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Astronomers model, determine how disk galaxies evolve so smoothly

September 25, 2020

Using advanced computer simulations, scientists from UW, Iowa State and IBM are learning how galaxies get their characteristic structure — super-bright centers fading away to dark edges.

Interview: Keys to a successful COVID-19 vaccine

September 25, 2020

The race to develop a vaccine for the virus that causes COVID-19 will represent the largest global vaccination effort since the fight against polio nearly 70 years ago. That historical perspective is important, says Morgridge Institute virology investigator Paul Ahlquist.

Battleground state poll shows Biden with persistent but surmountable leads

September 24, 2020

As voting gets underway in many states, Joe Biden remains ahead of Donald Trump in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, according to a poll by the UW–Madison Elections Research Center.

New national imaging center has potential to transform medicine

September 21, 2020

The National Institutes of Health will provide $22.7 million over six years to create a national research and training hub at UW–Madison that will give scientists across the country access to this game-changing technology.

Waisman Biomanufacturing partners with GigaGen to manufacture new COVID-19 drug

September 9, 2020

The drug, called GIGA-2050, uses a new approach similar to treating COVID-19 patients with convalescent plasma.

Massive halo finally explains stream of gas swirling around the Milky Way

September 9, 2020

Astronomers have solved a 50-year-old puzzle, discovering that the halo of warm gas surrounding the Magellanic Clouds likely acts as a protective cocoon.

UW–Madison moves up in Washington Monthly, Times Higher Ed rankings

September 2, 2020

Washington Monthly’s annual list is based on research, social mobility, and community and national service. THE's rankings measure teaching, research, citations, industry income and international outlook.

UW launches new initiative to reduce negative effects of COVID-19 pandemic on research

September 1, 2020

“Even short-term disruptions in our research can have long-term impacts,” explains Steve Ackerman, vice chancellor for research and graduate education.

UW experts design masks for campus from scratch

August 26, 2020

The masks were designed by the university’s experts in textiles, filtration and infectious disease, and manufactured by one of Wisconsin’s oldest companies.

A dog’s life: La Follette School researcher puts a number on man’s best friend.

August 24, 2020

While it sounds cold and calculating to slap a price tag on the life of a beloved pet, the real-world applications are important for both dog owners and for industry.

Fall Research Competition continues to support researchers, graduate students

August 18, 2020

The annual contest offers funding for select research projects across each faculty division — biological sciences, physical sciences, social sciences and the arts and humanities.