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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.

IceCube: Toward Neutrino Astronomy - Ep. 588

Stefan Westerhoff, an associate professor in the Department of Physics at UW-Madison, explains his research in astroparticle physics, a new area of science at the intersection between high-energy particle and astrophysics. Westerhoff is currently a member of the IceCube collaboration. IceCube is a km3 size detector at the South Pole designed to study the origin of high-energy neutrinos.

Japan's Nuclear Disaster: An Update - Ep. 586

Michael Corridini, a professor in the Department of Engineering Physics at UW-Madison, gives an update of the situation at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear reactor in Japan, and discusses the future of nuclear power in the United States. Corridini emphasizes the areas of reactor operation, reactor safety, reprocessing, and recycle and risk assessment.

Neuroscience And Public Policy - Ep. 585

Ronald Kalil, Director of Neuroscience and Public Policy, WM Keck Laboratory for Biological Imaging, UW Madison, David Weimer, Professor of Public Affairs and Political Science, UW Madison, Kimberly Farbota, Student, Neuroscience and Public Policy Program, UW Madison.

Ronald Kalil, David Weimer and Kimberly Farbota discuss the Neuroscience and Public Policy program at UW Madison.

Update on the Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami - Ep. 581

Harold Tobin, Professor in the Department of Geoscience at UW Madison, explains the basic science behind earthquakes, tectonic forces and tsunamis. Tobin focuses on the March 11, 2010 earthquake and tsunami which devastated Japan.

Physics of the Arts - Ep. 600

Clint Sprott, a professor the Department of Physics at UW-Madison, heads up a fast-paced presentation of physics demonstrations chosen to be entertaining as well as educational.

Geological Perspectives on Climate Change - Ep. 579

Todd LaMaskin, an assistant professor in the Department of Environmental Science at UW-Extension, explores the history of paleoclimatology and what geology can tell us about the history of climate on earth.

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