We can access multi-scale images of the earth, to visualize massive continents and zoom into tiny cars parked in our driveway. However, we lack the technology to visualize the entire human body and zoom into a particular cell of interest. Eight O’Clock Buzz host Brian Standing talks to University of Wisconsin Biomedical Engineer Melissa Skala about the challenges and opportunities in her quest to develop multi-scale imaging of the body, and the implications of such a technology on healthcare.
Dr. Skala will be one of five participants in the Wisconsin Science Festival’s “Big Ideas for Busy People.” The five-minute lectures, complete with gongs, will take place Saturday, October 22nd from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the UW Madison Discovery Building. For more information on the events taking place October 20th through the 23rd, look online at wisconsinsciencefest.org