• New York Academy of Sciences Podcast

  • Alzheimer's Disease: Prospects for a Cure

    Alzheimer's Disease is a growing health and economic concern worldwide, prompting innovative efforts to better understand the disease and translate that understanding into effective interventions.

    The search for a treatment for Alzheimer's Disease becomes increasingly urgent as global populations grow and age. In the United States alone, 16 million people are projected to suffer from AD by 2050. In this podcast, leading experts from different sections of the R&D pipeline discuss cutting-edge approaches to developing a cure.

    This podcast is generously supported by the Dana Foundation and brings you excerpted coverage from a recent event organized by the Academy in partnership with the Society for Neuroscience, the Dana Foundation, the NYC Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association, and the organizers of NYC Brain Awareness Week. Visit the Academy's Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Initiative for more info. 

  • Recent Podcasts

    Even in the 21st century, there's a significant percentage of people who deeply mistrust science and scientists. Why? And what can we do about it? The first of a three-part series.

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    September 15, 2016

    The Rise of Human Consciousness

    Advances in physical sciences, biology, and neuroscience have dramatically enhanced our knowledge of the human species. But can physical sciences solve the biggest mystery—the emergence of human consciousness?

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    Research only turns into a real-world solution if it becomes something you can buy and use, but there are a lot of challenges to taking a great idea from the lab and making it a viable commercial product. Researchers can become entrepreneurs by studying the marketplace and learning to listen to their potential customers.

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