Exchanges At The Frontier 2011 [World Service]

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01Episode 1 - Sir Paul Nurse - Exchanges at the Frontier20111126

"AC Grayling in conversation with Sir Paul Nurse, a Nobel Prize-winning cell biologist

A public audience test the world's leading scientists over their work.

Sir Paul Nurse is a Nobel Prize-winning cell biologist and the new President of The Royal Society, the oldest science establishment in the world.

He is a trail-blazing geneticist as well as director of the new Francis Crick Institute, set to be the world's biggest biomedical research centre when it opens in London in 2015.

Join him in conversation with AC Grayling, about the cell cycle, trying to cure cancer and his thoughts for the future of science.

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01Episode 1 - Sir Paul Nurse - Exchanges at the Frontier20111127

"AC Grayling in conversation with Sir Paul Nurse, a Nobel Prize-winning cell biologist

A public audience test the world's leading scientists over their work.

Sir Paul Nurse is a Nobel Prize-winning cell biologist and the new President of The Royal Society, the oldest science establishment in the world.

He is a trail-blazing geneticist as well as director of the new Francis Crick Institute, set to be the world's biggest biomedical research centre when it opens in London in 2015.

Join him in conversation with AC Grayling, about the cell cycle, trying to cure cancer and his thoughts for the future of science.

"

02Episode 2 - Vilayanur Ramachandran - Exchanges at the Frontier20111203

"AC Grayling in conversation with Vilayanur Ramachandran, the 'Marco Polo' of neuroscience

A public audience test the world's leading scientists over their work.

Vilayanur Ramachandran has been called the Marco Polo of neuroscience.

How do you cure excruciating pain in a limb that no longer exits?

Professor Ramachandran's extraordinary low tech solutions have completely alleviated phantom limb pain for many people and present possibilities for the treatment of conditions like autism.

He is the Director of the Center for Brain and Cognition at the University of California, San Diego.

Join him in conversation as he demonstrates some of the simple experiments which reveal hidden truths about all of our brains.

(Image: Human brain held inside a room in a brain bank. Credit: Science Photo Library)

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02Episode 2 - Vilayanur Ramachandran - Exchanges at the Frontier20111204

"AC Grayling in conversation with Vilayanur Ramachandran, the 'Marco Polo' of neuroscience

A public audience test the world's leading scientists over their work.

Vilayanur Ramachandran has been called the Marco Polo of neuroscience.

How do you cure excruciating pain in a limb that no longer exits?

Professor Ramachandran's extraordinary low tech solutions have completely alleviated phantom limb pain for many people and present possibilities for the treatment of conditions like autism.

He is the Director of the Center for Brain and Cognition at the University of California, San Diego.

Join him in conversation as he demonstrates some of the simple experiments which reveal hidden truths about all of our brains.

(Image: Human brain held inside a room in a brain bank. Credit: Science Photo Library)

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03Episode 3 - Valerie Mizrahi - Exchanges at the Frontier20111210

"AC Grayling in conversation with Valerie Mizrahi, who has done ground-breaking work on TB.

A public audience test the world's leading scientists over their work.

Valerie Mizrahi is the Director of the Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine at the University of Cape Town, where she has done ground-breaking work on tuberculosis.

It was once thought to be almost eradicated but now it is estimated that a third of the world's population is infected with TB.

It is the biggest killer amongst HIV positive people, claiming nearly two million lives every year.

With its links to Aids it is a controversial subject in South Africa, where Professor Mizrahi pioneers work on HIV and TB.

Join her in conversation AC Grayling, about her zeal for medical research and her determination to bring life saving innovations to the developing world.

(Image: Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacteria. Credit: Science Photo Library)

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03Episode 3 - Valerie Mizrahi - Exchanges at the Frontier20111211

"AC Grayling in conversation with Valerie Mizrahi, who has done ground-breaking work on TB.

A public audience test the world's leading scientists over their work.

Valerie Mizrahi is the Director of the Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine at the University of Cape Town, where she has done ground-breaking work on tuberculosis.

It was once thought to be almost eradicated but now it is estimated that a third of the world's population is infected with TB.

It is the biggest killer amongst HIV positive people, claiming nearly two million lives every year.

With its links to Aids it is a controversial subject in South Africa, where Professor Mizrahi pioneers work on HIV and TB.

Join her in conversation AC Grayling, about her zeal for medical research and her determination to bring life saving innovations to the developing world.

(Image: Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacteria. Credit: Science Photo Library)

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04Episode 4 - Gebisa Ejeta - Exchanges at the Frontier20111217

"AC Grayling in conversation with Gebisa Ejeta, can he help abolish famine world wide?

A public audience test the world's leading scientists over their work.

Gebisa Ejeta is an Ethiopian born award-winning plant scientist working on drought-resistant crops in Africa.

He has experienced hunger first hand during his childhood in Ethiopia and is now an advisor to President Barrack Obama as well as a being World Food Prize Laureate and Distinguished Professor at Purdue University, USA.

Join him in conversation about addressing the food crisis in Horn of Africa and abolishing famine world wide.

(Image: A malnourished child in Somalia. Credit: Reuters)

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04Episode 4 - Gebisa Ejeta - Exchanges at the Frontier20111218

"AC Grayling in conversation with Gebisa Ejeta, can he help abolish famine world wide?

A public audience test the world's leading scientists over their work.

Gebisa Ejeta is an Ethiopian born award-winning plant scientist working on drought-resistant crops in Africa.

He has experienced hunger first hand during his childhood in Ethiopia and is now an advisor to President Barrack Obama as well as a being World Food Prize Laureate and Distinguished Professor at Purdue University, USA.

Join him in conversation about addressing the food crisis in Horn of Africa and abolishing famine world wide.

(Image: A malnourished child in Somalia. Credit: Reuters)

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05Episode 5 - Steven Pinker - Exchanges at the Frontier20111224

"AC Grayling in conversation with Steven Pinker, a leading authority on language and mind

A public audience test the world's leading scientists over their work.

Steven Pinker is one of the world's leading authorities on language and the mind.

He is also Johnstone Family Professor of Psychology at Harvard University and the recipient of several major awards for his teaching, books, and scientific research.

Join him in discussion about language acquisition, the nature of the mind and the effect of evolution on the development of human society.

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05Episode 5 - Steven Pinker - Exchanges at the Frontier20111225

"AC Grayling in conversation with Steven Pinker, a leading authority on language and mind

A public audience test the world's leading scientists over their work.

Steven Pinker is one of the world's leading authorities on language and the mind.

He is also Johnstone Family Professor of Psychology at Harvard University and the recipient of several major awards for his teaching, books, and scientific research.

Join him in discussion about language acquisition, the nature of the mind and the effect of evolution on the development of human society.

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