org/post/science-studio-orangutans-and-forest-preservation <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>Keith welcomes Stacy Sowards, Chair of the Communication Department, University of Texas at El Paso; Jennifer Ramos-Chavez, PhD student at UTEP; and Yaya Rayadin, professor at&nbsp;Mulawarman&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">University</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">in Indonesia. &nbsp;They talk about the USAID grant that helped them collaborate with an Indonesian university for a number of research programs, including studying deforestation, changes in vegetation, and the eating habits and movements of orangutans in Indonesia.&nbsp;</span></p><p><strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Aired Jan. 5, 2014.</span></strong></p><p> Mon, 06 Jan 2014 02:30:00 +0000 31995 at http://ktep.org SCIENCE STUDIO: Orangutans and Forest Preservation SCIENCE STUDIO: Synaptic Transmissions http://ktep.org/post/science-studio-synaptic-transmissions <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Keith &amp; Russ talk with Ulises Ricoy, Chair of the Department of Biology, Northern New Mexico College. &nbsp;He talks about his early start studying rats for memory research, and why he decided to study addiction and why addicts must unlearn or relearn behavior during their recovery. &nbsp;He also talks about why heavy metals in the environment may affect the release of neurotransmitters in our brains, and how this may be useful in studying addictive behavior.</p><p><strong>Aired Dec. 29, 2013.</strong></p><p> Mon, 30 Dec 2013 02:30:00 +0000 31629 at http://ktep.org SCIENCE STUDIO: Synaptic Transmissions SCIENCE STUDIO: The Science of Odor http://ktep.org/post/science-studio-science-odor <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>Keith talks with Anandasankar Ray, Professor of Entomology at the University of California, Riverside. &nbsp;Ananda talks about how odor molecules attach themselves to receptors in our noses, and why the structure of those molecules is so important in our perception of smell. &nbsp;We'll also hear about the talents of female mosquitos in seeking out prey. &nbsp;They are attracted to the carbon dioxide in our exhalations, and they can track us from several meters away. &nbsp;Ananda&nbsp;also explains why some of us are tastier to mosquitoes than others. &nbsp;<a href="http://olfaction.ucr.edu/" style="line-height: 1.5;">http://olfaction.ucr.edu/</a></p><p><strong>Aired Dec. 22, 2013.</strong></p><p> Mon, 23 Dec 2013 02:30:00 +0000 31223 at http://ktep.org SCIENCE STUDIO: The Science of Odor SCIENCE STUDIO: Meteors http://ktep.org/post/science-studio-meteors <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>Keith talks to Peter Brown, Professor of Physics &amp; Astronomy at the University of Western Ontario. &nbsp;What's the difference between a meteoroid, a meteor, and a meteorite? &nbsp;Peter also talks about some of the impact sites he's studied, and tells us about the 2013 Chelyabinsk&nbsp;event, in which a meteor exploded over Russia, and &nbsp;the resulting shock wave caused windows to blow out in the town of Chelyabinsk.</p><p><strong>Aired Dec. 15, 2013.</strong></p><p> Mon, 16 Dec 2013 02:30:00 +0000 30835 at http://ktep.org SCIENCE STUDIO: Meteors SCIENCE STUDIO: Sir John Meurig Thomas http://ktep.org/post/science-studio-sir-john-meurig-thomas <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>Keith &amp; Russ conduct a trans-Atlantic conversation with Sir John Meurig Thomas, a Welsh chemist and educator known for his work in heterogeneous catalysis, solid state chemistry, and surface &amp; materials science. &nbsp;Sir John tells us about his fascinating start in science, and about his work in promoting "green" science; for example, producing niacin in a less environmentally-harmful or wasteful way.</p><p><strong>Aired Dec. 8, 2013.