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Researchers reveal evolutionary path of important proteins

March 29, 2024

New research from the University of Wisconsin–Madison decodes the evolutionary pathway of regulatory proteins, the molecules that help control gene expression.

Some lymphomas become resistant to treatment. Gene discovery may offer path to overcome it.

March 15, 2024

Researchers have been trying to understand why and how certain lymphoma treatments often stop being effective. Lixin Rui and his team believe they've found the reason — and a potential alternative treatment.

The eyes are a gateway to evolution… of daddy longlegs at least.

February 28, 2024

While some people may first associate daddy longlegs with well, their legs, researchers from the Department of Integrative Biology have been especially focused on the arachnids’ eyes and what they can tell us about their evolution.

New toolkit helps scientists study natural cell death

February 20, 2024

Taking advantage of the unique biochemical properties of protein fragments, their tool uses less expensive, more efficient, off-the-shelf chemical compounds to help identify sites where proteins were cut.

Programming cells to organize their molecules may open the door to new treatments

February 15, 2024

Biochemists at UW–Madison have developed a tool to control how certain proteins move in mammalian cells, a discovery that has multiple potential uses for treating or studying diseases by engineering specific cellular activities or studying cellular activity in a living organism.

UW–Madison researchers first to 3D-print functional human brain tissue

February 1, 2024

It’s an achievement with important implications for scientists studying the brain and working on treatments for a broad range of neurological and neurodevelopmental disorders, such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.

These tomatoes are out of this world… or they will be soon

January 26, 2024

By sending tomato plants to the International Space Station, UW researchers hope to better understand how plants grow without gravity and whether there are ways to help plants cope with the stressors involved with growing in space flight.

UW–Madison receives $150 million grant to to lead nationwide Alzheimer’s disease study

January 9, 2024

The five-year study will provide state-of-the-art imaging and blood-based biomarkers for researchers around the world to study and advance the field of Alzheimer’s and related dementias. The work is also designed to shed light on mixed dementia, where more than one neurological disease is contributing to dementia.

UW–Madison scientists reveal the inner workings of an essential protein trafficking complex

January 3, 2024

The discovery could eventually help researchers better understand and develop new treatments for diseases like cancer, diabetes and those that cause immune dysfunction.

Stem cell technology developed at UW–Madison leads to new understanding of autism risks

December 20, 2023

Ashton says researchers using technologies like the RosetteArray are finding that the risk factors for autism spectrum disorder are boiling down to a couple of core pathways, that seem to have roles very early in human brain development, which is helpful information as researchers work on treatments.

Newly developed material gulps down hydrogen, spits it out, protects fusion reactor walls

December 14, 2023

The advance, detailed in a paper published recently in the journal Physica Scripta, could enable more efficient compact fusion reactors that are easier to repair and maintain.

Science stories that stood out on campus in 2023

December 13, 2023

From the floor of a lodgepole pine forest to the depths of the Milky Way, here are some of the stories that awed and inspired us this year.

Zapping manure with special electrode promises an efficient method to produce fertilizers, other chemicals

December 11, 2023

The researchers' preliminary analyses show it could offer considerable benefits by cutting water and air pollution while simultaneously creating products that farmers could use or sell.

UW–Madison remains 8th in research ranking, surpasses $1.5 billion in research expenditures 

November 30, 2023

The NSF today released its Higher Education Research and Development (HERD) data showing a 10% increase in research expenditures at UW–Madison over the previous fiscal year, or more than $143 million for the period covering July 2021 and the end of June 2022.

Antarctica’s ancient ice sheets foreshadow dynamic changes in Earth’s future

November 29, 2023

Identifying how and why Antarctica's major ice sheets behaved the way they did in the early Miocene could help inform understanding of the sheets' behavior under a warming climate.

Kids who feel their parents are less reliable take fewer risks vital to learning and growth

November 27, 2023

The researchers studied decisions that more than 150 children ages 10 to 13 made while playing games that offered opportunities to risk a little and explore for potential gains.

Study: Spike in premature births caused by COVID, halted by vaccines

November 27, 2023

The evidence showing the positive effects of vaccination in preventing premature births could help allay some of the most prominent concerns voiced as COVID-19 vaccines became available to pregnant patients.