Seeding longleaf pine understories with a mix of native savanna species could help restore one of North America's most biodiverse ecosystems.
The findings indicate weight loss may be a useful predictor of the disease prior to the onset of the cognitive problems that often trigger diagnosis.
Thanks to new funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities, an interdisciplinary group of UW–Madison faculty, staff and graduate students will be able to help teach the history of land taken from tribal nations to benefit land-grant universities.
UW–Madison researchers have developed a method for early cancer detection using blood plasma, machine learning and equipment commonly found in medical labs.
School of Pharmacy and School of Medicine and Public Health collaborators are leading two first-in-kind clinical psilocybin trials for treating opioid and methamphetamine use disorders.
Lab-grown retinal eye cells make successful connections, open door for clinical trials to treat blindness
The most common retinal cell types forming synapses were photoreceptors – rods and cones – which are lost in diseases like retinitis pigmentosa and age-related macular degeneration, as well as in certain eye injuries.
Researchers have "fingerprinted" PFAS chemicals in the waters of Green Bay, linking them to upstream to their likely source and downstream to farm fields.
New research could help explain crucial early steps on the path of life that led from a pool filled with simple amino acids to bacteria, redwood trees and people.
Here are the science stories on campus during 2022 that wowed and inspired us.
UW–Madison increases research expenditures by $16 million, retains top 10 research institution ranking
UW–Madison remains the eighth-ranked research institution in the nation among public and private universities and saw an increase in research spending from 2020 to 2021.
A curlicue RNA molecule dubbed a pUG can silence gene expression in roundworms, according to new findings. Researchers are using what they've learned to study human pUGs and their role in our own gene expression.
Phosphorus is only one part of the algae bloom recipe, research shows. Other key factors at play are calm winds, warm surface waters and a low abundance of tiny crustaceans called zooplankton.
Researchers found that several factors have a major influence on where and how long harmful PFAS chemicals stay locked in the ground before flowing below the water table.
UW researchers demonstrate just how much promise some well-equipped bacteria hold for improved inflammatory bowel disease treatments.
Study shows differences between brains of primates — humans, other apes and monkeys — are small but significant
The cellular differences between these species may illuminate steps in their evolution and how those differences can be implicated in disorders, such as autism and intellectual disabilities, seen in humans.
Neighboring pathology labs at UW Madison team up to trace viruses in the air and in the sewers.
The study showed that catch rates in waters close to the protected area increased by about 54% for yellowfin tuna, about 12% for bigeye tuna and about 8% across all fish species.
Research in the School of Engineering will advance our understanding of how PFAS chemicals behave in diverse aquatic conditions.
Despite improvements by meatpackers to keep their supply chains free of cattle grazed on protected or illegally deforested lands, many slaughterhouses in Brazil — the world's top beef exporter — continue to purchase illegally pastured animals on a large scale, a new study shows.
Researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison are developing the means to turn stem cells into a wide range of specific types of spinal cord neurons and cells in the hindbrain — the critical nexus between the spinal cord and the brain — paving the way for improved prevention and treatment of spinal cord disease.