New condenser makes water from air, even in the hot sun
Unlike other radiative vapor condensers which can only operate at night, the new design works in direct sunlight and requires no energy input.
Disrupted biochemical pathway in the brain linked to bipolar disorder
The results offer a foundation for research into treating the often-overlooked cognitive impairments of bipolar disorder, such as memory loss, and add to a growing understanding of how the biochemistry of the brain affects health and disease.
Microbiome Challenge identifies winning projects, from wound healing to smart probiotics
The grants provide funding not readily available from government agencies to build momentum behind technologies with high societal impact and revenue potential.
Study finds evidence of Bartonella infection in schizophrenia patients
The research led by Erin Lashnits was, by design, not able to demonstrate a causal link between Bartonella infection and schizophrenia, but a larger study is planned to see whether the preliminary results are borne out.
Enter your best science images in the 2021 Cool Science Image Contest
To celebrate the exploratory and artistic value of those images and videos, the 11th annual Cool Science Image Contest is soliciting the best visuals from members of the UW–Madison community.
New method targets disease-causing proteins for destruction
The technology, developed by UW–Madison Professor Weiping Tang and colleagues in the School of Pharmacy, could produce entirely new kinds of drugs.
Veteran finds hope for her dog, others, in melanoma treatment study
“The fact that he would not only be receiving some of the best, most advanced treatment options, he would be a part of something so much bigger for future fur friends, humans, and in support of my brothers and sisters in arms, our purpose was clear,” she says.
Invasive species often start as undetected “sleeper populations”
The finding has important implications for the way we approach invasive species control and management, researchers say.
Study led by UW doctor finds analyzing DNA in urine could help detect cancer
Currently, cancers are detected using more invasive methods. Urinalysis has long been used to manage many diseases and disorders, but not cancer.
Fixing genetic mistakes to restore vision
The project, funded by a five-year, $7.7 million award from the National Institutes of Health National Eye Institute, will rely on an approach aimed at correcting nonsense mutations in DNA.
Measuring the pancreas’s protein landscape assists diabetes and cancer research
New research aims to measure the pancreas’s entire suite of proteins. Ultimately, that data will advance research on pancreatic diseases like pancreatitis, pancreatic cancer, or diabetes.