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First we tamed turnips. Then we turned them into bok choy and other veggies.

May 19, 2021

This new research represents the most complete look yet at how humans domesticated the ubiquitous species Brassica rapa, untangling the complex web of domestication.

Scientists develop better way to block viruses that cause childhood respiratory infections

May 10, 2021

While the approach hasn’t yet been tested in humans and researchers must further refine and test the system, it does provide a new strategy for potentially preventing or treating these common infections.

New director leads major changes in campus human research protection program

May 6, 2021

Gretchen Anding is implementing steps that will allow for greater collaboration, consistency and communication in the compliance process.

UW grad combines research, tribal traditions in wolf relationship plan

April 30, 2021

Abi Fergus says understanding tribal citizens’ attitudes toward wolves helped her stay in touch with the human dimension of her research.

Great Lakes research to fuel emerging bioeconomy

April 29, 2021

GLBRC is laying the groundwork for economically viable and environmentally sustainable biorefineries that use dedicated bioenergy crops grown on land unsuitable for food production — work that could serve as a cornerstone for an emerging bioeconomy.

Tom Brock, who discovered world-changing extremophiles, dies at 94

April 26, 2021

One of the species Brock discovered helped usher in the modern era of molecular biology and underpins today’s PCR tests for the COVID-19 virus.

Gel loaded with cancer-fighting cells keeps tumors in check after surgery in mice

April 26, 2021

The proof-of-concept experiments demonstrate that these gels could help battle cancer at a critical moment: when a tumor has been removed but malignant cells continue to lurk after surgery, ready to grow back.

Wendt appointed associate vice chancellor for research in the physical sciences

April 20, 2021

“My unintended role as a trailblazer has led to a career-long pursuit of diversity in STEM,” says Wendt, a professor of electrical and computer engineering.

New projects study root causes of inequalities and how to reduce their effects

April 15, 2021

“The projects ... stand to produce real-world, actionable knowledge about how programs, policies and practices can be leveraged to reduce inequalities in U.S. society,” says Associate Vice Chancellor Lonnie Berger.

Guggenheim Fellowship awarded to UW–Madison psychology professor

April 13, 2021

Seth Pollak’s research focuses on the influences of environmental risk factors on children’s brain and behavioral development, with particular focus on emotions and learning.

Health tool significantly reduces medication over-prescription, improving patient safety

April 9, 2021

A new study from a team of researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison has found that the e-prescribing tool CancelRx more than doubled the proportion of successfully discontinued medications, from 34 percent to 93 percent, at UW Health, a major health system in Wisconsin.

Artificial intelligence can accelerate clinical diagnosis of fragile X syndrome

April 9, 2021

Researchers from the Waisman Center found that people with fragile X are more likely to also have a variety of circulatory, digestive, metabolic, respiratory, and genital and urinary disorders.