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Searching the sea, and bacterial battles, for new antibiotics

Researchers in pharmacy and bacteriology say their discovery would not have been possible without a cross-college collaboration going back nearly a decade.

Two professors receive Shaw Scientist Awards to support innovative research

Biochemistry assistant professor Philip Romero and neuroscience assistant professor Ari Rosenberg will receive seed funding and support for the career development of young investigators.

Vacant, but not empty: Student explores use of abandoned properties

Vacant buildings are often seen as remnants of the housing crisis or industries in decline, but graduate student Elsa Noterman says these properties are often put to constructive use.

TEAM Lab provides hands-on learning experience in modern machine shop facility

With countless tools and machines, the possibilities for bringing an idea to life are endless at the College of Engineering’s Technical…

Fine-tuning a new crop that saves soil, produces grain and forage for cows

A perennial crop called kernza is being tested at the Arlington Agricultural Experimental Station. It's part of an envisioned shift from farming annuals toward toward a one-time tilling and planting of perennials, followed by harvesting forage and grain for years or decades.

Inside a ‘visionary’ lab

Through careful analysis of their bank of 58,000 ocular samples from a wide range of species, the veterinarians of the Comparative Ocular Pathology Laboratory of Wisconsin at UW–Madison look to improve vision and eye health in animals. BTN LiveBIG video

Wild Wisconsin yeast find their way into bread, beer, and class

A Sheboygan strain of yeast is being tried in both bread and beer, through the work of UW–Madison and its industry partners. One question to be answered: How does it taste?

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.