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Water Quality Concerns in Africa - Ep. 476

Joanna Skluzacek, specialist and assistant professor, Department of Youth Development, University of Wisconsin Cooperative Extension.

Joanna Skluzacek explains how science and society connect, discussing water quality concerns and remediation strategies for rural Ghana in Africa.

Improving Physical and Psychological Well-Being in Old...

Sue Heidrich, professor, School of Nursing, UW-Madison.

Sue Heidrich offers insight into how we can understand how older individuals, particularly older women, cope successfully with stressors associated with aging. She also offers practical strategies for dealing with these stressors.

The Beet Goes On - Ep. 474

Irwin Goldman, professor, Department of Horticulture, UW-Madison.

Irwin Goldman provides a historical account of the table beet, explaining how this and other root vegetables fits into the discussion of immigration and social justice. In this account, he also touches on the beet's health benefits.

Brain Changes Associated with Risk for Alzheimer's...

Sterling Johnson, Associate Professor of Medicine, Wisconsin Alzheimer's Disease Research Center.

Sterling Johnson discusses the certain changes to the human brain that are associated with Alzheimer's disease. He also discusses the importance of his research in early detection of this degenerative disease.

Office-Based Procedures of the Upper Airway - Ep. 462

Seth Dailey, Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, UW-Madison.

Seth Dailey discusses procedures for voice, swallowing and airway disorders, looking at technological advances for aging populations. He also focuses specifically on practical, awake exercises for use in the office.

Mental Exercises and Positive Aging - Ep. 457

Richard Davidson, Director, Center for Investigating Healthy Minds, UW-Madison.

Richard Davis discusses his research into how individuals may train their brains and cultivate positive emotional responses to stimuli. He also explains how he channels this research into the context of aging.

Mutualism and Pathogenesis - Ep. 452

Heidi Goodrich-Blair, Professor, Department of Bacteriology, UW-Madison.

Heidi Goodrich-Blair discusses the molecular basis of symbiotic associations between bacteria and invertebrate animals. She explains this concept within several planes, from the cellular level to the evolutionary level.

A Link Between the Rumen and Milk - Ep. 447

Elizabeth French, Research Assistant , Department of Dairy Science, UW-Madison.

Elizabeth French discusses the concept of rumen fatty acids in milk and the microbiology of the rumen themselves. She also highlights some new research on these fatty acids.

Modern Neuroehabilitation - Ep. 440

Yuri Danilov, Senior Scientist, Department of orthopedics, UW-Madison.

Yuri Danilov shares his research of the brain and the neuron, it's most sophisticated element.

Is Vitamin D the Fountain of Youth? - Ep. 438

Neil Binkley Department of Medicine and
Institute on Aging, UW Madison.

Neil Binkley delves into the history and health benefits of Vitamin D. Find out which foods contain Vitamin D and how the way foods are prepared can change the amount.

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