PNAS Science Sessions

The National Academies

Science & Medicine, Social Sciences

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Listen to brief, 5-minute, nontechnical conversations with cutting-edge researchers, Academy members, and policy makers as they discuss topics relevant to today's scientific community. Learn the behind-the-scenes story of work published in PNAS, plus a broad range of scientific news about discoveries that affect the world around us.


Andrew Murray describes metabolic adaptations of Himalayan Sherpas to low-pressure, low-oxygen conditions at high altitudes.

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Fernando Colchero, Roland Rau, and Susan Alberts describe the relationship between lifespan equality and average lifespan.

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Oyster Harvest

May 23rd, 2017

Rowan Lockwood discusses the sustainability of Native American oyster harvesting in the Chesapeake Bay.

Pelham Keahey describes how differential structured illumination microendoscopy can improve cancer diagnosis.