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Low genetic risk for ADHD may protect against negative life experiences

December 16, 2019

Adults with lower genetic risk for ADHD also reported, on average, higher IQs and educational attainments, shorter or no criminal records, lower body mass index (BMI), and lower rates of depression than adults with middle-to-high genetic risk for ADHD.

Clinical trial for Ebola vaccine developed at UW–Madison underway in Japan

December 13, 2019

Fifteen healthy young men will receive two doses of the experimental vaccine. If the first group tolerates it, an additional group of up to 20 volunteers will receive a higher dose of the vaccine.

New tool predicts three-dimensional organization of human chromosomes

December 9, 2019

The predictive tool is a boon for researchers studying how cells control the activity of genes, helping explain how cells achieve their key functions and how they go haywire, as happens in diseases such as cancer.

Delirium linked to brain injury after severe surgery

December 5, 2019

The researchers were able to demonstrate that delirium is associated with injury to nervous tissue in the brain that could lead to loss of cognitive ability.

Professor will make ‘workhorse’ microscope more powerful

November 21, 2019

Kevin Eliceiri says he has always believed that science is best done by building on the work of others and openly sharing what you have done.

Study says “hidden overharvest” from fishing plays a role in Wisconsin walleye declines

November 18, 2019

New research finds that It finds that 40 percent of walleye populations are overharvested, which is ten times higher than the estimates fisheries managers currently use.

Professor’s study of ancient crystals sheds light on earth’s early years

November 14, 2019

“If we can analyze melt inclusions, that will provide the first data on rock chemistry for the Earth’s ‘Dark Ages,’ the first 500 million years of earth history,” John Valley says. “This is a critical time that we know almost nothing about.”

Can ‘smart toilets’ be the next health data wellspring?

November 14, 2019

Wearable, smart technologies are transforming the ability to monitor and improve health, but a decidedly low-tech commodity — the humble toilet — may have potential to outperform them all.

Lifelike chemistry created in lab search for ways to study origin of life

November 14, 2019

The work is far from jumpstarting life in the lab. Yet, it shows that simple laboratory techniques can spur the kinds of reactions that are likely necessary to explain how life got started on Earth some four billion years ago.

In Wisconsin, 3 in 5 people with Down syndrome diagnosed with dementia by age 55

October 28, 2019

A UW–Madison researcher says the findings "show us areas where we need to invest resources in services, treatment and research.”

UW–Madison center will coordinate data for cancer clinical trials

October 1, 2019

The network will conduct early phase clinical trials to assess the safety, tolerability and cancer prevention potential of agents and interventions of varying classes in order to advance their further clinical development for cancer prevention.