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Research aims to give everyone a fair shot at accessing COVID-19 vaccines

July 21, 2021

A UW team's work will inform government and community groups’ efforts to address vaccine access and hesitancy, with the ultimate goal of increasing immunization rates.

Study evaluates accuracy of tests for Bartonella infection in dogs

July 15, 2021

The results could help improve diagnostic techniques applicable to both companion animals and people, addressing “a big open question in veterinary medicine.”

Midwest bumble bees declined with more farmed land, less diverse crops since 1870

June 22, 2021

Native species declined while the average number of different crops grown in these states was cut in half and as modern agriculture began to focus on intensive production of corn and soybeans

Vaccination, previous infection, protect against COVID-19 gamma/P.1 variant in animal model

June 17, 2021

The findings, the researchers say, suggest that previous SARS-CoV-2 infection and vaccines that are based on earlier strains of the virus still provide protection against infection with gamma.

NSF award to establish network for advanced NMR across three institutions

June 16, 2021

UW–Madison will join a first-of-its-kind collaborative network for nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, which researchers use to probe large biological molecules like proteins and RNA.

Modeling COVID-19 infection based on movement can improve public health response

June 16, 2021

The research team — which includes geographers, mathematicians, an epidemiologist and communications experts — used the model to examine decisions to ease restrictions as the pandemic seemed to wane in mid-2020.

Correlated errors in quantum computers emphasize need for design changes

June 16, 2021

UW researchers have found evidence that errors are correlated across an entire superconducting quantum computing chip — highlighting a problem to address in the quest for fault-tolerant quantum computers.

Clinical trial repurposes cancer drug for treatment of vascular malformations

May 24, 2021

The multi-site trial at UW–Madison is in its first phase and is testing a personalized topical medication in the form of a gel as a way to treat vascular anomalies.

No evidence of COVID-19 spread to local community after UW–Madison residence hall outbreak

May 21, 2021

A study led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that the UW–Madison’s prevention efforts, including a two-week quarantine of two residence halls, likely helped contain the outbreak.

Earth’s vegetation is changing faster today than it has over the last 18,000 years

May 20, 2021

The research suggests that humanity’s dominant influence on ecosystems that is so visible today has its origin in the earliest civilizations and the rise of agriculture, deforestation and other ways our species has influenced the landscape.

First we tamed turnips. Then we turned them into bok choy and other veggies.

May 19, 2021

This new research represents the most complete look yet at how humans domesticated the ubiquitous species Brassica rapa, untangling the complex web of domestication.

Scientists develop better way to block viruses that cause childhood respiratory infections

May 10, 2021

While the approach hasn’t yet been tested in humans and researchers must further refine and test the system, it does provide a new strategy for potentially preventing or treating these common infections.