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Mitochondrial maps reveal new connections to poorly understood diseases

August 4, 2016

Mitochondrial diseases strike about 1 in 4,000 people and there are currently no licensed therapies available beyond treatments with vitamins and supplements.

Fundamental discovery slashes energy cost of chemical reactions

June 27, 2016

"We get two for the price of one," says researcher Shannon Stahl, "and we can save half a volt ... In a fuel cell, that is significant saving of energy."

Crystal growing contest gives middle, high school students a peek inside UW–Madison chemistry department

May 27, 2016

Hundreds of middle and high school students from across Wisconsin enjoyed some hands-on chemistry experience this spring through a crystal-growing contest organized by the University of Wisconsin–Madison Chemistry Department.

Single-step hydrogen peroxide production could be cleaner, more efficient

May 24, 2016

The work opens new avenues for the direct synthesis of a chemical needed in large volumes for the laundry and paper bleaching industry.

Blowing glass in class

May 5, 2016

Few departments on campus use as much glassware as the Department of Chemistry. So it makes perfect sense to have a master glassblower within the department to help design and build innovative equipment.

Clarity of vision: Chemistry’s glass whisperer

May 5, 2016

In a lab built around tools and techniques that are more than a century old, Tracy Drier performs miracles of construction and reconstruction.

Madison-made electrolyte going big at global battery manufacturer

April 25, 2016

Silatronix, a UW–Madison spinoff, says its formulation will lead to safer lithium-ion batteries used in phones, laptops and tablets.

Academic Staff Excellence Awards honor nine campus professionals

April 25, 2016

Nine members of the University of Wisconsin–Madison's academic staff have been selected as recipients of the 2016 Academic Staff Excellence Awards.

Making molecules comfy: Ultimate challenge for UW’s ‘Glass Guy’

March 23, 2016

"If you ask an ordinary person, ‘What is glass?’ they will point to a window, but glass is a much broader category of materials,” says Mark Ediger.