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Research Core Revitalization Program funds upgrades to shared resources on campus

July 21, 2020

These resources allow the university to support many investigators at once by maintaining and upgrading high-end instrumentation that would be cost-prohibitive for any single lab. 

Bioenergy research discovery paves way to production of new hydrocarbon

July 17, 2020

A team of researchers have described a pathway for furan fatty acid production in bacteria and other cells. This long chain fatty acid could substitute for petroleum-based products including fuel, engine lubricant, medicines and food additives.

UW’s Elizabeth McCoy was a pioneer of 20th century microbiology

July 15, 2020

As a woman in a field dominated by men, McCoy rarely received the accolades that her male colleagues did, but by all accounts, she felt welcome at the university and respected by her peers.

Coughing visualization illustrates the benefits of wearing a good mask

July 6, 2020

A research team made a video of a modified mannequin whose mouth releases a puff of air containing fog, in order to see how well masks contain the fog and visualize results from testing different mask styles.

Showing pro-diversity feelings are the norm makes individuals more tolerant

June 29, 2020

Students who watched a video about the positive impact of a diverse campus on their first day of class were more tolerant of other groups and more supportive of diversity even months later.

Forming genitals in boys requires complex dance between genes and hormones

June 25, 2020

The research helps us understand how genes and hormones interact to develop male reproductive systems, a step toward researching why disorders in these organs have become more common and how we might prevent them.

‘Dairy Brain’ project asks farmers to help create smarter dairies

June 24, 2020

UW researchers are working with dairy farmers, producers and equipment manufacturers to use data to make useful, real-time decisions.

UW–Madison and UW Health quickly launch a number of COVID-19 clinical trials

June 24, 2020

Among the latest is a study examining the potential for an existing drug to treat a serious and often deadly complication of a COVID-19 infection.