Wednesday Nite @ the Lab

On Human Obesity and the Interplay of Exercise and...

Dale Schoeller a professor in the Department of Nutritional Sciences at UW-Madison discusses the relationship between exercise and weight loss. Although the balance between energy intake and energy expenditure is simple physics, biology introduces some concepts to consider when interpreting the equation and making public policy.

Using Stem Cells to Make Tissues - Ep. 634

William L. Murphy, an associate professor in Biomedical Engineering at UW-Madison, explores the advances in stem cell research and tissue engineering taking place at the UW-Madison Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Center.

People of the Sturgeon - Ep. 624

Kathleen S. Kline, Outreach Coordinator for the Sea Grant Institute at the Aquatic Sciences Center of the UW-Madison, discusses the successful management of sturgeon in Lake Winnebago. State managers, university researchers, and a determined group of spearers have worked to bring the sturgeon back from the brink of extinction.

New Systems for Electronic Lab Notebooks - Ep. 621

Victoria Sutton, intellectual property associate at the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) talks about lab notebooks--what it means to have a good lab notebook and why it is important to have a good lab notebook. Sutton discusses the latest trends in research record keeping, and the role of electronic laboratory notebooks.

Imagining and Imaging Molecules - Ep. 619

Kevin Eliceiri, director of the Laboratory for Optical and Computational Instrumentation at the UW-Madison, shares new developments in modern microscopy which have allowed extra dimensions of data to be extracted and recorded from a specimen over and above the two dimensions of a simple image.

Creating Dairyland: How Cows Made Wisconsin - Ep. 613

Ed Janus, author of "Creating Dairyland," enables us to understand the things you see in the Wisconsin countryside--and what you can't see. Janus explores the history and the minds of the men and women who are the people of Dairyland.

Welcome to the Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit! - Ep. 611

Elizabeth Niblack-Sykes, an RN in the Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit at UW Hospital & Clinics, identifies the risk factors for stroke and head injury and discusses common issues surrounding admissions in the unit.

Why Breastfeeding Matters - Ep. 609

Anne Eglash, a professor at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health, explains the history of infant feeding in the US. Learn why breastfeeding is an important contemporary public health issue and what barriers prevent us from increasing our breastfeeding rates.

Designing Strategies for Cleaner Air - Ep. 602

Tracey Holloway, the director of the Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment; and associate professor, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies at UW-Madison, shares her research, which examines air pollution chemistry and transport at regional and global scales, including links between air quality and climate, energy, land use, health, and public policy.

A Historical Introduction to the Quantum Computer - Ep. 599

Marty Lichtman, a research assistant in the Department of Physics at UW-Madison, uses examples from Sir Isaac Newton, Edmond Halley, biology and physics to explain the history of computers. Larger and more complex calculations have created a need for the faster quantum computer.

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