Tag Research

Food processors, UW collaborate to remove guesswork from wastewater disposal

The results of a three-year study offer some support for the belief that much of the nitrogen in the wastewater from cheese-making and vegetable processing leaves the soil and harmlessly enters the atmosphere.

Twenty years on, measuring the impact of human stem cells

Beginning with just five cell lines derived from surplus embryos donated by patients who had finished undergoing fertility treatments, human stem cell science has mushroomed from just a few isolated labs to a burgeoning global industry and launched the new field of regenerative medicine.

Stem Cells @ 20: Students find inspiration, support in UW–Madison’s stem cell community

When Kaivalya Molugu was considering graduate schools, she knew she was interested in stem cell research, but she had to decide where to apply. The answer soon became clear: the place where it all began.

CALS professor uses diagnostic imaging to enhance understanding of muscles

Former college wrestler develops imaging techniques to more accurately evaluate muscle as it responds to aging and disease and how to best treat muscle wasting.

A splash of silver turns diamond films shades of green, blue or purple

A UW–Madison researcher has succeeded in creating an array of colorful thin diamond films, which will help explore light-powered chemical reactions catalyzed by diamond.

WARF announces annual grant figures and 2018 Innovation Award winners

WARF has granted the university $73 million for the 2018-19 academic year, along with $12.5 million for the Morgridge Institute for Research, in its annual investment in UW–Madison-based research and education.

Recovering from a heart attack? Hold the antibiotics

An international team of researchers has shown in mice that a healthy gut microbiome is important for recovery after a heart attack.

National Academy reports seen as beacons for civil public discourse

A new study says that a consensus report on GMO crops was useful in terms of fostering informed public conversation on a divisive technology.

Stem Cells @ 20: The Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine center galvanizes stem cell research

In Wisconsin, key to growing and empowering the community of stem cell researchers is the UW–Madison Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Center.

Set in amber, fossil ants help reconstruct evolution of fungus farming

New UW–Madison research makes it clear that the constant threat of crop parasites repeatedly pushed evolution in ants in strikingly similar directions, creating structures that helped the ants reinforce their partnership with bacteria.

In dangerous fungal family’s befriending of plants, a story of loss

Researchers show that gene loss — not the evolution of new genes — helped drive the fly amanita mushroom into its symbiotic relationship with plants.

Solar cell, married to liquid battery, achieves record efficiency

The technology Professor Song Jin is advancing – unifying solar electricity generation with storage – could first be used in off-grid, standalone energy systems.

$19M grant to aid research on early signs of Alzheimer’s

The Wisconsin Registry for Alzheimer's Prevention has received a five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health for an in-depth study of molecular signs of the disease in brain and spinal fluid.