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Byzantine Skeleton Yields 800-Year-Old Genomes From a Fatal Infection


Writing this week (Jan. 10, 2017) in the journal eLife, a team led by the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Caitlin Pepperell and McMaster University's Hendrik Poinar provides insight into the everyday hazards of life in the late Byzantine Empire,...
10-Jan-2017 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

More Frequent Hurricanes Not Necessarily Stronger on Atlantic Coast


Active Atlantic hurricane periods, like the one we are in now, are not necessarily a harbinger of more, rapidly intensifying hurricanes along the U.S. coast, according to new research performed at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
29-Dec-2016 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Fossil Fuel Formation: Key to Atmosphere’s Oxygen?


For the development of animals, nothing — with the exception of DNA — may be more important than oxygen in the atmosphere. A study now online in the February issue of Earth and Planetary Science Letters links the rise in oxygen to a rapid...
30-Dec-2016 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Designer Switches of Cell Fate Could Streamline Stem Cell Biology


Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have developed a novel strategy to reprogram cells from one type to another in a more efficient and less biased manner than previous methods.
2-Dec-2016 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

New, More Effective Strategy for Producing Flu Vaccines


A team of researchers led by Yoshihiro Kawaoka, professor of pathobiological sciences at the University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Veterinary Medicine, has developed technology that could improve the production of vaccines that protect people...
1-Dec-2016 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Magnetic Brain Stimulation Can Bring Back Stowed Memories

A University of Wisconsin-Madison lab is challenging the idea that working memory remembers things through sustained brain activity. They caught brains tucking less-important information away somewhere beyond the reach of the tools that typically...
1-Dec-2016 2:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

Study Shows Many Lakes Getting Murkier, but Gives Hope for Improvement


A study of more than 5,000 Wisconsin lakes shows that nearly a quarter of them have become murkier in the past two decades. It also shows this trend could get worse as a changing climate leads to increased precipitation.
1-Dec-2016 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Young Children’s Spatial Talk Predicts Their Spatial Abilities


In a study published this month in the journal Child Development, UW-Madison researcher Hilary Miller shows preschool age kids often skip location words and lean on other relevant information to describe important spatial details.
29-Nov-2016 12:05 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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