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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.

The Gift of Life - Ep. 155

Hans Sollinger, MD, PhD, Chairman, Division of Transplantation, UW-Madison

Hans Sollinger discusses organ transplantation at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He speaks about all the work being done at the University Hospital.

Rapid Cycling Brassica rapa (Wisconsin Fast Plants) for...

Scott Woddy, Department of Biochemistry, UW-Madison and Melissa Mohn, Department of Biochemistry, UW-Madison

Scott Woody and Melissa Mohn work together on a program that aims to imrove undergrad and K-12 education of genetics. To trace the patterns of inheritance and understand the relationship between genotype and phenotype, they use Brassica rapa, similar to Mendel's pea plant experiments.

Why We Age - Ep. 153

Biomedical gerontologist Aubrey De Grey, PhD

Aubrey De Grey speaks about aging, our biology, and the science behind it all.

Pyrosequencing and Influenza Antiviral Resistance - Ep. 164

Steve Marshall, Research Epidemiologist, Communicable Disease Division, Wisconsin State Lab of Hygiene

Steve Marshall, a research epidemiologist at the Wisconsin State Lab of Hygiene, talks about influenza, the different strains, how the virus operates and the efficacy of antivirals. He discusses the research being done with pyrosequencing as a method to detect the existence of antivirals.

Take Two Onions and Call Me in The Morning: The Roles of...

Irwin Goldman, Associate Professor, Department of Horticulture, UW-Madison

Learn about the dual use of food and the health values of natural foods in comparison to pharmaceutical drugs. Irwin Goldman talks about studies that have been done to test the health benefits of onions and garlic, and discusses how different cultures, currently and historically, use plants for medicinal purposes.

Cell Therapies & Transplantation - Ep. 161

Jon Odorico, MD, Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Center, UW-Madison

Jon Odorico talks about the research the University of Wisconsin is doing in the field of stem cell therapies for treatment of diabetes and transplantation. He discusses where the university is currently in the field, and the ethical issues with regard to stem cells.

Exploring the Nanoworld - Ep. 154

Katie Cadwell, Postdoctoral Fellow, MRSEC, Materials Research Science and Engineering Center, UW-Madison

Together Kimberly Duncan and Katie Cadwell discuss nanotechnology, what is does for us, and where we can find it in our day-to-day lives.

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