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The assorted editorial features from Essential Science Indicators now offer Podcasts that accompany their comments/interviews. Podcasts below are listed chronologically



Published: Mon, 3 Dec 2007 10:02:05 -0500

Last Build Date: Mon, 3 Dec 2007 10:02:11 -0500

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Ibrahim Dincer, from the University of Ontario Institute of Technology

Mon, 3 Dec 2007 10:02:04 -0500

Professor Dincer discusses how the use of exergy combines the conservation of mass and conservation of energy principles together with the second law of thermodynamics for the design, analysis, and performance improvement of energy systems. (Podcast added December '07). View all podcasts.
(C) The Thomson Corporation. From the Essential Science Indicators editorial Web sites.



Matias Zaldarriaga, Professor of Astronomy and Physics at Harvard University

Mon, 3 Dec 2007 10:02:05 -0500

In this podcast, he discusses 21 centimeter cosmology and the theoretical framework for a new frontier in observational cosmology. (Podcast added December '07). View all podcasts.
(C) The Thomson Corporation. From the Essential Science Indicators editorial Web sites.



Barry L. Wanner, Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Purdue University

Tue, 16 Oct 2007 10:27:36 -0500

In this podcast, Prof. Wanner discusses "One-step inactivation of chromosomal genes in Escherichia coli K-12 using PCR products", (Datsenko, KA;Wanner, BL, PROC NAT ACAD SCI USA, 97[12], 6640-45, JUN 2000). (Podcast added October '07). View all podcasts.
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A podcast with Mark Newman, Professor of Physics at the University of Michigan

Tue, 16 Oct 2007 10:27:37 -0500

Here Prof. Newman discusses his 2003 SIAM Review paper entitled, "The structure and function of complex networks. (Podcast added October '07). View all podcasts.
(C) The Thomson Corporation. From the Essential Science Indicators editorial Web sites.



James Cleeman, Coordinator of the National Cholesterol Education Program at the National Heart, Lung & Blood Institute at NIH

Tue, 16 Oct 2007 10:27:37 -0500

Dr. Cleeman discusses his article entitled "Executive Summary of the Third Report of the National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP) Expert Panel on Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Cholesterol in Adults," (J. I. Cleeman, et al., JAMA-J AM MED ASSN, 285[19]: 2486-97, May 2001). (Podcast added October '07). View all podcasts.
(C) The Thomson Corporation. From the Essential Science Indicators editorial Web sites.



David Stevenson is the Senior Lecturer in Atmospheric Modelling at The University of Edinburgh

Thu, 20 Sep 2007 12:54:25 -0500

In this podcast, he discusses the global distribution of tropospheric ozone and methane, and how sensitive these gases are to human influences. (Podcast added September '07). View all podcasts.
(C) The Thomson Corporation. From the Essential Science Indicators editorial Web sites.



Sudhir Kuman, professor of biology at ASU of Arizona State University

Thu, 20 Sep 2007 12:54:29 -0500

Sudhir Kumaris is a renowned expert in the field of evolutionary bioinformatics. In this podcast, he talks about the development of Molecular Evolutionary Genetics Analysis (MEGA) software, which has made useful methods of comparative sequence analysis accessible to the scientific community. (Podcast added September '07). View all podcasts.
(C) The Thomson Corporation. From the Essential Science Indicators editorial Web sites.



Jacques Banchereau talks about dendritic cells and the control of immunity

Thu, 20 Sep 2007 12:54:34 -0500

Jacques Banchereau is director of the Baylor Institute for Immunology Research in Dallas. Dr. Banchereau focuses his research on manipulating dendritic cells, often called the "sentinels" of the immune system. (Podcast added September '07). View all podcasts.
(C) The Thomson Corporation. From the Essential Science Indicators editorial Web sites.



Dennis Selkoe talks about the fundamental molecular mechanisms underlying Alzheimer’s disease

Mon, 13 Aug 2007 11:33:01 -0500

Dennis Selkoe is the Vincent and Stella Coates Professor of Neurologic Diseases at Harvard Medical School and Brigham & Women's Hospital in Boston. Here he discusses his career-long research studies on understanding Alzheimer's disease. (Podcast added August '07)View all podcasts.
(C) The Thomson Corporation. From the Essential Science Indicators editorial Web sites.



David Spergel talks about the Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP) satellite

Mon, 13 Aug 2007 11:32:07 -0500

David Spergel is a theoretical astrophysicist in the Dept. of Astrophysical Sciences at Princeton University. Here he discusses the implications for cosmology and how what has been learned from WMAP satellite data relates to other astronomical observations. (Podcast added August '07) View all podcasts.
(C) The Thomson Corporation. From the Essential Science Indicators editorial Web sites.



George Kunos of NIAAA on the role of endocannabinoids in neuroendocrine regulation

Mon, 13 Aug 2007 11:30:44 -0500

George Kunos, director of NIAAA's Division of Intramural Clinical and Biological Research at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD, discusses how endocannabinoids interact with the hormone leptin. (Podcast added August '07) View all podcasts.
(C) The Thomson Corporation. From the Essential Science Indicators editorial Web sites.



