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Advanced microscopy technique could help UW reach new frontiers in the biosciences

April 15, 2021

At its most basic level, it takes pictures. That’s the scaled-down explanation of cryogenic electron microscopy, or cryo-EM. But it’s so much more than that.

UW–Madison alum’s mask makes Time magazine’s list of best inventions of 2020

April 13, 2021

Max Bock-Aronson says his UW engineering education, and the opportunities he had as a student, played a crucial role developing his entrepreneurial skills.

New UW–Madison campus sustainability map goes live

April 8, 2021

The interactive map enables viewers to travel around campus virtually to explore sustainability initiatives. Clicking on the more than 300 features brings up a description of achievements.

Off to a busy start, data institute responds to COVID and seeks director

April 8, 2021

The American Family Insurance Data Science Institute’s first two years have been nothing if not eventful. Choosing a director is the next big project.

New condenser makes water from air, even in the hot sun

April 1, 2021

Unlike other radiative vapor condensers which can only operate at night, the new design works in direct sunlight and requires no energy input.

Science Expeditions, Engineering Expo offer virtual events statewide April 9–11

April 1, 2021

Both open houses will provide greater access than ever to UW–Madison research labs, at-home experiments and live science demonstrations.

Disrupted biochemical pathway in the brain linked to bipolar disorder

April 1, 2021

The results offer a foundation for research into treating the often-overlooked cognitive impairments of bipolar disorder, such as memory loss, and add to a growing understanding of how the biochemistry of the brain affects health and disease.

WisCon helps small businesses through COVID-19 pandemic

March 25, 2021

The WisCon consultants have dedicated time this year to COVID-19 consulting and training for small businesses, which includes virtual assessments of facilities, recommendations for controlling employee exposure, and video training on COVID-19 prevention and control.

UW–Madison pioneers master’s program in therapeutic use of psychoactive drugs

March 23, 2021

The fully online program will equip graduates to be future leaders in the field of therapeutic development and deployment of psychedelics, entheogens, cannabinoids and other psychoactive substances.

Enter your best science images in the 2021 Cool Science Image Contest 

March 22, 2021

To celebrate the exploratory and artistic value of those images and videos, the 11th annual Cool Science Image Contest is soliciting the best visuals from members of the UW–Madison community.

New method targets disease-causing proteins for destruction

March 18, 2021

The technology, developed by UW–Madison Professor Weiping Tang and colleagues in the School of Pharmacy, could produce entirely new kinds of drugs.

Study finds link between climate change and longer ‘dead zones’ in lakes

March 17, 2021

According to the study by UW researchers, warm summer weather is the main driver behind longer periods of anoxia, or oxygen-starved water, in Lake Mendota.

Online field trips bring science across Wisconsin

March 12, 2021

The pandemic’s limitations have presented new opportunities for expanding and engaging schools that would not be able to come to campus in person due to distance or other factors.