</strong></p><p> Mon, 09 Dec 2013 02:30:00 +0000 30065 at http://ktep.org SCIENCE STUDIO: Sir John Meurig Thomas SCIENCE STUDIO: Electrons http://ktep.org/post/science-studio-electrons <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Keith &amp; Russ talk with Dennis Lichtenberger of the University of Arizona's Department of Chemistry. &nbsp;Dennis talks about why the movement of electrons affect the behavior of molecules. &nbsp;He also talks about the ups &amp; downs of the so-called "hydrogen economy," and why it's not just limited to fueling automobiles. &nbsp;Dennis first appeared on Science Studio 22 years ago in which he talked about C60 - Buckminsterfullerene, or "Bucky Balls" - a form of carbon whose electrons behave as if they belonged to a smaller molecule. &nbsp;<a href="http://www.chem.arizona.edu/faculty_profile/lich/lichx.html" style="line-height: 1.5;">http://www.chem.arizona.edu/faculty_profile/lich/lichx.html</a></p><p><strong>Aired Dec. 1, 2013</strong></p><p> Mon, 02 Dec 2013 02:30:00 +0000 29883 at http://ktep.org SCIENCE STUDIO: Proteomics & Alzheimer's Disease http://ktep.org/post/science-studio-proteomics-alzheimers-disease <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Keith &amp; Russ talk with Dr. Oscar Alzate, Senior Director of Proteomics, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in El Paso. &nbsp;Alzate explains proteomics and how proteoms&nbsp;relate to Alzheimer's. &nbsp; He also engages Keith &amp; Russ in a conversation about the restrictions of scientific research in America and whether it's beneficial to the populace.</p><p><strong>Aired Nov. 24, 2013.</strong></p><p> Mon, 25 Nov 2013 02:30:00 +0000 29419 at http://ktep.org SCIENCE STUDIO: Medical Devices http://ktep.org/post/science-studio-medical-devices <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>In a conversation recorded at the 2013&nbsp;Biomedical Research Symposium in El Paso, sponsored by the Medical Center of the Americas, Keith talks with Gregory Kovacs, Professor of Electrical Engineering, Stanford University. &nbsp;Kovacs talks about his early interest in science, which spanned from lighting fires to dissecting a pig's head. Kovacs&nbsp;works on creating medical devices which could be used to affordably and effectively diagnose or read a person's vitals. &nbsp;Kovacs also shares his experience in 2003 as an Investigation Scientist in the NASA's investigation into the breakup of the Shuttle Columbia. &nbsp;Read more about Dr. Kovac's&nbsp;interesting career at&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stanford.edu/group/kovacslab/cgi-bin/index.php?page=gregory-kovacs" style="line-height: 1.5;">http://www.stanford.edu/group/kovacslab/cgi-bin/index.php?page=gregory-kovacs</a>.</p><p><strong>Aired Nov. 17, 2013.</strong></p><p> Mon, 18 Nov 2013 02:30:00 +0000 29022 at http://ktep.org SCIENCE STUDIO: Language and Commitment http://ktep.org/post/science-studio-language-and-commitment <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Keith talks with Paul Amrhein, Adjunct Professor of Medical Psychology at Columbia University Medical Center. &nbsp;Amrhein talks about how the language patients use when undergoing therapy can predict how successful they will be in their recovery. &nbsp;</p><p><strong>Aired Nov. 10, 2013.</strong></p><p> Mon, 11 Nov 2013 02:30:00 +0000 28552 at http://ktep.org SCIENCE STUDIO: Recycling Brackish Water http://ktep.org/post/science-studio-recycling-brackish-water <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Keith &amp; Russ talk with Glenn Schrader, Associate Dean of Research and Administration, Chemical &amp; Environmental Engineering, Institute of the Environment, University of Arizona. &nbsp;Glenn talks about the possibilities of using water reserves from hydraulic fracturing and re-using those for drinking water, business, or agricultural purposes. &nbsp;He also talks about the OASES project, which is public-private partnership between universities and private companies to search for "the next bucket of water" for the arid Southwestern U.S.</p><p><strong>Aired Nov. 3, 2013.