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The Lessons of DNA: Preventing Conviction of the Innocent...

John Pray, Clinical Professor of Law, University of Wisconsin Law School

Professor Pray speaks of the Wisconsin Innocence Project in which DNA evidence has been used to prove inmates innocence.

Systems Biology and Systems Medicine - Ep. 184

Dr. Lee Hood, Institute for Systems Biology

Dr. Lee Hood spends a little time explaining his life and career before discussing systems of biology and medicine.

Turning Pages- From Gels to Genes - Ep. 185

Dr. Oliver Smithies, School of Medicine, UNC-Chapel Hill

Dr. Oliver Smithies talks about his career and his research with genes.

How Do Infants Learn Language? - Ep. 176

Jenny Saffran, Professor, Department of Psychology and the Waisman Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Professor Jenny Saffran speaks about how babies are able to learn language. She explains how babies are incredible learners, soaking up enormous amounts of information in several different ways. Jenny is an investigator at the Infant Learning Lab located in the Waisman Center.

Wisconsin's First Mound Builders - Ep. 175

John Broihahn, State Archeologist and Keith Jasin, Masters Student in Cultural Anthropology, UW-Milwaukee, State Archeologist

Wisconsin celebrates Historic Preservation and Archaeology Month each May. John H. Broihahn as he shares interesting details about the mounds and burial-mound building development in Wisconsin.

What's Happening to My TV? Digital Television and YOU! -...

Bruce Johnson Tina Hauser, Wisconsin Public Television

Bruce Johnson talks about the history of television and Tina Hauser discusses the gains of switching away from antenna TVs and what we need to know about this switch.

Bacterial Infections in Three Dimensions - Ep. 173

Katrina Forest, Professor, Department of Bacteriology, UW-Madison

Professor Forest discusses microbiology, the complexity of infections, the technology of protein crystallography, and results from her lab studies.

Tissue Engineering - Ep. 172

William Murphy, Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Pharmacology, Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Center, UW-Madison

William Murphy talks about the challenges associated with using stem cells for tissue engineering and the ways he addresses these situations in his lab work. He explains the extreme shortage and need for tissue in transplantations.

Into The Trenches: Drilling Into Earthquake Faults at the...

Harold Tobin, Associate Professor, Department of Geoscience, UW-Madison

Harold Tobin lectures about his passion for studying earthquake, giving a brief geography background before describing the project he is diligently involved in.

Speeding The Application of Medical Research - Ep. 169

Mike Grasmick, Research Program Manager, Department of Family Medicine, UW-Madison

Research Program Manager, Mike Grasmick discusses translational research. He describes how to speed discoveries from the lab, to the clinic, and to the home.

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