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Wisconsin's First Mound Builders - Ep. 175

John Broihahn, State Archeologist and Keith Jasin, Masters Student in Cultural Anthropology, UW-Milwaukee, State Archeologist

Wisconsin celebrates Historic Preservation and Archaeology Month each May. John H. Broihahn as he shares interesting details about the mounds and burial-mound building development in Wisconsin.

What's Happening to My TV? Digital Television and YOU! -...

Bruce Johnson Tina Hauser, Wisconsin Public Television

Bruce Johnson talks about the history of television and Tina Hauser discusses the gains of switching away from antenna TVs and what we need to know about this switch.

Bacterial Infections in Three Dimensions - Ep. 173

Katrina Forest, Professor, Department of Bacteriology, UW-Madison

Professor Forest discusses microbiology, the complexity of infections, the technology of protein crystallography, and results from her lab studies.

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.

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