Tag Research

Light provides control for 3D printing with multiple materials

March 12, 2019

UW-Madison researchers realized that a one-vat, multiple-component approach — similar to a chemist's one-pot approach when synthesizing molecules — would be more practical than multiple reservoirs with different materials in 3D printing.

Quantum science at UW–Madison joins exchange, invests in faculty and students

March 5, 2019

“By the investments we are making in quantum science and technology," says Steve Ackerman, "we are ... leading the way in concepts and technology that may revolutionize computing, communication, security and more.”

WARF bets big on new squad of drug hunters

February 27, 2019

“We are building a preclinical drug discovery organization,” says WARF Therapeutics Director Jon Young, who has worked in drug development at Merck Research Laboratories, Regulus Therapeutics and Celgene.

Radiation-resistant E. coli evolved in the lab give view into DNA repair

February 26, 2019

Scientists in the University of Wisconsin–Madison Department of Biochemistry are blasting E. coli bacteria with ionizing radiation once a week to watch evolution happen in real time as the bacteria become radiation resistant.

Cell component breakdown suggests possible treatment for multiple neural disorders

February 11, 2019

New UW–Madison research provides the first direct evidence that mitochondria dysfunction contributes to fragile X and autism, raising hope for new therapeutic developments.

Video: Stem cells, lab to clinic

February 7, 2019

David Gamm, director of the McPherson Eye Research Institute, and Forward Bio Institute director Bill Murphy explain how stem cell scientists at UW–Madison are working with industry to put scientific breakthroughs on the path to helping patients.

SSTAR Lab examining solutions for making higher education more affordable

February 5, 2019

The SSTAR Lab’s mission is to use applied academic research to guide, support, and partner with practitioners whose work aims to improve educational opportunities and outcomes for current and future college students.

Microbes hitched to insects provide a rich source of new antibiotics

February 1, 2019

A UW–Madison research team found that insect-borne microbes often outperformed soil bacteria in stopping some of the most common and dangerous antibiotic-resistant pathogens.

Enter your best science images in the 2019 Cool Science Image Contest

January 31, 2019

Sponsored by Promega Corp. with additional support from the UW–Madison Arts Institute and DoIT Digital Publishing and Printing Services, the contest offers an opportunity to show off compelling visuals made by students, staff or faculty.

As the climate warms, tens of thousands of lakes may spend winters ice free

January 28, 2019

A new study from an international team of researchers, including at UW–Madison, shows that many northern latitude lakes are at risk of experiencing some ice-free winters in the coming decades.

As climate heats up, rising rainfall averages hide crop-killing droughts

January 23, 2019

Research performed in the Ethiopian highlands shows that even in years with above average rainfall, crops can be severely reduced by drought early in the growing season, when seeds must sprout and get established.

New method assesses lead hazard in soil

January 18, 2019

UW-Madison researchers describe a way to use a common, low-cost soil test to determine how much of the lead is bioaccessible, and therefore dangerous.

A new kind of mosquito repellent that comes from bacteria

January 17, 2019

University of Wisconsin–Madison researchers describe the first mosquito-repelling compounds to be derived from bacteria, and they appear to work at lower doses than repellents currently on the market.