Bio and Beyond

Man, Mosquito, Malaria Vaccine

Jorge Conde, Rajeev Venkayya, and Sonal Chokshi

What does the data about a new malaria vaccine tell us, what does the current study phase mean, and what's left to get to widespread, real-world use?

Assembling an Egg

Vineeta Agarwala, Justin Larkin, Judy Savitskaya, and Lauren Richardson

Can we use our understanding of developmental biology to create oocytes (aka eggs or female gametes) from stem cells in the lab to extend fertility?

Value Versus Volume (in Healthcare)

Todd Park, Vijay Pande, and Hanne Winarsky

Todd Park joins us to talk all about the megatrend of value-based care, and how it is redefining healthcare itself.

The Machine that Made the Vaccine

Stephane Bancel, Jorge Conde, and Hanne Winarsky

This episode of Bio Eats World takes us from a world of pipette and lab benches to a world of industrial robots making medicines.

The Cost Disease in Healthcare

Marc Andreessen and Vijay Pande

Marc Andreesen and Vijay Pande discuss the lesser known law of economics that explains why healthcare, education and housing is so expensive and getting worse

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.