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  • New York Academy of Sciences Podcasts

    Advances in genomic medicine indicate that pediatric cancers may be quite different from their adult counterparts. Hear from experts on why this might be and what scientists are doing to understand it better.

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    Listen in to a discussion with writer Jim Holt, philosophers David Z. Albert and Hans Halvorson, and science writer Kate Becker about the realms where physics and philosophy intersect.

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    The Division of Medical Ethics at NYU School of Medicine and the Academy bring together patients, regulators, manufacturers, journalists, and experts to debate the difficult ethical issues surrounding “compassionate use” of pre-approved medicines.

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    Featuring cosmologist Neil Weiner, string theorist Eva Silverstein, and physicist Vijay Balasubramanian, with moderation from philosopher of science Jill North, this podcast explores what the future holds for physics.

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    April 21, 2016

    Little Beans, Big Opportunities

    For 2016, the International Year of Pulses, our Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science is looking at the many opportunities provided by pulses—edible seeds like dried, lentils, and chickpeas.

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    We explore research methodologies for building an evidence base for nutrition and obesity policy that are emerging across disciplines.

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    Mobile technology is emerging as a powerful tool for transforming the way clinical research is conducted now and in the future.

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    It's easier to find people to invest in a great new tech product if you can show that it will be profitable relatively quickly. Unfortunately, that's not so easy to demonstrate. Learn how we're working to change that.

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    Understanding nutrition's impact on health requires an intricate knowledge of all the different systems within the human body. Learn how a systems approach to nutrition could change the field.

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    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.

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    Podcast
    May 21, 2015

    Dementia Decoded: Moving Forward

    In the final episode of our Dementia Decoded series, we look at some of the innovative approaches that are being taken, and how they hold out new hope for the future.

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    In this episode of the Dementia Decoded series, we'll look at new and innovative ways people around the world are addressing this problem, and offer some tools and strategies for people dealing with dementia in their own families and communities.

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    In the third episode of our Dementia Decoded series, we look at the current slate of treatment options available to people living with neurodegenerative dementia, and the road toward new and better ones.

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    Podcast
    April 30, 2015

    Dementia Decoded: Plaques and Tangles

    In the second episode of our Dementia Decoded series, we look at the current state of knowledge about the basic physiology of Alzheimer's, and how scientists are working to unlock its secrets.

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    April 23, 2015

    Dementia Decoded: A Special Illness

    The first episode of our new five-part Dementia Decoded podcast series looks at what Alzheimer's is, how it differs from other forms of Dementia, and whether is it an inevitable part of aging.

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    Leading scientists discuss the latest breakthroughs in lysosome biology and what they mean for treating Batten disease, and more common conditions such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases and cancer.

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    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.

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    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.

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    A young chemist discusses cutting-edge work being undertaken towards the clean production of hydrogen fuel.

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    Three future biologists and their mentor, Dr. Oscar Pineda, share some important lessons from their research in conservation biology.

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