Tag College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
After having a stroke in 2008, Jan Blume lost the ability to swallow for two full years. As she slowly regained that vital function, she faced a new challenge: drinking the thickened beverages that are recommended for people with swallowing problems, or dysphagia. She found the drinks almost intolerable.
Many Wisconsin residents supported the state's decision to initiate the first managed wolf hunt in state history from October through December 2012, but support varied significantly between people who lived inside wolf range and those who did not, a new University of Wisconsin–Madison study indicates.
In an era of widespread genetic sequencing, the ability to edit and alter an organism's DNA is a powerful way to explore the information within and how it guides biological function.
When Jeff Sindelar talks about the ingredients he's working with, you'd think he was making juice. Not quite. He's adding things like cranberry concentrate, cherry powder, lemon extract and celery powder to meat.
Advances in biotechnology such as DNA sequencing have helped speed the pace of plant breeding in many food crops, but applying these tools to the potato, which has an extra set of chromosomes, has been a bit more difficult.
The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents voted Friday afternoon in favor of naming three UW–Madison buildings and a campus complex after renowned biochemist Hector F. DeLuca.
$3.93 per gallon. 16-gallon tank. $62.88 to fill up. This is all-too-familiar math for drivers who are grudgingly footing their gas bills. Many will direct their frustration at station owners, oil companies or the government. But what factors cause these summer price spikes?
When you hear "gluten-free," great flavor and texture may not be the first things that come to mind. But a new gluten-free raspberry-filled chocolate waffle developed by a team of University of Wisconsin–Madison food science students could change that.
The Wisconsin School for Beginning Dairy and Livestock Farmers is recruiting cyclists and pledges for its 10th annual Ride to Farm fundraiser on Saturday, June 1 to support the next generation of Wisconsin farmers.
Agricultural scientists from across the nation are embarking on a new five-year, $10 million, USDA-funded effort to identify dairy production practices that minimize the emission of greenhouse gasses (GHG) and will be more resilient to the effects of a changing climate.
Small differences in how a technology is defined can make a big difference in how the public feels about itMarch 8, 2013
Even small tweaks in how scientists describe scientific breakthroughs can significantly change how the public perceives their work, a new study indicates.
The public is invited to help welcome the cows back to campus as the University of Wisconsin–Madison dedicates its refurbished Dairy Cattle Center on Saturday, March 9.
UW-Madison Career Services units will host the Spring Career and Internship Fair on Monday Feb. 4, which will bring more than 180 organizations to campus.
Invasive species are known for disturbing their new homes. Whether it's the zebra mussels in the Great Lakes or garlic mustard in native woodlands, their rampant multiplication crowds out native species.
Jerry Kaufman liked to joke that he didn’t see a tree until he was 16. And yet the man who grew up in an apartment in Queens, New York, went on to become a huge advocate for the land he so cherished, teaching urban planning for more than 30 years at UW–Madison. Kaufman died Thursday, Jan. 10, at the age of 79 after a long battle with cancer.
A science-inclined audience and wide array of communications tools make the Internet an excellent opportunity for scientists hoping to share their research with the world. But that opportunity is fraught with unintended consequences, according to a pair of University of Wisconsin–Madison life sciences communication professors.
One of the early lessons from Wisconsin’s first wolf hunt in decades is that shooting or trapping wolves is easier than wildlife management experts had expected, says Tim Van Deelen, University of Wisconsin–Madison professor of forest and wildlife ecology.
American Indian tribes have plenty of challenges when it comes to food and food systems, says Dan Cornelius, ranging from environmental threats to traditional crops to the difficulties of getting fresh food to remote tribal communities.
Illegal wolf kills typically spike during gun deer season, says UW–Madison environmental studies professor Adrian Treves, whether due to a sense of competition, fear, or simply increased opportunity.