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Shapely Bacteria: Slender Cells with Lovely Curves - Ep. 117

Doug Weibel, Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry, UW-Madison

Learn about bacteria cell shape, why it's important, and the technique for controlling it as Doug Weibel lectures about his passions: biology, chemistry, and physics. He gives a brief background before getting into the research he has done and the techniques used to control the movements and shapes of bacteria.

We Conserve - Ep. 116

Faramarz Vakili, Associate Director of UW-Madison Physcial Plant

Faramarz Vakili sheds light on the energy consumption of UW-Madison's facilities and explains the plans for reducing expenses. As standards and expectations in crease, so does the cost of electricity and water. Listen to the statistics about energy spending and what the future holds for lowering the overall costs.

The Evaluation and Treatment of Scoliosis - Ep. 147

James J. McCarthy, MD, Faculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Dr. James J. McCarthy talks about the evaluation and treatment of scoliosis. He discusses the anatomy, etiology, what goes on during a physical exam, radiographic exam, the demographics, non-surgical treatments, surgical treatments, the new ideas and new ways scoliosis is being treated.

The New Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center - Ep. 107

Timothy Donohue, Principal Investigator, Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center, UW-Madison.

The Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC) conducts fundamental, genomics-based research to remove bottlenecks in the biofuel pipeline. The GLBRC develops sustainable bioenergy practices, and educates society, scientists and biomass producers about bioenergy issues.

YOUR Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene: More Than...

Charles Brokopp, Director, Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene.

The Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene (WSLH) was founded in 1903. Today, the WSLH continues to provide vital laboratory services (reference testing, teaching, research and outreach) that exemplify the "Wisconsin Idea." YOUR public health and environmental laboratory quietly impacts the lives of everyone in Wisconsin.

A Science and Religion Symposium: Neuroscience of the...

Nancey Murphy , Professor of Christian Philosophy, Fuller Theological Seminary and Richard Davidson, Vilas Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry, UW-Madison

Explore the connection between science and religion. Look at how neuroscience effects our idea of the soul with Dr. Nancey Murphy. Then analyze research of the changing states of brain functioning with Dr. Richard Davidson.

Using Health Rankings to Improve Population Health - Ep. 118

Patrick Remington MD, MPH, Director, Wisconsin Population Health Institute, UW- Madison Patrick Remington talks about using surveillance information to improve population health. He discusses ongoing public health surveillance activities the Wisconsin Population Health Institute has been working on, the issue and how to evaluate the impact of surveillance information to improve population...

Stem Cells and the Heart: Hype or Hope for Regenerative...

Timothy Kamp, Associate Professor, Department of Physiology, UW-Madison Medical School

See how a new understanding of cardiac biology allows stem cells to become heart cells through cardiac regenerative medicine designed to combat heart disease.

Identifying Risk Factors for Childhood Asthma - Ep. 112

James E. Gern, MD, UW Shool of Medicine and Public Health

James E. Gern of the UW School of Medicine and Public Health discusses the recent epidemiology in asthma, viral infections in infancy, and how pets and microbial exposure might influence immune development in early life in the relationship of the development of allergic diseases and asthma.

Walking Forward: Addressing Cancer Health Disparities...

Daniel G. Petereit, MD, John Vururevich Cancer Care Institute, Rapid City Regional Hospital, South Dakota

Learn about the Walking Forward project from Daniel G. Petereit. The project addresses cancer disparities in the American Indians in western South Dakota. Petereit also discusses the Cancer Disparity Research Partnership project, its key elements, the five-year results and the funding.

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