Health

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.

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.

Healthy Classrooms Foundation: A Student's Vision - Ep. 506

Ben Weston, Healthy Classrooms Foundation

Ben Weston explains the process he went through to create the Healthy Classrooms Foundation, an organization he founded to encourage physical
fitness, nutrition,developmental health, and environmental responsibility in the K-12 classroom.

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.

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.

Improving Physical and Psychological Well-Being in Old...

Sue Heidrich, professor, School of Nursing, UW-Madison.

Sue Heidrich offers insight into how we can understand how older individuals, particularly older women, cope successfully with stressors associated with aging. She also offers practical strategies for dealing with these stressors.

Brain Changes Associated with Risk for Alzheimer's...

Sterling Johnson, Associate Professor of Medicine, Wisconsin Alzheimer's Disease Research Center.

Sterling Johnson discusses the certain changes to the human brain that are associated with Alzheimer's disease. He also discusses the importance of his research in early detection of this degenerative disease.

Office-Based Procedures of the Upper Airway - Ep. 462

Seth Dailey, Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, UW-Madison.

Seth Dailey discusses procedures for voice, swallowing and airway disorders, looking at technological advances for aging populations. He also focuses specifically on practical, awake exercises for use in the office.

Mental Exercises and Positive Aging - Ep. 457

Richard Davidson, Director, Center for Investigating Healthy Minds, UW-Madison.

Richard Davis discusses his research into how individuals may train their brains and cultivate positive emotional responses to stimuli. He also explains how he channels this research into the context of aging.

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