Tag Research

Forecasting the ebb and flow of a rogue mosquito

A computer model being honed by UW–Madison scientists may help predict climate-related population booms of Aedes aegypti, a mosquito whose disease-transmitting ways already puts half the world's population at risk.

MGE supports new research park expansion

Madison Gas and Electric Co. announced today (July 29) it will contribute more than $1 million toward a new and expanded innovation center at the UW–Madison Research Park.

Dissecting a cocoon of stardust: Scientists begin to tease out a hidden star’s secrets

Peering deep inside obscuring cocoons of stardust, astronomers are beginning to witness the birthing secrets of an unusual star.

Afternoon sleepiness linked to lighting conditions

The biological clock reminds us to go to sleep every 24 hours, but under certain lighting conditions another internal regulator may be telling us to take a nap.

Rennebohm gift boosts UW multiple sclerosis research

A $600,000 gift from the Oscar Rennebohm Foundation will help UW–Madison researcher Ian Duncan accelerate work on a promising treatment for multiple sclerosis and other myelin disorders.

Expert: U.S. dairies need to crack export markets

Today's lackadaisical attitude toward exporting dairy products could cost the U.S dairy industry dearly in years to come, according to a UW–Madison dairy policy analyst.

Cancer research units’ merger set for 2001

As the new millennium approaches, the McArdle Laboratory for Cancer Research is poised for a consolidation with the University of Wisconsin Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Conference probes the brains behind ‘artificial intelligence’

The 15th National Conference on Artificial Intelligence is set for July 26-30 at Madison's Monona Terrace Convention Center.

Research explains lithium’s dual anti-manic/ anti-depressive effect

Researchers at the UW Medical School have solved the puzzle of how one drug -- lithium -- can effectively stabilize both the wild euphoria and the crushing melancholy that are the hallmark of manic depression, or bipolar disorder.

Was Declaration of Independence inspired by Dutch?

When he wrote the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson penned words that would live forever in history. But was he the first to write them? A UW–Madison expert says that Jefferson may have modeled the Declaration after a 16th-century Dutch document.

New microbial insecticide as potent as Bt

By isolating and characterizing the biochemical properties of a new-found natural insecticide, scientists have taken an important step toward augmenting the sparse armamentarium of biological pest control.

High-cholesterol pigs provide research model for heart disease

A team of scientists from UW–Madison have established a unique population of pigs that provide researchers with an exceptional animal model of human coronary artery disease.

Despite side effects, bed rest still common for high-risk pregnancy

Obstetricians regularly prescribe bed rest for women with complicated pregnancies, but many appear to be unaware of the harmful side effects of the inactivity, according to a study by researchers at the UW–Madison School of Nursing.

Study links smoking to higher risk of hearing loss

Smoking, a well-known risk factor for cancer and heart disease, also may play a role in hearing loss.

Does mountain living slow rate of molecular evolution?

A study of hummingbirds living high in the Andes Mountains suggests that life at the top slows the pace of genetic evolution.

Studies find no job losses from higher minimum wages

Recent increases in the federal minimum wage have raised earnings for low-wage workers in Wisconsin without causing job loss, according to a new report from the Center on Wisconsin Strategy.

Internet Scout project to partner with leading software developer

The Internet Scout Project, a UW–Madison-based project to help students and educators navigate the Internet, is one of five initial partners selected by SurfWatch, an Internet filtering software company, to provide content for its newest product.

Researchers clarify proteins’ importance for cancer

In back-to-back reports in Science and Cell, researchers at the UW Medical School describe important new data on proteins that detect and repair gene damage.

Prof’s work marries two intellectual passions

Mark Suchman's research and teaching has positioned him as an emerging figure in the growing academic field of law and society.

Education research group joins Milwaukee schools study

A new project at UW–Madison's Wisconsin Center for Education Research will collaborate with the Milwaukee Public Schools to study systemic school reform aimed at improving student achievement in the district.