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Research effort driving advances to combat traumatic brain injuries

December 14, 2020

A team of researchers led by University of Wisconsin–Madison mechanical engineer Christian Franck is working on better ways to detect concussions and better protective equipment to prevent them.

UW researchers honored as inventors

December 8, 2020

UW–Madison’s newest trio of fellows in the National Academy of Inventors are responsible for scores of patents, and bring the university’s total academy membership to 10.

Undocumented immigrants far less likely to commit crimes in U.S. than citizens

December 7, 2020

Crime rates among undocumented immigrants are just a fraction of those of their U.S.-born neighbors, according to a first-of-its-kind analysis of Texas arrest and conviction records.

Research administrator Bob Andresen remembered for his humor and passion

November 25, 2020

Andresen, who died Nov. 19, said in a 2016 profile: “I feel I can help the faculty that are looking for cures for diseases or solutions to social problems by doing what I do best."

New effective and safe antifungal isolated from sea squirt microbiome

November 19, 2020

The new molecule was discovered in the microbiome of a sea squirt from the Florida Keys as part of an effort to identify novel antimicrobials from understudied ecosystems.

New research initiative — Research Forward — builds on successes of UW2020

November 19, 2020

The initiative supports collaborative, multidisciplinary, multi-investigator research projects that are high-risk, high-impact and have the potential to fundamentally transform a field of study.

Quick, routine coronavirus testing reassures both campus and volunteers

November 16, 2020

Unlike other testing on campus, which is more likely to attract people who are sick or who believe they’ve been exposed to COVID-19, Jon Temte’s program constantly re-tests a stable population of volunteers — even when they feel fine.

Thesis-writing program shares joy of scientific research

November 5, 2020

The Wisconsin Initiative for Science Literacy Thesis Award Program’s mission is to both promote science literacy among the public and recruit future generations to careers in scientific research with an approachable look at the latest findings.

Trends in hurricane behavior show stronger, slower and farther-reaching storms

October 29, 2020

Global trends suggest hurricanes are getting stronger, moving more slowly over land, and deviating farther north and south of the equator. With these changes come stronger winds, increased flooding, and risks posed to cities that historically have not been hit by these types of storms.

WARF announces annual grant for UW research

October 29, 2020

The Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, which obtains patents on UW inventions and licenses them to industry, has granted the university and the Morgridge Institute for Research a combined $100.3 million for 2020-21.

Cellular networks vulnerable to wildfires across U.S.

October 27, 2020

More than 430,000 cell network transceivers covering approximately 85 million people are in areas the U.S. Forest Service considers at moderate or high wildfire risk.