August 15, 2001

The Seven Sins of Memory: How the Mind Forgets and Remembers

Guest: Daniel L. Schacter.

Absentmindedness, transience, blocking, misattribution, suggestibility, bias, and persistence. These are The Seven Sins of Memory according to Daniel Schacter. He joins Focus today to explore these instances of memory failure, suggesting that "failure" is actually a misnomer—and that these miscues are signs that memory is working as it should.

August 07, 2001

Public Perceptions and the Safety of Biotechnology

Guest: Bruce Chassy.

Some people continue to worry about both the environmental impact and potential health effects of biotech foods. But are these crops really so different from those we've grown in the past? Will they help us meet the growing demand for food? Today on Focus, we're joined by Professor of Food Science Bruce Chassy to discuss the dafety of bioengineered crops.

June 27, 2001

Dr. Folkman’s War: Angiogenesis and the Struggle to Defeat Cancer

Guest: Robert Cooke.

Today on Focus, we'll chronicle the life and discoveries of one of the most significant medical figures of our time. Dr. Judah Folkman was the first to hypothesize treatment of cancerous tumors with angiogenesis inhibitors—medicine that would prevent new blood vessels from forming to "feed" the tumor. Today on the show, we're joined by science writer Robert Cooke, the doctor and scientist's biographer and the author of Dr. Folkman's War.

May 31, 2001

Future Perfect: Confronting Decisions about Genetics

Guest: Lori B. Andrews.

What are the benefits and drawbacks of genetic testing? Who should have access to your personal genetic information? How do we decide which genetic therapies should be made available? Today on Focus, we're joined by top genetics lawyer Lori Andrews to tackle these questions and talk about her new book, Future Perfect.

Page 55 of 58 pages ‹ First  < 53 54 55 56 57 >  Last ›