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Humor and Other Healthy Living Practices - Ep. 605

Robert McGrath, the coordinator of the Mind/Body Wellness Services at the University Health Services, UW-Madison, discusses positive psychology--how we can live in good, healthy and positive ways. He introduces the pathways to a happy life, a good life and a meaningful life.

The Discovery of Bat White-Nose Syndrome - Ep. 562

David Blehert, PhD., Microbiologist at the USGS - National Wildlife Health Center, highlights the discovery and progression of the Bat White-Nose Syndrome in the United States. Blehert discusses the studies taking place at the NWHC to determine how the fungus is transmitted from an infected bat to a healthy bat.

Eureka! An Interdisciplinary Meeting of the Minds - Ep. 531

John Denu,Epigenetics, Wisconsin Institute for Discovery,
Patricia Brennan, Living Environments Lab, Wisconsin Institute for Discovery
T. Rock Mackie, Medical Devices, Morgridge Institute for Research,
Susan Miller, Education Research, Morgridge Institute for Research and
Steve Paulson,Wisconsin Public Radio, take part in a panel discussion to discuss research at the Institute for Discovery.

Sugar Shock: How Bacteria Uses RNAs to Deal With Stress -...

Greg Richards, University of Illinois.

Greg Richards explains about organisms and the kind of stresses they encounter in
their environment, how RNA molecules work to help bacteria deal with stress, and how E. coli uses a small RNA to deal with toxicity associated with sugar phosphates.

Host-Microbe Interactions Between Squid and...

Margaret McFall-Ngai, Professor, School of Medicine and Public Health, Medical Microbiology, UW-Madison

Margaret McFall-Ngai discusses her study of animal bacterial symbiosis and how the effects of certain bacteria may have important and beneficial implications for human health and disease.

The History and Evolution of Chili Peppers - Ep. 484

David Baumler, staff scientist, Genome Center of Wisconsin, UW-Madison

David Baumler delves into the world of peppers, going all the way back into their origins and evolution to the species of peppers we know and love - and eat today.

The Reason Dinosaurs Went Extinct - Ep. 477

Jan Smit, professor, VU University, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Jan Smit explains why meteorites from Venus may be the reason for the extinction of the dinosaurs, and discusses whether or not similar events could occur again.

Conversations to Have with Your Doctor - Ep. 472

Steve Barczi, associate professor, Dept. of Medicine - Geriatrics and Gerontology , UW-Madison.

Steve Barczi offers options for individuals looking to live healthy, happy lives as they age into their 70s, 80s and 90s. He also provides new information and advice for wellness, speaking specifically on technological advances for cardiac health.

Resilience In the Face of Later Life Challenges - Ep. 461

Carol Ryff, Professor, Department of Psychology, UW-Madison.

Carol Ryff explains the concept of resilience in aging and how we can work to achieve this as the years pass through prevention as well as recovery.

Neanderthals Are Us - Ep. 460

John Hawks, Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, UW-Madison.

John Hawks explores the existence and disappearance of the Neanderthal during the course of human evolution. He also explains the anatomical difference between Neanderthals and Homo sapiens.

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