Marine Protected Area creates spillover benefits for tuna fishing in Hawaii
The study showed that catch rates in waters close to the protected area increased by about 54% for yellowfin tuna, about 12% for bigeye tuna and about 8% across all fish species.
Understanding freshwater foam may help in fight against PFAS “forever chemicals”
Research in the School of Engineering will advance our understanding of how PFAS chemicals behave in diverse aquatic conditions.
Despite commitments, Brazil’s beef sector tainted by purchases from protected lands in Amazon basin
Despite improvements by meatpackers to keep their supply chains free of cattle grazed on protected or illegally deforested lands, many slaughterhouses in Brazil — the world's top beef exporter — continue to purchase illegally pastured animals on a large scale, a new study shows.
Improved understanding of early spinal cord development paves the way for new treatments
Researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison are developing the means to turn stem cells into a wide range of specific types of spinal cord neurons and cells in the hindbrain — the critical nexus between the spinal cord and the brain — paving the way for improved prevention and treatment of spinal cord disease.
UW’s Monica Kim named MacArthur Fellow
Historian and UW–Madison faculty member Monica Kim has been awarded a 2022 MacArthur Fellowship, also known as a "genius grant," for her work uncovering the experiences of ordinary people caught in war and complicating conventional narratives of conflict.
Lightning strikes shape tropical forests
New UW–Madison research helps establish lightning as an environmental driver that may dictate what trees will make up tropical forests in the future.
New institute will probe biology in the absence of water
The microscopic, hardy tardigrade. Image courtesy of National Park Service They’re microscopic, they have eight legs and they basically resemble tiny, wrinkly bears.
X(ray) marks the spot in elemental analysis of 15th century printing press methods
Two UW–Madison researchers are part of a large, interdisciplinary team that is analyzing historical texts, including pages from a Gutenberg bible and Confucian texts, with a technique that could offer insights into early printing methods.
Stereotypes can be self-reinforcing, stubborn even without any supporting evidence
In the study, people who got feedback that largely ran counter to stereotypes didn’t learn from that feedback, continued stereotyping at their same rate despite the feedback saying that the stereotypes were inaccurate.
Enzyme, proteins work together to tidy up tail ends of DNA in dividing cells
The research provides insight into how a human cell preserves the integrity of its DNA through repeated cell division.
More news, more worry during pandemic
“What we’d hope is that you could counter uncertainty by learning more about the world ... (but) that wasn’t the case with COVID-19," says researcher Markus Brauer. "Higher media consumption — seeking out the news — was associated with more emotional distress.”