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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.

The Science of Halloween Candy - Ep. 103

Rich Hartel, Professor, Department of Food Science, UW - Madison

Rich Hartel gives an interactive lecture about candy, how it's made, and the science behind it all

Tales from the Other Biotech Frontier - Ep. 105

R. Alta Charo, Warren P. Knowles Professor of Law & Bioethics, Law School, UW-Madison

Learn about the different rules, regulations, procedures, and controversies of stem cell research between states across the country.

Studying Tropical Cyclones with Satellites - Ep. 101

Howard Berger, Associate Researcher, Space Science and Engineering Center, UW-Madison

Howard Berger discusses the use of satellites to study tropical storms, his team's research on hurricanes, and lastly the issue of global climate changes in relation to tropical cyclones.

Nuisance Algae in Lake Michigan - Ep. 140

Harvey Bootsma, Research Scientist, Great Lakes WATER Institute, UW-Milwaukee

Harvey Bootsma talks about what makes nuisance algae grow in Lake Michigan and what we might be able to do in order to reduce the growth.

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