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Kyle Cranmer chosen to lead American Family Insurance Data Science Institute

October 21, 2021

Cranmer, a UW–Madison alumnus and executive director of the Moore-Sloan Data Science Environment at NYU, played a significant role in the discovery of the Higgs boson.

New technique, effective in mice, could help advance the use of probiotics

October 14, 2021

Researchers in the School of Pharmacy, led by Quanyin Hu, have developed a system that can keep probiotic bacteria alive in the lower intestine long enough to help treat or prevent colitis in a mouse model of the disease.

UW scientists decipher the mysteries of enigmatic fungi

October 14, 2021

“There are very few places on the globe where you have the collection of expertise with fungi that we have at UW–Madison,” says Anne Pringle, a professor of botany.

Ocean life helps produce clouds, but existing clouds keep new ones at bay

October 11, 2021

New research findings from the UW, NOAA and others may change the way scientists predict how cloud formation responds to changes in the oceans.

Stem cell project to create new model to study brain development and Down syndrome

October 7, 2021

The research is funded through an $11 million Transformative Research grant from the National Institutes of Health, which supports exceptionally innovative or unconventional research projects with the potential to advance their field.

With high-risk, high-reward investment, UW–Madison researcher seeks to outwit cancer’s resistance to treatment

October 5, 2021

Sequencing the tumor samples’ genetic material will allow the researchers to map changes in individual tumors that became resistant and discern possible common mechanisms of resistance across multiple tumors.

Algae blooms a problem but not a trend, study finds

October 5, 2021

“For many, many lakes, they are a very serious problem,” says Grace Wilkinson of the UW–Madison Center for Limnology. “But algal blooms are not getting worse everywhere."

Library Collections Enhancement Initiative seeks new proposals

September 30, 2021

The initiative builds on the strengths of existing library holdings, while also expanding campus research capacities with critical and emerging collections needs.

Breast cancer researchers learn how to teach an old drug new tricks to help patients

September 23, 2021

UW researchers have uncovered a key feature of breast cancers that renders them either vulnerable or resistant to paclitaxel treatment, which could help identify which patients are most likely to see success.

UW aging researchers to expand ‘Elder Tree’ web platform to smart devices

September 23, 2021

Elder Tree supports older adults who wish to remain in their homes. Now, because not everyone can use a computer easily, it will be adapted for smart speakers and smart displays.

Why cities around Wisconsin are feeling the heat

September 10, 2021

While Wisconsin may be known for its “frozen tundra,” an increase in hot, humid summer days is bringing attention to Wisconsin’s urban heat islands and their impact on human health.

Nearby forest loss predicts future deforestation on protected lands

September 9, 2021

The research could help national governments and other agencies direct limited resources toward those areas at greatest risk of deforestation, which threatens biodiversity and releases large amounts of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.

VCRGE announces second round of funding support for critical campus research

September 7, 2021

Research activities delayed or negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic are eligible to apply for the Pandemic-Affected Research Continuation Initiative.

Professional couples are on the rise, but it’s not increasing income inequality

August 13, 2021

But the changing availability of spouses with particular jobs — especially a large increase in professional women — has dramatically changed common household couplings.