Tag Research

‘Bad guy’ fibrocytes could help rebuild damaged tissue

May 8, 2019

Could a blood cell type responsible for scarring and diseases such as pulmonary fibrosis be repurposed to help engineer healthy tissue? A new study by…

Microbiology capstone course plumbs life’s mysteries in the deep ocean

May 8, 2019

In a capstone research project, dozens of senior microbiology majors are coaxing their microscopic subjects back to life and dissecting their genetic information in hopes of illuminating how their harsh ecosystems function.

Commencement spotlight: UW grad uses brother’s injury as inspiration for research

May 8, 2019

Stefanie Henry will graduate from UW as a double major in neurobiology and French, along with an extensive background in nervous system trauma research that is inspired by her brother’s spinal cord injury.

Fettiplace named a Passano Fellow; 2nd major award for hearing researcher

May 6, 2019

Fettiplace, a professor of neuroscience at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health, won the award for showing how cochlear hair cells sense the tiny mechanical vibrations that sound produces in the inner ear.

Clinical trial begins to test universal vaccine against canine cancer

May 3, 2019

Dogs started receiving a vaccine against cancer this week in a clinical trial at UW–Madison. If the vaccine works in dogs, it may not only provide a new strategy for addressing a critical canine health concern, it might also work in people.

Stressed parents rely on junk food for kids

May 2, 2019

“The higher their psychological distress, the less healthy food is available in the home and the more unhealthy the feeding practices are for their children,” says Myoungock Jang,

Finals prep: Choose your fav study spot from this list

May 1, 2019

at UW–Madison there's a place to study for all types of learners. Whether you love to work in solitude or with a buddy, this list has the perfect study spot for every student.

H3N2 viruses mutate during vaccine production but new tech could fix it

April 29, 2019

UW-Madison researchers describe a new cell line that enables better growth of H3N2 for vaccine use. The virus is also far less likely to mutate during production using this cell line, improving the chances of a match between vaccine and circulating influenza viruses.

Research by team of grad students cited in Mueller Report

April 23, 2019

When news stories started coming out about Twitter accounts from Russia pretending to be American citizens during the 2016 U.S. Presidential elections, some UW–Madison graduate students undertook research to see how U.S. media handled those tweets.

UW Changes Lives: Advice, research boosts Wisconsin potato growers

April 22, 2019

Wisconsin has a healthy potato industry, ranking in the top 5 nationally. It’s bolstered by support from the University of Wisconsin–Madison, ranging from supplying seed potatoes to advice on growing to research into pests.

NSF awards 40 fellowships to UW–Madison students

April 22, 2019

The Graduate Research Fellowship Program recognizes and supports outstanding, early-career graduate students who are pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields.

Study identifies why some colds cause asthma attacks in children

April 22, 2019

A new study led by the School of Medicine and Public Health provides some insight on what differentiates a cold that leads to an asthma attack from a cold that remains a cold.

Microbiomes of diabetic foot ulcers are associated with clinical outcomes

April 18, 2019

New research suggests that the microbial communities associated with chronic wounds common in diabetic patients affect whether those wounds heal or lead to amputations.

Scientists angle for more attention to fishing for fun

April 17, 2019

New research brings attention to the need to better manage recreational fisheries to protect the health of inland and near-shore fish populations and to preserve the recreational fishing experience.

Gloria Ladson-Billings: Daring to dream in public

April 16, 2019

The renowned scholar, who has helped change the way teachers teach African American children, was the first black woman to become a tenured professor in UW–Madison’s School of Education.

Students strut their stuff at symposium

April 15, 2019

UW–Madison students presented their projects at the 2019 Undergraduate Symposium at Union South on April 12, on topics ranging from grape juice to DNA.