Monday, November 16, 2015 | 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Speakers: Kiyah Duffey (Virginia Tech), Gary D. Foster (Weight Watchers International, Inc), John Glendinning (Barnard College), Rick Mattes (Purdue University)
This evening event will unpack current scientific research from multiple disciplines, regarding the effect of non-caloric sweeteners currently approved by the Food and Drug Administration for use in foods and beverages in the United States, on weight management and health.
Tuesday, February 24, 2015 | 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Speakers: Chad Cowan (Harvard University), James Inglese (National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, NIH), J. Keith Joung (Massachusetts General Hospital), Randall Platt (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Yi Yang (Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research), Lei (Stanley) Qi (University of California San Francisco)
The emergence of genome editing technologies such as TALEN and CRISPR/Cas9 are revolutionizing our ability to rapidly engineer mammalian systems. This symposium explores the frontiers of genome editing and potential to aid therapeutic development.
Thursday, September 11, 2014 | 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Featuring Award Winners: Emmanuelle Charpentier (Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research) and Jennifer Doudna (Howard Hughes Medical Institute/University of California, Berkeley)
Honor Drs. Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer Doudna, recipients of the 2014 Dr. Paul Janssen Award for Biomedical Research.
Tuesday, May 20, 2014 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Speakers: Joshua Ginsberg (Wildlife Conservation Society), Alexandra Horowitz (Barnard College), Oscar Pineda-Catalan (American Museum of Natural History), Diana Reiss (Hunter College)
From the pets we love to the rats we hate—the human condition is closely intertwined with animals. These animal experts will discuss the real story of animals from your backyard to the most extreme environments in the world, and what happens when they don't necessarily want you around.
Thursday, March 20, 2014 | 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Speaker: Sean F. Brady (The Rockefeller University), Steven Edgar (MIT), Justin Nodwell (University of Toronto), Kang Zhou (MIT)
Secondary metabolites or idiolites play many roles in biological systems, including communication, defense and signaling. This symposium takes a systems biology approach to explore their biological effects and potential benefits for human health.
Edited by Guenther Witzany
(Telos-Philosophische Praxis, Bürmoos, Austria)
Papers in this Annals volume discuss several functions of different types of RNA agents, including viruses, mobile genetic elements, viriods, introns, ribozymes, and others.
Featured Speakers: Emmanuelle Charpentier (Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research, Hannover Medical School, Germany; Umeå University, Sweden) and Jennifer Doudna (University of California, Berkeley; Howard Hughes Medical Institute)
This eBriefing features Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer Doudna, recipients of the 2014 Dr. Paul Janssen Award for Biomedical Research for their role in understanding and adapting the CRISPR/Cas system for genome editing.
Edited by Charles W. Fox
(University of Kentucky) and Timothy A. Mousseau
(University of South Carolina)
This Annals volume features five in-depth review articles of diverse issues in evolutionary biology.
Edited by Alan Kingstone
(University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada) and Michael B. Miller
(University of California, Santa Barbara, California)
Scholarly review articles at the forefront of cognitive neuruoscience
A recent conference held at the Academy asked a downright outrageous question: Can dementia be prevented by making changes to your diet? In this podcast we look at what the answers might be.
In the second of a two-part series, experts look at the links between health and nutrition. They examine everything from how nutrition impacts hospital stays, to cancer and aging, to developing food science innovations, and improving diet.
In this first of a two-part series, experts from various sectors explore the available options to reduce "hidden hunger"—micronutrient deficiencies in a population.