Molecular Biology of Breast Cancer - Ep. 264

Michael Gould, Professor of Oncology, Department of Genetics, UW-Madison

Breast cancer genetics is the focus of Dr. Gould's laboratory. The goal of the research is to provide a better understanding of the role of modifier genes in breast cancer risk and also provide targets for anti-cancer drug development. Learn about how it's being achieved.

In Search of Stability: The Politics and Economics of the...

Mark Copelovitch, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, UW-Madison

Professor Mark Copelovitch discusses the causes of the global economic crisis, taking a look at what has happened so far. He speaks of the effects on the financial system and economy. He covers the politics of financial stability, the history of policy responses, and the possibility of future repercussions.

Growing Tissue in the Laboratory - Ep. 260

Wan-Ju Li, Assistant Professor, Orthopedics and Rehabilitation, Biomedical Engineering, UW-Madison

Dr. Wan-Ju Li explains what tissue engineering is and its relation to the cure of diseases in orthopedics. He discusses his work of engineering and growing tissue in a laboratory setting.

Frank Lloyd Wright: Translating a Uniquely American Home...

Virginia Boyd, Professor, School of Human Ecology, UW-Madison

Frank Lloyd Wright was committed to designing a house that reflected a uniquely American way of life. Professor Virginia Boyd identifies several ways he translated his abstract ideas about an appropriate American house form into actual design.

Allen Centennial Gardens' Vision: Tribute to the Past,...

Ed Lyon, Senior Outreach Specialist, Department of Horticulture, UW-Madison

Allen Centennial Gardens is a 2.5 acre gem on the UW-Madison campus. New director of the Gardens Ed Lyon brings a new vision for Allen Centennial. This talk explains the history of the Gardens, discusses changing trends and audiences and defines Lyon's vision of how the Gardens will adapt to meet new needs.

Pharmaecomomics and Epigenetics - Ep. 256

Kirk Hogan, Md, Department of Anesthesiology, UW-Madison

Anesthesia more than any other medical specialty is characterized by polypharmacy, with up to 10 drugs used for the healthiest patient for simple procedure, to over 25 drugs required for the care of very ill patients having complex surgeries. Anesthesia is at the forefront of the translation of pharmacogenetic insights to the bedside.

Politics and Challenges of Immigration Reform - Ep. 255

Ben Marquez, Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, UW-Madison

Professor Ben Marquez talks about immigration policy dilemmas from the perspective of our southern neighbors, Mexico and South America. Ben displays facts and statistics about our current situation, outlines policy alternatives, and predicts what is likely to be seen in the future with Obama.

How Parents of Autistic Children View and Use Science -...

Noah Feinstein, Assistant Professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, UW-Madison

Noah Feinstein discusses how people learn about science and health as well as the personal importance of gaining this knowledge.

Clouds and Aerosol - Ep. 257

Pao K. Wang, Professor, Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, UW-Madison

Atmospheric clouds have great impact on the global climate process. Cloud formation is also closely related to the aerosol in the atmosphere. Learn about fundamental cloud and aerosol interactions and how they may impact the global climate process.

Opportunities and Challenges of Commercializing Stem Cell...

Michael West, Chief Executive Officer of BioTime Inc., discusses the commercialization of human stem cell technology, what has happened in the past and his hopes for the future. The history of stem cell research is introduced by Mark Bugher and Tommy Thompson.


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