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  • Photo: Paula Niedenthal Deep national history of immigration predicts wide cultural comfort displaying emotion April 20, 2015 People who live in countries built on centuries of migration from a wide range of other countries are more emotionally expressive than people in more insular cultures, according to research led by University of Wisconsin–Madison psychology Professor Paula Niedenthal.
  • Photo: Chemical phase map Better battery imaging paves way for renewable energy future April 20, 2015 In a move that could improve the energy storage of everything from portable electronics to electric microgrids, University of Wisconsin-Madison and Brookhaven National Laboratory researchers have developed a novel X-ray imaging technique to visualize and study the electrochemical reactions in lithium-ion rechargeable batteries containing a new type of material, iron fluoride.
  • Faster, smaller, cheaper: Technique could speed biologic drugs April 20, 2015 Antibodies are specific molecules that can lock onto a particular cellular structure to start, stop or otherwise temper a biological process. Because they are so specific, antibodies are at the forefront of drug discovery. So drug companies want a faster route to step one: identifying which of the millions of possible antibodies will work against molecules that cause disease.
  • New developments in Midwestern canine influenza outbreak April 17, 2015 Canine influenza outbreak
  • Photo: Lee and Brian Mattmiller Patent office director offers views on intellectual property, diversity April 16, 2015 The director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office spent Wednesday conversing with the UW-Madison community about the opportunities and challenges of intellectual property protection.
  • Photo: Carl Gulbrandsen Carl Gulbrandsen to retire from WARF in 2016 April 16, 2015 Carl Gulbrandsen, who joined the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) in 1997 and became managing director in 2000, will retire in 2016.
  • Photo: David Lynn New materials repel oil underwater, could better clean up oil spills April 15, 2015 University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers have announced a significant step forward in the development of materials that can ward off oil - a discovery that could lead to new protective coatings and better approaches to cleaning up oil spills.
  • Photo: Michelle Lee Patent office director visits for discussion about innovation and opportunity April 14, 2015 UW-Madison, a world leader in producing patents, will welcome Michelle K. Lee, director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, on Wednesday for a tour of the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery and discussion of the future of intellectual property and innovation.
  • Tests show Midwestern canine flu outbreak stems from new strain April 13, 2015 Canine flu outbreak
  • Photo of computer chip High-power laser spinoff proves versatility is strength April 13, 2015 Since lasers were invented in 1960, they have penetrated countless scientific, industrial and recreational fields: from eye surgery to DVD players, from cutting steel to triggering ignition in missile stages.
  • Photo: Song Jin Solution-grown nanowires make the best lasers April 13, 2015 Take a material that is a focus of interest in the quest for advanced solar cells. Discover a "freshman chemistry level" technique for growing that material into high-efficiency, ultra-small lasers. The result, disclosed today [Monday, April 13] in Nature Materials, is a shortcut to lasers that are extremely efficient and able to create many colors of light.
  • Leafcutter ants Science meets art: 2015 Cool Science Images unveiled April 9, 2015 Whether a close-up of a leafcutter ant, or a micrograph of the neurons derived from marmoset stem cells, or an MRI of the hidden pathways in the human brain, submissions to UW-Madison’s 2015 Cool Science Image Contest continue to put science and nature on eye-catching display.
  • UW scientists find key link in cold-virus picture April 8, 2015 Researchers at University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH) have made a key discovery about a cold-causing virus that is strongly associated with severe asthma attacks.
  • Photo: Robert Mathieu Mathieu named director of Wisconsin Center for Education Research April 8, 2015 Robert Mathieu, a UW-Madison professor of astronomy and an international leader in advancing science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) higher education, has been named director of the Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER), UW-Madison School of Education Dean Julie Underwood announced April 6.
  • Two receive awards for research to benefit children April 7, 2015 Two University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers have received three-year Hartwell Individual Biomedical Research Awards to support research into fungal disease and therapy for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
  • Buckets, Bucky and brains: A look back, a Duke link April 6, 2015 History and more about the NCAA championships
  • Dan Thoma Advancing engineering for a better society: Los Alamos leader named UW-Madison Grainger Institute director April 6, 2015 In June, Dan Thoma will become the first director of the Grainger Institute for Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Funded in 2014 with $25 million from The Grainger Foundation of Lake Forest, Illinois, the institute is an incubator for transdisciplinary research in the UW-Madison College of Engineering.
  • National leaders visit for ideas to rescue biomedical research April 3, 2015 From Howard Temin's Nobel Prize-winning discovery of reverse transcriptase to James Thomson's isolation of viable human stem cells, the University of Wisconsin-Madison has long enjoyed distinction as a biomedical research powerhouse.
  • Photo: Shiguo Zhou (left) and genetics and chemistry Professor David C. Schwartz Final Four brings together research powerhouses April 2, 2015 The university communities of UW-Madison, Duke, Kentucky and Michigan State may have basketball foremost on their minds this weekend, but year-round those minds are performing extraordinary research.
  • Photo: Cultivation of an irrigated field Plowing prairies for grains: Biofuel crops replace grasslands nationwide April 2, 2015 Clearing grasslands to make way for biofuels may seem counterproductive, but University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers show in a study today (April 2, 2015) that crops, including the corn and soy commonly used for biofuels, expanded onto 7 million acres of new land in the U.S. over a recent four-year period, replacing millions of acres of grasslands.