Tag Research

Study bolsters bats’ reputation as mosquito devourers

New UW–Madison research conducted throughout Wisconsin suggests that bats may indeed be effective exterminators of mosquitoes.

A hidden world of communication, chemical warfare, beneath the soil

New research from the University of Wisconsin–Madison shows how some harmful microbes have to contend not just with a farmer’s chemical attacks, but also with their microscopic neighbors — and themselves turn to chemical warfare to ward off threats.

Ultralight science: Boundary layer measurements from low-flying source

A professor is using an ultralight aircraft to conduct a research project aimed at better understanding the Earth’s atmosphere. Instruments strapped to the wings and the cockpit of the aircraft collect atmospheric data while it is airborne.

Study shows yogurt may dampen chronic inflammation linked to multiple diseases

New UW–Madison research indicates that ongoing consumption of yogurt may have a general anti-inflammatory effect.

Scientists just beginning to understand autistic adults’ unique health needs

New research published this week by scientists at the University of Wisconsin­­–Madison found that older adults with ASD may be at greater risk than people without the disorder of developing several health problems.

Liquid crystals self-regulate the release of drugs in precise, repeating doses with simple nudge from their environment

Researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison have developed liquid crystal films and droplets that can hold a wide range of “micro-cargo” until their release is cued by body heat or a beam of light or even the wake of swimming microorganisms.

New conference provides professional development for research staff

  A new professional development conference for UW–Madison employees will focus on the unique needs of research staff who are working as laboratory technicians or…

For scientist studying turbulence, the sky is the limit

Michael Graham, a professor of chemical and biological engineering, is a leader in the field, and a recently awarded Department of Defense Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellowship is enabling his potentially transformative research on turbulence.

‘Origins’ scientists to take your questions Thursday during Reddit AMA

Ever wondered what it’s like to unearth a long-buried human ancestor? Or to peer into the night sky to discover the mysteries of galaxy evolution? Find out Thursday.

UW nursing dean, sleep research key to policy statement on nurse fatigue

School of Nursing Dean Linda Scott is helping sound a wake-up call on the subject of nurse fatigue, and encouraging nurses and employers to get educated on the topic.

Study shows undocumented immigration doesn’t increase violent crime

The impact of undocumented immigration — especially on public safety — remains a contentious topic of discussion in the United States, but "the conversations are occurring in a vacuum of data,” says researcher Michael Light.

Driverless shuttle to deliver rides at UW–Madison April 24–25

Members of the public can ride in an Autonom Shuttle from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days. The College of Engineering is home to the Wisconsin Automated Vehicle Proving Grounds.

Undergraduate Symposium shows value of mentorship

The annual Undergraduate Symposium on April 13 is an opportunity for students to show what they’ve learned, often with the help of a strong mentor.