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Carrot genome paints picture of domestication, could help improve crops

May 9, 2016

The crop's full genetic code was just deciphered by a team of researchers led by UW–Madison horticulture professor and geneticist Phil Simon.

Blowing glass in class

May 5, 2016

Few departments on campus use as much glassware as the Department of Chemistry. So it makes perfect sense to have a master glassblower within the department to help design and build innovative equipment.

Researchers track critical development in the young brain

May 4, 2016

The study is an important first step toward understanding a vital stage of early human development.

Brenner’s simpler fertility test is basis for promising UW–Madison spinoff

April 28, 2016

BluDiagnostics co-founder Katie Brenner says the idea came directly from her own difficulty with conception.

Experimental drug cancels effect from key intellectual disability gene in mice

April 27, 2016

"We are a long way from declaring a cure for fragile X, but these results are promising," says researcher Xinyu Zhao.

Academic Staff Excellence Awards honor nine campus professionals

April 25, 2016

Nine members of the University of Wisconsin–Madison's academic staff have been selected as recipients of the 2016 Academic Staff Excellence Awards.

Scientists describe new model to enhance Zika virus research

April 19, 2016

The model will allow researchers to better understand how the virus causes disease and aid in the development of vaccines.

When inhaling media erodes attention, exhaling provides focus

April 18, 2016

For people who text while watching TV or listen to music while reading, sharpening their focus may be as simple as breathing.

UW2020: WARF Discovery Initiative proposals selected

April 7, 2016

Reviewers identified ambitious, early stage research ideas and infrastructure investments in an effort to jump-start innovative interdisciplinary research.

Q&A: Scholar-scientist Keven Stonewall is motivated by passion

March 30, 2016

Growing up on the South Side of Chicago, Keven Stonewall discovered a love for science at an early age.

Golden: UW continues to thrive

March 25, 2016

As dean of the School of Medicine and Public Health at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, I was both troubled and puzzled by an opinion piece posted …