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A Global Approach to Non-communicable Diseases - Ep. 666

Dr. Jim Cleary, an associate professor at the UW-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health, discusses diseases and health care within the global community. Cleary examines health care around the world and focuses on palliative care for cancer patients.

Cranberries - Ep. 661

Brent McCown, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Horticulture at UW-Madison, explores the current economic situation for cranberry growers and charts out the needs of the industry. He describes UW-Madison research collaborations with growers to discover and test new ways to grow cranberries better, as well as to find new genetic approaches to grow better cranberries.

The Discovery of Bat White-Nose Syndrome - Ep. 562

David Blehert, PhD., Microbiologist at the USGS - National Wildlife Health Center, highlights the discovery and progression of the Bat White-Nose Syndrome in the United States. Blehert discusses the studies taking place at the NWHC to determine how the fungus is transmitted from an infected bat to a healthy bat.

Eureka! An Interdisciplinary Meeting of the Minds - Ep. 531

John Denu,Epigenetics, Wisconsin Institute for Discovery,
Patricia Brennan, Living Environments Lab, Wisconsin Institute for Discovery
T. Rock Mackie, Medical Devices, Morgridge Institute for Research,
Susan Miller, Education Research, Morgridge Institute for Research and
Steve Paulson,Wisconsin Public Radio, take part in a panel discussion to discuss research at the Institute for Discovery.

Sugar Shock: How Bacteria Uses RNAs to Deal With Stress -...

Greg Richards, University of Illinois.

Greg Richards explains about organisms and the kind of stresses they encounter in
their environment, how RNA molecules work to help bacteria deal with stress, and how E. coli uses a small RNA to deal with toxicity associated with sugar phosphates.

Host-Microbe Interactions Between Squid and...

Margaret McFall-Ngai, Professor, School of Medicine and Public Health, Medical Microbiology, UW-Madison

Margaret McFall-Ngai discusses her study of animal bacterial symbiosis and how the effects of certain bacteria may have important and beneficial implications for human health and disease.

The History and Evolution of Chili Peppers - Ep. 484

David Baumler, staff scientist, Genome Center of Wisconsin, UW-Madison

David Baumler delves into the world of peppers, going all the way back into their origins and evolution to the species of peppers we know and love - and eat today.

The Reason Dinosaurs Went Extinct - Ep. 477

Jan Smit, professor, VU University, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Jan Smit explains why meteorites from Venus may be the reason for the extinction of the dinosaurs, and discusses whether or not similar events could occur again.

Neanderthals Are Us - Ep. 460

John Hawks, Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, UW-Madison.

John Hawks explores the existence and disappearance of the Neanderthal during the course of human evolution. He also explains the anatomical difference between Neanderthals and Homo sapiens.

How to Increase our Healthy Cognitive Lifespan - Ep. 456

Craig Atwood, PhD, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Medicine - Geriatrics; UW-Madison.

Craig Atwood discusses age-related dementia, including its stages, symptoms and causes. He also goes on to describe ways researchers are now trying to help halt this and other types of cognitive decline.

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