Health

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.

AIDS in Africa and Global Health - Ep. 405

Claire Wendlan, Assistant Professor of Anthropology at UW-Madison

Claire Wendlan explains the current situation with HIV in southern Africa through her own research as well as the research of others. She works on medical education with doctors, nurses, and midwives in Africa as well as studies the epidemic of maternal death in Malawi.

Microbes in the Litter Box - Ep. 404

Lindsey Moser, Research Assistant, Department of Medical Microbiology, UW-Madison

Lindsey Moser gives a detailed background of toxoplasma gondii, explains why it is being studied, and explores why it is such a successful parasite. She is a research assistant currently working to develop a model to study the sexual forms of this pathogen in the lab.

Climate Change and Health - Ep. 390

Jonathan Patz, Professor & Director of Global Environmental Health, UW-Madison

Professor Jonathan Patz speaks about his research regarding the health effect of global environmental changes.

Biomedicine and Mary Shelley's Monster -Ep. 377

Susan Lederer Professor, Department of Medical History and Bioethics, UW-Madison. Lederer examines how the myth and metaphor of "Frankenstein" articulate the human dilemma of modern science. She offers a historical overview of scientific research from Shelley's day, when the smallpox vaccination revolutionized immunology, to today's cutting-edge scientific developments.

New Routes to Community Health - Ep. 369

Brenda Gonzalez Deputy Director, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. New Routes to Community Health is a new approach for improving the health of immigrants through immigrant-created media. The program is grounded in the belief that everyone in society benefits when immigrants get help to live healthy, productive lives.

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