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AudioHelicase, the podcast of Whitehead Institute: Unwinding the science and the people behind some of the Institute’s most exciting discoveries. Whitehead Institute is a world-renowned non-profit research institution dedicated to improving human health through basic biomedical research. By cultivating a deeply collaborative culture and enabling the pursuit of bold, creative inquiry, Whitehead fosters paradigm-shifting scientific achievement. For more than 30 years, Whitehead faculty have delivered breakthroughs that have transformed our understanding of biology and accelerated development of therapies for such diseases as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, diabetes, and certain cancers.
||CleanWhitehead’s Iain Cheeseman discusses cell division and what can happen when it goes wrong||In this episode of AudioHelicase, Whitehead Institute Member Iain Cheeseman discusses how his work on the kinetochore provides a window into cell division and what happens when this vital cellular function goes awry.||5/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhitehead’s Mary Gehring discusses how gene regulation can be passed from one generation to the next||In this episode of AudioHelicase, Whitehead Institute Member Mary Gehring discusses how her research on the plant Arabidopsis thaliana reveals how gene regulation can be passed from one generation to the next.||4/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhitehead’s Robert Weinberg on cancer research’s past, present, and future||From his discovery of the first oncogene and tumor suppressor, to his work revealing critical aspects of the mutational basis of cancer, and more recently its metastatic behavior, Whitehead Founding Member Robert Weinberg’s work has been foundational||1/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhitehead’s Sebastian Lourido on Toxoplasma, malaria parasites, and global health||Whitehead Member Sebastian Lourido studies a group of parasites called the Apicomplexa. These single-celled organisms are among the most common pathogens and are capable of causing devastating diseases in humans and animals, including toxoplasmosis,||11/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNASA’s Kathleen “Kate” Rubins on her journey from studying pox viruses to sequencing DNA in space||NASA Astronaut and Former Whitehead Fellow Kathle…||10/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhitehead’s David Sabatini discusses mTOR, a protein connecting metabolism, nutrition, and disease||As a graduate student, Whitehead Member David Sabatini identified mTOR, the keystone molecule in a cellular pathway connecting nutrition, metabolism, and aging. In this episode, he discusses how the molecule was first discovered and what his lab is cur.||9/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|