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Innovations for Screening Newborns - Ep. 515

Charles Brokropp and Mei Baker, Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene

Charles Brokropp and Mei Baker introduce their work with SCID,
the severe combined immune-deficiency
disease of newborn children and how to test for it in newborns.

Discoveries from the National Science Foundation - Ep. 511

Tom Zinnen, UW Cooperative Extension

Tom Zinnen reports back from a 21 month sojourn at the National Science Foundation and his work as a speechwriter.

Ants, Agriculture and Antibiotics - Ep. 507

Cameron Currie, Associate Professor of Bacteriology, UW-Madison

Cameron Currie discusses symbiosis and how symbiotic associations shape all levels of biological organization.

Health and Disease in Western Uganda - Ep. 499

Tony Goldberg, Professor of Epidemiology, UW-Madison

Tony Goldberg discusses the Kibale EcoHealth Project in Western Uganda. The study looks at monkeys, people, livestock and how they are interconnected.

The Role of Satellite Data in Preventing Aircraft...

Mike Pavolonis, physical scientist, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Mike Pavolonis explains how large-scale volcanic eruptions, such as the April 2010 eruption of Eyjafjallajokull in Iceland, disrupt daily life and international travel. He details how his organization works to ease the blow of these natural events through tracking volcanic ash clouds to prevent travel delays.

Keeping Indoor Cats Healthy - Ep. 502

Tony Buffington, Professor, Clinical Nutrition, Ohio State University School of
Veterinarian Sciences.

Ohio State University presents Tony Buffington. Dr. Buffington shares the results of his research on how to create a safe and healthy environment for indoor cats.

Global Environmental Sustainability: What Can I do To...

Majid Sarmadi, PhD, School of Human Ecology, UW Madison

Majid Sarmadi discusses issues of sustainability and how we can make changes that will improve the global environment.

Using Genetic Engineering Against Cancer - Ep. 482

Paul Sondel, PhD, Departments of Pediatrics, Human Oncology and Genetics, UW-Madison

Paul Sondel explains the interaction between the body's immune system and cancer, focusing specifically on extensive research that has revealed how one's own immune system can be effectively directed against cancer.

Venus - Ep. 522

Bill Nye, Executive Director, The Planetary Society.

Bill Nye focuses on global warming. He reports on the Ice Core Lab where they study layers of glacial ice to determine temperature changes in the regions they came from. Additionally, Nye talks about changes we can make to slow climate changes.

Planetary Climates - Ep. 521

David Grinspoon, Curator of Astrobiology, Denver Museum of Nature and Science.

David Grinspoon discusses climate catastrophes in the solar system and how we can understand the climate changes on earth by studying other planets.

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