“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."
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.
Mother-of-pearl or nacre (pronounced nay-ker), the lustrous, tough-as-nails biomineral that lines some seashells, has been shown to be a faithful record of ancient ocean temperature.
The report by researchers at the UW Population Health Institute gives Wisconsin a grade of B– for overall health, and warns that we are falling behind other states.
The second most-produced organic chemical in the world, propene is a key component of plastics found in consumer goods such as electronics, clothing and food packaging.
The lab of Brad Postle, a psychology professor at UW–Madison, is challenging the idea that working memory remembers things through sustained brain activity.
While water clarity in most Wisconsin lakes has not changed in 20 years, researchers say the fact that more lakes are getting worse signals there is work to be done.
James Steele’s new company, Lactic Solutions, is advancing a judo-like remedy: using genetic engineering to transform enemy into friend.
The study could establish new avenues of therapeutic treatments for many types of solid tumors.
UW–Madison School of Nursing researchers set out to get hospital patients on their feet and walking — movement that could drastically change the shape in which they leave the hospital. They found success in a 13-week pilot study with the help of nurses in a unit at the University of Wisconsin Hospital in Madison.
Researchers say forest managers may want to consider promoting this natural variability to help protect forests from the insects.
“The level of interest in the WID director position was outstanding and generated a strong pool of applicants,” says search committee chair Paul Ahlquist.
Success will take years, but if the noninvasive screening test works, it could aid in early detection of a cancer that kills about 26,000 American men every year.