Tag Research

From rocks in Colorado, evidence of a ‘chaotic solar system’

February 22, 2017

New evidence confirms a critical theory of how the planets in our solar system behave in their orbits around the sun, producing big changes in Earth's climate.

Striking the right balance: UW–Madison engineers prove new hammer doesn’t strain

February 14, 2017

University of Wisconsin–Madison industrial engineers recently helped Fiskars test how effective its new shock-absorbing hammer is at helping users avoid overuse injuries.

Forest ‘islands’ offer refuge to wintering birds

February 6, 2017

UW-Madison researchers studying forest microclimates show that these refuges may mean the difference between life and death for the black-capped chickadee and its kin.

Beyond eating: Indirectly, deer change the landscape

February 6, 2017

Scientists are studying how the animal’s behaviors affect the wildflowers and other herbs that blanket the forest floor.

Two School of Nursing faculty members are honored

February 3, 2017

Two University of Wisconsin­‒Madison School of Nursing faculty members have earned awards from the Midwest Nursing Research Society.

UW sleep research high-resolution images show how the brain resets during sleep

February 2, 2017

Drs. Cirelli, foreground, and Tononi, right, study an image of a mouse brain taken by a scanning electron microscope, left. Thousands of these images …

Potato industry commits $5M to support UW–Madison potato and vegetable research program

January 25, 2017

Wisconsin's potato industry has made a commitment to raise $5 million over the next 10 years to support the UW–Madison's potato research program, to continue a decades-long partnership.

Important new insights into the influence of poverty on child maltreatment

January 23, 2017

A new set of studies published this week and edited by researchers from the University of Wisconsin–Madison, is the first to try to get at the causal mechanisms behind the economic factors that are strongly associated with child maltreatment.

Sesame Street brings UW center’s kindness curriculum to kids

January 19, 2017

Sesame Street is emphasizing kindness in its upcoming season with the help of the Center for Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, a research center that studies the science of well-being and how it can be nurtured.

Telling the tale of midlife in the United States

January 19, 2017

MIDUS is a national longitudinal study on aging explicitly focused on midlife, including transitions from young adulthood to midlife, and from midlife into old age.

Byzantine skeleton yields 800-year-old genomes from a fatal infection

January 10, 2017

Researchers discovered extraordinarily well preserved microfossils — mineralized ‘ghost cells’ — that closely resembled bacteria from the genus Staphylococcus.

UW-Madison launches Microbiome Initiative

January 10, 2017

Recent studies have shown that the complement of microorganisms known as the microbiome is an important determinant of human health and disease.

More frequent hurricanes not necessarily stronger on Atlantic coast

January 4, 2017

Active Atlantic hurricane periods, like the one we are in now, are not necessarily a harbinger of more, rapidly intensifying hurricanes along the U.S. coast, according to new research performed at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

Immunotherapy team harnesses cellular systems to fight diseases

January 4, 2017

A dedicated army of UW–Madison researchers is perfecting how to use immunotherapy and searching for new ways to do so.

Fossil fuel formation: Key to atmosphere’s oxygen?

December 30, 2016

“Why is there oxygen in the atmosphere?" asks researcher Shanan Peters. The high school explanation is 'photosynthesis.' But we’ve known for a long time ... that building up oxygen requires the formation of rocks like black shale."

Heat-activated penile implant might restore sexual function in men with E.D.

December 28, 2016

Brian Le, a UW urologist with a background in materials science, estimates that the device — if it continues to reach its research milestones — could come to market in five to 10 years.