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Field days in Columbia County showcase agricultural science at UW–Madison

The field-day audience at UW–Madison’s agricultural stations has expanded beyond farmers to many throughout the ag industry who want to hear about the latest in farm research and education.

An ocean apart, carnivorous pitcher plants create similar communities

Asian pitchers transplanted to Massachusetts bogs can mimic the living communities of natives so well that the pitcher plant mosquito — a specialized insect that evolved to complete its life cycle exclusively in North American pitchers — lays eggs in the impostors, new research shows.

UW-Madison rises again in Washington Monthly rankings

UW–Madison ranked 22nd overall, and it was fourth in research expenditures, and third in the number of science and engineering Ph.Ds. awarded.

Greenhouses contend with the climate to keep plants growing

The university's greenhouses, which include plants from all over the world, provide study material for botany and horticulture courses and the precisely controlled climates required for research experiments.

Competition attracts future grants, jump starts research and student careers

Recipients of Fall Research Competition awards are thankful for the funding to help them acquire the resources they need, but perhaps most important, they say, is the student support they are able to provide.

Students prepare for healthcare careers in UW summer physiology course

In Physiology 335, students capture and analyze data from their own bodies using computer software and electrode wires. Sinclair Richards For…

Is fire the new normal in the American West?

In a video, Professor Monica Turner and her research team and colleagues explore how the patterns of fire and recovery are changing, particularly as the climate warms and drought becomes more common.

A video game can change the brain, may improve empathy in middle schoolers

In the experimental game, a robot crash lands on an alien planet. In order to rebuild the spaceship, players must, as the robot, build rapport with the aliens by deciphering their emotions.

Corn that acquires its own nitrogen identified, reducing need for fertilizer

The corn secretes copious globs of mucus-like gel harboring bacteria that convert atmospheric nitrogen into a usable form, answering a longtime quest of scientists.

Eating crickets can be good for your gut, according to new clinical trial

The study shows consuming crickets can help support the growth of beneficial gut bacteria, and that eating crickets is not only safe in large amounts but may also reduce inflammation in the body.

Cellular communication system in mice helps control female fertility

UW-Madison researchers have discovered that two genes work together to construct a cellular communication system in the ovaries of mice to maintain healthy eggs.

The bladder can regenerate like nobody’s business and now we know why

New research from the UW–Madison School of Veterinary Medicine shows that non-bladder cells from a nearby anatomical structure called the Wolffian duct can actually help the bladder mend itself.

Meditation affects brain networks differently in long-term meditators and novices

UW-Madison researchers examined brain activity in non-meditators, new meditators, and long-term meditators, and they discovered differences in emotion networks of the brain among these groups.