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Taking survey can help thwart COVID-19, spread Wisconsin Idea

March 20, 2020

Based on your responses, a UW–Madison team will design a social media campaign to successfully encourage healthy behavior.

This beetle got a boost when it partnered up with antifungal bacteria

February 27, 2020

In new research, scientists in the UW–Madison School of Pharmacy reveal the genetic history of this beetle-bacteria partnership. This kind of genetic detective work can help researchers decide where and how to look for new drugs.

Newly identified cellular trash removal program helps create new neurons

February 27, 2020

New research by University of Wisconsin–Madison scientists reveals how a cellular filament helps neural stem cells clear damaged and clumped proteins, an important step in eventually producing new neurons.

Cells carrying Parkinson’s mutation could lead to new model for studying disease

February 27, 2020

The edited cells are a step toward studying the degenerative neurological disorder in a primate model, which has proven elusive.

Complex local conditions keep fields of dunes from going active all at once

February 26, 2020

New research on dunes in China describes how even neighboring dunes can long remain in different and seemingly conflicting states — confounding the assessment of stabilization efforts and masking the effects of climate change.

Sen. Tammy Baldwin wins ‘Champion of Science’ award with nomination from UW–Madison, Marquette

February 18, 2020

The award honors members of Congress whose actions and votes consistently reflect their commitment to fundamental science through funding investment for federal research agencies.

UW study designs novel approach for better understanding teens and technology

February 14, 2020

Researchers at UW have designed a scale, The Adolescents’ Digital Technology Interactions and Importance, that measures the importance of social media interactions. This novel approach proposes…

Crystal-stacking process can produce new materials for high-tech devices

February 5, 2020

To grow layers of single-crystal oxides for electronic components requires neighboring layers to interlock like Lego blocks. A new method throws out that limitation, producing new capabilities for data storage, sensing, energy technologies, biomedical devices and many other applications.

Warming oceans could cause Antarctic Ice Sheet collapse, sea level rise

January 31, 2020

A new study found that warming below the surface of the planet’s oceans is a significant contributor to ice sheet melt, particularly in the Antarctic, where a large portion of the ice sheet exists under the water.

Enter your best science images in the 2020 Cool Science Image Contest

January 30, 2020

As students, staff and faculty sift and winnow they produce a continual stream of visual documentation of their discoveries. The 10th annual Cooll Science Image Contest is soliciting the best visuals from members of the UW–Madison community.

Potential predation prevention: Remind cattle they are herd animals

January 24, 2020

An experiment will test the back-to-the-future principle that cattle will find safety by returning to their roots as herd animals, says graduate student Naomi Louchouarn, who began the experiment last spring.

Discovery sheds new light on how cells move

January 23, 2020

“If we can understand the key factors causing cell migration, then we could perhaps develop new treatments to speed up wound healing,” says Jacob Notbohm, an assistant professor of engineering physics at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

First cohort of students dives into new physics-quantum computing master’s degree

January 14, 2020

UW–Madison’s inaugural MS in Physics – Quantum Computing, which addresses a workforce need as the first program of its kind in the U.S., will prime students to enter this rapidly growing field.

Access to Medicare increases cancer detection, reduces cancer mortality rate

January 13, 2020

Access to Medicare significantly affects detection of certain cancers and life expectancy following cancer diagnosis, according to a new study from the UW School of Medicine and Public Health.

Compassion training for parents may reduce their children’s stress

January 13, 2020

“It is critical to include parents of infants and very young children in this research because preventing stress-related difficulties in children is a more effective approach than intervening after problems develop.”