In this installment of These Vibes, we welcomed Joseph Amon, visiting lecturer at the Woodrow Wilson School here at Princeton and Vice President for neglected tropical diseases at Helen Keller International, on human rights, the rights to health and education and their interdependence, and neglected tropical diseases. Later in the interview he describes his path, which takes us in to a discussion on the different approaches to addressing human rights deficiencies.
- First hour: Science news and a survey of the science research being done by astronauts on the International Space Station (ISS).
- Second hour (56 minutes in): Interview with Joseph Amon. Interview-only recording below.
- Last hour: Brian reviews the book, The Morning They Came For Us: Dispatches from Syria, by Janine di Giovanni.
Mentioned science news:
- Nature: “Tardigrade protein helps human DNA withstand radiation”
- Nature: “US government approves controversial drug for muscular dystrophy”
- Mother Jones: “Here’s where vaccine skeptics live around the world”
- The Upshot: “Relatively Few Americans Live in Partisan Media Bubble, but They’re Influential” (a sort of update on a prior interview with Kabir Khanna, done in June 2016)
Science at the ISS:
- CardioOx cardiological research
- Skin-B research on the accelerated degradation of skin when in space
- Research on mouse epigenetics
- and space headaches