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The Reopening of Washburn Observatory - Ep. 338

Jim Lattis Director, UW Space Place

Jim Lattis discusses the history of the Washburn Observatory and the renovations themselves.

Three Short Stories about Stem Cells - Ep. 336

Dr. Kurt Saupe Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, UW-Madison

Dr. Kurt Saupe discusses stem cells in three different stories that lead into his interest in using interventions such as aging, diet, exercise, and injury, to investigate pathophysiological processes.

Fire, Fossils and Female Curators--The 160 Year History...

Brooke Norsted, Assistant Director, Geology Museum, UW Madison.

Brooke Norsted chronicles the history of the UW Geology Museum. The museum has survived a fire and the theft of boxes of specimens since its inception in 1848.

Cardiac Stem Cells - Ep. 334

Gary Lyons Professor - School of Medicine and Public Health, UW-Madison

Professor Gary Lyons explains what stem cells are and raises awareness of the multiple types of stem cells that exist. His research is on mouse stem cells. He tells of clinical trials being done across the countryas well as here in Madison using stem cells and progenitor cells to treat cardiovascular diseases.

Glycomacropeptide Improves the PKU Diet - Ep. 332

Denise Ney Professor - Department of Nutritional Sciences, UW-Madison

Professor Denise Ney works at the Biochemical Genetics Clinic at the Waisman Center doing a project about the nutritional management of the disease Phenylketonuria, PKU. Her research shows that glycomacropeptide improves the diet required for PKU.

What do theoretical physicists do? - Ep. 330

Susan Coppersmith Professor - Department of Physics, UW-Madison

Professor Susan Coppersmith discusses the complexity of theoretical condensed matter physics and explains the importance behind the subject. She talks about her research which looks at a variety of complex systems as well as her many roles in the Department of Physics at UW Madison.

Mazomanie Outreach Outpost - Ep. 327

Catherine Woodward Research Associate, Center for Biology Education, UW-Madison

Catherine Woodward introduces a new UW-based science outreach project called the Mazomanie Science Outreach Outpost, MOO. She tells what MOO is, what kind of work is being done, what their goals are, and how one could get involved with their project.

Cold War Human Radiation Experiments and the Media - Ep. 325

Susan Lederer Professor, Medical History and Bioethics, UW-Madison

Professor Susan Lederer talks about her research with Cold War radiation and human radiation experiments. She is trained as a historian of science and medicine. She studies the use of animal and human subjects in experiments and was involved in the 20th century American opposition to using animals in experimentation.

Personal Identity on the Internet - Facebook - Ep. 324

Cabell Gathman PhD Student, Department of Sociology, UW-Madison

PhD student in the sociology department Cabell Gathman tells about her research and interest area in how people present themselves on the internet as opposed to how they present themselves in face-to-face interactions.

What's Next for Science Communication? - Ep. 322

Matthew Nisbet Professor of Communications, American University

Professor Matthew Nisbet discusses the recent changes in the scientific community, government agencies, and both environmental and political advocates that has created new ways to think about scientific communication.

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