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Long-Term Picture Offers Little Solace on Climate Change


Climate change projections that look ahead one or two centuries show a rapid rise in temperature and sea level, but say little about the longer picture. Today (Feb. 8, 2016), a study published in Nature Climate Change looks at the next 10,000 years,...
5-Feb-2016 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Researchers Home in on Why Female Newborns Are Better Protected From Brain Injury

In a study published this week in the journal eNeuro, researchers at the Waisman Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, led by Pelin Cengiz, associate professor in the Department of Pediatrics, show that a particular protein found in the...
4-Feb-2016 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Lithium Battery Catalyst Found to Harm Key Soil Microorganism


The material at the heart of the lithium ion batteries that power electric vehicles, laptop computers and smartphones has been shown to impair a key soil bacterium. A study by researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of...
4-Feb-2016 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Nanosheet Growth Technique Could Revolutionize Nanomaterial Production


After six years of painstaking effort, a group of University of Wisconsin-Madison materials scientists believe the tiny sheets of the semiconductor zinc oxide they’re growing could have huge implications for the future of a host of electronic and...
29-Jan-2016 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Lab Keeps Cancer Treatment Radiation Machines Honest


As radiation sources used to map disease and attack cancer grow in number and complexity, a University of Wisconsin-Madison center continues to offer the last word on accurate radiation doses. The University of Wisconsin Radiation Calibration...
29-Jan-2016 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Virtual Reality Makes Its Best Users the Most Queasy

In a twist of virtual fate, people with the best 3-D vision are also the people most likely to suffer from motion sickness while using virtual reality displays. Researchers demonstrated this irony by playing motion-heavy videos for study...
28-Jan-2016 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

UW-Madison Researchers Find Zika Virus in Colombia, Look for Ways to Stop It


In October 2015, a team of researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Universidad de Sucre in Colombia ran the first tests confirming the presence of Zika virus transmission in the South American country. In a study published today, the...
26-Jan-2016 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Video Game Research Shows Promise for Autism


Xavier has big brown eyes and freckles to match. He is a take-charge kid with sandy blonde hair and boundless energy. Xavier is also on the autism spectrum, diagnosed when he was 3½. Today, Xavier is visiting UW-Madison, where Brittany Travers is...
21-Jan-2016 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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UW-Madison Bioethicist Co-Chairs Gene Editing Study


R. Alta Charo, a professor of law and longtime student of the regulation and ethics of biotechnology, was named co-chair of a study committee established Nov. 12 by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to look into the...
13-Nov-2015 11:05 AM EST

UW Experts: Census Bureau’s Annual ‘Poverty Numbers’ Provide Good News

The new “poverty numbers” from the U.S. Census Bureau reflect some good news for the nation’s antipoverty efforts, according to UW–Madison experts.
18-Sep-2015 11:05 AM EDT

New MOOCs to Focus on Environmental and Community Themes

It was Aldo Leopold — the 20th century conservationist, father of wildlife management and former University of Wisconsin faculty member, who once said, “There are two things that interest me: the relation of people to each other and the relation...
1-Jul-2014 3:00 PM EDT

Made-in-Wisconsin Atom Probe Assisted Dating of Oldest Piece of Earth


It's a scientific axiom: big claims require extra-solid evidence. So when University of Wisconsin-Madison geoscience professor John Valley dated an ancient crystal to 4.4 billion years ago, skeptics questioned the dating. Then, in 2013, Valley's...
17-Apr-2014 11:00 AM EDT

‘Stem Cell Tourism’ Takes Advantage of Patients, Says Law Professor


Desperate patients are easy prey for unscrupulous clinics offering untested and risky stem cell treatments, says law and bioethics Professor Alta Charo of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, who is studying “stem cell tourism.”
24-Mar-2014 4:00 PM EDT

UW-Madison Offers Olympics Experts

23-Jul-2012 11:00 AM EDT

Extreme Heat Raises Climate Change Questions, Concerns

The recent heat wave baking much of the country has prompted many people to ask: Is this due to climate change?
5-Jul-2012 4:05 PM EDT

Higgs Boson Announcement Advisory

3-Jul-2012 10:20 AM EDT

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