Tag Research

Mindfulness-focused childbirth education leads to less depression, better birth experiences

May 24, 2017

A study shows mindfulness training that addresses fear and pain during childbirth can improve women’s childbirth experiences and reduce their depression symptoms during pregnancy and the early postpartum period.

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).

30-year collaboration earns UW climatologist China’s top science honor

May 19, 2017

University of Wisconsin–Madison climatologist John Kutzbach has been awarded China’s highest scientific honor for foreigners in recognition of 30 years of collaboration that has advanced both American and Chinese climate science.

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.

UW-Madison biochemist wins Shaw Scientist Award

May 17, 2017

Ophelia Venturelli's research may lead to the ability to engineer behaviors among beneficial microbes in the gut ecosystem, which could be used to enhance their resilience to invasion by pathogens or unintended impairment from antibiotics.

Over-the-counter drugs: Do we take as directed?

May 12, 2017

A marketing professor is studying how to discourage people with raging headaches from violating drug label directions. His findings could lead to changes in labeling and improved consumer education.

South African cave yields yet more fossils of a newfound relative

May 9, 2017

The discovery of the new Homo naledi fossils, representing the remains of at least three juvenile and adult specimens, includes a “wonderfully complete skull,” says UW–Madison anthropologist John Hawks.

New center brings together biologists, engineers to improve crops

May 5, 2017

The phenotyping center at the Wisconsin Crop Innovation Center aims to develop new ways to measure plants and address novel questions about what factors influence crop performance.

Geologists use radioactive clock to document longest earthquake record

May 1, 2017

UW-Madison geoscience department researchers have peered back in time more than 400,000 years to illuminate a record of earthquakes along the Loma Blanca fault in New Mexico.

New book gives personal account of pioneering Yellowstone research

April 28, 2017

In a new book, “A Scientist in Yellowstone National Park”, UW–Madison Emeritus Professor of Bacteriology Tom Brock has written a personal account of life as a field researcher.

Analysis: Gender differences in depression appear at age 12

April 27, 2017

An analysis just published online has broken new ground by finding gender differences in both symptoms and diagnoses of depression appearing at age 12.

Natural experiment, dogged investigation, yield clue to devastating neurological disease

April 19, 2017

After a 29-year quest, Ian Duncan, a professor of veterinary medicine at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, has finally pinpointed the cause of a serious neurologic disease in a colony of rats.

Marriage made in heaven: Digital inhaler add-on offers slick aid to asthma care

April 19, 2017

Propeller Health makes an add-on device for inhalers that communicates with a smartphone that records the use of routine preventative medicines and “rescue” medications intended to open constricted airways.

Termite gut holds a secret to breaking down plant biomass

April 17, 2017

In the Microbial Sciences Building at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, the incredibly efficient eating habits of a fungus-cultivating termite are surprising even to those well acquainted with the insect’s natural gift for turning wood to dust.

UW treats first participant in trial of stem-cell therapy for heart failure

April 17, 2017

A research team at University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health has treated its first patient in an innovative clinical trial using stem cells for the treatment of heart failure that develops after a heart attack.

Symposium showcases gamut of student research, some of it already making lives better

April 17, 2017

A record 683 students took part in the annual celebration of undergraduate research.