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Antarctica’s ancient ice sheets foreshadow dynamic changes in Earth’s future

November 29, 2023

Identifying how and why Antarctica's major ice sheets behaved the way they did in the early Miocene could help inform understanding of the sheets' behavior under a warming climate.

Kids who feel their parents are less reliable take fewer risks vital to learning and growth

November 27, 2023

The researchers studied decisions that more than 150 children ages 10 to 13 made while playing games that offered opportunities to risk a little and explore for potential gains.

New paper links childhood deprivation to accelerated biological aging later in life

November 21, 2023

By using advanced epigenetic aging techniques and new data from older adults, a team of researchers found that being deprived of a nurturing childhood environment is associated with accelerated biological aging in adulthood.

Two new UW–Madison-led studies inform outlook on scaling of carbon removal technologies

November 21, 2023

The research makes it clear that ensuring the sustained well-being of our planet requires a more serious commitment toward new carbon dioxide removal technologies and a faster scale-up of their production.

UW–Madison and GE HealthCare broaden shared commitment to health care innovation

November 17, 2023

The 10-year strategic collaboration builds on strong research foundations in medical imaging and expands the scope to advance the delivery of personalized and quality healthcare into 2030 and beyond.

Scientists produce human norepinephrine neurons from stem cells, with significant implications for researching diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s

November 17, 2023

Researchers have identified a protein that is key to the development of a type of brain cell believed to play a role in disorders like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases and used the discovery to grow the neurons from stem cells for the first time.

UW–Madison announces new campaign video in support of College of Engineering building

November 13, 2023

The proposed College of Engineering building would allow the university to educate hundreds of additional engineers annually, significantly boosting the state’s talent pool.

Grass and shrublands burn more land and homes than forest fires

November 10, 2023

Using data sets like those the UW researchers produced can help homeowners and policymakers know what risks may be coming and where how they can better prepare for them.

Research on beer fermentation yeast reveals unexpected evolutionary process 

November 10, 2023

The insight could allow for multiple applications in diverse fields, such as medicine, biofuel production, and many products and industries that involve fungi. 

Relieving stress in insulin-producing cells protects against Type 1 diabetes

November 9, 2023

Researchers hope that their findings, published today in the journal Cell Metabolism, may point to a potential new treatment that could be administered very early in the development of diabetes.

Tomorrow’s Yellowstone

November 9, 2023

The landscapes of Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks are loved by people around the world, but human-driven changes to climate will make for warmer, drier conditions with more fires. Monica Turner and her lab have been studying the changes in this ecosystem for decades and they want to make sure they communicate what they’re finding with the public.

Tomorrow’s Yellowstone: Arielle

November 9, 2023

As a PhD student in Turner’s lab, Arielle Link helps with the long-term forest resilience projects the lab has been conducting since the 1988 fires. But she's also working on her own PhD work investigate how lodgepole pine forests recover after severe wildfire by studying the fungi that grow in the understory and on the roots of the trees.

Tomorrow’s Yellowstone: Researchers

November 9, 2023

Getting to work, eat, live and sleep in Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Park everyday is a unique experience and one Arielle, Timon and Lucy don’t take for granted. But with such important work and busy field days, it’s also important for the researchers to care for themselves.

Tomorrow’s Yellowstone: Monica

November 9, 2023

Rooted in a deep love of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, Monica Turner has spent the last 35 years training a generation of fire ecologists, influencing forest management and shaping our understanding of the future of western landscapes. While she feels the urgency to find answers and take action towards solutions that help limit human-driven climate change, she also feels optimistic.

Tomorrow’s Yellowstone: Lucy

November 9, 2023

Driven by her passion for the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem and endless curiosity, recent UW–Madison grad and lab manager Lucy McGuire helps everyone stay organized and conduct their projects smoothly in the field. Whether they need an extra hand, a morale boost or a debrief on the discoveries of the day, Lucy is there.

Tomorrow’s Yellowstone: Timon

November 9, 2023

It can be difficult to connect the urgency and magnitude of climate change with every day life, but by starting with explaining the changes that are happening in these beloved national parks, PhD student Timon Keller hopes to inspire people to reflect on what a changing climate would mean for their own communities.

Combining cell types may lead to improved cardiac cell therapy following heart attack

October 31, 2023

A new study from researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and Academia Sinica of Taiwan points to an improved method for regenerating heart muscle following a heart attack.

Sharing discoveries and imagining the future at the second annual Sustainability Symposium

October 31, 2023

From a keynote address on improving food security through a circular economy, to lightning talks on campus sustainability initiatives and poster sessions on research projects across UW–Madison, enthusiastic attendees learned, swapped ideas and inspired one another.

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October 27, 2023

The researchers found that a huge number of websites — about 15% of more than 7,000 they looked at — store sensitive information as plain text in their HTML source code.