Wednesday Nite @ the Lab

The Progress of Genetics From the 1930s to Today - Ep. 514

James Crow, Ph.D

James Crow relates his knowledge of quantitative genetics as he shares the history of genetics through the years.

Innovations for Screening Newborns - Ep. 515

Charles Brokropp and Mei Baker, Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene

Charles Brokropp and Mei Baker introduce their work with SCID,
the severe combined immune-deficiency
disease of newborn children and how to test for it in newborns.

Discoveries from the National Science Foundation - Ep. 511

Tom Zinnen, UW Cooperative Extension

Tom Zinnen reports back from a 21 month sojourn at the National Science Foundation and his work as a speechwriter.

Ants, Agriculture and Antibiotics - Ep. 507

Cameron Currie, Associate Professor of Bacteriology, UW-Madison

Cameron Currie discusses symbiosis and how symbiotic associations shape all levels of biological organization.

Health and Disease in Western Uganda - Ep. 499

Tony Goldberg, Professor of Epidemiology, UW-Madison

Tony Goldberg discusses the Kibale EcoHealth Project in Western Uganda. The study looks at monkeys, people, livestock and how they are interconnected.

How Bioluminescent Symbioses Benefit Animals -Ep. 491

Ned Ruby, Medical, Microbiology and Immunology, UW Madison

Dr. Ned Ruby presents his research on the symbiosis between a light emitting bacterium and a squid. This relationship helps to explain how bacteria in general interact with their animal host.

The Role of Satellite Data in Preventing Aircraft...

Mike Pavolonis, physical scientist, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Mike Pavolonis explains how large-scale volcanic eruptions, such as the April 2010 eruption of Eyjafjallajokull in Iceland, disrupt daily life and international travel. He details how his organization works to ease the blow of these natural events through tracking volcanic ash clouds to prevent travel delays.

Using Genetic Engineering Against Cancer - Ep. 482

Paul Sondel, PhD, Departments of Pediatrics, Human Oncology and Genetics, UW-Madison

Paul Sondel explains the interaction between the body's immune system and cancer, focusing specifically on extensive research that has revealed how one's own immune system can be effectively directed against cancer.

Water Quality Concerns in Africa - Ep. 476

Joanna Skluzacek, specialist and assistant professor, Department of Youth Development, University of Wisconsin Cooperative Extension.

Joanna Skluzacek explains how science and society connect, discussing water quality concerns and remediation strategies for rural Ghana in Africa.

The Beet Goes On - Ep. 474

Irwin Goldman, professor, Department of Horticulture, UW-Madison.

Irwin Goldman provides a historical account of the table beet, explaining how this and other root vegetables fits into the discussion of immigration and social justice. In this account, he also touches on the beet's health benefits.

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