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Showing pro-diversity feelings are the norm makes individuals more tolerant

June 29, 2020

Students who watched a video about the positive impact of a diverse campus on their first day of class were more tolerant of other groups and more supportive of diversity even months later.

Forming genitals in boys requires complex dance between genes and hormones

June 25, 2020

The research helps us understand how genes and hormones interact to develop male reproductive systems, a step toward researching why disorders in these organs have become more common and how we might prevent them.

‘Dairy Brain’ project asks farmers to help create smarter dairies

June 24, 2020

UW researchers are working with dairy farmers, producers and equipment manufacturers to use data to make useful, real-time decisions.

UW–Madison and UW Health quickly launch a number of COVID-19 clinical trials

June 24, 2020

Among the latest is a study examining the potential for an existing drug to treat a serious and often deadly complication of a COVID-19 infection.

UW partnering with state on COVID-19 population health studies

June 17, 2020

The first study, led by UW–Madison's Survey of the Health of Wisconsin (SHOW), will determine the prevalence of COVID-19 antibodies throughout the state. Another will test wastewater for signs of the virus.

Grad student receives fellowship for her research on bomba dance

June 17, 2020

Graduate student Sarah Bruno didn't just read books and study documents to learn about the bomba dance and its roots. She danced.

Sesame Workshop materials help families affected by incarceration

June 12, 2020

Sesame Workshop’s parental incarceration materials feature a Muppet named Alex, whose father is in jail. The UW–Madison study details how Alex’s story and the accompanying materials resulted in children’s at-home caregivers reporting positive change.

Controlling invasive milfoil with lake-wide herbicide could do more harm than good to native plants

June 11, 2020

New research could help lake managers make more informed decisions about their invasive species control strategies.

Environmental DNA shows promise in estimating sport fish populations

June 11, 2020

eDNA could help fisheries managers keep tabs on walleye health across many more lakes at a fraction of the cost of current monitoring methods.

WARF in top 10 among university patent producers

June 9, 2020

The Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, which manages intellectual property for the UW, is ranked 9th for U.S. utility patents that cover inventions, including materials, processes, functions and devices.

First optical measurements of Milky Way’s Fermi Bubbles probe their origin

June 3, 2020

Using the Wisconsin H-Alpha Mapper telescope, astronomers have for the first time measured the Fermi Bubbles in the visible light spectrum.

Wisconsin’s COVID-19 stay-at-home order drove changes in state’s traffic volume

June 2, 2020

Interstate travel in Wisconsin bottomed out the week of March 25 at a 40% reduction for weekday traffic and a 60% reduction on weekends — knowledge that could help with future highway planning and construction.

Nine projects selected for UW/WARF COVID-19 Accelerator Challenge

June 2, 2020

From improved respirators to accelerated virus testing, each project is designed to be rapidly advanced over the coming months to help combat the pandemic.