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Growing Tissue in the Laboratory - Ep. 260

Wan-Ju Li, Assistant Professor, Orthopedics and Rehabilitation, Biomedical Engineering, UW-Madison

Dr. Wan-Ju Li explains what tissue engineering is and its relation to the cure of diseases in orthopedics. He discusses his work of engineering and growing tissue in a laboratory setting.

Allen Centennial Gardens' Vision: Tribute to the Past,...

Ed Lyon, Senior Outreach Specialist, Department of Horticulture, UW-Madison

Allen Centennial Gardens is a 2.5 acre gem on the UW-Madison campus. New director of the Gardens Ed Lyon brings a new vision for Allen Centennial. This talk explains the history of the Gardens, discusses changing trends and audiences and defines Lyon's vision of how the Gardens will adapt to meet new needs.

Pharmaecomomics and Epigenetics - Ep. 256

Kirk Hogan, Md, Department of Anesthesiology, UW-Madison

Anesthesia more than any other medical specialty is characterized by polypharmacy, with up to 10 drugs used for the healthiest patient for simple procedure, to over 25 drugs required for the care of very ill patients having complex surgeries. Anesthesia is at the forefront of the translation of pharmacogenetic insights to the bedside.

How Parents of Autistic Children View and Use Science -...

Noah Feinstein, Assistant Professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, UW-Madison

Noah Feinstein discusses how people learn about science and health as well as the personal importance of gaining this knowledge.

Clouds and Aerosol - Ep. 257

Pao K. Wang, Professor, Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, UW-Madison

Atmospheric clouds have great impact on the global climate process. Cloud formation is also closely related to the aerosol in the atmosphere. Learn about fundamental cloud and aerosol interactions and how they may impact the global climate process.

Opportunities and Challenges of Commercializing Stem Cell...

Michael West, Chief Executive Officer of BioTime Inc., discusses the commercialization of human stem cell technology, what has happened in the past and his hopes for the future. The history of stem cell research is introduced by Mark Bugher and Tommy Thompson.

The Role of the UW Eye Institute in the Treatment of...

Arthur Polans, Associate Director, UW Eye Research Institute

Arthur Polans talks about the research being done in his lab and his interest in using nontoxic, nature products as chemotherapeutic agents before discussing how the Eye Research Institute is involved on campus to promote scientific productivity as well as enhance scholarly activities.

Cell Adhesion: How Cells Stick and Why It Matters in...

Allison Lynch, Genetics PhD Student, Department of Zoology, UW-Madison

Allison Lynch gives a brief background on cell adhesion, the way cells stick together. Then, she explains her research focus, which is a protein called MAGI-1 and its effects on cell adhesion during morphogenesis.

Eavesdropping on the Inner Life of Cells - Ep. 232

Scott Topper, Research Assistant, Department of Genetics , UW-Madison

Scott Topper starts by discussing the basic elements of and concepts related to genes and gene expression. He moves into the technology used and different research approaches in the field.

Cucumber Mitochondria Break All The Rules - Ep. 228

Mike Havey, Professor USDA

Mike Havey explains how his research shows cucumber mitochondria breaks typical expectations by not maternally inheriting organelles.

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