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Q&A: Professor provides analysis of work on nanotechnology research

December 10, 2008

Life sciences communication professor Dietram Scheufele provides Wisconsin Week with a more in-depth look at his research on nanotechnology and religion.

SEMATECH donates cutting-edge lab equipment to UW–Madison

August 18, 2008

Students in Mechanical Engineering Professor Roxann Engelstad's lab, sought after in industry for their problem-solving experience, now can graduate even more well-versed in cutting-edge technology.

With a jolt, ‘nanonails’ go from repellant to wettable

January 29, 2008

Sculpting a surface composed of tightly packed nanostructures that resemble tiny nails, University of Wisconsin–Madison engineers and their colleagues from Bell Laboratories have created a material that can repel almost any liquid.

Healing chronic wounds through use of nanoscale surfaces

April 25, 2007

It’s both costly and frustrating when doctors are unable to heal persistent wounds, such as diabetic ulcers or pressure sores in patients with limited mobility. Traditional treatments are often less than satisfactory. But thanks to funding from the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery seed grant program, UW–Madison researchers have been freed to explore a novel and revolutionary approach to coaxing persistent wounds to heal.

Unique models help teach nanoscience to the blind

March 27, 2007

At the root of scientific study are observations made with the eyes; yet in nanoscience, our eyes fail us. The smallest object we can see still looms thousands of times larger than a typical nano-sized structure. Even the most powerful microscopes can't peer into the nanoscale directly.

Media effects on public attitudes toward nanotechnology

March 7, 2007

As the emerging field of nanotechnology enters the public consciousness, mass media play an important role in shaping public attitudes about the new science. But newspapers, the Internet and television do so in significantly different ways, says Dietram Scheufele, a professor of life sciences communication at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

Nanoscale packaging could aid delivery of cancer-fighting drugs

February 15, 2007

A University of Wisconsin–Madison pharmacy professor aims to improve the delivery of cancer-fighting drugs by targeting them more selectively to tumors and boosting their solubility in water.