Tag Research

UW-Madison partners with Madison high schools to promote college and career readiness

June 12, 2018

In a partnership with the Madison Metropolitan School District, UW–Madison is making strides in showing high school students the opportunities they have for post-secondary education.

Heavier rains and manure mean more algae blooms

June 11, 2018

A recent UW–Madison study shows that the increased frequency of high-intensity rain events is worsening phosphorus runoff from manure-covered agricultural fields more than scientists expected. A new effort aims to address this problem in Dane County.

Searching the sea, and bacterial battles, for new antibiotics

June 6, 2018

Researchers in pharmacy and bacteriology say their discovery would not have been possible without a cross-college collaboration going back nearly a decade.

Two professors receive Shaw Scientist Awards to support innovative research

June 5, 2018

Biochemistry assistant professor Philip Romero and neuroscience assistant professor Ari Rosenberg will receive seed funding and support for the career development of young investigators.

Vacant, but not empty: Student explores use of abandoned properties

June 1, 2018

Vacant buildings are often seen as remnants of the housing crisis or industries in decline, but graduate student Elsa Noterman says these properties are often put to constructive use.

TEAM Lab provides hands-on learning experience in modern machine shop facility

May 29, 2018

With countless tools and machines, the possibilities for bringing an idea to life are endless at the College of Engineering’s Technical …

Fine-tuning a new crop that saves soil, produces grain and forage for cows

May 24, 2018

A perennial crop called kernza is being tested at the Arlington Agricultural Experimental Station. It's part of an envisioned shift from farming annuals toward toward a one-time tilling and planting of perennials, followed by harvesting forage and grain for years or decades.

Inside a ‘visionary’ lab

May 23, 2018

Through careful analysis of their bank of 58,000 ocular samples from a wide range of species, the veterinarians of the Comparative Ocular Pathology Laboratory of Wisconsin at UW–Madison look to improve vision and eye health in animals. BTN LiveBIG video

Wild Wisconsin yeast find their way into bread, beer, and class

May 23, 2018

A Sheboygan strain of yeast is being tried in both bread and beer, through the work of UW–Madison and its industry partners. One question to be answered: How does it taste?

Study bolsters bats’ reputation as mosquito devourers

May 22, 2018

New UW–Madison research conducted throughout Wisconsin suggests that bats may indeed be effective exterminators of mosquitoes.

A hidden world of communication, chemical warfare, beneath the soil

May 22, 2018

New research from the University of Wisconsin–Madison shows how some harmful microbes have to contend not just with a farmer’s chemical attacks, but also with their microscopic neighbors — and themselves turn to chemical warfare to ward off threats.