Wednesday Nite @ the Lab

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.

Exploring the Nanoworld - Ep. 154

Katie Cadwell, Postdoctoral Fellow, MRSEC, Materials Research Science and Engineering Center, UW-Madison

Together Kimberly Duncan and Katie Cadwell discuss nanotechnology, what is does for us, and where we can find it in our day-to-day lives.

Sharing The World of Science with Wisconsin and Sharing...

Larry Meiller, UW-Madison Emeritus Professor and Wisconsin Public Radio host
Steve Paulson, Executive Producer of "To the Best of Our Knowledge", Life Sciences Communication & WHA Radio

Larry Meiller talks about his radio show which discusses environmental issues and how-to's topics. Steve Paulson tells of being an interviewer for "To the Best of Our Knowledge", TTBOOK.

The Science of Chaos - Ep. 145

Clint Sprott, Professor, Department of Physics, UW-Madison

Learn about the science of chaos as Clint Sprott, a professor at UW-Madison, demonstrates and explains what chaos is all about, and why some people are devoting their careers to it.

Hummingbirds: From Your Yard to Costa Rica and Back - Ep....

Bill Hilton, Jr., Operation Rubythroat

The principal investigator for Operation Rubythroat, Bill Hilton, Jr., discusses the Hummingbird Project and hummingbirds as they fly from your backyard to Costa Rica and back. Learn about hummingbird banding, facts, ecology, behavior, how they stand in the big picture, and the connections between the United States and Costa Rica in terms of hummingbirds.

Envisioning Real Utopias - Ep. 137

Erik Olin Wright, Professor, Department of Sociology, UW-Madison

Professor Erik Olin Wright of the University of Wisconsin-Madison talks about his research project, "Real Utopias Project," which investigates empirical cases that have tried to make utopia real, and looks at theoretical ideas and proposals on how to achieve utopia.

Ancient Glacial Lakes of Wisconsin - Ep. 133

Tom Hooyer, Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Sciences, UW-Madison

Tom Hooyer, a glacial geologist at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, talks about the history of the great glacial lakes within the borders of Wisconsin and discusses the effects climate change had on them.

How Does A Thing Like That Work - Ep. 130

David Willey, Professor, Department of Physics, University of Pittsburgh

Watch David Willey, a professor at the University of Pitsburgh, as he explores the laws of physics, including Newton's Three Laws, through many fun demonstrations and experiments.

Shapely Bacteria: Slender Cells with Lovely Curves - Ep. 117

Doug Weibel, Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry, UW-Madison

Learn about bacteria cell shape, why it's important, and the technique for controlling it as Doug Weibel lectures about his passions: biology, chemistry, and physics. He gives a brief background before getting into the research he has done and the techniques used to control the movements and shapes of bacteria.

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