Conversations on Science: In Pursuit of Scientific Discovery

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Conversations on Science: In Pursuit of Scientific Discovery

Stat: 79%: Percentage of the U.S. population that agrees that science has made the world a better place.

Story: Scientific discovery shapes the world—from our medical care to how we live, learn, and work. In this episode, we explore the process of discovery and how it is playing out during the COVID-19 pandemic. You’ll hear from leading experts on the science of the coronavirus, the pipeline for potential vaccines and treatment, and how these times are changing the way we conduct science.

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Pew Biomed Scholar Shifts Her Focus to COVID-19

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Pew Biomed Scholar Shifts Her Focus to COVID-19

Biochemist Pamela Bjorkman, a 1989 Pew biomedical scholar, runs a lab at the California Institute of Technology. In response to the global pandemic, she has shifted her work from the study of HIV to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that can result in COVID-19.

Conversations on Science
Conversations on Science

Conversations on Science

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In a new season of Pew’s “After the Fact” podcast, we talk about science—what it is, how it’s conducted and explained to the public, and how it affects our lives.

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