Tag Research

By far, men garner most coveted speaking slots at virology meetings

June 23, 2017

Two UW–Madison researchers have confirmed that, at four prominent virology meetings, men were overwhelmingly represented as speakers.

Mike Peters named director of UW–Madison’s ag research center network

June 20, 2017

Mike Peters has been named director of the University of Wisconsin–Madison’s Agricultural Research Station (ARS) network, the university’s system of 11 research stations located throughout the state of Wisconsin.

Directory of resources for researchers now available

June 20, 2017

“This is the first centralized, publicly searchable directory of shared research resources, services and cores at UW–Madison,” explains Marsha Mailick, vice chancellor for research and graduate education.

Scientists pinpoint area of the brain that regulates emotional spillover

June 19, 2017

Researchers at UW–Madison's Center for Healthy Minds are discovering what happens in the brain when emotional spillover occurs and, for the first time, are able to pinpoint areas directly responsible.  

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.

34 faculty honored with Vilas professorships

June 19, 2017

Created “for the advancement of learning,” Vilas Research Professorships are granted to candidates with proven research ability and unusual qualifications and promise.

UW-Madison places highly in reputation rankings

June 15, 2017

The University of Wisconsin–Madison is again being recognized as one of the world’s top learning institutions this year, placing 32nd in the Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings.

Online dating study shows too many choices can lead to dissatisfaction

June 13, 2017

Could there be too many fish in the sea? When it comes to online dating, that might be the case, according to researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

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 …

Machine learning can detect a genetic disorder from speech recordings

June 12, 2017

Researchers accurately identified individuals with a genetic condition known as fragile X premutation, linked to neurodegenerative disorders, infertility or having a child with fragile X syndrome.

Celestial boondocks: Study supports the idea that we live in a void

June 6, 2017

An undergraduate's work confirms we live in a hole in the cosmos, and sheds light on how we measure the rate at which the universe is expanding.

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.

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.