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IceCube helps demystify strange radio bursts from deep space

September 25, 2017

A University of Wisconsin–Madison physicist and his colleagues are turning IceCube, the world’s most sensitive neutrino telescope, to the task of helping demystify powerful pulses of radio energy generated up to billions of light-years from Earth.

Study finds Wisconsin children unequally ready for kindergarten

September 19, 2017

Researchers from the Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER), part of UW–Madison’s School of Education, compared the literacy skills of Wisconsin’s kindergarten students and found them “far from equally prepared to learn.”

Fire in a crowded theater? Nitrate film is crumbling as experts strive to salvage the past

September 12, 2017

The effort combined chemical analysis of nitrate film, review of historical literature on it, and information from professionals who have handled, stored and shipped it.

UW2020: WARF Discovery Initiative seeking Round 4 proposals

September 12, 2017

Early recipients of UW2020 funding, from the School of Music to the School of Medicine and Public Health and beyond, have assembled interdisciplinary teams to address their research questions and have attracted outside funding with initial support from the program.

UW–Madison ranked in top 5 for federal support for graduate students

September 8, 2017

A recent survey released by the National Science Foundation (NSF) ranks the University of Wisconsin–Madison fifth among universities and colleges receiving federal fellowship support.

Renewable energy flooring takes a step forward at Union South

September 7, 2017

A research team of UW engineers has installed a 96-square-foot, high-tech prototype that uses cheap, abundant wood pulp to harness the energy of footsteps and convert it into electricity.

Study: Early farm exposure mitigates respiratory illnesses, allergies and skin rashes

September 6, 2017

Exposure to dairy farms early in life may dramatically reduce the frequency and severity of respiratory illnesses, allergies and chronic skin rashes among young children according to a collaborative study.

Waisman Biomanufacturing has new managing director

August 31, 2017

Carl Ross has more than 26 years of experience advancing a wide range of cell and gene therapies, vaccines and therapeutic proteins into human clinical trials.

Charles Bentley, pioneering UW–Madison glaciologist, dies

August 23, 2017

Bentley was among the first scientists to measure the West Antarctic Ice Sheet in the late 1950s. His findings resonate today as marine ice sheets are particularly vulnerable to melting and collapse in climate change scenarios.

Reflective art installation displays beauty, intrigue of genetics

August 17, 2017

Pictures obtained from Ahna Skop’s exploration of the cell — as well as striking images from other UW–Madison research projects — will serve as a basis for a traveling art exhibit, “Genetic Reflections.”

New research finds pushing patients to online care options may have unintended consequences

August 16, 2017

New research from the Wisconsin School of Business shows that adopting e-visits to health care providers triggers increases in office visits and phone consultations, a reduction in new patients being seen by providers, and no noticeable improvements in patient health.

Swab the deck and grab the microscope: Wisconsin educators sail Lake Michigan

August 15, 2017

A dozen educators from Minnesota and Wisconsin have set sail from the Port of Milwaukee on a one-of-a-kind professional development workshop aboard the sailing vessel Denis Sullivan.

New measure of insulin-making cells could gauge diabetes progression, treatment

August 10, 2017

Researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison have developed a new measurement for the volume and activity of beta cells, the source of the sugar-regulating hormone insulin.