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Invasive species often start as undetected “sleeper populations”

February 25, 2021

The finding has important implications for the way we approach invasive species control and management, researchers say.

Study led by UW doctor finds analyzing DNA in urine could help detect cancer

February 19, 2021

Currently, cancers are detected using more invasive methods. Urinalysis has long been used to manage many diseases and disorders, but not cancer.

Fixing genetic mistakes to restore vision

February 19, 2021

The project, funded by a five-year, $7.7 million award from the National Institutes of Health National Eye Institute, will rely on an approach aimed at correcting nonsense mutations in DNA.

Measuring the pancreas’s protein landscape assists diabetes and cancer research

February 18, 2021

New research aims to measure the pancreas’s entire suite of proteins. Ultimately, that data will advance research on pancreatic diseases like pancreatitis, pancreatic cancer, or diabetes.

UW–Madison initiative to promote university-industry research and education partnerships

February 2, 2021

“The goal of this initiative is to spark new collaborations with industry, stimulate innovative thinking among students, and promote translation of fundamental research," says Steve Ackerman, vice chancellor for research and graduate education.

New public history collective focuses on neglected history of Latinx in Wisconsin

January 26, 2021

The project will not only add critical perspectives and missing facts to the historical record, but will also help combat ongoing racism and bias.

Dark Energy Survey catalogs nearly 700 million astronomical objects

January 26, 2021

Astronomical researchers around the world can access these unprecedented data and mine them to make new discoveries about the universe.

Common microbes team up to degrade polymer composites

January 11, 2021

The study may help structural engineers to understand environmental stressors of polymer composite materials and how to design them to resist microbial degradation.

Subscriptions to satellite alerts linked to decreased deforestation in Africa

January 4, 2021

Launched in 2016, the Global Land Analysis and Discovery system provides frequent, high-resolution alerts when it detects a drop in forest cover.

Contactless thermometer helps monitor student health

December 18, 2020

A prototype “contactless” thermometer was created by borrowing the sensor from a commercially available thermometer and adding a microcontroller and distance sensor controlled by open-source code.

Pandemic-related research initiative receives strong campus response

December 15, 2020

The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education received 110 applications for the Pandemic-Affected Research Continuation Initiative and will support 70, representing each of the four research divisions.

Research effort driving advances to combat traumatic brain injuries

December 14, 2020

A team of researchers led by University of Wisconsin–Madison mechanical engineer Christian Franck is working on better ways to detect concussions and better protective equipment to prevent them.