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From AIDS to Zika

David O'Connor, Professor in Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at UW-Madison, shares information about the Zika virus, how the disease is transmitted and potential complications, and compares it to the AIDS epidemic.

The Aging Eye

Stephen Sauer, Associate Professor at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health, discusses common problems with eyes as we get older. Sauer focuses on eyelid and cornea issues, glaucoma, cataracts, macular degeneration and vascular occlusions and presents treatment options.

Race and Citizenship in Antebellum America

Martha Jones, Professor at the University of Michigan Law School, discusses birthright citizenship for free African Americans before the Civil War and shares the story of African American activist George Hackett.

What Parents Need to Know about the HPV Vaccine

Sarah L. Bradley, Clinical Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Lindsay M. Geier, Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, and Aaron M. Wieland, Clinical Assistant Professor of Head and Neck Surgical Oncology, from the UW School of Medicine, explain the causes and effects of the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and provide information about the vaccination.

Pollinator Program Update

Elizabeth Meils, Plant Pest & Disease Specialist at the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection, Mike Dummer, Merchandiser for Buck Country Grain, and Mike Murray, Pesticide Program Manager at the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection, discuss their plan to protect bees and pollinators with the goal of keeping them healthy.

Walking and Strokes: A Delicate Balance

Kreg Gruben, Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering at UW-Madison, focuses on walking and the impact a stroke has on muscle control. Gruben discusses the physics behind rotational motion control and movement.

Why Galaxies Can't Last Forever

John Chisholm, Graduate Student in the Department of Astronomy at UW-Madison, discusses the life cycle of galaxies. Chisholm explores the processes that make galaxies grow when young and fade out as they age.

Discovering Homo Naledi

John Hawks, Associate Chair in the Department of Anthropology at UW-Madison, discusses his role in the 2013 Rising Star expedition’s discovery of homo naledi, the newest member of the human family, in South Africa. Hawks explains how the species was identified and shares footage of how the bones were discovered.

Managing Stored Grains

Scott Sanford, Senior Outreach Specialist in Biological Systems Engineering at UW-Madison, explores some of the causes of grain storage problems including: too much foreign matter, the grain being too wet or too warm, uneven grain temperatures, not checking the grain often enough and not having a well cleaned storage facility before the harvest begins.

DNA and Expanding Waistlines

Brian Parks, Assistant Professor in the Department of Nutritional Sciences at UW-Madison, explores the relationship between genetics and a predisposition to obesity. Parks focuses on the protein leptin which can help to regulate food intake.

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