Wednesday Nite @ the Lab

[email protected] 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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Gut Microbes and Circadian Rhythms

Vanessa Leone explains the health effects of microorganisms in our body.

Gut Microbes and Circadian Rhythms

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Salt in Wisconsin's Freshwaters

Hilary Dugan explores the salinization of freshwaters and how to stop this trend.

Salt in Wisconsin's Freshwaters

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Working in the Field of Prosthetics

Amy Paulios shares stories of restoring mobility to those who experience limb loss.

Working in the Field of Prosthetics

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Wisconsin's Land Use Planning Law Landmarks

Brian Ohm recounts Wisconsin's first-in-the-nation land use innovations.

Wisconsin's Land Use Planning Law Landmarks

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Hello! Loom: Design, Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Marianne Fairbanks shares the handheld laser cut loom she designed.

Hello! Loom: Design, Innovation and Entrepreneurship

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Wisconsin Shipwreck Coast National Marine Sanctuary

Tamara Thomsen and Caitlin Zant introduce the newly-designated marine sanctuary.

Wisconsin Shipwreck Coast National Marine Sanctuary

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Raising Up Fatherhood, Raising Resilient Children

Alvin Thomas describes his lab's research in father-child relationships.

Raising Up Fatherhood, Raising Resilient Children

Video thumbnail: University Place The Lake Mendota Dugout Canoe Discovery

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The Lake Mendota Dugout Canoe Discovery

Wisconsin Historical Society archaeologists describe the recovery of an ancient canoe.

The Lake Mendota Dugout Canoe Discovery

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Designing for Inclusion and Equity in the City

Edna Ely-Ledesma describes significant challenges faced by 21st century cities.

Designing for Inclusion and Equity in the City

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Grassland 2.0: Restoring Grassland Agriculture

Randy Jackson explains the benefits of grassland-based livestock production.

Grassland 2.0: Restoring Grassland Agriculture

Video thumbnail: University Place Are Algal Blooms in Lakes Really Getting Worse?

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Are Algal Blooms in Lakes Really Getting Worse?

Grace Wilkinson explores the surprising findings from lake algae research.

Are Algal Blooms in Lakes Really Getting Worse?

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Psychedelics and Mental Health

Cody Wenthur describes how psychedelic drugs may be used to treat mental health disorders.

Psychedelics and Mental Health

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Birds as Sentinels of Climate Change

Benjamin Zuckerberg explains how birds are affected by rising temperatures and drought.

Birds as Sentinels of Climate Change

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Youth Well-Being Through Arts and Public Health

Taylor Seale discusses how participation in the arts creates resiliency in young people.

Youth Well-Being Through Arts and Public Health

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Access to Justice in Family Court

Tonya Brito discusses child support legislation and the child support debt bubble.

Access to Justice in Family Court

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Transforming Milwaukee's Menomonee River Valley

Corey Zetts explores the economic and ecological conversion of the Menomonee River valley.

Transforming Milwaukee's Menomonee River Valley

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Adapting to a Changing Great Lakes Coast

Adam Bechle discusses fluctuations in water levels and the resulting effect on coastlines.

Adapting to a Changing Great Lakes Coast

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Why Forgetting Helps Us Remember

Haley Vlach explains how allowing time to forget between learning and recall aids memory.

Why Forgetting Helps Us Remember

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Alzheimer's Disease in Latinos

Maria Mora Pinzon explores issues in diagnosing Alzheimer’s disease in Latino communities.

Alzheimer's Disease in Latinos

Video thumbnail: University Place Sustainable Commercial Fisheries in the Great Lakes

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Sustainable Commercial Fisheries in the Great Lakes

Titus Seilheimer, explores the fish populations and fishing operations in the Great Lakes.

Sustainable Commercial Fisheries in the Great Lakes

Video thumbnail: University Place Social and Ecological Factors that Influence Health

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Social and Ecological Factors that Influence Health

Eva Vivian identifies socio-economic and environmental elements that impact health.

Social and Ecological Factors that Influence Health

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The Importance of Rural Medical Training

Laura McDowell focuses on the shortage of physicians in rural areas.

The Importance of Rural Medical Training

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Video Games for High Quality Equitable Learning

David Gagnon discusses the educational advantages of using video games as teaching tools.

Video Games for High Quality Equitable Learning

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Vaccines for COVID-19

Mary Hayney discusses the development of messenger RNA vaccines and how they work.

Vaccines for COVID-19

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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

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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

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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 Seeing and Not Seeing: Investigating Visual Awareness

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Seeing and Not Seeing: Investigating Visual Awareness

Emily Ward focuses on how aware we are of what we see.

Seeing and Not Seeing: Investigating Visual Awareness

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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