August 4, 2006
After conducting research at Scotland's Roslin Institute (birthplace of Dolly the cloned sheep) and creating in-vitro models of obesity and Parkinson's Disease for the pharmaceutical giant Pfizer, Gabriela Cezar has returned to the University of Wisconsin–Madison.
July 31, 2006
A University of Wisconsin–Madison study shows that the rusty crayfish, long seen as a bully in Wisconsin lakes, may be vulnerable to a "double whammy" of intensive trapping and predator fish manipulation to the point where it may be possible to rid lakes of the animal that has vexed scientists, anglers and conservation agencies alike for decades.
June 26, 2006
Although millions depend on medications such as Ritalin to quell symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), scientists have struggled to pinpoint how the drugs work in the brain.
June 16, 2006
The cellular process of transcription, in which the enzyme RNA polymerase constructs chains of RNA from information contained in DNA, depends upon previously underappreciated sections of both the DNA promoter region and RNA polymerase, according to work done with the bacterium E. coli and published today (June 16) in the journal Cell by a team of bacteriologists from the University of Wisconsin–Madison.
June 13, 2006
A pioneering long-term study of the links between diet and aging in monkeys will continue through 2011 with the help of a new $7.9 million grant from the National Institutes of Health.
May 30, 2006
Aided by a powerful imaging technique, scientists have discovered they can detect smoking-related lung damage in healthy smokers who otherwise display none of the telltale signs of tobacco use.
May 8, 2006
A dedication ceremony at the Center for Limnology (CFL) today (May 8) is honoring the vision and achievements of a late UW–Madison scientist by naming a laboratory after him. The newly named facility - the Arthur Davis Hasler Laboratory for Limnology - has been at the core of education and UW–Madison research in the aquatic sciences for more than four decades.
May 8, 2006
In a painstaking set of experiments in overweight mice, scientists from the University of Wisconsin–Madison have discovered a gene that appears to play an important role in the onset of type 2 diabetes.
May 1, 2006
A grant program aimed at stimulating collaborative research projects to be included in the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery has begun with an open invitation to University of Wisconsin–Madison researchers to submit initial proposals by June 1.
April 30, 2006
TIME Magazine, the international news weekly, has recognized a scientist at the University of Wisconsin–Madison as one of the most influential people of 2006.
April 27, 2006
By stripping the E. coli genome of vast tracts of its genetic material — hundreds of apparently inconsequential genes — a team of Wisconsin researchers has created a leaner and meaner version of the bacterium that is a workhorse of modern biology and industry.
April 27, 2006
A team of scientists from the University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Medicine and Public Health reports the discovery of a master molecular sensor embedded in the spores of the fungi that triggers a transformation from that of a benign lifestyle in the soil to a deadly pathogen.
April 20, 2006
Seven years after the University of Wisconsin–Madison's cluster-hiring initiative was outlined by former Chancellor David Ward, the program is producing numerous accomplishments.
April 5, 2006
Just as a non-musician savors the resounding strains of a Beethoven symphony, University of Wisconsin–Madison biochemist Richard Amasino believes that non-scientists can appreciate the role of science in their lives. He will have a chance to advance that notion to K-12 teachers nationwide after being named a million-dollar Howard Hughes Medical Institute professor.
April 3, 2006
The largest individual gift ever to benefit UW–Madison - $50 million from alumni John and Tashia Morgridge - will pave the way for pioneering scientific collaboration at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery.
March 28, 2006
On Monday, May 1, educators from around Wisconsin will join with educators in Indiana and Minnesota to explore the convergence of nanotechnology and biotechnology with a panel of experts drawn from the University of Wisconsin–Madison, the National Science Foundation and Wisconsin's biotechnology community. The New Technologies symposium will originate from the Pyle Center at UW–Madison and will be broadcast live via Internet2 beginning at 8 a.m.
March 22, 2006
Although more than 100 people have been infected with the H5N1 avian influenza virus, mostly from close contact with infected poultry, the fact that the virus does not spread easily from its pioneering human hosts to other humans has been a biomedical puzzle.
March 21, 2006
Proteins, one of the basic components of living things, are among the most studied molecules in biochemistry. Understanding how proteins form or "fold" from sequenced strings of amino acids has long been one of the grand challenges of biology.
March 16, 2006
Scientists have pinpointed exactly how botulinum neurotoxin A - a potential agent of biological warfare and one of the most lethal toxins known to humans - is able to sneak into cells.
March 16, 2006
The most ironic thing about Mark Johnson, one of Wisconsin's leading experts on cheese, is that he spent the first half of his life simply hating the stuff. But the years can change a man and his taste buds. Now, as senior scientist at UW–Madison's Center for Dairy Research, Johnson has devoted his career to enhancing the quality of Wisconsin cheeses.