A wide range of neurological conditions could benefit from the growth of axons — the telephone wires of the nervous system — including spinal cord injuries and some neurodegenerative diseases, says researcher Edwin Chapman.
The decline was akin to about five months of aging, according to research led by Dr. Robert Sanders, assistant professor of anesthesiology, and conducted by Dr. Bryan Krause, assistant scientist in anesthesiology.
Scientists from the University of Wisconsin–Madison and the Universidad de Zaragoza in Spain, drawing on the lessons of classical optics, have shown that it is possible to image complex hidden scenes using a projected “virtual camera” to see around barriers.
As outbreaks on Pacific islands and in the Americas in recent years made Zika virus a pressing public health concern, the Zika virus’s close similarity to dengue presented the possibility that one infection may exacerbate the other.
A new study by UW–Madison physicists mimicked solar winds in the lab, confirming how they develop and providing an Earth-bound model for the future study of solar physics.
The work could lead to a vaccine for cats and throws a critical lifeline to scientists who study the parasite by providing a new animal model in which to study it.
Dumesic was selected for his pioneering work on novel catalytic processes for converting plant material into advanced fuels, biodegradable plastics, and other renewable chemicals.
The competition asked scientists and engineers to build new, dramatic solutions to improve crop systems by harnessing all available technologies.
Journalism and mass communication researchers have received $1 million from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation to create a center that will expand a study of state and regional communications systems.
A graduate student is working on a project to build connections between the UW and Native American tribes around wild rice protection and restoration efforts.
A new UW–Madison study has identified a specific genetic vulnerability among Hmong people that renders them more susceptible to the disease-causing fungus.
A dinosaur found in Wyoming is helping UW–Madison researchers rewrite the family history of dinosaurs and modern birds.
Colleagues at the UW Carbone Cancer Center are leading efforts to better understand how chromosome segregation goes wrong and contributes to disease.