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Summer road trip finds small streams have big impacts on Great Lakes

October 26, 2020

While decades of monitoring and regulatory efforts have paid little attention to these tiny tributaries, Mooney’s research shows that they play an outsized role in feeding algae blooms and impacting coastal waters.

Surprising communication between atoms could improve quantum computing

October 23, 2020

A group of UW physicists has identified conditions under which relatively distant atoms communicate with each other in ways that had previously only been seen in atoms closer together.

Studies investigate need for and impact of culturally aware mentorship training

October 19, 2020

“Our study suggests that mentor training should include content targeting different experiences with and perceptions about racial/ethnic diversity," says Professor of Medicine Angela Byars-Winston.

Coverage for people with pre-existing conditions improved under the Affordable Care Act

October 15, 2020

Health insurance coverage for people with chronic diseases increased by 7 percentage points after key Affordable Care Act provisions were implemented in 2014, according to the research.

Pediatric cancers share stalled gene-managing enzyme

October 15, 2020

A wildly out-of-place protein leads to haywire cells in a particularly troublesome type of rare early childhood cancer, according to University of Wisconsin–Madison researchers.

New campus effort will support inequality research

October 15, 2020

“As the nation continues to contend with racial and other inequalities, we need research to deepen and extend our understanding,” says Steve Ackerman, vice chancellor for research and graduate education.

Carnivores living near people feast on human food, threatening ecosystems

October 12, 2020

While evolution has shaped these species to compete for different resources, their newfound reliance on a common food source could put them in conflict with one another.

ERC’s polling, research illuminate elections

October 6, 2020

Earlier this year, the Elections Research Center launched a battleground poll in three swing states. In this and other ways, the center is helping us better understand what is going on in the current campaign.

Songbirds sing — like humans flock — for opioid reward

October 1, 2020

New research found that when songbirds sing during non-mating seasons, it’s because singing releases an opioid naturally produced in their brain —that’s right, a compound with the same biological makeup of the highly addictive painkillers.

Landscape ecologist Monica Turner: California wildfires aren’t a random situation

September 29, 2020

For more than a decade, Turner has warned that situations like the one that damaged Yellowstone in 1988 could become more common. She puts the current catastrophic wildfires into context for us.

Astronomers model, determine how disk galaxies evolve so smoothly

September 25, 2020

Using advanced computer simulations, scientists from UW, Iowa State and IBM are learning how galaxies get their characteristic structure — super-bright centers fading away to dark edges.

Interview: Keys to a successful COVID-19 vaccine

September 25, 2020

The race to develop a vaccine for the virus that causes COVID-19 will represent the largest global vaccination effort since the fight against polio nearly 70 years ago. That historical perspective is important, says Morgridge Institute virology investigator Paul Ahlquist.

Battleground state poll shows Biden with persistent but surmountable leads

September 24, 2020

As voting gets underway in many states, Joe Biden remains ahead of Donald Trump in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, according to a poll by the UW–Madison Elections Research Center.