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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 …

UW-Madison places highly in worldwide ranking of universities

August 15, 2016

MADISON – The University of Wisconsin–Madison has once again placed highly in the Academic Ranking of World Universities. The ARWU, conducted by Shanghai Jiao Tong University, ranked UW–Madison 28th in the world and 21st nationally. It is the second-highest ranking of any Big Ten school, just behind the University of Michigan, which came in 23rd.

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.

UW-Madison a leader in Zika research

July 28, 2016

It’s no accident that researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison have taken a lead role addressing the Zika virus epidemic gripping the Americas. Many of them were already at work fighting viruses and mosquito-borne diseases in Central and South America.

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.

UW-Madison’s Zweibel wins 2016 Maxwell Prize for Plasma Physics

July 20, 2016

University of Wisconsin–Madison astrophysicist Ellen Gould Zweibel has won the American Physical Society’s 2016 James Clerk Maxwell Prize for Plasma Physics.

UW-Madison engineers will shape 5G wireless networks

July 19, 2016

As demands on wireless networks increase, University of Wisconsin–Madison engineers aim to open new frontiers in cutting-edge wireless communications. Their research is part of a National Science Foundation initiative to develop the next generation of wireless technologies.