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Interim Chancellor David Ward and the Science Coalition have presented Congressman Ron Kind (D-Wis.) with its Champion of Science Award in recognition of his strong commitment to funding the basic research that keeps the United States and the state of Wisconsin at the forefront of scientific discovery and technological innovation.
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded the University of Wisconsin–Madison $25 million per year to fund the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC) for another five years.
Some federal funding to UW–Madison could be in jeopardy if Congress does not act before March 1 to avoid a set of spending cuts in passed in 2011.
After a voluntary hiatus of more than a year, avian influenza transmission studies may soon resume at UW–Madison’s Influenza Research Institute (IRI) as the National Institutes of Heath (NIH) last week issued a new framework for vetting such experiments.
A new scorecard from the U.S. Department of Education's College Affordability and Transparency Center reinforces UW¬-Madison's standing as a good value among its peer institutions.
The University of Wisconsin–Madison currently has 103 graduates serving overseas in 47 countries as Peace Corps volunteers, ranking third for the second consecutive year on the corps' annual list of the top volunteer-producers among large U.S. universities.
It has long been known that the part of the brain called the amygdala is responsible for recognition of a threat and knowing whether to fight or flee from the danger.
People suffering from chronic inflammatory conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease and asthma — in which psychological stress plays a major role — may benefit from mindfulness meditation techniques, according to a study by University of Wisconsin–Madison neuroscientists with the Center for Investigating Healthy Minds at the Waisman Center.
The dominant factors in the rise and fall of the diversity of life on Earth has been a point of debate for scientists nearly as long as they have studied the processes of evolution.
A new study, published online in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine and conducted largely at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, shows the potential for two complimentary treatments - stem cell therapy and intermittent exposure to low oxygen - to preserve and even restore breathing capacity in rats with a condition similar to ALS in humans.
Technologically valuable ultrastable glasses can be produced in days or hours with properties corresponding to those that have been aged for thousands of years, computational and laboratory studies have confirmed.
Aiming to address the strategic military need for accurate, high-resolution imaging, a University of Wisconsin–Madison electrical and computer engineer working with the U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research and the U.S. Department of Defense has a simple goal: to make night vision more accurate and easier for soldiers and pilots to use.
More than 4,000 students and their families will be better prepared for success in school thanks to the expansion of an initiative developed by UW–Madison’s Wisconsin Center for Education Research.
A remarkable new view of the dark side of our planet from space released today by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is just a peek at the nighttime capabilities of the agencies' newest weather satellite, the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership.
The unthinkable is Scott Straus’ stock-in-trade.
Officials provide guidance on where political activity, including the circulation of petitions, is permissible on campus grounds.
In human blood, red blood cells barrel through the center of the blood vessels, while in a phenomenon known as margination, platelets and white blood cells hug the vessel walls, ready to emerge into the body to fight an injury or infection.
A new University of Wisconsin–Madison imaging study shows the brains of people with generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) have weaker connections between a brain structure that controls emotional response and the amygdala, which suggests the brain's "panic button" may stay on due to lack of regulation.