UW–Madison researchers have learned that a drastically scaled-down model of a microbial community makes it possible to observe some of the complex interactions.
New UW–Madison research sheds light on the genetic basis by which stickleback populations inhabiting ecosystems near each other developed a strong immune response to tapeworm infections, and how some populations later came to tolerate the parasites.
New UW–Madison research helps establish lightning as an environmental driver that may dictate what trees will make up tropical forests in the future.
The microscopic, hardy tardigrade. Image courtesy of National Park Service They’re microscopic, they have eight legs and they basically resemble tiny, wrinkly bears.
Two UW–Madison researchers are part of a large, interdisciplinary team that is analyzing historical texts, including pages from a Gutenberg bible and Confucian texts, with a technique that could offer insights into early printing methods.
In the study, people who got feedback that largely ran counter to stereotypes didn’t learn from that feedback, continued stereotyping at their same rate despite the feedback saying that the stereotypes were inaccurate.
The research provides insight into how a human cell preserves the integrity of its DNA through repeated cell division.
“What we’d hope is that you could counter uncertainty by learning more about the world ... (but) that wasn’t the case with COVID-19," says researcher Markus Brauer. "Higher media consumption — seeking out the news — was associated with more emotional distress.”
Evolving to outpace climate change, tiny marine animal provides new evidence of long-theorized genetic mechanism
The evolution experiment is new evidence of a genetic mechanism called positive epistasis, in which the positive effect of a variant of a gene is amplified when working in combination with other key genes.
Cores are unique spaces where researchers can consult with technical experts. But the shared instruments, equipment and other resources they depend on have a limited lifespan.
It would result in cooling so strong it would extend sea ice and render impassable major seaports that are now open year-round, and would likely cause significant damage to much of the ocean food web.
A UW–Madison research team has discovered a direct link between cellular pathways that make promising targets for new cancer treatments.
The UW–Madison professor's multidisciplinary approach to studying chemical and biophysical systems earned a $2.5 million award from the philanthropic organization founded by the former CEO of Google.