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UW–Madison remains 8th in research ranking, surpasses $1.5 billion in research expenditures 

November 30, 2023

The NSF today released its Higher Education Research and Development (HERD) data showing a 10% increase in research expenditures at UW–Madison over the previous fiscal year, or more than $143 million for the period covering July 2021 and the end of June 2022.

Antarctica’s ancient ice sheets foreshadow dynamic changes in Earth’s future

November 29, 2023

Identifying how and why Antarctica's major ice sheets behaved the way they did in the early Miocene could help inform understanding of the sheets' behavior under a warming climate.

Kids who feel their parents are less reliable take fewer risks vital to learning and growth

November 27, 2023

The researchers studied decisions that more than 150 children ages 10 to 13 made while playing games that offered opportunities to risk a little and explore for potential gains.

Study: Spike in premature births caused by COVID, halted by vaccines

November 27, 2023

The evidence showing the positive effects of vaccination in preventing premature births could help allay some of the most prominent concerns voiced as COVID-19 vaccines became available to pregnant patients.

New paper links childhood deprivation to accelerated biological aging later in life

November 21, 2023

By using advanced epigenetic aging techniques and new data from older adults, a team of researchers found that being deprived of a nurturing childhood environment is associated with accelerated biological aging in adulthood.

Relieving stress in insulin-producing cells protects against Type 1 diabetes

November 9, 2023

Researchers hope that their findings, published today in the journal Cell Metabolism, may point to a potential new treatment that could be administered very early in the development of diabetes.

Tomorrow’s Yellowstone

November 9, 2023

The landscapes of Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks are loved by people around the world, but human-driven changes to climate will make for warmer, drier conditions with more fires. Monica Turner and her lab have been studying the changes in this ecosystem for decades and they want to make sure they communicate what they’re finding with the public.

Tomorrow’s Yellowstone: Arielle

November 9, 2023

As a PhD student in Turner’s lab, Arielle Link helps with the long-term forest resilience projects the lab has been conducting since the 1988 fires. But she's also working on her own PhD work investigate how lodgepole pine forests recover after severe wildfire by studying the fungi that grow in the understory and on the roots of the trees.

Tomorrow’s Yellowstone: Researchers

November 9, 2023

Getting to work, eat, live and sleep in Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Park everyday is a unique experience and one Arielle, Timon and Lucy don’t take for granted. But with such important work and busy field days, it’s also important for the researchers to care for themselves.

Tomorrow’s Yellowstone: Monica

November 9, 2023

Rooted in a deep love of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, Monica Turner has spent the last 35 years training a generation of fire ecologists, influencing forest management and shaping our understanding of the future of western landscapes. While she feels the urgency to find answers and take action towards solutions that help limit human-driven climate change, she also feels optimistic.

Tomorrow’s Yellowstone: Lucy

November 9, 2023

Driven by her passion for the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem and endless curiosity, recent UW–Madison grad and lab manager Lucy McGuire helps everyone stay organized and conduct their projects smoothly in the field. Whether they need an extra hand, a morale boost or a debrief on the discoveries of the day, Lucy is there.

Tomorrow’s Yellowstone: Timon

November 9, 2023

It can be difficult to connect the urgency and magnitude of climate change with every day life, but by starting with explaining the changes that are happening in these beloved national parks, PhD student Timon Keller hopes to inspire people to reflect on what a changing climate would mean for their own communities.

New study shows mRNA vaccine harnesses T-cell power to combat COVID-19 in lungs

November 6, 2023

The study sheds new light on the protective mechanisms mRNA vaccines use to lessen severe disease following breakthrough infections. It also raises important new questions about the role of memory T cells in limiting the spread of the virus, the frequency with which we get vaccinated and the most effective methods for vaccine delivery.

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October 27, 2023

The researchers found that a huge number of websites — about 15% of more than 7,000 they looked at — store sensitive information as plain text in their HTML source code.

200-year-old DNA helps map tiny fly’s genetic course to new lands, modern times

October 12, 2023

The humble fruit fly is one of the most thoroughly studied animals on the planet and new insights continue to be revealed about the fly’s evolution thanks to centuries-old DNA.

Advertising rental housing in Spanish puts off many potential renters

October 12, 2023

Researchers found that rental ads published in Spanish deterred many would-be renters of diverse backgrounds from applying for a lease.

Discovery reveals mitochondria as potential treatment target for fragile X syndrome

October 10, 2023

The results fundamentally change how scientists understand the developmental origins of fragile X syndrome and suggest a potential treatment for brain cells damaged by the dysfunction.