Vitamin D could help prevent osteoporosis and falls in older adults. That’s the message from an aging specialist from Madison giving a talk at this week’s Science on Tap discussion.
Winter in the Northwoods means…not a lot of sunshine. And that means not a lot of Vitamin D. Dr Neil Binkley is Director of the Osteoporosis Clinical Research program at UW Madison. WXPR’s Natalie Jablonski talked with Dr. Binkley to find out why Vitamin D supplements might be important for preventing osteoporosis and bone fractures.
This month, the informal conversation series Science on Tap takes on the controversial subject of deer management. Don Waller and Tim Van Deelen will talk about deer from the perspective of forest health.
WXPR’s Natalie Jablonski spoke to Don Waller on the phone. He’s a researcher at the University of Wisconsin Madison’s Department of Botany.
Waller will be joined by wildlife ecologist Tim Van Deelen at Science on Tap…Wednesday night at the Minocqua Brewing Company.
Invasive species have continued to be a problem here in the Northwoods. Nonnatives like the Eurasian water milfoil can threaten the ecology of lakes and disrupt summer recreation.
Next week the Minocqua Brewing Company will host a public discussion of aquatic invasives. It’s part of a monthly series at the brewpub called Science on Tap. We sat down with the two scientists, Ben Beardmore and Alex Latzka, who will be talking about their research next week.