Two UW–Madison faculty among 2023 Sloan Research Fellows
Being honored are Andrew Buller, assistant professor of chemistry, and Jose Israel Rodriguez, assistant professor of mathematics.
Chemist Randall Goldsmith named a Schmidt Science Polymath
The UW–Madison professor's multidisciplinary approach to studying chemical and biophysical systems earned a $2.5 million award from the philanthropic organization founded by the former CEO of Google.
Chemical reaction: ‘a huge upgrade’
The recently opened addition to the Chemistry Building on University Avenue is a nine-story tower housing lecture halls, an information commons, offices, teaching laboratories, and group write-up spaces for undergraduate teaching labs.
Flexibility may be the key to potent peptides for treating diabetes
New research suggests that the peptides — short chunks of protein — used to treat Type 2 diabetes may be more effective if they’re able to flexibly move back and forth between different shapes.
Ocean life helps produce clouds, but existing clouds keep new ones at bay
New research findings from the UW, NOAA and others may change the way scientists predict how cloud formation responds to changes in the oceans.
Campus sustainability initiatives have their day in the sun
On August 12, leaders from the Wisconsin Departments of Administration (DOA), Financial Institutions (DFI), and Safety & Professional Services (DSPS) toured several campus facilities to learn more about the ways UW strives to create solutions that address some of today’s biggest sustainability challenges.
NSF award to establish network for advanced NMR across three institutions
UW–Madison will join a first-of-its-kind collaborative network for nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, which researchers use to probe large biological molecules like proteins and RNA.
Scientists develop better way to block viruses that cause childhood respiratory infections
While the approach hasn’t yet been tested in humans and researchers must further refine and test the system, it does provide a new strategy for potentially preventing or treating these common infections.
New method targets disease-causing proteins for destruction
The technology, developed by UW–Madison Professor Weiping Tang and colleagues in the School of Pharmacy, could produce entirely new kinds of drugs.
Measuring the pancreas’s protein landscape assists diabetes and cancer research
New research aims to measure the pancreas’s entire suite of proteins. Ultimately, that data will advance research on pancreatic diseases like pancreatitis, pancreatic cancer, or diabetes.
COVID questions: Influenza comparison, selling home precautions
What's the difference between COVID-19 and influenza? What precautions should I take after potential buyers tour my home?
American Physical Society bestows top honors on two UW scientists
Physics professor Vernon Barger won the J.J. Sakurai Prize for Theoretical Particle Physics, and chemistry professor Martin Zanni was the recipient of the Earle K. Plyler Prize for Molecular Spectroscopy & Dynamics.
UW biochemist Scott Coyle awarded 2020 Packard Fellowship
Coyle's research could have far-reaching applications, from expanding the scope of cell-based therapies to fight disease to developing micro-technologies for bioremediation of damaged environmental sites.
Pediatric cancers share stalled gene-managing enzyme
A wildly out-of-place protein leads to haywire cells in a particularly troublesome type of rare early childhood cancer, according to University of Wisconsin–Madison researchers.
New national imaging center has potential to transform medicine
The National Institutes of Health will provide $22.7 million over six years to create a national research and training hub at UW–Madison that will give scientists across the country access to this game-changing technology.