Health

Bringing cheap and accurate tuberculosis tests to Africa

January 18, 2018

Researchers are developing a "robust, simple and inexpensive way to increase the sensitivity of an existing TB test" by integrating a step very similar to a pregnancy test.

Health

Cancer patients who tell their life story find more peace, less depression

January 19, 2018

A new study finds that delivering an edited life and cancer story elicited by a phone conversation measurably enhances the sense of peace in the face of looming death.

Faculty

Maria Cancian named Galbraith Fellow for work on child welfare

January 17, 2018

Cancian and her research have shaped national research agendas and discourse on child support policy, poverty policy and child welfare policy, and generated more than $50 million in grants to the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

Society

New robots, old stereotypes: Why do so many robots embody Asian women?

January 18, 2018

According to a UW professor, Asian-featured fembots are just the newest twist in the longstanding cultural “fetishization and overt sexualization of Asian women.”

From lab to kitchen

Cakes make for delicious, approachable science outreach

January 17, 2018

For 14 years, Ahna Skop, a professor of genetics, has baked a cake to celebrate each of her lab’s academic publications and graduating students.