Wednesday Nite @ the Lab

WN@tL runs every Wednesday night, 50 times a year, and the topics cover the full range of science, engineering and technology research at UW-Madison, from astronomy to zoology, and from bioethics to biomedical engineering.

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The Water Quality of Green Bay

Julia Noordyk discusses the history of the bay, a freshwater estuary, in Green Bay.

The Water Quality of Green Bay

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Meeting Wisconsinites with Parkinson Disease Where They Are

Kristen Pickett shares community-based research used to aid people with Parkinson disease.

Meeting Wisconsinites with Parkinson Disease Where They Are

Video thumbnail: University Place The Toxoplasma Life Cycle

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The Toxoplasma Life Cycle

Bruno Martorelli Di Genova explains the stages of the life cycle of tozoplasma gondii.

The Toxoplasma Life Cycle

Video thumbnail: University Place The Roles and Risks of Cannabinoid Pharmacology

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The Roles and Risks of Cannabinoid Pharmacology

Natalie Schmitz explains how cannabinoids work and discusses their risks and benefits.

The Roles and Risks of Cannabinoid Pharmacology

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Electric Machines: Then, Now and the Future

Daniel Ludois discusses the history of electric machines, current uses and future needs.

Electric Machines: Then, Now and the Future

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Exploring Three Great Lakes Shipwrecks with ROVs

Caitlin Zant shares footage of three deep water shipwrecks in the Great Lakes.

Exploring Three Great Lakes Shipwrecks with ROVs

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Yellowstone in a Warmer World With More Fire

Monica Turner discusses how climate warming effects the severity of fires at Yellowstone.

Yellowstone in a Warmer World With More Fire

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Sleep in Child Development

Stephanie Jones focuses on the importance of sleep for children’s development.

Sleep in Child Development

Video thumbnail: University Place How Solar Energy Became Cheap

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How Solar Energy Became Cheap

Gregory Nemet discusses the widespread use of solar energy and the history of its success.

How Solar Energy Became Cheap

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Big Data, Small Rivers, by Canoe

David Hart discusses using models of Wisconsin water resources for making decisions.

Big Data, Small Rivers, by Canoe

Video thumbnail: University Place How Do Micro-Organisms Evolve to Become Pathogens?

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How Do Micro-Organisms Evolve to Become Pathogens?

Caitlin Pepperell discusses Staphylococcus saprophyticus which infects humans and animals.

How Do Micro-Organisms Evolve to Become Pathogens?

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Insights in Pediatric Food Allergies

Anne Marie Singh discusses the prevalence of food allergies in children.

Insights in Pediatric Food Allergies

Video thumbnail: University Place Apollo 11, Life Sciences Research and Mars

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Apollo 11, Life Sciences Research and Mars

Jaime Cordova discusses the moon landing and shares results of the biological research.

Apollo 11, Life Sciences Research and Mars

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What's up with All These Storms and Floods?

Daniel Wright discusses the causes and impacts of flooding.

What's up with All These Storms and Floods?

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School Safety in America: Rhetoric vs. Reality

David P. Perrodin examines how K-12 schools provide a safe learning environment.

School Safety in America: Rhetoric vs. Reality

Video thumbnail: University Place Illuminating Better Cancer Treatments with Light

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Illuminating Better Cancer Treatments with Light

Peter Favreau discusses the use of Optical Microscopy to individualize cancer treatments.

Illuminating Better Cancer Treatments with Light

Video thumbnail: University Place Reconstructing the Roman Religion of Mithras

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Reconstructing the Roman Religion of Mithras

Matthew McCarty explores the cult worship of the ancient Persian god Mithras.

Reconstructing the Roman Religion of Mithras

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Light Microscopy Across the Disciplines

Elle Kielar Grevstad discusses the evolution and uses of microscopes and light microscopy.

Light Microscopy Across the Disciplines

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Fueling Academic Entrepreneurship

Thomas 'Rock' Mackie highlights the work of entrepreneurial UW faculty.

Fueling Academic Entrepreneurship

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Visualizing Science

Jacki Whisenant illustrates microscopic structures and scientific organisms.

Visualizing Science

Video thumbnail: University Place The Big Picture: Astronomical Surveys

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The Big Picture: Astronomical Surveys

Ellen Bechtol and Keith Bechtol discuss creating a survey of the stars and the universe.

The Big Picture: Astronomical Surveys

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Is the World's Oldest Map a Map?

Matthew Edney challenges the interpretations of a Neolithic era mural in Turkey.

Is the World's Oldest Map a Map?

Video thumbnail: University Place Precambrian Geology of the Baraboo Hills

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Precambrian Geology of the Baraboo Hills

Esther Stewart provides an overview of the quartzite outcrops in the Baraboo Hills.

