Tag Research

Some brains are blind to moving objects

September 28, 2016

As many as half of people are blind to motion in some part of their field of vision, but the deficit doesn’t have anything to do with the eyes.

Life in ancient oceans enabled by erosion from land

September 26, 2016

As scientists continue finding evidence for life in the ocean more than 3 billion years ago, those ancient fossils pose a paradox that raises questions about whether there was more land mass than previously thought.

Yeast knockouts peel back secrets of cell protein function

September 26, 2016

The study provided a level of detail not available even five years ago. Improved technology cut the time to analyze all the proteins in a yeast sample from four hours to one hour.

Bacteriology professor Jade Wang named HHMI Faculty Scholar

September 22, 2016

Jue “Jade” Wang, an associate professor of bacteriology at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, has been named a Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Faculty Scholar.

A marriage made in sunlight: Invention merges solar with liquid battery

September 22, 2016

Solar charging and electrical discharging, according to a UW researcher, can be repeated for many cycles with little efficiency loss.

UW-Madison rises in World University Rankings

September 21, 2016

The University of Wisconsin–Madison has risen from 50th last year to 45th this year in Times Higher Education World University Rankings. In the United States, UW–Madison ranked 23rd this year and 26th last year out of 148 institutions.

New study examines where and how climate change is altering species

September 19, 2016

A new study shows how and where changing climate conditions could affect the communities of species in any given area. In …

UW-Madison among top universities for VC-backed entrepreneurs

September 19, 2016

UW-Madison ranked 14th worldwide among universities in a new report measuring how many graduates became entrepreneurs backed by venture capital.

New symposium will showcase postdocs’ research Sept. 20

September 15, 2016

All students, postdocs, faculty and staff are welcome at the inaugural UW–Madison Postdoctoral Research Symposium on Tuesday, Sept. 20, from 1 to 4:15 pm.

Vaccine trial aims to make flu season safer for heart patients

September 7, 2016

A network of researchers in the United States and Canada will try to spare thousands of patients the dangers of heart attacks and hospitalizations over the next five years in a trial of a high-dose flu vaccine.

Symmetry crucial for building key biomaterial collagen in the lab

August 25, 2016

Functional human collagen has been impossible to create in the lab. Now, a team of University of Wisconsin–Madison researchers describe what may be the key to growing functional, natural collagen fibers outside of the body: symmetry.

Study: Some women need more frequent mammograms

August 22, 2016

One size doesn’t fit all women in clothing, and neither should all women have mammograms on the same schedule, a new national study concludes.

Fruit flies help explain differences between males and females

August 18, 2016

John Pool, assistant professor of genetics at UW–Madison, studies evolutionary genetics in his “fly room.” David Tenenbaum Vive la difference! Trust the French …

Study to probe how concussion affects young athletes’ academic performance

August 15, 2016

Researchers from the School of Nursing and School of Medicine and Public Health are launching a pilot study aimed at teasing out the academic effects of concussions on younger athletes. “There is a substantial gap in our knowledge about what is going on with concussion at the high school level and younger,” explains researcher Traci Snedden.

Research shows backup plans may keep you from achieving your goal

August 11, 2016

MADISON — When it comes to setting organizational and personal goals, making a backup plan has been seen as a sensible way to deal with uncertainty — to be prepared if things don’t go as expected.

Fall Competition aims to set standard for research excellence

August 9, 2016

The competition offers funding for cutting-edge faculty research and support for graduate students who may be involved in that research.

UW2020: WARF Discovery Initiative proposals selected

July 26, 2016

The 14 research and infrastructure projects have the potential to transform robotics, cancer treatment, data science and more, including efforts to grow new neurons to foil Parkinson’s disease and approaches to expand children’s vocabularies to make them better students.