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Death cap mushroom’s invasion success may be linked to newly documented variability of toxin genes

May 26, 2023

The discovery could help researchers better understand how the toxic fungus is successfully invading California and open the door for new drug discovery pathways. 

Climate-stressed trees get a boost from new microbial partnerships

May 25, 2023

On top of a better understanding of the way trees and microbes work together in a race against climate change, plant-fungi matchmaking may be a boon to plans to reforest the planet.

Flowing between art and science

May 18, 2023

Now in its third year, the Flow Project highlights not only the value of art as a tool to communicate science, but also as a way to inspire new science across University of Wisconsin campuses.

SSTAR Lab project will connect Native students with financial support

May 16, 2023

UW–Madison will collaborate on a project to give Native students a comprehensive resource of college-level financial aid programs and policies.

Runge sees bioenergy hub as model for doing ‘big research’

May 9, 2023

A first-generation college student with roots in farming and forest products, Troy Runge is looking for ways university researchers can partner with industry to help solve the hardest problems and make the world a better place.

UW–Madison biochemist named HHMI Freeman Hrabowski Scholar

May 9, 2023

UW biochemistry Provessor Judith Simcox has been named to the first cohort of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Freeman Hrabowski Scholars Program in recognition of her outstanding early-career commitment to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion in science in research.

Enter your amazing science visuals in the 2023 Cool Science Image Contest

May 8, 2023

Members of the UW–Madison community may enter up to three images by the June 15 deadline.

Atmospheric rivers linked to melting Greenland ice sheet

May 3, 2023

New research from UW–Madison's Space Science and Engineering Center shows the melting effects of atmospheric rivers on the ice sheet, which contains enough water to raise sea levels by 7 meters, or 23 feet.

Students who see science in the real world are more likely to stick with STEM majors

May 2, 2023

Students in STEM majors whose coursework included reflection on the relevance of basic science concepts in everyday life were more likely to stick with their science, technology, engineering and math majors.

Undergraduates present research on everything from mental health to ticks to stress

April 29, 2023

"Presenting at the symposium made everything come together for me, and I felt a lot more confident in discussing what I did," said one student.

COVID market disruptions were tougher on small firms spread up and down supply chain

April 25, 2023

Research from UW–Madison shows that vertical integration can expose small business to greater risk during times of economic upheaval.

ChatGPT makes materials research much more efficient

April 20, 2023

UW–Madison's Dane Morgan and Maciej Polak have published their solution for training ChatGPT to read academic articles, tabulate key data and check the results for accuracy, thereby saving valuable research time.

Informed by mechanics and computation, flexible bioelectronics can better conform to a curvy body

April 19, 2023

In the future, for example, a flexible bioelectronic artificial retina implanted in a person’s eyeball could help restore vision, or a smart contact lens could continuously sense glucose levels in the body.

Brain-penetrating drug candidate effective against deadly encephalitis viruses

April 12, 2023

The multidisciplinary team of researchers found that BDGR-49 protects mice infected with deadly eastern equine encephalitis virus (EEEV) or Venezuelan equine encephalitis virus (VEEV).

New atomic-scale understanding of catalysis could unlock massive energy savings

April 6, 2023

Catalyst materials are critical for refining petroleum products and for manufacturing pharmaceuticals, plastics, food additives, fertilizers, green fuels, industrial chemicals and much more.

Science Journalist in Residence meets UW’s creatures

April 6, 2023

Last week, in addition to visiting students in classrooms and sharing their passion for writing about creatures in a public panel, science journalist Sabrina Imbler visited several labs across UW–Madison to meet researchers and critters alike.

DOE renews funding for Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center; UW–Madison hub to receive $27.5 million for 2023

March 17, 2023

The extension will allow GLBRC scientists to continue foundational research to enable the breakthroughs needed for the cost-effective conversion of non-food plants into low-carbon replacements for jet fuel, diesel and other fossil fuels.

Earlier algae blooms, lingering toxins: Invasive species cause big changes to a lake’s microbial community

March 15, 2023

Two invasive species are having an outsized impact on toxic algae blooms according to a recent study from UW–Madison, which shows that algal toxins stay in water longer thanks to the combined effects of invasive species on Lake Mendota's microbial community.