Plugged-In 303

  • Views: 82 Green Means Go! Converting Algae To Biofuel

    Scientists at the University of Toledo are collaborating with the Center for Innovative Food Technology in the study of the obstacles and potential impact of using algae as a viable alternative to fossil fuels.  We visit an algae-to-fuel project site and discuss the development of a comprehensive algae biofuel research facility being constructed at UT.

  • Views: 406 The Sweet Life: How chocolate may help prevent stroke damage

    Researchers at the University of Toledo Medical Center are studying how substances like dark chocolate and ginkgo biloba can help reduce the effects of stroke damage in patients.  We find out the differences in dark chocolate and milk chocolate by investigating the production process, and examine why people believe that chocolate could be a "miracle drug."

  • Views: 358 Autism Innovations

    Sherry Moyer from UT’s Center for Excellence in Autism discusses the need for early diagnosis to set young people on a strong treatment path for a better future as adults.  Not all young people are diagnosed early, however, and face special challenges.  An innovative new program called Agility Angels, pairs up canines and young people with Autism for dog training experiences.  The teens build confidence and learn how to interact on a higher level of engagement.

  • Views: 495 Viral Science: H1N1 under the microscope

    The H1N1 flu virus threatens the health of millions of Americans.  Beyond the headlines, the science of the flu virus and vaccine development tells us much more about how to stay well and informs us on how the medical community deals with the possibility of an epidemic.  Find out why this virus poses unique threats to certain population groups and why it is more of a danger than the seasonal flu.