Tag Research

Researchers may have found a new way to fight skin-burrowing schistosomiasis parasite

October 18, 2019

Scientists led by Morgridge Institute for Research investigator Phillip Newmark have isolated a potent kryptonite against the parasitic worms, which cause devastating health problems.

UW–Madison center will coordinate data for cancer clinical trials

October 1, 2019

The network will conduct early phase clinical trials to assess the safety, tolerability and cancer prevention potential of agents and interventions of varying classes in order to advance their further clinical development for cancer prevention.

Moving beyond hype: Could one-two treatment restore damaged heart muscle?

September 27, 2019

UW-Madison researchers hope a combination of two cutting-edge approaches would use a fabric-like material to prevent “wash-out” and successfully implant cardiomyocytes to damaged hearts.

Standing CT for horses, developed at UW–Madison, fills longstanding need in veterinary medicine

September 26, 2019

UW-Madison scientists have introduced a standing helical computed tomography (CT) scanner named Equina that fills a longstanding, unmet need in the diagnosis and treatment of a variety of conditions facing horses and other large animals.

Affordable Care Act slashed uninsured rate among people with diabetes

September 24, 2019

In 2009 and 2010, 17 percent of adults who were under age 65 and had diabetes were uninsured. After the ACA took effect, that percentage declined by 12 percentage points and by 27 percentage points among those with low income.

Sustainable dairy project finds ways to lower emissions, boost profits

September 20, 2019

Researchers found that ideal cow genetics, improved feeding strategies and better manure management could allow dairy farms to cut greenhouse gas emissions while producing more milk with less feed.

WCER launches $1.5 million internship study of six Historically Black Colleges and Universities

September 20, 2019

The NSF-funded study aims to examine students’ experiences with their internships and how these experiences may impact their future wages, employment status and vocational self-efficacy.

UW2020 competition marks four years with Round 6 call for proposals

September 12, 2019

The competition, UW2020: WARF Discovery Initiative, offers funds for investigative and infrastructure projects with the goal of supporting collaborative, multidisciplinary and transformative research.

Tiny capsules packed with gene-editing tools offer alternative to viral delivery of gene therapy

September 9, 2019

Researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison have packed a gene-editing payload into a customizable, synthetic nanocapsule.

“Clamp” regulates message transfer between mammal neurons

September 9, 2019

A UW researcher has described a key component of the nervous system — the brake, or “clamp,” that prevents the fusion pore from completing its formation and opening.

Climate change impacts Wisconsin’s inland lakes

September 4, 2019

The UW Water Resources Institute studied the effect on lake levels, water quality, aquatic invasive species and fisheries for 15,000 of the state's "true water treasures."

Videos, music on tablets boost moods of dementia patients and caregivers

September 3, 2019

A pilot study analyzed by researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Pharmacy finds that dementia patients given access to tablets loaded with apps for photos and music, and common apps such as YouTube, experience more positive moods.

Mysterious cloud ‘absorbers’ seen to drive Venusian albedo, climate

August 26, 2019

A better picture of the weather on Venus and how it is influenced by changes in the reflectivity of the clouds has emerged, thanks to new research.