</strong></p><p> Mon, 04 Nov 2013 02:30:00 +0000 28114 at http://ktep.org SCIENCE STUDIO: Aggression in Fruit Flies http://ktep.org/post/science-studio-aggression-fruit-flies <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Keith talks with Edward Kravitz, the George Packer Berry Professor of Neurobiology at the Harvard Medical School. &nbsp;Kravitz studies the behavioral genetics of aggression and talks about the nasty behaviors of lobsters and fruit flies. &nbsp;The genetic code of fruit flies allows researchers to easily create mutant passive or aggressive fruit files and study their patterns. &nbsp;<a href="http://dms.hms.harvard.edu/neuroscience/fac/kravitz.php" style="line-height: 1.5;">http://dms.hms.harvard.edu/neuroscience/fac/kravitz.php</a></p><p><strong>Aired Oct. 27, 2013.</strong></p><p> Mon, 28 Oct 2013 01:30:00 +0000 27669 at http://ktep.org SCIENCE STUDIO: Aggression in Fruit Flies SCIENCE STUDIO: Drug Discovery http://ktep.org/post/science-studio-drug-discovery-0 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>In a rebroadcast from March 21, 2010, Keith &amp; Russ talk with Brigitta Tadmore and Amory Johnson from the Novartis pharmaceutical company. &nbsp;they talk about certain drugs the company has developed for arthritis and an aggressive form of leukemia. &nbsp;Brigitta &amp; Amory also talk about the drug discovery process and how Novartis picks the researchers &amp; scientists who work for the company. &nbsp;<a href="http://www.us.novartis.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">http://www.us.novartis.com/</a></p><p><strong>Aired Oct. 20, 2013.</strong></p><p> Mon, 21 Oct 2013 01:30:00 +0000 27150 at http://ktep.org SCIENCE STUDIO: Brain Tumors and Junk DNA http://ktep.org/post/science-studio-brain-tumors-and-junk-dna <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Keith talks with Nino Chiocca, MD, PhD, Professor of Neurosurgery at Harvard Medical School, and Chairman of the Brigham and Women&#39;s Hospital. &nbsp;Chiocca talks about the different kinds of tumors that may affect the brain and why not all of them are malignant. &nbsp;He also talks about the role that &quot;junk&quot; DNA plays in the development of brain tumors. &nbsp;<a href="http://www.dfhcc.harvard.edu/membership/profile/member/2092/0/" style="line-height: 1.5;">http://www.dfhcc.harvard.edu/membership/profile/member/2092/0/</a></p><p><strong>Aired Oct. 13, 2013.</strong></p><p> Mon, 14 Oct 2013 01:30:00 +0000 26676 at http://ktep.org SCIENCE STUDIO: Nuclear Energy http://ktep.org/post/science-studio-nuclear-energy <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>In a rebroadcast from March 14, 2010, Keith talks with Heino Nitsche, a nuclear chemist at the Department of Chemistry, the University of California at Berkeley. &nbsp;Heino believes we should put aside the unnecessary fears many of us have about nuclear energy. &nbsp;He talks about controlling the fission process so that it simply produces energy and doesn&#39;t turn into a bomb. &nbsp;Heino also explains how nuclear waste can be recycled as fuel instead of being stored underground for thousands of years. &nbsp;<a href="http://chem.berkeley.edu/faculty/nitsche/" style="line-height: 1.5;">http://chem.berkeley.edu/faculty/nitsche/</a></p><p><strong>Aired Oct. 6, 2013.</strong></p><p> Mon, 07 Oct 2013 01:30:00 +0000 26153 at http://ktep.org SCIENCE STUDIO: Quarks & Gluons http://ktep.org/post/science-studio-quarks-gluons <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Keith &amp; Russ talk with Vladimir Skokov, a research associate with the Brookhaven National Laboratory. &nbsp;Skokov talks particle physics, specifically quarks and gluons. &nbsp;He also touches on plasma and String Theory.&nbsp;<a href="http://www.bnl.gov/physics/NTG/people/skokov.php" style="line-height: 1.5;">http://www.bnl.gov/physics/NTG/people/skokov.php</a></p><p><strong>Aired Sept. 29, 2013.</strong></p><p> Mon, 30 Sep 2013 01:30:00 +0000 25667 at http://ktep.org