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.
The Leukemia Society of America has put its money on a UW Medical School researcher whose studies show promise for understanding genetic abnormalities associated with leukemia.
National attention is often the prelude to a national solution, and the high dropout rate among Hispanic students got a lot of attention at a recent Washington press conference.
By tracing the abundance and distribution of bacteria in an abandoned California mine, UW–Madison scientists may have found a better way to predict the potential environmental consequences of mining metal ores.
Shock waves from the Asian economic crisis will ripple through Wisconsin's farm economy, with corn and soybean producers feeling the worst effects during 1998 and 1999, according to a UW–Madison economist.
Trying a new approach to controlling the process of inflammation, UW–Madison scientists have forged a new class of synthetic molecules that offer a new strategy for treating pain, swelling and the other hallmarks of injury or illness.
UW-Madison zoology Professors Monica G. Turner and Stephen R. Carpenter are the first co-editors of Ecosystems, a new journal intended to be a focal point for original research, reviews, editorials and special features on ecosystem ecology.
As the new Aldo Leopold Chair of Restoration Ecology, Joy Zedler will be cultivating the legacy of one of UW–Madison's most influential professors, a man whose ideas form the roots of modern conservation.
As new welfare reform programs take effect across the nation, more effort is needed to measure how those reforms will impact children, according to a new book edited by sociology professor Robert Hauser.
Robert Ham believes well-designed landfills can be tools for recycling, rather than tombs that harbor trash for generations.
The birth and evolution of academic freedom at UW–Madison forms the focus of a new book edited by economics Professor Emeritus W. Lee Hansen.
A UW–Madison study confirms it - over the past two decades, these families have faced the highest tax burdens in the state as Wisconsin's tax system has become less progressive.
A new $6.7-million program based at the UW Medical School supports studies of policies and practices that reduce tobacco use by members of managed-care organizations such as HMOs, PPOs and point-of-service plans.
A team of Wisconsin researchers is one of only four in the nation selected to work on a major national initiative on prevention of HIV and sexually transmitted diseases in young male inmates being released back into the community.