The Overground pushes the boundaries of what it means to do surgery—and fight the opioid crisis—with a virtual reality and augmented reality mash-up.
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The Overground gang finally lets Tyler out of his cage to discuss...yup, 3D-printing. It turns out 3D printing can make just about everything: semiconductors, human nerves and something called bone flaps.
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Did your life go exactly as planned? The Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM) is a trade group of technology transfer professionals that trains scientists and lawyers to do all the things discussed on the Overground. The Overground discusses how they ended up in this hybrid career; the difficulties of subverting career expectation; and seductive pull of transferring technology.
We ask a lot of our listeners, but trust us, stay with us on this one. Either billionaires are going to own all the data, or we all are. Tyler's gift for analogy goes into fifth gear as he cracks open the book of life...and looks at the pictures? The Overground wrestles with difficult questions about what can be done with bioinformatics data; who owns it; and what it means to be a healthy human.
The next generation internet-of-things/augmented-reality/blender-resistant-cellphone-network ain’t going to make itself, people! If 5G is going to change everything—and it might definitely maybe—then there’s still a lot of stuff to figure out, and universities are leading the way. Joe goes on a tour of fascinating university technologies that will help blaze the 5G trail, and Charlie combats foreign intelligence with amateur dermatology.
Listen in as Tyler explains how researchers can teach human immune cells to fight tumors in a new approach that cancer cells hate: CAR-T therapy. Tyler breaks down how cell re-education and mutation can teach our immune systems to hunt down and brutally murder all the naughty cancer bits.
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The Overground finally introduces NUTech Ventures and the magical work of Dr. Dennis Alexander who uses lasers to create structures inspired by shark skins, rose petals and moth eyes. Join the crew as they marvel at lasers that can make ice-defying airplane wings, weatherproof telephone cables and camera lenses that repel water...while under water.
Humanity went 200,000 years without genetically modifying a baby. Then some knucklehead went ahead and did it in 2018. Tyler perp-walks the baby-modifying science hooligans to the Overground firing squad. Joe adds how the original CRISPR patents are made commercially available by their respective institutions, as well as the therapeutic applications of the UNMC-co-invented EASI-CRISPR.
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Tyler’s got the dots... let’s get to connecting them! He leads the Overground crew on a guided tour of the origin of psychedelic drugs and the emerging science about how they may offer new hope for people with debilitating mental illness.
Joe’s calling it: The U.S. silicon solar panel party is over. Done. Last one out please turn off the lights... ‘cause we’re all heading to the Overground after-party! Join the Overground as they discuss how to “level-up" current solar technology and the truly wide-open future of electricity generation, which may or may not include a giant Acme-style magnifying glass hanging off the moon.
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