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Avoiding misinformation about COVID-19 and influenza research

April 22, 2020

Read in Spanish Misinformation with respect to science is not new, but it can be particularly troublesome and even dangerous during the…

Old-school cool: A look back on Earth Day

April 22, 2020

Wondering what Earth Day looked like for UW in 1970? Here are some old-school cool photos that flashback to the historic event.

Researchers at UW–Madison lead data science coalition to aid with COVID-19

April 21, 2020

Early modeling results show that the speed of viral transmission has slowed since Wisconsin's first “Safer at Home” executive order, demonstrating that social distancing is necessary to stop the spread of the disease.

WARF commits $100K to scaling up COVID solutions

April 21, 2020

The new UW/WARF COVID-19 Accelerator Challenge is intended to speed development of prototypes and concepts that can be deployed in 6-12 months.

UW–Madison engineer works with local health leaders to develop COVID-19 prediction models

April 17, 2020

The models use a swath of relevant, research-based parameters to predict the number of cases of in the region.

Extension offers guidance on operating a farm during the pandemic

April 17, 2020

While much of the negative impact on agriculture by COVID-19 is out of farmers' control, there are things they can do now to reduce or prevent the impact of the virus on the health and productivity of their farm.

Advance could enable remote control of soft robots

April 16, 2020

UW-Madison researchers demonstrated a method for using magnetic fields to remotely induce soft composite materials to rearrange their internal structure into a variety of new patterns.

Blank’s Slate: You don’t have to miss observing Earth Day

April 16, 2020

Chancellor Rebecca Blank urges you to participate in a virtual Earth Day conference sponsored by the Nelson Institute on April 20. And learn more about the history of the Nelson Institute as it celebrates 50 years.

School of Pharmacy team produces hand sanitizer for UW Health

April 10, 2020

The school's Zeeh Pharmaceutical Experiment Station started production on March 20 and, in less than a week, provided more than 100 gallons of vitally important sanitizer.

Chilling concussed cells shows promise for full recovery

April 3, 2020

“You can’t cool too little; you can’t cool too much; and you can’t wait too long following an injury to start treatment,” says mechanical engineer Christian Franck. And when the researchers identified that sweet spot, the results were striking.

UW–Madison engineers, local manufacturers race pandemic to protect healthcare workers

March 23, 2020

The group has built prototypes and launched a website where it's encouraging healthcare facilities, manufacturers and donors to fill out an intake form to help assess need and build more connections while production capacity is rapidly expanded.