When conflict breaks out in social groups, individuals make strategic decisions about how to behave based on their understanding of alliances and feuds in the group.
AhR Pharmaceuticals Inc. and the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) have signed an exclusive license agreement for ITE, a natural hormone discovered by University of Wisconsin–Madison researchers with properties helpful in treating cancer, obesity and immune system disorders.
An interdisciplinary team of scientists and engineers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison has received a $1 million grant from the W.M. Keck Foundation to fund research into creating synthetic genome "foundries."
University of Wisconsin–Madison ecologist Anthony Ives is being recognized with the prestigious Robert H. MacArthur Award from the Ecological Society of America (ESA).
Eighteen top science students from northern Wisconsin high schools have earned the opportunity to hone their laboratory skills and work alongside leading researchers from the University of Wisconsin–Madison at a summer science camp focused on stem cells.
With metabolically engineered microorganisms hungry for levulinic acid, rather than sugar, a University of Wisconsin–Madison chemical and biological engineer aims to create more sustainable, cost-effective processes for converting biomass into high-energy-density hydrocarbon fuels.
The blood-brain barrier -- the filter that governs what can and cannot come into contact with the mammalian brain -- is a marvel of nature. It effectively separates circulating blood from the fluid that bathes the brain, and it keeps out bacteria, viruses and other agents that could damage it.
The first U.S. population prevalence study of mutations in the gene that causes fragile X syndrome, the most common inherited form of intellectual disability, suggests the mutation in the gene - and its associated health risks - may be more common than previously believed.
Stress may affect brain development in children - altering growth of a specific piece of the brain and abilities associated with it - according to researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.
The Morgridge Institute for Research will launch its Ethics@Discovery program on Thursday, May 31, at 2 p.m. with “Campus Conversation: Biomedical Research and National Security—Learning from the H5N1 Influenza Story.”
Cardiomyocytes, the workhorse cells that make up the beating heart, can now be made cheaply and abundantly in the laboratory.
University of Wisconsin–Madison plant breeders have developed a new oat variety that's significantly higher in the compound that makes this grain so cardio-friendly.
David Mladenoff, the Beers-Bascom Professor in Conservation in the Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology, has received the 2012 Distinguished Landscape Ecologist Award.
Josh Coon's work has weight. It's right there in the name: mass spectrometry.
A delighted murmur – a hybrid of “Wow!” and “Whoa!” -- arises as an ultraviolet light illuminates the invisible traces of chemicals on a chromatography paper, and Dave Stevenson knows he’s done his job at Family Science Night at Emerson School on Madison’s east side. Stevenson, a microbiologist at the federal Dairy Forage Research Center on the University of Wisconsin–Madison campus, gives an outline of chromatography for 22 students in first through fifth grades.
The discovery that more Western corn rootworms are resistant to the toxin contained in widely planted transgenic corn has sparked a warning that farmers must change tactics or lose a valuable management tool against a traditional corn pest.
Practices like physical exercise, certain forms of psychological counseling and meditation can all change brains for the better, and these changes can be measured with the tools of modern neuroscience, according to a review article now online at Nature Neuroscience.
The Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International (AAALAC) has continued the "Full Accreditation" status for animal research programs for another three years in three major divisions of the University of Wisconsin–Madison: the Graduate School, the School of Medicine and Public Health, and the School of Veterinary Medicine.
Now that migratory birds are back in Wisconsin and twittering in the treetops, a group of UW–Madison wildlife ecology students are paying close attention and doing some tweeting of their own.