Subtle Biotic Changes Have Big Environmental Impacts
By changing the composition of fish populations in a lake, scientists have found a switch by which the flow of carbon between lakes and the atmosphere can be turned on, off, or reversed.
Calorie Restriction Reduces Age-Related Muscle Loss
Researchers at UW–Madison have found that limiting calorie intake later in life can stall some of the muscle deterioration that normally accompanies aging.
New Advances in Fish Farming Draw a Line Between the Sexes
UW-Madison food scientist Jeff Malison and his colleagues are developing methods to raise same sex or sterile fish populations that will result in greater yields for walleye and perch farmers.
Argentina’s Burgeoning Milk Production Worries U.S. Dairy Exporters
UW-Madison agricultural economists Edward Jesse, Brad Barham and Tom Cox recently travelled to Argentina to assess the country's growing milk industry. Their conclusion: Anyone with plans to export U.S. dairy products better keep one eye on Argentina.
Study Links Automobile Accidents and Sleep Apnea
People with undiagnosed sleep apnea may be at greater risk for automobile accidents, researchers at UW Medical School have found.
Can Trout and Cows Coexist?
Researchers from UW–Madison and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources are working together to try to determine how fishing and cattle grazing can coexist around trout streams.
A Fat That Reduces Cancer, Heart Disease and Body Fat?
Conjugated linoleic acid, a fatty acid found in dairy products and other animal fats, has many beneficial biological effects.
Antibody Omelets Improve Growth in Poultry and Livestock
Some small farms in Wisconsin may soon become antibody factories, raising laying hens that produce growth-stimulating antibodies in their egg yolks.
Research Points to Defect That May Yield Abnormal Heart Muscle Function
A University of Wisconsin Medical School researcher and his collaborators can now explain a cellular defect that causes enlarged hearts to contract weakly.
Researchers Gain Insights Into Drugs Used for Manic-Depression
Many people who suffer from bipolar disorder, or Researchers at the University of Wisconsin Medical School now believe they understand why.
Richard Ralston Collects Culture Through Stamps
Should the discovery of a world in a grain of sand elude you, Richard Ralston suggests you continue the search in a postage stamp.
Quantum Dots:’ The Finish Line in High-Speed Computing?
In the full-throttle quest to make smaller, faster and better computer chips, engineer Max Lagally is exploring what may be the final frontier: Building them one atom at a time.
Engineer Explores Pollution-Fighting Materials
Ceramic brings to mind the simple stuff of plates and pottery, yet it may work wonders in the complex world of environmental cleanup, from filtering pollution to degrading hazardous chemicals.
New Vaccine Blocks Viral Entry in Cattle, May Have Implications for Human Vaccines
Geoffrey Letchworth, a virologist in the Department of Animal Health and Biomedical Sciences, has developed such an experimental vaccine for bovine herpes virus 1 (BHV-1).
Disarming Alzheimer’s Toxic Proteins
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.
Rebuilding Persistence in Alfalfa
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.
Tackling Nitrogen Deficiency in No-Till Corn Production
Nitrogen deficiency is one of the biggest hurdles when adopting no-till corn production in Wisconsin.
Tired of Heat Detection? Ovsynch and Save
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.
Virus May Be Linked to Obesity
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.
Book To Show How Dance Creates, Challenges Gender Identity
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.