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Forming genitals in boys requires complex dance between genes and hormones

June 25, 2020

The research helps us understand how genes and hormones interact to develop male reproductive systems, a step toward researching why disorders in these organs have become more common and how we might prevent them.

‘Dairy Brain’ project asks farmers to help create smarter dairies

June 24, 2020

UW researchers are working with dairy farmers, producers and equipment manufacturers to use data to make useful, real-time decisions.

UW–Madison and UW Health quickly launch a number of COVID-19 clinical trials

June 24, 2020

Among the latest is a study examining the potential for an existing drug to treat a serious and often deadly complication of a COVID-19 infection.

Better low-light photography may come one photon at a time

June 18, 2020

Sensors that catch just the minimum amount of light could be better than typical digital cameras at capturing everyday memories in challenging environments.

Controlling invasive milfoil with lake-wide herbicide could do more harm than good to native plants

June 11, 2020

New research could help lake managers make more informed decisions about their invasive species control strategies.

Environmental DNA shows promise in estimating sport fish populations

June 11, 2020

eDNA could help fisheries managers keep tabs on walleye health across many more lakes at a fraction of the cost of current monitoring methods.

UW MadScience: Addressing racism, equity and diversity in science and academia

June 10, 2020

On June 10, researchers and academics around the world are undertaking deliberate efforts to challenge systemic anti-Black racism. The UWMadScience blog is observing the call to action and sharing resources for listening, education and reflection.

WARF in top 10 among university patent producers

June 9, 2020

The Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, which manages intellectual property for the UW, is ranked 9th for U.S. utility patents that cover inventions, including materials, processes, functions and devices.

Wisconsin’s COVID-19 stay-at-home order drove changes in state’s traffic volume

June 2, 2020

Interstate travel in Wisconsin bottomed out the week of March 25 at a 40% reduction for weekday traffic and a 60% reduction on weekends — knowledge that could help with future highway planning and construction.

Nine projects selected for UW/WARF COVID-19 Accelerator Challenge

June 2, 2020

From improved respirators to accelerated virus testing, each project is designed to be rapidly advanced over the coming months to help combat the pandemic.

UW–Madison VisPy data visualization project awarded Chan Zuckerberg Initiative grant

May 28, 2020

A programmer is working to make scientific data easier to picture, from creating images of spiral galaxies based on theoretical data to visualizing satellite imagery.

The winners: Cool Science Images 2020

May 26, 2020

Eyeball-licking geckos, wiggling brain cells and a whole planet’s worth of weather are among the winners in UW–Madison’s 10th Cool Science Image Contest. A panel of artists, scientists and science communicators judged the scientific content and aesthetic and creative qualities of the images and videos.

Schauer leads COVID-19 testing efforts at hygiene lab

May 22, 2020

James Schauer holds a unique position as both an air pollution expert and a leader in the state’s response to the pandemic.