A new study of the proteins that may be responsible for the brain lesions associated with Alzheimer's disease promises a new understanding of its underlying cause, and may someday yield new treatments for the devastating and deadly disease.
When it comes to improving alfalfa, plant geneticist Edwin Bingham believes the job takes persistence. Bingham has become single-minded -- you might even say persistent -- in advocating for greater persistence as an agronomic virtue in alfalfa.
Nitrogen deficiency is one of the biggest hurdles when adopting no-till corn production in Wisconsin.
A new technique can help farmers artificially inseminate dairy cows at the proper stage in their reproductive cycle without continuous heat detection, say researchers at UW–Madison's College of Agricultural and Life Sciences.
A virus that can cause obesity in animals may be linked to some cases of obesity in humans, researchers at the University of Wisconsin Medical School have found.
Sally Banes, Marian Hannah Winter Professor of Theatre History and Dance Studies at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, has found evidence from the dance stage that leads to alternative interpretations.
UW-Madison faculty and staff have eight partnerships with a National Science Foundation (NSF) project to advance high-performance computing in science and engineering.
What complex and sometimes mysterious motives cause minds to change? In the case of many high-ranking and initially loyal German Nazis, the answer may…
For anyone who has struggled with the lure of a bratwurst in July, that's a tall order. But it's exactly the regimen one group of women is testing as part of the Women's Health Initiative, the largest U.S. clinical study ever conducted on women's health.
There appears to be something special about the fruits of the vine when it comes to preventing heart disease.
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Jewish humor and American culture are as interlocked as lox and bagels. That's overwhelmingly evident right now at the Spertus Museum in Chicago, where an exhibition called 'Let There Be Laughter! Jewish Humor in America' has opened.
Managed rotational grazing on deep silt-loam soils does not appear to contribute to groundwater contamination, say researchers from the U.S. Dairy Forage Research Center at UW–Madison.
A University of Wisconsin–Madison engineer follows an unusual parameter in the quest to make functional micro-machines. Rather than just smaller, he makes them taller.
Science may be pointing a way out of the gridlock over rehabilitating wild Pacific salmon in the Columbia River basin, where once-annual spawning runs of 20 million fish have greatly diminished.
Engineers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison are looking under the hood for a revolution in automobile fuel efficiency.
In a hopeful new development for people with multiple sclerosis (MS), researchers have shown in studies with dogs that they can repair diseased areas of the spinal cord by transplanting nervous system cells into the animals.