Health

Pandemic Preparedness - Ep. 321

Vicki Bier Professor, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, College of Engineering, UW-Madison

Professor Vicki Bier talks about the impact the pandemic flu has on school closures and business closures as well as the impact it has on the working poor. Lastly she explains how to protect yourself and your community as well as get more information.

Bioethics - Ep. 318

Alta Charo Professor of Law and Bioethics, University of Wisconsin Law School

Professor Alta Charo talks about the controversy behind many scientific research projects in relation to being an ethical yet successful scientist.

Health Impacts of Climate Change - Ep. 309

Jonathon Patz Professor, Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment, UW-Madison

Professor Jonathan Patz discusses the biological changes climate variations bring to the people's health in Wisconsin.

Biophysics and Neuroscience - Ep. 308

Meyer Jackson Professor, Department of Physiology, UW-Madison

Professor Meyer Jackson looks at the intersection between the study of biophysics and neuroscience as an important strategy for problem solving and to understanding how the brain works.

Healthy Lifestyles in a Multicultural Community - Ep. 300

Shiva Bidar-Sielaff Director of Community Partnerships, UW Health

Shiva Bidar-Sielaff looks at the cultural components that play a role in views on healthcare. She discusses potentially successful interventions to improve the health and well-being of a culturally diverse community.

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.

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.

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.

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.

The Role of the UW Eye Institute in the Treatment of...

Arthur Polans, Associate Director, UW Eye Research Institute

Arthur Polans talks about the research being done in his lab and his interest in using nontoxic, nature products as chemotherapeutic agents before discussing how the Eye Research Institute is involved on campus to promote scientific productivity as well as enhance scholarly activities.

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