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Breast Cancer Screening & Preventive Health – June 18, 2013

Video 1 – Talk

Speaker Alonzo P. Walker, MD discusses three screening modalities: mammogram, clinical examination, and Magnetic Resonance Imaging for breast cancer. He also covers important information regarding the signs and symptoms of breast cancer that are also taken into account along with family history. Individuals at risk for breast cancer should work with their physician to do one type of imaging study every six months as well as a clinical exam.

Video 2 – Q & A Session

After Dr. Walker’s talk he answered several questions from the audience. Examples incude the following.

  • If a parent does not have gene for Breast Cancer, does offspring also not have gene for breast cancer?
  • Where to get screening services in the City of Milwaukee?
  • If at high risk, with family history and having BRCA gene mutation, what approach to managing health should one take?

Biomedical Innovations: What’s next? – May 21, 2013

Video 1 – Talk

Speaker Andrew Greene, PhD talks about the components that make research work. Asking people in the audience to consider how scientists get their ideas, and how to figure out which ideas will be successful. Touching on what it took to get a man to the moon or sequencing the human genome Dr. Greene explores what it means to invest science, technology, and education and to promote discovery.

Video 2 – Q & A Session

Some of the questions that came up after the talk are:

  • Where does the money for research come from?
  • How to treat a disease with a defective gene? Can you intervene with a chemical to treat the disease?

“Wait, what did you say?” Learning about Alzheimer’s and Dementias – April 16, 2013

Video 1 – Talk

Get a snapshot of speaker Malgorzata (Goisa) Franczak, MD as she discusses important points that everyone should know about Alzheimer’s and Dementia at our Science Café.

Some take away points from her talk:

  • Broad spectrum of different diseases
  • Dementia is general term, but most common cause of dementia is Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Today there are 5.4 million people in America living with Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Some genes are predictive of Alzheimer’s, but hard to tell what do with information
  • Age is most powerful risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Slow progression of development of disease
  • Keep your mind active and engaged

Video 2 – Q & A Session

Following Dr. Franczak’s talk she responded to questions in the audience, some of the questions covered are:

  • What is helpful slowing down progression of Alzheimer’s?
  • What defines a hobby?
  • How does head trauma affect risk for Alzheimer’s?

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