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Scorpions’ venomous threat to mammals a relatively new evolutionary step

March 28, 2022

An international team of researchers led by UW–Madison biologists has assembled the largest evolutionary tree of scorpions yet, showing seven independent instances in which the distinctive eight-legged creatures evolved venom compounds toxic to mammals.

Enter your amazing science images in the 2022 Cool Science Image Con­test

March 24, 2022

To celebrate the exploratory and aesthetic value of the photos, renderings, videos, images, art and more made in the process of fulfilling curiosity and advancing science, the 12th annual Cool Science Image Contest is now soliciting the best visuals from members of the UW–Madison community.

Nonprescription CBD product labeling largely inaccurate, study finds

March 24, 2022

UW–Madison School of Pharmacy students concluded that just 15% of CBD-infused oil, beverages and other products are labeled correctly, based on a survey of stores in Southwestern Wisconsin.

Canine TV preferences could lead to answers in protecting dogs’ eyesight

March 23, 2022

A UW study is asking dog owners what their pets like to watch — a nontrivial question that could lay the groundwork for developing better canine eye tests.

UW–Madison works to protect Wisconsin poultry from avian flu

March 17, 2022

The Wisconsin Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory is prepared to assist with a surge of testing that will help prevent the spread of the virus as birds and eggs are moved around the state, and researchers are also developing a vaccine to prevent future outbreaks.

Scientists, undergraduates team up to protect astronauts from radiation

March 14, 2022

A research team will refine and test a novel idea for a traveling magnetic field strong enough to deflect harmful radiation from astronauts as they travel to Mars or set up bases around the moon.

Antivirals, some antibodies, work well against BA.2 omicron variant of COVID-19 virus

March 10, 2022

The research team tested seven monoclonal antibodies, three combinations of antibodies, and three antiviral treatments against the BA.2 variant.

Can a virtual reality game help teens regulate emotions?

March 9, 2022

Researchers at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health are studying the potential of the game, in which players can only move around in a three-dimensional environment through deep breathing — which, in turn, relieves their anxiety.

Ancient example of modern global warming was too hot for tiny, important ocean creatures

March 9, 2022

During another time in which Earth warmed rapidly in conjunction with a spike in atmospheric carbon similar to our modern climate, seawater temperature and chemical changes decimated an important piece of the food web in the tropical Pacific Ocean.

New lightweight super material could battle bullets, deflect space debris

February 28, 2022

The carbon nanotube could be used in lightweight, high-performance armor materials, for example, in bulletproof vests to better protect the wearer or in shields around spacecraft to mitigate damage from flying high-speed microdebris.

In animal studies, maternal sleep apnea risks ‘constellation of deficits’ in male offspring

February 28, 2022

The findings offer guidance to physicians to help mitigate risk to children of a significant number of expectant parents.

Ultraprecise atomic clock poised for new physics discoveries

February 16, 2022

The clock's design allows the team to test ways to search for gravitational waves, attempt to detect dark matter, and discover new physics with clocks.

Four UW–Madison researchers awarded prestigious Sloan Fellowships

February 16, 2022

Each fellow receives $75,000 in research funding from the foundation, which awards Sloan Research Fellowships in eight scientific and technical fields to promising researchers in the early stages of their careers.