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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.