Precambrian Geology of the Baraboo Hills

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Steenbock and the Patenting of University Science

Kevin Walters shares the story of Dr. Harry Steenbock, Vitamin D, and WARF.

Steenbock and the Patenting of University Science

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Discovering the Origins of Asthma

Robert F. Lemanske explains how allergies develop in young children.

Discovering the Origins of Asthma

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Eliminating Avoidable Blindness Worldwide

Luxme Hariharan offers strategies to help prevent blindness.

Eliminating Avoidable Blindness Worldwide

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Impacts of the Niagara Escarpment on Wisconsin

Donald Mikulic explains how the Niagara Escarpment was created.

Impacts of the Niagara Escarpment on Wisconsin

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Mysteries of Glacier Slip and Landform Development

Luke Zoet explains how glaciers move and create new landforms.

Mysteries of Glacier Slip and Landform Development

Video thumbnail: University Place The UW Institute for Research on Poverty

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The UW Institute for Research on Poverty

Hilary Shager provides an overview of the Institute for Research on Poverty.

The UW Institute for Research on Poverty

Video thumbnail: University Place Epigenetics, Health and the Mind

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Epigenetics, Health and the Mind

John Denu explores the effect environment and diet have on altering one's epigenome.

Epigenetics, Health and the Mind

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The Wisconsin Insect Research Collection

Daniel Young discusses the collection of almost three million insects at UW-Madison.

The Wisconsin Insect Research Collection

Video thumbnail: University Place Disability in the Middle Ages

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Disability in the Middle Ages

Leah Parker provides case histories of how disabilities were perceived in the Middle Ages.

Disability in the Middle Ages

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Invisible Wounds of War

John Brugge discusses brain injuries and psychiatric conditions resulting from war.

Invisible Wounds of War

Video thumbnail: University Place The UW, Madison and the Influenza Epidemic of 1918

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The UW, Madison and the Influenza Epidemic of 1918

Steve Oreck discusses how the deadly influenza virus was transmitted in 1918.

The UW, Madison and the Influenza Epidemic of 1918

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Insights from the 1918-19 Global Influenza Epidemic

Peter Shult and Thomas Haupt discuss lessons learned from the 1918-1919 flu epidemic.

Insights from the 1918-19 Global Influenza Epidemic

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What the Epigenome Tells Us

Frank Pugh discusses how DNA is regulated by the epigenome.

What the Epigenome Tells Us

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100 Years of Influenza Research at the UW

Bernard Easterday, Yoshihiro Kawaoka, and Christopher Olsen discuss influenza research.

100 Years of Influenza Research at the UW

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Insect Transmission of Viruses

Thomas German discusses how virus infected insects pass on diseases.

Insect Transmission of Viruses

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Research Ethics and Challenges Facing Science

Robert Thorne explains the need for ethical guidelines for research scientists.

Research Ethics and Challenges Facing Science

Video thumbnail: University Place The Ecology and Evolution of Carnivorous Plants

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The Ecology and Evolution of Carnivorous Plants

Thomas Givnish explains how carnivorous plants entice insects into their traps.

The Ecology and Evolution of Carnivorous Plants

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Mapping the Springs of Wisconsin

Grace Graham and Sue Swanson discuss locating and monitoring springs in Wisconsin.

Mapping the Springs of Wisconsin

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The Emotional World of Infants

Elizabeth Planalp discusses how the brain develops from birth to the age of two.

The Emotional World of Infants

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The Digital Mappa Project

Martin Foys explains Digital Mappa, an interactive, sharable, digital collection project.

The Digital Mappa Project

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Pig Avatars: Models for Precision Medicine

Dhanansayan Shanmuganayagam and Charles Konsitzke study Neurofibromatosis Type 1.

Pig Avatars: Models for Precision Medicine

Video thumbnail: University Place Analyzing Stains in Medieval Manuscripts

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Analyzing Stains in Medieval Manuscripts

Heather Wacha and Leah Parker introduce the Library of Stains project.

Analyzing Stains in Medieval Manuscripts

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Groundwater, Wetlands, and Geology

Kenneth Bradbury explains how the topography of an area effects groundwater and wetlands.

Groundwater, Wetlands, and Geology

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Science and Art of Prions and Other Pathogens

Byron and Pamela Caughey discuss their scientific and artistic studies of prion proteins.

Science and Art of Prions and Other Pathogens

Video thumbnail: University Place The Opioid Crisis: A Historical Perspective

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The Opioid Crisis: A Historical Perspective

June Dahl provides the history of opium and opioid analgesics and discusses their uses.

The Opioid Crisis: A Historical Perspective

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Advanced Analytics: From Emergency Response to Brackets

Laura Albert explains systems engineering and its uses for analyzing and solving problems.

Advanced Analytics: From Emergency Response to Brackets