Brian Byrne from University of New England talks about behavioral genetics. (ESI Special Topics Podcast)

Mon, 16 Jul 2007 12:08:25 -0500

Brian Byrne, Research Professor of Psychology at the University of New England in Armidale, Australia, discusses how genetic and environmental influences on processes important for learning to read and spell are already at work in children prior to the start of formal schooling. (Podcast added July '07) View all podcasts.
(C) The Thomson Corporation. From the Essential Science Indicators editorial Web sites.



Wolfram Schultz from Cambridge investigates how the brain processes reward function (ESI Special Topics Podcast)

Fri, 1 Jun 2007 12:06:49 -0500

Prof. Wolfram Schultz of the Department of Physiology, Development & Neuroscience at the University of Cambridge, discusses the neuromechanisms involved in going after a reward and how the brain processes reward function. (Podcast added May '07) View all podcasts.
(C) The Thomson Corporation. From the Essential Science Indicators editorial Web sites.



Hiroki Kato demonstrates the functional role of RIG-I and MDA5 as RNA virus sensors (ESI Special Topics Podcast)

Fri, 1 Jun 2007 12:05:38 -0500

Hiroki Kato of the Akira Lab at Osaka University discusses the functional role of two RNA helicases, RIG-I and MDA5 as RNA virus sensors.(Podcast added Apr. '07) View all podcasts.
(C) The Thomson Corporation. From the Essential Science Indicators editorial Web sites.



Adam Kuper on indigenous people and political successes (ESI Special Topics Podcast)

Mon, 26 Mar 2007 09:25:18 -0500

Adam Kuper, Professor of Anthropology at Brunel University, discusses the ideology of the indigenous peoples’ movement, a global social movement that has booked remarkable political successes in the past decade. (Podcast added Apr. '07) View all podcasts.
(C) The Thomson Corporation. From the Essential Science Indicators editorial Web sites.



University of Aarhus's Inge Fomsgaard protecting plants (ESI Special Topics Podcast)

Mon, 26 Mar 2007 09:25:18 -0500

Inge Fomsgaard, Professor of Agricultural Sciences at the University of Aarhus, discusses the possible exploitation of natural defense chemicals for protecting agricultural plants against weeds, insects, pathogens, and other pests. (Podcast added Mar. '07) View all podcasts.
(C) The Thomson Corporation. From the Essential Science Indicators editorial Web sites.



The University of Exeter's Peter Cox on humanity's role in climate change (ESI Special Topics Podcast)

Mon, 26 Mar 2007 09:27:36 -0500

Professor Peter Cox of the University of Exeter talks about the research that stemmed from his 2000 Nature paper, "Acceleration of global warming due to carbon-cycle feedbacks in a coupled climate model." (Podcast added Jan. '07) View all podcasts.
(C) The Thomson Corporation. From the Essential Science Indicators editorial Web sites.



Ralph Hingson from the NIH talks about early Alcohol Abuse intervention (ESI Special Topics Podcast)

Tue, 6 Mar 2007 13:34:49 -0500

In this podcast audio commentary, Ralph Hingson, Director of the Division of Epidemiology and Prevention Research of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism at NIH, discusses several interventions that can reduce college drinking and related harm. (Podcast added Jan. '07) View all podcasts.
(C) The Thomson Corporation. From the Essential Science Indicators editorial Web sites.



Isaac Bentwich from Rosetta Genomics on microRNAs (ESI Special Topics Podcast)

Tue, 6 Mar 2007 13:34:51 -0500

In this podcast audio commentary, Isaac Bentwich, founder of Rosetta Genomics, Ltd., discusses the therapeutic potential of human microRNAs. (Podcast added Nov. '06) View all podcasts.
(C) The Thomson Corporation. From the Essential Science Indicators editorial Web sites.



St. Jude Children's William E. Evans on childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ESI Special Topics Podcast)

Tue, 6 Mar 2007 13:34:50 -0500

In this podcast audio commentary, Dr. William E. Evans of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, talks about the collaborative effort his hospital has undertaken with Erasmus MC Sophia Children's Hospital in Rotterdam to identify gene expression patterns in childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) that are different in drug-sensitive and drug-resistant cancers. (Podcast added Nov. '06) View all podcasts.
(C) The Thomson Corporation. From the Essential Science Indicators editorial Web sites.



University of Frankfurt's Mohamed El Naschie (ESI Special Topics Podcast)

Tue, 6 Mar 2007 13:34:48 -0500

University of Frankfurt's Mohamed El Naschie talks about the potentially positive social and political effects of new research across various disciplines. (Podcast added Nov. '06) View all podcasts.
(C) The Thomson Corporation. From the Essential Science Indicators editorial Web sites.



Bruce Russett, our top Armed Conflict researcher, on the democratization process (ESI Special Topics Podcast)

Mon, 26 Mar 2007 09:25:18 -0500

Yale University's Dr. Bruce Russett talks about ways in which to promote democracy in peaceful manner. (Podcast added Dec. '06) View all podcasts.
(C) The Thomson Corporation. From the Essential Science Indicators editorial Web sites.