One-on-One
October 10, 2007

The Cancer Treatment Revolution: How Smart Drugs and Other Therapies Are Renewing Our Hope and Changing the Face of Medicine

David Nathan, M.D., author of The Cancer Treatment Revolution: How Smart Drugs and Other Therapies Are Renewing Our Hope and Changing the Face of Medicine and president emeritus of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, was interviewed by William Safire, chairman of the Dana Foundation, on October 10, 2007 at the Dana Center in Washington, DC. Nathan and Safire spoke about the scientific and human aspects of the war against cancer and what it means to have and fight cancer in the 21st century. 

October 04, 2007

A Conversation with James Watson on his Book: Avoid Boring People: Lessons From a Life in Science

James Watson, Ph.D., the Nobel Prize winning co-discoverer of the structure of DNA, spoke about his new memoir with Dana Chairman William Safire on October 4, 2007 at the Dana Center in DC. In the book, Avoid Boring People: Lessons From a Life in Science, Watson discusses his life and the lessons he has learned. 

October 16, 2006

Cutting-Edge Brain Research: Alliance Members' Conversations

During the Society for Neuroscience meeting in Atlanta, GA in October, 2006, the Dana Alliance held a series of interviews with Alliance members on their research. Participants were: Dr. Judy Illes, director of the program in Neuroethics at Stanford University School of Medicine; Dr. Robert Malenka, director of the Nancy Friend Pritzker Laboratory at Stanford University Medical Center; Dr. Clifford Saper, professor and chairman of the Department of Neurology at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center; Dr. Carla Shatz, professor and chair of the Department of Neurobiology at Harvard Medical school; and Dr. Sangram Sisodia, Thomas Reynolds, Sr. Family Professor of Neurosciences, Neurobiology, Pharmacology, and Physiology at the University of Chicago. Dr. Barbara Rich, Vice President of the News and Internet Office at the Dana Foundation, was the interviewer.

Development
(Dr. Shatz)
Duration: approx 27 min

Familial Alzheimer's and Alzheimer's Disease
(Dr. Sisodia)
Duration: approx 17 min

Neuroethics
(Dr. Illes)
Duration: approx 19 min

Plasticity-Reward Systems
(Dr. Malenka)
Duration: approx 21 min

Sleep
(Dr. Saper)
Duration: approx 21 min

July 11, 2006

Federation of European Neuroscience Societies Meeting

The European Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives (EDAB) held a series of interviews with scientists to discuss their work at the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS) in Vienna. These interviews include:

The last 100 years of neuroscience, on the anniversary of the first Nobel Prize in the neurosciences, awarded to Santiago Ramón y Cajal and Camillo Golgi.
Prof. Sten Grillner
Duration: approx 20 min

Brain Imaging
Prof. Richard Frackowiak
Duration: approx 12 min

Neural Processes of Perception and Cognition
Prof. Hannah Monyer
Duration: approx 18 min

Drugs of Addition and the Memories that Reinforce their Abuse
Prof. Barry Everitt
Duration: approx 18 min

Restorative Therapies for Parkinson's Disease
Prof. Anders Björklund
Duration: approx 20 min

Meeting of Minds
Gerrit Rauws
Duration: approx 16 min


April 26, 2006

Staying Sharp: Learning and Memory as We Age (edited version)

Raj Kalaria, is professor at the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne and the Wolfson Centre, Institute for Ageing and Health, Newcastle General Hospital, UK. In this one-on-one, sponsored by the European Dana Alliance for the Brain (EDAB) and the University of the Third Age, he speaks about memory and learning. What happens to the brain as we age? What is a healthy brain? The discussion took place at the Dana Centre in London on 26 April.

March 22, 2006

A Conversation with Nobel Laureate Eric Kandel

Nobel laureate and Dana Alliance member Eric Kandel, M.D., joined William Safire, chairman of the Dana Foundation, in a conversation about brain science and Dr. Kandel's new book, In Search of Memory: The Emergence of a New Science of Mind. The discussion was held at the Dana Center in Washington, DC. (Edited)

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