NC Jaycee Burn Center

Guest: Dr. Bruce Cairns, John Stackhouse Distinguished Professor of Surgery, UNC School of Medicine; Director, North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center
Topics: North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center history and programs, Bruce’s career and research, state of the science in burn research

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Dr. Bruce Cairns

 

North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center

Cairns Lab

Bruce’s faculty page, Department of Microbiology and Immunology

Daily Tar Heel, April 22, 2014, “Bruce Cairns elected as UNC faculty chairman”

Click to Download: Radio In Vivo July 23, 2014

Chronic pain research

Guest: Dr. Ru-Rong Ji, Distinguished Professor, Chief of Pain Research, Departments of Anesthesiology and Neurobiology, Duke University Medical Center
Topics: Chronic pain, acute pain, molecular and cellular mechanisms of pain and itch

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Dr. Ru-Rong Ji

 

Ru-Rong’s Duke Anesthesiology faculty page

Ru-Rong’s Duke Neurobiology faculty page

“Messenger of Pain Identified” Duke Research blog post

Click to Download: Radio In Vivo July 9, 2014

Drones and autonomous systems

Guest: Dr. Mary (Missy) Cummings, director, Humans and Autonomy Lab, Pratt School of Engineering, Duke University
Topics: Military and domestic commercial drones, autonomous technology in aviation, medicine, driving and more, the multifaceted interactions of human and computer decision-making in complex sociotechnical systems with embedded autonomy, Missy’s career (including being one of the first female Navy fighter pilots)

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Dr. Mary (Missy) Cummings

 

Humans and Autonomy Lab (HAL), Duke University

Missy’s Twitter feed

Missy’s faculty page, Duke Institute of Brain Sciences (DIBS)

“Designing a System for Navigating Small Drones in Tight Spaces” Missy’s presentation to Duke Visualization Lab, January 24, 2014

Click to Download: Radio In Vivo July 2, 2014

Spinal disc regeneration

Guest: Dr. Lori Setton, William Bevan Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Duke University
Topics: Intervertebral disc disorders of the spine, mechanisms for degeneration and regeneration of soft tissues of the musculoskeletal system, methods of drug delivery and tissue regeneration in intervertebral discs, lower back pain

 

 

The Setton Laboratory

Click to Download: Radio In Vivo May 28, 2014

 

 

 

Dr. Lori Setton

Marine biotechnology



Guests: Dr. Deb Mosca, CEO, and Dr. Roy Carter, Senior Director, Development, Marine Bio-technologies Center on Innovation (MBCOI), Wilmington, NC
Topics:
Marine biotechnology, MBCOI history and programs


Marine Bio-technologies Center of Innovation

Click to Download: Radio In Vivo May 21, 2014

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Dr. Deb Mosca

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Dr. Roy Carter

Duke MA in Bioethics and Science Policy

Guest: Dr. Misha Angrist, Assistant Professor of the Practice, Institute for Genome Sciences and Policy (IGSP), Duke University
Topics: New Master of Arts in Bioethics and Science Policy degree program (Duke), 23andMe, the $1000 genome, orphan drugs, impending split of the IGSP into three centers

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Dr. Misha Angrist

 

Duke MA in Bioethics & Science Policy program

Duke Institute for Genome Sciences & Policy (IGSP)

Misha’s IGSP faculty page

“Here Is a Human Being: At the Dawn of Personal Genomics” by Misha Angrist (Amazon page)

Click to Download: Radio In Vivo May 7, 2014

Gut microbiome and diet

Guest: Dr. Lawrence David, Assistant Professor, Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, Duke University
Topics: Diet and the human gut microbiome, human-associated microbial ecosystems, cholera infections and gut microbial communities, genomics of the microbiome

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Dr. Lawrence David

the david lab @ duke university

“Diet rapidly and reproducibly alters the human gut microbiome” Nature 2013

“Extreme Diets Can Quickly Alter Gut Bacteria” Science Now, 2013

“An Extreme Self-Study” Story Collider podcast, 2012

Click to Download: Radio In Vivo April 30, 2014

Ricin-free Castor Beans and Oil

Guest: Dr. Don Walters, President, Nova Synthetix
Topics: Development of ricin-free castor beans, uses of castor oil, start-up ag biotech

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Dr. Don Walters

Nova Synthetix

“Taming the dangerous – yet beautiful and profitable – castor bean plant” Charlotte Observer

Precision Biosciences

Click to Download: Radio In Vivo April 23, 2014

Research Triangle Park: Past, Present and Future

Guest: Bob Geolas, President and CEO, Research Triangle Park Foundation
Topics: Past, present and future of Research Triangle Park

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Bob Geolas

Research Triangle Park

“The RTP asks: What great things can we do together?” Fidelity Investment Speaker Series speech by Bob at NCSU, January 27, 2014

ID8Nation special issue on the Research Triangle

The RTP Blog: Bob Geolas

Click to Download: Radio In Vivo April 2, 2014

Impact of Climate Change on Farms and Forests

Guest: Dr. Steven McNulty, research ecologist, US Forest Service; director, USDA Southeast Regional Climate Hub (SERCH)
Topics: Impact of climate change on forests and agriculture in the Southeast, SERCH, Steve’s research in landscape scale modeling

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Dr. Steven McNulty

SERCH

USDA Regional Climate Hubs

USDA Forest Service Eastern Forest Environmental Threat Assessment Center (EFETAC)

“What We Know”, AAAS report on climate change, March 2014

“Climate Change: Evidence and Causes”, Royal Society/National Academy of Sciences report on climate change, February 2014

Click to Download: Radio In Vivo March 19, 2014