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Imagining and Imaging Molecules - Ep. 619

Kevin Eliceiri, director of the Laboratory for Optical and Computational Instrumentation at the UW-Madison, shares new developments in modern microscopy which have allowed extra dimensions of data to be extracted and recorded from a specimen over and above the two dimensions of a simple image.

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.

Designing Strategies for Cleaner Air - Ep. 602

Tracey Holloway, the director of the Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment; and associate professor, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies at UW-Madison, shares her research, which examines air pollution chemistry and transport at regional and global scales, including links between air quality and climate, energy, land use, health, and public policy.

A Historical Introduction to the Quantum Computer - Ep. 599

Marty Lichtman, a research assistant in the Department of Physics at UW-Madison, uses examples from Sir Isaac Newton, Edmond Halley, biology and physics to explain the history of computers. Larger and more complex calculations have created a need for the faster quantum computer.

Hasn't Everything Been Mapped Already!? - Ep. 596

Tanya Buckingham, President and Executive Director, North American Cartographic Information Society creates maps for people of all ages and for numerous publications. While researching thematic maps, Buckingham was surprised that many topics have not been mapped and that for some topics there was no data at all.

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.

Modern Dairy Farming In China - Ep. 592

Pamela Ruegg, a professor in the Department of Dairy Science at UW-Madison, discusses the dairy farm structure, the melamine issue, milk quality and safety, animal welfare and the challenges facing the Chinese dairy industry.

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.

An Ancient Settlement In Brown County - Ep. 589

Norm Meinholtz, an archaeologist with the Wisconsin Historical Society, shares recent discoveries at the Pamperin Park North site near Green Bay. The pre-contact settlement excavated in 2010 contains the remains of a pit house, cooking and refuge pits, and numerous artifacts suggesting the site was a winter homestead.

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