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A stealth fungus has decimated North American bats but scientists may be a step closer to treating white-nose syndrome

July 11, 2024

Scientists have discovered how an invasive fungus that colonizes the skin of hibernating bats gains entry and covertly hijacks cells, taking an important step toward treatment of white-nose syndrome.

Lake and river foams study reveals high PFAS levels, even though underlying water may be less contaminated

July 9, 2024

Thirty-six different kinds of PFAS compounds were analyzed in samples of both the foams and water surface microlayers of 43 Wisconsin rivers and lakes.

Raw milk is risky, but airborne transmission of H5N1 from cow’s milk is inefficient in mammals.

July 8, 2024

New research suggests that exposure to raw milk infected with the currently circulating virus poses a real risk of infecting humans, but that the virus may not spread very far or quickly to others.

Serendipity reveals new method to fight cancer with T cells

July 2, 2024

Cells treated with “metabolic priming” retained their stem cell-like qualities, thus enhancing their ability to kill cancer cells, transform into durable memory cells, and survive longer in the body.

Printed sensors in soil could help farmers improve crop yields and save money

June 27, 2024

The researchers’ new sensors could also be used as an agricultural research tool to monitor nitrate leaching and help guide best practices for mitigating its harmful effects.

UW–Madison leading new research collaboration aimed at treating lung scarring diseases

June 27, 2024

An interdisciplinary group of researchers will will investigate the biological processes that promote lung scarring. With the aid of artificial intelligence and advanced 3D modeling, they will also develop and refine new imaging techniques and drug delivery systems that could aid in halting its progression.

Wolves reintroduced to Isle Royale temporarily affect other carnivores, humans have influence as well

June 26, 2024

While many studies have been conducted to understand the effects of a carnivore reintroduction on their prey, less well studied is the effect of the reintroduction on other carnivores in the same food web, in this case foxes and martens.

UW–Madison scientists develop most sensitive way to observe single molecules

May 30, 2024

The new method could have implications for pursuits as varied as drug discovery and the development of advanced materials.

Pancreatic cancer is difficult to treat. Nano-drugs hitching a ride on bacteria could help.

May 2, 2024

Mice treated with the therapeutic-laden bacteria experienced delayed tumor growth and significantly longer survival compared with mice that received other treatments.

These jacks-of-all-trades are masters, too: Yeast study helps answer age-old biology question

April 25, 2024

Researchers mapped the genetic blueprints, appetites, and environments of more than 1,000 species of yeasts, building a family tree that illuminates how these single-celled fungi evolved over the past 400 million years.

Nanomaterial that mimics proteins could be basis for new neurodegenerative disease treatments

April 25, 2024

The work centers around altering the interaction between two proteins that are believed to be involved in setting the stage for diseases like Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS.

Undergrads embrace opportunity to showcase research at symposium

April 24, 2024

Two of UW–Madison’s key missions meet at the Undergraduate Symposium: leading-edge knowledge discovery and quality undergraduate education.

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.