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Plan tests ancient Chinese tradition to help elders with balance

June 23, 2017

Could a stripped-down tai chi class, taught in just 12 sessions and also practiced at home, improve balance in people over age 65 who were concerned about balance?

2017 rural summer science camp spans Wisconsin landscape

June 23, 2017

For two weeks in July, more than 50 Wisconsin rural high school students and 10 teachers will converge on Madison to get a taste of stem cell science, rubbing elbows in labs with some of the world’s leading researchers in regenerative medicine.

UW-Madison celebrates community partnerships

June 22, 2017

UW-Madison will honor seven collaborations with the 2017 Community-University Partnership Awards, held from 5 to 7 p.m. June 28 at Olin House.

UW-Madison spinoff bundles nutrition and companionship for seniors

June 21, 2017

Companionship is as much a part of the attraction as the food, says co-founder Nathan Allman. Some of these relationships last for years.

New program makes vegetables, produce available for free on campus

June 19, 2017

The new UW Campus Food Shed will give students and faculty access to free vegetables and produce, stocked by UW agriculture researchers and local farms with excess crops.

Class analysis gives initial green light to green energy in Waterloo

June 14, 2017

A “capstone class” taught at the Wisconsin Energy Institute is helping the Wisconsin city of Waterloo evaluate whether it could generate all its electricity from renewable sources on city-owned land.

Like valium for fish? UW–Madison discovery aims to solve stress in fish farms

June 12, 2017

A University of Wisconsin–Madison group that discovered a way to improve survival in fish farms has begun to unravel the mechanism behind their unexpected finding.

Finding useful chemicals from fungi, faster

June 12, 2017

Fungi are rich sources of natural molecules for drug discovery, but many challenges have pushed pharmaceutical companies away from tapping into this bounty. Now scientists …

Baldwin grants awarded to 18 projects

June 7, 2017

Projects both large and small will help the university contribute knowledge and resources across the state, thanks to grants from the Ira and Ineva Reilly Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Endowment.

UW-Madison researchers create tools to help farmers’ markets

June 7, 2017

Farmers market managers quickly learned that digging into data created by a tool from UW–Madison researchers can offer incredible insights and identify new opportunities. For instance, the market in Monroe, Wisconsin, discovered a large number of visitors from the Chicago region.

UW Scandinavian lit expert helps out on Broadway

June 2, 2017

Professor Susan Brantly’s expertise in 19th century Scandinavian literature provided guidance to Lucas Hnath’s A Doll’s House, Part 2, which opened in April on Broadway and is up for eight Tony awards, including Best Play and Best Direction.

Rediscovered mosses document changing Wisconsin landscape

June 2, 2017

The Wisconsin State Herbarium at the University of Wisconsin–Madison has discovered a collection of more than 2,000 mosses from the turn of the 20th century, lost to time in a cabinet inside Birge Hall, where the herbarium is housed.

UW researchers help preserve heritage of ‘Norway Building’

May 31, 2017

The historic "Norway Building" near Mount Horeb has been disassembled and sent to Norway, but researchers at the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery (WID) have found a way to display the church for visitors in virtual reality.

UW expertise a secret ingredient at Kerry’s R&D center in Beloit

May 26, 2017

An Irish-based food company with a North American headquarters in Beloit highlights the key role of food science in the Wisconsin economy, and the broad contributions of UW–Madison expertise to Wisconsin’s giant agriculture and food industries.

Annual UW–Madison study shows Wisconsin poverty fell in 2015 as the economy improved

May 23, 2017

Researchers studying the economic and policy forces that affect Wisconsin poverty released their latest results, which show that Wisconsin gained 70,000 jobs, leading to a modest, but statistically significant reduction in poverty as measured by the Wisconsin Poverty Measure (WPM).

Wisconsin Express program teaches students about health care in underserved areas

May 22, 2017

A group of 75 University of Wisconsin–Madison students will be in the field May 21-26 to learn firsthand about the diversity of the state’s health care system.

UW-Madison nursing students to help in tornado recovery effort

May 19, 2017

Seven University of Wisconsin–Madison nursing students attending a community outreach program in northwest Wisconsin now plan to help clean up after a tornado struck May 16, destroying a mobile home park near Chetek.

UW, GE Healthcare team up to improve medical imaging, patient outcomes

May 19, 2017

A multi-decade relationship between UW–Madison and GE Healthcare has created a stream of medical imaging inventions that look inside the human body with increasing accuracy.

Triple play boosting value of renewable fuel could tip market in favor of biomass

May 19, 2017

Technologies for converting non-edible biomass into chemicals and fuels traditionally made from petroleum exist aplenty. But when it comes to attracting commercial interest, these technologies compete financially with a petroleum-based production pipeline that has been perfected over the course of decades.

As computing moves to cloud, UW–Madison spinoff offers faster, cleaner chip for data centers

May 10, 2017

A UW–Madison professor has formed a startup to advance a streamlined chip design that will run up to 10 times faster than those now inside data centers.