Bio & Science


Degrading Drugs for Problematic Proteins

Carolyn Bertozzi and Lauren Richardson

We discuss a new class of drugs that, in essence, toss specific disease-related proteins into the cellular trash can.

The Biology of Aging

Laura Deming, Kristen Fortney, Vijay Pande, and Hanne Winarsky

Aging research is entering a new phase. How is studying aging helping us understand disease and increasing the amount of time we are healthy? 

Building a Better Chloroplast

Judy Savitskaya and Lauren Richardson

Can we improve the processes of photosynthesis and carbon fixation to one day increase crop growth and carbon sequestration in plants?

The Opioid Crisis

Jorge Conde, Vijay Pande, and Sonal Chokshi

A short but deep dive on the opioid crisis: How do opioids work? Who's to blame? What are other directions for managing pain?

So You Wanna Build a Software Company in Healthcare?

Jorge Conde, Julie Yoo, and Hanne Winarsky

Building a software company in healthcare is hard — and comes along with unique challenges no other entrepreneurs face. Here's what builders need to know.

Why We Shouldn’t Fear the ‘Black Box’ of AI (in Healthcare and Everywhere)

Vijay Pande

The black box in AI isn’t a new problem due to new tech: Human intelligence itself is — and always has been — a black box.

Putting AI in Medicine, in Practice

Brandon Ballinger, Vijay Pande, Mintu Turakhia, and Hanne Winarsky

What does AI in medicine look like, practically speaking, whether it's ensuring the best data, versioning software for healthcare, or other aspects?

Making a (Really) Wild Geo-Engineering Idea Real

Ross Andersen, Hanne Winarsky, and Sonal Chokshi

What it will take to make a Jurassic Park-like story come true, and what motivates seemingly crazy ideas.

Brains, Bodies, Minds … and Techno-Religions

Yuval Harari, Kyle Russell, and Sonal Chokshi

What happens when our body parts no longer have to be physically co-located? What's possible, probable, pressing when man becomes god, or merges with machines?