Science & Medicine – New podcasts

  • This collection discusses how various Native American tribes have influenced different regions of North America. Native American tribe members also share their cultural heritage and love for the Earth.

  • 201240-CHEM-330:01 official podcast. Please check back throughout the semester for updates.

  • The Conjectural is a science news show experiment. It's in celebration that we live without complete information -- our lives are conjectural.
    In our search for knowledge, we'll also continue to find reasons to doubt old conclusions, even scientific conclusions that can be demonstrated again and again. But such is life -- it's conjectural -- so let's celebrate it as it is! -- @TheConjectural

  • This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of nurses, social workers and other healthcare professionals involved in the treatment of blood cancers.

  • I'm a scientist by trade, and a hippie at heart. I love exploring the space between cutting-edge research & hippie woo-woo, mainstream medicine and alternative health, man-made and mother earth, mainstream & alternative thinking. I am obsessed with seeing both sides; light and dark, mainstream and alternative, feminine and masculine, right and wrong, yin & yang, science and art. My podcast is a reflection of my love of these dichotomies.

  • A distinguished physician, educator and public servant, Dr. Louis W. Sullivan was the United States Secretary of Health and Human Services (H&HS) in the administration of President George H.W. Bush. The son of an undertaker in rural Georgia, Louis Sullivan excelled academically and graduated with honors from Atlanta's Morehouse College in 1955. He earned a scholarship to Boston University Medical School, where he became a full professor after serving as an instructor at Harvard Medical School. One of the nation's leading experts on blood and blood disease, he was the first scientist to determine the minimum requirement of vitamin B-12 for human health, and was a pioneer in the study of the effects of alcoholism on the blood-forming system. Sullivan returned to Morehouse College in the 1970s to serve as founding dean and first president of Morehouse School of Medicine. In 1989, Dr. Sullivan was invited by President George H.W. Bush to join his cabinet as Secretary of H&HS, the federal agency responsible for the major health, welfare, food and drug safety and medical research programs. During Dr. Sullivan's term (1989-1993), the department was also responsible for Medicare and Social Security. As Secretary, Sullivan emphasized public education in nutrition and disease prevention as a fundamental factor in improving health outcomes generally. Since 1998, he has been Chairman of the Board of Biosante Pharmaceuticals, Inc. He is also Chairman of the National Health Museum in Atlanta, and of the Sullivan Alliance to Increase Diversity in the Health Profession. This podcast was recorded during the Academy of Achievement's 1992 Summit in Las Vegas, Nevada, when Dr. Sullivan was serving as H&HS Secretary. In his address to the Academy's student delegates, he affirms his belief that "True success is measured by the ability to contribute to the lives of others." He shares the principles that have served him throughout his career: commitment to excellence, preparation for the unexpected opportunity, and a willingness to take a chance on the road less traveled.

  • Professor Jack Cuzick, Head of the Centre for Cancer Prevention at Queen Mary University of London, discusses his research showing the preventive effect of breast cancer drug ‘tamoxifen’ remains virtually constant for at least 20 years.

  • Dr. William Daniel Phillips shared the 1997 Nobel Prize in Physics for his contributions to laser cooling, a technique to slow the movement of gaseous atoms in order to better study them. He was the valedictorian of his high school class in rural Pennsylvania, went on to graduate summa cum laude from college, and after that earned his physics doctorate from MIT. Phillips studied and advanced the scientific art of supercooling atoms for trapping and examination. Cooling slows the speed of atoms' movements, and extreme cooling to near absolute zero allows the atomic structure of gases to be slowed and trapped without having the gas condense and liquefy or solidify. Working with the laser-based "atom trap" designed by Steven Chu but modifying its parameters, Phillips was able to obtain temperatures even lower than those predicted and achieved by Chu's team. Phillips' results were so remarkable and far beyond what physicists thought would be feasible, he said that he could not believe it. Phillips later earned the Noble Prize in Physics, with Steven Chu and Claude Cohen-Tannoudji, for his contributions to laser cooling (and especially for his invention of the Zeeman slower) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (where he has worked his entire career). He is also a professor of physics at the University of Maryland. Dr. William Phillips participated in the 1999 Achievement Summit in Washington, D.C. and spoke to the student delegates about his life experiences as a scientist.

