Tag Research

Making biominerals: nature’s recipe is old, evolved more than once

August 19, 2019

In recent years, scientists have teased out many of the secrets of biomineralization, the process by which sea urchins grow spines, mollusks build their shells…

Single protein plays important dual transport roles in the brain

August 15, 2019

A wide range of neurological conditions could benefit from the growth of axons — the telephone wires of the nervous system — including spinal cord injuries and some neurodegenerative diseases, says researcher Edwin Chapman.

UW study: Major surgery is associated with minor cognitive decline

August 8, 2019

The decline was akin to about five months of aging, according to research led by Dr. Robert Sanders,  assistant professor of anesthesiology, and conducted by Dr. Bryan Krause, assistant scientist in anesthesiology.

Lessons of conventional imaging let scientists see around corners

August 5, 2019

Scientists from the University of Wisconsin–Madison and the Universidad de Zaragoza in Spain, drawing on the lessons of classical optics, have shown that it is possible to image complex hidden scenes using a projected “virtual camera” to see around barriers.

Research looks at how Snapchat filters affect self-image

July 30, 2019

Graduate student Amy Niu is researching whether selfie-editing filters negatively or positively impact one’s evaluation of self.

Researchers recreate the sun’s solar wind and plasma “burps” on Earth

July 29, 2019

A new study by UW–Madison physicists mimicked solar winds in the lab, confirming how they develop and providing an Earth-bound model for the future study of solar physics.

Thanks to science, parasite can have sex in mice, not just cats

July 29, 2019

The work could lead to a vaccine for cats and throws a critical lifeline to scientists who study the parasite by providing a new animal model in which to study it.

Chemical catalysis pioneer James Dumesic wins international energy prize

July 25, 2019

Dumesic was selected for his pioneering work on novel catalytic processes for converting plant material into advanced fuels, biodegradable plastics, and other renewable chemicals.

“Breakthrough” grants awarded to two agriculture researchers at UW–Madison

July 22, 2019

The competition asked scientists and engineers to build new, dramatic solutions to improve crop systems by harnessing all available technologies.

Wild rice project sows seeds for university, tribal collaboration

July 17, 2019

A graduate student is working on a project to build connections between the UW and Native American tribes around wild rice protection and restoration efforts.

Investigation into fungal infection reveals genetic vulnerability in Hmong

July 15, 2019

A new UW–Madison study has identified a specific genetic vulnerability among Hmong people that renders them more susceptible to the disease-causing fungus.