Wisconsin plays large in new ‘Nova’ science program
GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) – An all-Wisconsin project, shot in Wisconsin with a Wisconsin crew, will be broadcast nationally on public television’s “Nova” starting Wednesday, April 6.A community screening is scheduled April 25 at the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. According to press releases: The one-hour program tells of three women at risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease who join a groundbreaking study to try to prevent the disease, while sharing their ups and downs, anxiously watching for symptoms and hoping they can make a difference. Barb, Sigrid and Karen each had a mother with Alzheimer’s and witnessed first-hand the devastation wrought by the disease, not only on the mind and body, but on their family.The three are participating in a major research study at the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Institute at UW-Madison that tracks the health and memory of thousands of people over many years. “The researchers hunt for lifestyle changes and medicines that could improve all our chances and ultimately protect the brain and body from one of the world’s deadliest diseases,” a release says.