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R. Alta Charo is a UW–Madison professor of law and longtime student of the regulation and ethics of biotechnology.

There are a number of horrible diseases that we face in our lives and in the lives of our friends.

Jeff Thompson of Gundersen Health

At the 2013 Academy-hosted Innovators Showcase in Milwaukee, Gundersen Health System CEO Jeff Thompson discusses how to balance an extremely successful hospital with the social, environmental, and economic impact of delivering care to patients and their families.

Infectious, deformed proteins called prions, known to cause chronic wasting disease (CWD) in deer, can be taken up by plants such as alfalfa, corn, and tomatoes, according to new research from the National Wildlife Health Center

For the Science & Society showcase event at the 2013 Wisconsin Science Festival, Academy Fellow and biochemist Laura Kiessling explains how the manipulation of the carbohydrate "coat" that cells wear on their surface can direct the differentiation of embryonic stem cells to medically important cells.

For the Science & Society showcase event at the 2013 Wisconsin Science Festival, Academy Fellow and bioethicist R. Alta Charo discusses the effect of the public debate around embryonic stem cells on the development of a phenomenon called “stem cell tourism.”

Held at the James Watrous Gallery from August 31–October 14, 2012, About Seeing is an exploration of the fascinating differences in how we see.

What role does oxidative stress play in the development of many chronic neurodegenerative diseases? How might we prevent or cure such diseases?

The Wisconsin Academy, along with UW–Madison and the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF), hosts a free, two-day event to highlight the accomplishments of stem cell research in the state and to examine future stem cell issues.

While organ and muscle atrophy is a natural part of getting older, research shows that there are many community-based prevention programs and other ways in which to improve overall physical health and reduce the risk of falls.

Featured speakers at this talk, the first of the 2012 Wisconsin Academy Age On Series in Menasha, are Susan H. and John T. McFadden.

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