Health

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.

Modern Neuroehabilitation - Ep. 440

Yuri Danilov, Senior Scientist, Department of orthopedics, UW-Madison.

Yuri Danilov shares his research of the brain and the neuron, it's most sophisticated element.

Is Vitamin D the Fountain of Youth? - Ep. 438

Neil Binkley Department of Medicine and
Institute on Aging, UW Madison.

Neil Binkley delves into the history and health benefits of Vitamin D. Find out which foods contain Vitamin D and how the way foods are prepared can change the amount.

The Photosensitive Epilepsy Analysis Tool - Ep. 429

Gregg Vanderheiden Ph.D., Professor, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, UW-Madison.

Gregg Venderheiden highlights an analysis tool that allows web producers to identify and fix content that could invoke seizures in people with photosensitive seizure disorders. He also talks about building access directly into the internet infrastructure to address physical accessibility issues.

A Global View of Diabetes - Ep. 427

Linda Baumann, School of Nursing, UW-Madison.

Linda Baumann presents an overview of diabetes epigenetics, the interaction of genetics, food and physical environments, which may explain the worldwide increase of this condition. Baumann discusses physical complications and mortality rates in developing countries where there is limited or no access to medications and testing supplies.

The Dane County Infant Mortality Rate - Ep. 417

Dr. Thomas Schlenker, MD, Director of Dane County/City of Madison Public Health
Paul Soglin, Former Mayor, City of Madison

Director of Madison Public Health, Dr. Thomas Schlenker, and the former Mayor both address most dramatic decline in African-American infant mortality rates in Madison history. The decline took place between 2000 and 2007.

From Haiti to Rwanda: Engineering Innovations - Ep. 411

Stephanie Whitehorse and Giri Venkataramana introduce Bhavna Sharma, Eyleen Chou, and Paul Fossum, three engineers who are working on revolutionizing housing in developing communities as well as improving the living conditions in third world countries while promoting efficient use of resources all around the world.

Mosquito-borne Diseases: From the Laboratory to the...

Bruce Christensen Professor, Department of Pathobiological Sciences, UW-Madison

Professor Bruce Christensen presents his research of the relationship between mosquito vectors and the parasitic etiologic agents require for the natural transmission of vector born diseases. He discusses the biology of mosquitoes, the different types, and the diseases they spread in New Guinea.

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