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.
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.
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.
Cameron Currie, Associate Professor of Bacteriology, UW-Madison
Cameron Currie discusses symbiosis and how symbiotic associations shape all levels of biological organization.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.