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Explorations from Music and Neuroscience - Ep. 628

Steve Paulson from Wisconsin Public Radio moderates a lecture, meditation, jazz performance, and discussion with Richard Davidson, the Director of the Lab for Affective Neuroscience at UW-Madison, Ben Sidran, a renowned musician and author, and musicians Leo Sidran and Billy Peterson. Davidson and Ben Sidran explore the relationship between the brain and music.

Improving Diet for Eye Health - Ep. 615

Julie Mares, a professor in the Department of Ophthalmology at UW-Madison, discusses ways to preserve vision as we age. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle and eating lots of fruits and vegetables can lower your odds of eye related diseases.

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.

Eyeing Cells to Understand Age-Related Macular...

Aparna Lakkaraju, Assistant Professor at the School of Medicine and Public Health, UW-Madison presents her research on the understanding the pathogenesis of retinal degenerations, specifically age-related macular degeneration. Dr. Lakkaraju uses high-resolution and high-speed microscopy of living cells to determine how they respond to aging and stress.

The Ancient Origin of Cystic Fibrosis - Ep. 590

Philip Farrell, Professor, UW Med School.

Dr. Philip Farrell, an expert on cystic fibrosis newborn screening, discusses the history of the disease. Dr. Farrell and his fellow researchers discovered the mutation that causes cystic fibrosis was dispersed throughout Europe during the Bronze Age.

HIV/AIDS Education Across Uganda - Ep. 570

Melissa Breunig, a student in the Dept. of Genetics at UW-Madison, reports on her recent experience visiting hospitals and health care centers in Uganda. Breunig discusses the ways HIV and AIDS patients are diagnosed, educated and treated in different parts of the country.

Do Older Elephants Ever Forget? Aging, Memory and the...

Hilary Gerstein, a research assistant in the Neuroscience Training Program at UW-Madison, explains her research into the function of certain genes in the hippocampus that have been implicated in learning and memory.

The Beaver Dam Eye Study - Ep.555

Barbara E.K. Klein MD, a professor in the Department of Population Health Sciences at UW-Madison, shares her research into the prevalence and incidence of age-related cataract, macular degeneration, and diabetic retinopathy, common eye diseases in an aging population.

Testing Chromosomes to Detect Diseases in Children - Ep. 526

Jennifer Laffin, Co-director of the Clinical
Genetics Laboratories at the
State Laboratory of Hygiene.

Jennifer Laffin discusses her work with cytogenetics and molecular genetics to detect diseases in children. She talks about the types of testing she does and what the specimens reveal.

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