Researchers investigate how a stressed brain can make asthma worse

December 12, 2017

Researchers are investigating cross-talk between the brain and lungs of people with asthma in a four-year, $2.5 million study to understand how psychological stress can make asthma symptoms worse.


Scheufele on panel to probe a bedrock principle of science

December 12, 2017

Dietram Scheufele will join a committee to address the “reproducibility” of experiments, which helps ensure future scientific work builds on a reliable foundation.


‘Amazing Grace’ chorus members take a vacation from Alzheimer’s with singing

December 14, 2017

The Amazing Grace chorus mixes caregivers and people with dementia; to encourage social contact, the pairs seldom sit side-by-side at performances.

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Living in the past: Director of University Archives retires

December 14, 2017

Under David Null’s care and expertise, the UW Archives have become one of the premier academic archives in the country.


Monkeys infected by mosquito bites further Zika virus research

December 13, 2017

Monkeys who catch Zika virus through bites from infected mosquitoes develop infections that look like human Zika cases, and may help researchers understand the many ways Zika can be transmitted.


Never too late: Alum to participate in winter commencement 50 years after earning degree

December 11, 2017

Fifty years after earning his doctorate from UW–Madison, Luciano Barraza finally will participate in the commencement ceremony, thanks to his grandson.