Wednesday Nite @ the Lab

The National Stem Cell Bank at UW-Madison - Ep. 168

Derek Hei, Technical Director, UW Waisman Clinical Biomanufacturing Facility and Jordana Lenon, Public Information Officer/Outreach, Wisconsin National Primate Research Center, UW-Madison, Waisman Center

Hear all about embryonic stem cells and the work being done at the National Stem Cell Bank.

Fitting Humans and Wildlife Into The Same Space - Ep. 182

David Drake, Assistant Professor, Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology, UW-Madison.

David Drake takes a closer look at the positive and negative interactions between humans and wildlife in urban settings.

The Lessons of DNA: Preventing Conviction of the Innocent...

John Pray, Clinical Professor of Law, University of Wisconsin Law School

Professor Pray speaks of the Wisconsin Innocence Project in which DNA evidence has been used to prove inmates innocence.

How Do Infants Learn Language? - Ep. 176

Jenny Saffran, Professor, Department of Psychology and the Waisman Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Professor Jenny Saffran speaks about how babies are able to learn language. She explains how babies are incredible learners, soaking up enormous amounts of information in several different ways. Jenny is an investigator at the Infant Learning Lab located in the Waisman Center.

What's Happening to My TV? Digital Television and YOU! -...

Bruce Johnson Tina Hauser, Wisconsin Public Television

Bruce Johnson talks about the history of television and Tina Hauser discusses the gains of switching away from antenna TVs and what we need to know about this switch.

Bacterial Infections in Three Dimensions - Ep. 173

Katrina Forest, Professor, Department of Bacteriology, UW-Madison

Professor Forest discusses microbiology, the complexity of infections, the technology of protein crystallography, and results from her lab studies.

Into The Trenches: Drilling Into Earthquake Faults at the...

Harold Tobin, Associate Professor, Department of Geoscience, UW-Madison

Harold Tobin lectures about his passion for studying earthquake, giving a brief geography background before describing the project he is diligently involved in.

The UW Survey Center: 20 Years of Taking The Pulse of...

Nora Cate Schaeffer, Professor, Faculty Director, University of Wisconsin Survey Center

Nora Cate Schaeffer talks about her research at the University of Wisconsin Survey Center, the type of work they do at there and what they hope to do over the next few years, looking into the future.

Pyrosequencing and Influenza Antiviral Resistance - Ep. 164

Steve Marshall, Research Epidemiologist, Communicable Disease Division, Wisconsin State Lab of Hygiene

Steve Marshall, a research epidemiologist at the Wisconsin State Lab of Hygiene, talks about influenza, the different strains, how the virus operates and the efficacy of antivirals. He discusses the research being done with pyrosequencing as a method to detect the existence of antivirals.

Take Two Onions and Call Me in The Morning: The Roles of...

Irwin Goldman, Associate Professor, Department of Horticulture, UW-Madison

Learn about the dual use of food and the health values of natural foods in comparison to pharmaceutical drugs. Irwin Goldman talks about studies that have been done to test the health benefits of onions and garlic, and discusses how different cultures, currently and historically, use plants for medicinal purposes.


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