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Veterinary medicine students launch software startup to serve clinics

March 15, 2022

The platform allows veterinarians to request, send and review the medical records of patients who have received care from other clinics through a business-to-business software model.

Scientists, undergraduates team up to protect astronauts from radiation

March 14, 2022

A research team will refine and test a novel idea for a traveling magnetic field strong enough to deflect harmful radiation from astronauts as they travel to Mars or set up bases around the moon.

Antivirals, some antibodies, work well against BA.2 omicron variant of COVID-19 virus

March 10, 2022

The research team tested seven monoclonal antibodies, three combinations of antibodies, and three antiviral treatments against the BA.2 variant.

Can a virtual reality game help teens regulate emotions?

March 9, 2022

Researchers at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health are studying the potential of the game, in which players can only move around in a three-dimensional environment through deep breathing — which, in turn, relieves their anxiety.

Ancient example of modern global warming was too hot for tiny, important ocean creatures

March 9, 2022

During another time in which Earth warmed rapidly in conjunction with a spike in atmospheric carbon similar to our modern climate, seawater temperature and chemical changes decimated an important piece of the food web in the tropical Pacific Ocean.

Makerspace fun: Waxing skis, snowboards

February 22, 2022

On Feb. 18, the creators at UW Makerspace turned to a light-hearted task: Waxing skis and snowboards.

Ultraprecise atomic clock poised for new physics discoveries

February 16, 2022

The clock's design allows the team to test ways to search for gravitational waves, attempt to detect dark matter, and discover new physics with clocks.

At bioenergy crossroads, should corn ethanol be left in the rearview mirror?

February 14, 2022

New research shows that the carbon emissions from using land to grow corn can negate or even reverse any climate advantages of corn ethanol relative to gasoline.

Sharon Dunwoody was a ‘star’ of science communication

February 8, 2022

Sharon’s scholarship helped generations of journalists, students and scientists become better translators of complex ideas to audiences all over the world.

UW-built instrument will enhance views of distant galaxies

February 3, 2022

A near-infrared spectrograph, which splits light into its individual colors to form a rainbow-like spectrum, will soon be shipped to South Africa from UW–Madison. Custom-built here by staff in the Washburn Astronomical Laboratories, it will expand the capabilities of the Southern African Large Telescope.

New UW–Madison research projects to benefit Great Lakes

February 1, 2022

Wisconsin Sea Grant announced 12 new two-year research projects worth $2.8 million that build Great Lakes understanding, leading to science-based management and policy decisions. Six are at UW–Madison.