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Decoding how bacteria talk with each other

September 16, 2022

UW–Madison researchers have learned that a drastically scaled-down model of a microbial community makes it possible to observe some of the complex interactions.

How a small, unassuming fish helps reveal gene adaptations

September 8, 2022

New UW–Madison research sheds light on the genetic basis by which stickleback populations inhabiting ecosystems near each other developed a strong immune response to tapeworm infections, and how some populations later came to tolerate the parasites.

Lightning strikes shape tropical forests

September 2, 2022

New UW–Madison research helps establish lightning as an environmental driver that may dictate what trees will make up tropical forests in the future.

New institute will probe biology in the absence of water

August 30, 2022

The microscopic, hardy tardigrade. Image courtesy of National Park Service They’re microscopic, they have eight legs and they basically resemble tiny, wrinkly bears.

X(ray) marks the spot in elemental analysis of 15th century printing press methods

August 11, 2022

Two UW–Madison researchers are part of a large, interdisciplinary team that is analyzing historical texts, including pages from a Gutenberg bible and Confucian texts, with a technique that could offer insights into early printing methods.

Stereotypes can be self-reinforcing, stubborn even without any supporting evidence

August 2, 2022

In the study, people who got feedback that largely ran counter to stereotypes didn’t learn from that feedback, continued stereotyping at their same rate despite the feedback saying that the stereotypes were inaccurate.

Enzyme, proteins work together to tidy up tail ends of DNA in dividing cells

August 1, 2022

The research provides insight into how a human cell preserves the integrity of its DNA through repeated cell division.

More news, more worry during pandemic

July 20, 2022

“What we’d hope is that you could counter uncertainty by learning more about the world ... (but) that wasn’t the case with COVID-19," says researcher Markus Brauer. "Higher media consumption — seeking out the news — was associated with more emotional distress.”

Evolving to outpace climate change, tiny marine animal provides new evidence of long-theorized genetic mechanism

July 14, 2022

The evolution experiment is new evidence of a genetic mechanism called positive epistasis, in which the positive effect of a variant of a gene is amplified when working in combination with other key genes.

Haveman was instrumental in founding of UW’s La Follette School

July 12, 2022

Robert Haveman, former director of the La Follette School of Public Affairs and the Institute for Research on Poverty, died June 18. He is being remembered as "a world-class scholar, teacher and public servant.”

Research Cores Initiative helps replace equipment and enhance services

July 12, 2022

Cores are unique spaces where researchers can consult with technical experts. But the shared instruments, equipment and other resources they depend on have a limited lifespan.

Nuclear war would turn oceans upside down, crash food web

July 8, 2022

It would result in cooling so strong it would extend sea ice and render impassable major seaports that are now open year-round, and would likely cause significant damage to much of the ocean food web.

Unexpected link between most common cancer drivers may yield more effective drugs

July 7, 2022

A UW–Madison research team has discovered a direct link between cellular pathways that make promising targets for new cancer treatments.

Chemist Randall Goldsmith named a Schmidt Science Polymath

July 5, 2022

The UW–Madison professor's multidisciplinary approach to studying chemical and biophysical systems earned a $2.5 million award from the philanthropic organization founded by the former CEO of Google.