Archive for Lisa Heldke

Charles Sawyers | Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Howard Hughes Medical Institute

How do we develop new cancer drugs? The example of Gleevec and other molecularly-targeted therapies.

Kathryn Schmitz | Penn State Cancer Institute

How can exercise contribute to cancer prevention and to the effectiveness of other cancer treatments?

Nobel Conference 56 Goes Digital

The 2020 Nobel Conference is moving to an online format. Plans are being developed to deliver the Nobel Conference’s signature mix of expert lectures, audience engagement, and breakout sessions in a virtual format. Register for the virtual Conference The planning committee will prioritize opportunities for discussion and questioning among panelists and with the audience. If […]

Bina Agarwal, 2010 Nobel speaker, interviewed in NEWSWEEK

During the recent round of climate change talks in Mexico, Bina Agarwal was interviewed about the significance of climate change for women, particularly in developing nations like India.  Find it here: Bina-Newsweek-Interview[1]

Paul Thompson: Field Philosopher

Nobel Conference lecturer Paul Thompson received a shout out in today’s New York Times, for his work as a “field philosopher.” In“The Stone” (an occasional opinion column written by philosophers), Robert Frodeman highlights the work of philosophers who, “rather than seeking to identify general philosophic principles …, begin with the problems of non-philosophers, drawing out […]

Patenting Seeds: Conference Lecturers Weigh In

Here are the first two responses we received to our query of the Nobel lecturers, regarding the matter of patenting seed life. Marion Nestle notes “I wrote about the patenting issue in my book, Safe Food, half of which is about genetically modified foods.” She also points to the film FOOD, INC., and the work […]

Patenting Seeds: The Question Not Taken

Shortly after the final lecture of the conference was completed, a woman approached me to ask “does Gustavus take money from Monsanto?” Is the college in the pay of the multinational agriculture biotechnology firm? She posed her sardonic question as offering the only explanation for the fact that I had not elected to read the […]

“Farming Forward”: how to purchase a copy of the documentary

Did you miss the Tuesday evening showing of “Farming Forward,”  the documentary film produced by Gustavus professor Martin Lang and student Ethan Marxhausen? Or did you see it and hope that you might have your very own copy? You’re in luck! For just $11, you can purchase a DVD. Follow this link to the Sustainable […]

High-Fructose Corn Syrup: Is it or ISN’T it the same as other sweeteners, calorie for calorie?

In the midst of the public debate about high fructose corn syrup (a.k.a. hfcs, but soon to be rebranded as corn sugar), many researchers have offered evidence to support the claim that sugar is sugar. That is, eat five hundred calories worth of beet sugar, honey or hfcs, and you’re eating five hundred calories. Your […]

Frances Moore Lappe Day wraps up our week of Nobel eating!

The MarketPlace is featuring feijoda, in honor of Frances Moore Lappe today. Feijoada (a Brazilian black bean dish) will be served with rice and green chili sauce and a harvest fruit crisp dessert. The Brazilian recipes are featured in Lappe’s book Diet for a Small Planet and the crisp gives a nod to farmers all […]