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AAAS honors four UW–Madison professors for advancing science

November 24, 2014

Four members of the University of Wisconsin–Madison faculty have been elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the society announced today.

Monkey caloric restriction study shows big benefit; contradicts earlier study

April 1, 2014

The latest results from a 25-year study of diet and aging in monkeys shows a significant reduction in mortality and in age-associated diseases among those with calorie-restricted diets. The study, begun at the University of Wisconsin–Madison in 1989, is one of two ongoing, long-term U.S. efforts to examine the effects of a reduced-calorie diet on nonhuman primates.

Famed Milwaukee County Zoo orangutan’s death caused by strange infection

February 27, 2014

Mahal, the young orangutan who became a star of the Milwaukee County Zoo and an emblem of survival for a dwindling species, led an extraordinary life. It turns out, the young ape died an extraordinary death, too.

Researchers Link Protein With Breast Cancer’s Spread to the Brain

January 7, 2014

A cancer-research team at the University of Wisconsin–Madison has identified a protein that may be a major culprit when breast cancer metastasizes to the brain.