High-temperature superconducting materials have almost limitless potential but are often less 'super' in real performance. A UW–Madison experiment has found a surprising contributor to this energy sink.
A UW–Madison law professor helped draft a sweeping revision to the state laws that dictate the transfer of wealth and property through wills and estates.
Building space flight hardware sounds pretty glamorous to a lot of us: working with state-of-the-art equipment to create instruments that will fly in outer space, enhancing humankind's understanding of the universe. But when you get down to the nitty gritty, it can be far less so.
With the unlikely but invaluable help of physicists, engineers and an electron accelerator, UW Medical School molecular biologists have found a way to examine how damaged genes are repaired in living cells.
A UW–Madison research team has overturned a central theory about the stability of collagen, a protein that acts like a 'solder' to give the body its structure and shape.
A new study by a UW–Madison researcher of academic redshirting - the decision to delay a child's entry into kindergarten that many parents are facing right now - calls into question the old adage of 'If in doubt, hold them out.'
A new national Center in Developmental and Molecular Toxicology has been awarded to UW–Madison for the next four years.
Thanks to today's state-of-the-art cardiac devices, doctors at UW Hospital and Clinics have begun using a small artery in the wrist to diagnose and treat some forms of coronary artery disease.
Joanne Cantor, UW–Madison professor of communication arts, will present her findings on television violence ratings at a National Press Club news conference in Washington D.C. Thursday, April 16.
Professor of Communication Arts Joanne Cantor is among a group of researchers who recently released a national study of television violence and its effect on children.
A tenacious early market assessment by a group of UW–Madison business students helped Marc Anderson's invention find commercial pay dirt.
A UW–Madison technology that helped plants thrive in outer space may soon be landing in grocery stores, helping extend the freshness of fruits and vegetables.
In 14 years at UW–Madison, McBride has developed broad shoulders capable of supporting a formidable national reputation.
A UW–Madison research team will be mixing up a batch of 'pathogen cocktails' in the laboratory, with the goal of countering disease-causing threats to drinking water.
George Cramer's artistic career took a wild turn 12 years ago from a seemingly ho-hum influence: a Christmas present to his two teenage sons.
Since 1996, the UW–Madison National Research Center for English Learning and Achievement has engaged in multidisciplinary research with several other universities in New York, Oklahoma and Washington to investigate the many complicated contexts in which students learn to write and read.
A fictional (youÃ¢ll see why in a few lines) ninth-grade English class has been assigned to write a paper predicting the outcome of the William Golding novel, Lord of the Flies.
How well do mission control crews communicate during a crisis? ItÃ¢s an important question that two UW–Madison faculty members will explore on behalf of NASA.
In a new book titled Mondays on the Dark Night of the Moon: Himalayan Folktales, cultural anthropologist Kirin Narayan contributes to a growing movement in anthropology to work out more equitable and collaborative relations with the people being studied.
Side effects or not, Prozac and similar medications are helping millions of people live more satisfying lives. But scientists still aren't sure exactly how the drugs work at the most basic molecular levels. With a grant from the National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression, UW Medical School researchers are aiming to find the answers.