  • Marta Lamas (Ciudad de México, 1947). Etnóloga por la Escuela Nacional de Antropología e Historia y doctora en Antropología por el Instituto de Investigaciones Antropológicas de la UNAM. Es profesora e investigadora de la Coordinación de Humanidades de la UNAM y está adscrita al Centro de Investigaciones y Estudios de Género. Es Integrante del Comité Editorial de Antropología del Fondo de Cultura Económica, de la Junta de Gobierno del Instituto Nacional de Salud Pública, del Consejo Económico y Social de la Ciudad de México y de la Asamblea Consultiva del Consejo Nacional para Prevenir la Discriminación. También es miembro del Sistema Nacional de Investigadores del CONACYT y ha publicado diversos ensayos y libros como Cuerpo, sexo y política y El largo camino hacia la interrupción legal del embarazo. Mi versión de los hechos.

    En esta charla, Marta Lamas ahonda en el concepto de género como simbolización que se ejerce para reconocer lo propio de los hombres y lo propio de las mujeres. Esta simbolización cambia según el lugar y también ha ido modificándose a lo largo del tiempo. Para Lamas, estas transformaciones históricas han significado un cruce de fronteras, pues lo que antes era raro o incluso ilegal para una mujer, ahora no lo es; aunque todavía hay camino por recorrer para que esos símbolos con los que identificamos lo femenino y lo masculino dejen de implicar algún tipo de discriminación.

    Esta presentación formó parte de la cuarta edición de Conecta. Campus del pensamiento, dedicada a las fronteras y realizada en octubre de 2016, en la Sala Carlos Chávez del Centro Cultural Universitario.

    D.R. © UNAM 2017

  • FUSE's mission is to educate and mobilize faith communities to act on the increasingly harmful effects of our country's dependence on fossil fuels.

  • The pioneering surgeon Dr. Joseph Murray received the 1990 Nobel Prize in Medicine for his accomplishments in transplant surgery, including the first transplant of a human kidney from a living donor, an event that opened the door to the entire field of transplantation surgery. He was first inspired to become a surgeon by his childhood experience with a family doctor. He graduated from Harvard Medical School, but his residency was interrupted by service in World War II. During the war, he learned the techniques of plastic surgery; he later applied the methods of skin grafting to the transplantation of organs. For many years, Dr. Murray was Professor of Surgery at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. He is now retired from active practice. In this podcast, recorded at the Academy of Achievement's 1991 Summit in New York City, Dr. Murray recalls his career as a surgeon, including his early experience with kidney transplants and his pioneering work correcting congenital facial deformities in young children. He emphasizes the importance of maintaining a balance between work and family life and reminds the students that "service to society is the rent we pay to live on this planet."

  • After a legendary career in professional football, Steve Largent entered public service, and was elected to four terms in the United States Congress. A star athlete in high school, he graduated from the University of Tulsa, where he led the nation in touchdown catches. Often called the greatest receiver in the history of professional football, he shattered every major NFL receiving record, including most catches (819), yards (13,089), touchdowns (100), consecutive games with a reception (177), 50-catch seasons, and 1,000-yard seasons. Over the years, he has dedicated himself to innumerable charitable causes, especially the fight against spina bifida, a crippling birth defect with which his own youngest son was afflicted. The NFL honored him with its Man of the Year Award as the league's outstanding citizen-athlete. In 1995, he was inducted into the pro Football Hall of Fame. This audio podcast was recorded at the Academy of Achievement's 1990 Summit in Chicago, Illinois, shortly after Largent's retirement from professional football. He reflects on his career, particularly the 1983 season when the Seahawks won an upset victory over the favored Miami Dolphins. He tells the Academy's student delegates that private victories always precede public ones, and relates his own commitment to ethical conduct to his Christian faith. In 1994, Steve Largent was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, representing the State of Oklahoma. In 2002, he won the Republican Party's nomination for Governor of the State; lost the three-way general election contest by fewer than 7,000 votes. He is now President and CEO of CTIA, the international association of wireless communications services.

  • Faculty at the Nuffield Department of Medicine have been carrying out ground-breaking research overseas for nearly thirty years. We are now working on new and established projects in China, South-East Asia and East Africa with several collaborative partners.