Marshall Brain

Guest: Marshall Brain – author, entrepreneur, NCSU professor, blogger, renaissance man, founder of HowStuffWorks.com, TV producer, speaker
Topics: Marshall’s varied career, including his books, websites, and TV shows; entrepreneurship, his concepts about the meaning of life and religion

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Marshall Brain

 

Marshall’s website

HowStuffWorks.com

Click to Download: Radio In Vivo October 29, 2014

Pediatric Food Allergies

Guest: Dr. Wesley Burks, Chair, Department of Pediatrics, UNC School of Medicine; Physician-in-chief, North Carolina Children’s Hospital
Topics: Pediatric food allergies, food intolerance, peanut allergies, egg allergies, new therapeutic approaches

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Dr. Wesley Burks

 

UNC Department of Pediatrics bio page

UNC Food Allergy Initiative

UNC CARE newsletter #6, “Spotlight on Food Allergies”

Click to Download: Radio In Vivo October 15, 2014

American Scientist & Sigma Xi

Guests: Fenella Saunders, Managing Editor, American Scientist, and Dr. Jamie Vernon, Editor-in-Chief, American Scientist; Director of Science Communications and Publications, Sigma Xi
Topics: American Scientist magazine, Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society, science writing and communication

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Fenella Saunders and Dr. Jamie Vernon (on the air!)

 

American Scientist

Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society

Chronicle of the New Researcher

American Scientist multimedia page (including Pizza Lunch podcasts)

Click to Download: Radio In Vivo September 10, 2014

Synthetic Biology

Guest: Dr. Lingchong You, Paul Ruffin Scarborough Associate Professor of Engineering; Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Duke University
Topics: Synthetic biology, cell-to-cell communication, synthetic gene circuits, quorum sensing, antibiotic resistance, sociomicrobiology, bistability, mathematical modeling of cellular networks

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Dr. Lingchong You

 

Duke Laboratory of Biological Networks (Lingchong’s lab)

Lingchong’s Duke Center for Genomic and Computational Biology (GCB) faculty page

Lingchong’s Duke Biomedical Engineering Department faculty page

Duke Engineer article on Lingchong’s research

Click to Download: Radio In Vivo August 27, 2014

DNA Identification

Guest: Dr. James Fuller, VP and Laboratory Director, intelliGENETICS, Hilton Head, SC; 2014-15 President, NC Academy of Science
Topics: The evolving science of DNA identification, Jim’s career, contamination/misidentification of cell lines, reproducibility, NC Academy of Science

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Dr. James Fuller

 

intelliGENETICS home page

International Cell Line Authentication Committee

North Carolina Academy of Science

Click to Download: Radio In Vivo August 20, 2014

Cervical Cancer in Haiti



Guests: Dr. David Walmer and Kathy Walmer, Family Health Ministries, Inc.; adjunct professors, Duke Global Health Institute
Topics:
Cervical cancer and HPV screening in Haiti, Family Health Ministries’ work in Haiti

Family Health Ministries

Duke Global Health Institute

David’s staff bio at Atlantic Reproductive Medicine Specialists, Raleigh, NC

“The MacGyver Cure for Cancer,” NY Times article, May 23, 2014

Click to Download: Radio In Vivo July 30, 2014

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Kathy Walmer

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Dr. David Walmer

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