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Construction begins on $133 million revamp of Chemistry Building

September 17, 2018

With the start of construction on a $133 million chemistry tower and other renovations, students — as well as faculty and other researchers — will gain access to updated teaching and laboratory spaces to accommodate the next generation of chemical education and research.

Vaccine opt-outs dropped — barely — when California added more hurdles

September 17, 2018

A law requiring that parents who wanted to exempt their children from vaccines to get the signature of a healthcare provider slightly reduced the proportion of unvaccinated children entering kindergarten in California.

A starring role for nonhuman primates in the stem cell story

September 11, 2018

“If UW–Madison is the birthplace of human embryonic stem cells, then the Primate Research Center is the cradle,” says Marina Emborg, director of the center's Preclinical Parkinson's Research Program.

UW2020: WARF Discovery Initiative is open for round five proposals

September 11, 2018

UW2020 supports collaborative, multidisciplinary research projects that are high-risk, high-impact, and transformative as well as those that require the acquisition of shared instruments or equipment that will open new avenues for research.

Ancient farmers spared us from glaciers but profoundly changed Earth’s climate

September 6, 2018

Ancient farming practices led to a rise in the atmospheric emission of the heat-trapping gases carbon dioxide and methane – a rise that has continued since, unlike the trend at any other time in Earth’s geologic history, according to new UW–Madison research.

Physical Sciences Laboratory part of $1.6 million grant to plan for neutrino detector

September 5, 2018

The grant will expand the PSL’s technology for constructing specialized panels capable of detecting and studying neutrinos, ghostly subatomic particles.

Inflammation biomarker in blood may help predict effectiveness of depression drugs

September 4, 2018

A simple blood test could help doctors understand what medication might work best for patients at the start of their treatment, according to new UW–Madison research.

Field days in Columbia County showcase agricultural science at UW–Madison

August 29, 2018

The field-day audience at UW–Madison’s agricultural stations has expanded beyond farmers to many throughout the ag industry who want to hear about the latest in farm research and education.

An ocean apart, carnivorous pitcher plants create similar communities

August 28, 2018

Asian pitchers transplanted to Massachusetts bogs can mimic the living communities of natives so well that the pitcher plant mosquito — a specialized insect that evolved to complete its life cycle exclusively in North American pitchers — lays eggs in the impostors, new research shows.

UW-Madison rises again in Washington Monthly rankings

August 27, 2018

UW–Madison ranked 22nd overall, and it was fourth in research expenditures, and third in the number of science and engineering Ph.Ds. awarded.

Greenhouses contend with the climate to keep plants growing

August 21, 2018

The university's greenhouses, which include plants from all over the world, provide study material for botany and horticulture courses and the precisely controlled climates required for research experiments.

Competition attracts future grants, jump starts research and student careers

August 14, 2018

Recipients of Fall Research Competition awards are thankful for the funding to help them acquire the resources they need, but perhaps most important, they say, is the student support they are able to provide.

Students prepare for healthcare careers in UW summer physiology course

August 8, 2018

In Physiology 335, students capture and analyze data from their own bodies using computer software and electrode wires. Sinclair Richards For…

Is fire the new normal in the American West?

August 8, 2018

In a video, Professor Monica Turner and her research team and colleagues explore how the patterns of fire and recovery are changing, particularly as the climate warms and drought becomes more common.