Tag Research

Genetics and stress interact to shape human health and well-being

April 17, 2017

Scientists at the University of Wisconsin–Madison’s Waisman Center have shown one way in which human genetics and chronic stress interact to shape health and well-being later in life.

Morgridge, UW researcher scores in cancer research ‘lightning round’

April 14, 2017

Scientists get funded for their ideas through a marathon grant-writing process, scores of collaborators, weeks of information gathering and a final product that often tops 250 pages. Melissa Skala’s experience was different: two people, 250 words, in 24 hours.

Protein’s flexibility helps its response to diverse pollutants

April 14, 2017

How some industrial pollutants or abnormal levels of cellular metabolites contribute to diverse human diseases is now more clearly understood, based on a new study from the University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center (UWCCC) and the McArdle Laboratory for Cancer Research.

Bacterial supermachine reveals streamlined protein assembly line

April 13, 2017

Biochemists from the University of Wisconsin–Madison and the Max Planck Institute (MPI) for Biophysical Chemistry in Germany have revealed the defined architecture of what is called the “expressome.”

Road salt is making North America’s freshwater lakes, well, saltier

April 10, 2017

Road salt is making North America’s freshwater lakes saltier, according to a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Renewable plastic precursor could grow cellulosic biofuel industry

April 6, 2017

A team of chemical and biological engineers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison has found a way to produce from biomass a valuable compound used in plastic production that they estimate could lower the cost of ethanol produced from plant material by more than two dollars per gallon.

Nadine Connor promoted to research policy and compliance post

April 6, 2017

Her responsibilities include serving as the institutional official for the human subjects and animal research programs, and overseeing the stem cell oversight program.

NSF selects 18 UW–Madison students for competitive graduate research award

April 5, 2017

“The GRFP program is looking not just for great scientists, but for great scientists who will be the scientific leaders and communicators of the future,” says Prof. Robert Hamers.

Massive, computer-analyzed geological database reveals chemistry of ancient ocean

March 30, 2017

Why did easy-to-see and once-common structures called stromatolites essentially cease forming over the long arc of earth history?

Yellow fever killing thousands of monkeys in Brazil

March 21, 2017

In a vulnerable forest in southeastern Brazil, where the air was once thick with the guttural chatter of brown howler monkeys, there now exists silence. Yellow fever, a virus carried by mosquitoes and endemic to Africa and South America, has killed thousands of monkeys since late 2016.

Researchers gain insight into day-to-day lives of parents raising children with autism

March 20, 2017

A new study led by Sigan Hartley looks at the daily experiences of these parents to provide a more detailed picture of the strengths and vulnerabilities of couples raising a child with ASD.

Enormous swarms of midges teach about interconnected landscapes

March 17, 2017

Research into the insects' behavior aims to better understand lake-dominated environments, including those of Wisconsin.