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Evolution is about more than survival of the fittest. It's also about the survival of the most cooperative. Join us as we explore the collaborative side of life sciences research and work to consciously evolve science itself. This podcast is a production of Penn State University's Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences.

Latest Episodes

Season 02, Episode 09: How Much Do We Know About the Origins of SARS-CoV-2?

November 20, 2020 / Season 02 / Episode 09 / 00:48:27

On November 11, 2020, we hosted three members of Penn State’s Center for Disease Dynamics, all of whom all of them are deeply involved in ongoing international efforts to piece together a bigger picture of how and why new viruses like SARS-CoV-2 emerge and spill over from other species to our own.

Featured Guests:

Peter Hudson, Maciej Boni, and Sagan Friant

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Season 02, Episode 08: Inside Penn State’s COVID-19 Response

November 2, 2020 / Season 02 / Episode 08 / 00:48:27

On October 26, 2020, we teamed up with the hosts of the Podward State podcast to interview two members of Penn State’s coronavirus task force. Both have spent countless hours since the start of the pandemic doing all they can to help protect students, faculty, staff and local community members.

Featured Guests:

Andrew Read, Catharine Paules, Matt Paolizzi, and Matthew Ogden

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Season 02, Episode 07: Collecting COVID-19 Data for Action

October 21, 2020 / Season 02 / Episode 07 / 00:39:03

On October 19, 2020, we teamed up with the hosts of Podward State — a Penn State student-produced podcast — to interview researchers working on a profoundly collaborative project designed to measure multiple impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on residents and students in Centre County, PA.

Featured Guests:

Meg Leavy Small, Connie Rogers, Matt Paolizzi, and Matthew Ogden

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Season 02, Episode 06: Can Lasers Speed Up Coronavirus Detection?

October 6, 2020 / Season 02 / Episode 06 / 00:39:41

On August 20, 2020, we spoke to an interdisciplinary team of scientists collaborating at the intersection of physics, engineering, materials science, epidemiology and information technology. Their work holds the promise of new rapid identification diagnostics for SARS-CoV-2 and other viruses through enhanced Raman spectroscopy.

Featured Guests:

Mauricio Terrones, Shengxi Huang, Elodie Ghedin, Yin-Ting (Tim) Yeh, and Sharon Huang

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