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The Sounds of Science podcast is brought to you by GEN. Listen as members of the editorial team—Editor-in-Chief John Sterling, Technical Editor Jeff Buguliskis, and Senior News Editor Alex Philippidis—showcase innovative research, new initiatives, and important policy by interviewing thought-leaders, eminent life-science researchers, and company leaders. These short, but informative podcasts will keep you up-to-date with the latest and most important life science advances.

October 30, 2008

GENE THERAPY RESTORES VISION TO BLIND MICE

- Interview with Richard Masland, PhD, Director, Cellular Neurobiology Laboratory, Department of Neurosurgery, Massachusetts General Hospital

October 23, 2008

PROMISING NEW TREATMENT FOR ALCOHOLISM

- Interview with Selena Bartlett, Ph.D., Director, Preclinical Development Group, Gallo Research Center, University of California-San Francisco

October 15, 2008

CLEAR GENETIC LINK BETWEEN IMMUNE AND NERVOUS SYSTEMS ESTABLISHED

- Interview with Alejandro Aballay, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, Duke University Medical School

October 9, 2008

NANOPARTICLE TROJAN HORSE MOLECULAR DELIVERY SYSTEM

- Interview with Dr. Ian Larson, Senior Lecturer in Pharmaceutics and Formulation Science, Monash University

October 2, 2008

PROMISING ADVANCE IN THE BATTLE AGAINST BIRD FLU AND INFLUENZA EPIDEMICS

- Interview with Robert Krug, Ph.D., Professor and Chairman of Molecular Genetics & Microbiology at the University of Texas at Austin

September 25, 2008

ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION ON BIOTECH/PHARMA DEALS

- Martina Molsbergen, VP, Business Development, Crucell; Barbara Yanni, Chief Licensing Officer, Merck & Co.; David Colpman, Senior VP, Business Development, Shire Pharmaceuticals; and Joern-Peter Halle, Head, Early-Stage Licensing, Merck Serono, a division of Merck KGaA

September 18, 2008

MAKING NEW YORK CITY A BIO-MECCA

- Lenzie Harcum, Vice President of Business Development in Biosciences at the New York City Economic Development Corporation, and Bill Fair, Managing Director at Alexandria Real Estate Equities

September 11, 2008

SINGLE miRNA MOLECULE CONTROLS BLOOD VESSEL DEVELOPMENT

- Interview with Jason Fish, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow in the Laboratory of Deepak Srivastava at the Gladstone Institute of Cardiovascular Disease

September 4, 2008

IMPROVING CANCER THERAPY BY FINDING THE ORIGINAL NORMAL CELL

- Interview with Robert Wechsler-Reya, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Pharmacology and Cancer Biology, Duke University Medical Center

August 28, 2008

MICROORGANISMS ATTACK THE WORLD'S ENERGY CRISIS

- Interview with Bruce Rittmann, Ph.D., Director of the Center for Environmental Biotechnology, Biodesign Institute, Arizona State University

August 20, 2008

FIRST TISSUE CULTURE SYSTEM FOR MODELING HCV INFECTION

- Interview with Martina Buck, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Medicine and Researcher at UC San Diego's Department of Medicine and Moores UCSD Cancer Center

August 14, 2008

MAGNETIC NANOPARTICLES COMBAT CANCER

- Interview with John McDonald, Ph.D., Professor and Chair of the School of Biology at Georgia Tech and Chief Research Scientist at the Ovarian Cancer Institute

August 7, 2008

CLINICAL TRIAL ETHICS IN THE DEVELOPING WORLD

- Jonathan Kimmelman, Ph.D., Assistant Professor in the Biomedical Ethics Unit/Social Studies of Medicine Department, McGill University

July 31, 2008

ANTIBIOTICS ENHANCE RNAI CAPABILITIES

- Interview with Peng Jin, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Human Genetics, Emory University School of Medicine

July 24, 2008

NEW MODEL FOR CREATING A DRUG DISCOVERY COMPANY

- Interview with Ben Conway, Founder and Managing Director, Boston-based Johnston Blakely and Co., and Isaac Ro, Senior Analyst, Boston-based Leerink Swann

July 17, 2008

REVOLUTIONIZING THE PHARMA INDUSTRY VIA VIRTUAL R&D

- Neil Patel, PharmD., Director of Pharmaceutical R&D Operations, PricewaterhouseCoopers

July 10, 2008

NOVEL INSIGHTS INTO CANCER AND THE PROCESS OF AGING

- Interview with Jill Fuss, Ph.D., Research Scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

July 3, 2008

NEW INITIATIVE FOR MAPPING ALL CELL TYPES DERIVED FROM HUMAN EMBRYONIC STEM CELLS

- Interview with Michael West, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer, BioTime, Inc.

June 26, 2008

NOVEL METHOD FOR REMYELINATING NERVE CELLS

- Interview with Steve Goldman, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Neurology and Chief of the Division of Cell and Gene Therapy at the University of Rochester Medical Center