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.
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.
Faced with a demand for research computing infrastructure that meets the growing needs of compute and data-intensive research, the University of Wisconsin–Madison is using a $500,000 Federal grant to experiment with advanced frameworks and technologies.
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.
With cyanobacteria, carbon dioxide and sunlight, a team of University of Wisconsin–Madison engineers aims to create a sustainable alternative source of commodity chemicals currently derived from an ever-decreasing supply of fossil fuels.
With a $2.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health, stem cell pioneer Dr. James Thomson, University of Wisconsin–Madison associate professor of biomedical engineering William Murphy and School of Medicine and Public Health medical informatics professor David Page will lead a team to derive and assemble the distinct cell types found in the human cerebral cortex.
Following a highly productive first five years, the University of Wisconsin–Madison Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR) has received a coveted five-year renewal by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
A new type of forest is taking root in Puerto Rico's abandoned sugar cane fields. The new stands are full of invasive trees, but they harbor large numbers of endangered native bird species. From the perspective of conservation science, are these forest parcels good or bad? And how should they be managed?
Every day researchers add another sea of data to an ocean of knowledge on the world around us - billions on top of billions of measurements, images and observations of the tiniest subatomic particles up to the movement of planets and stars.
With the help of a $2 million grant from the U.S. Office of Naval Research, mechanical engineers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison will develop a tool to characterize the performance of a new class of alternative fuels that could be used in maritime vehicles such as submarines and aircraft carriers.