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UW-Madison Chosen for Federally Funded Cloud Computing Research

Cloud computing, which allows users of technology to tap into remote, shared infrastructure and services, is a major facet of today’s world. The University of Wisconsin-Madison has been chosen to be part of a National Science Foundation-funded...
21-Aug-2014 3:20 PM EDT

UW Spinoff Aims to Hit the Mark Precisely with Brain-Scanning Tool

As brain surgeons test new procedures and drugs to treat conditions ranging from psychiatric disorders to brain cancer, accuracy is becoming an ever-greater issue. In treating the brain, the state of the art today starts with images from a magnetic...
20-Aug-2014 2:25 PM EDT

No One-Size-Fits-All Approach in a Changing Climate, Changing Land

As climate change alters habitats for birds and bees and everything in between, so too does the way humans decide to use land. Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Aarhus University in Denmark have, for the first time, found a way...
18-Aug-2014 2:00 PM EDT

Grants Fund UW Technology Projects on the Road to Commercialization


Seventeen cutting-edge projects at the University of Wisconsin-Madison are beneficiaries of the first round of awards by the Discovery to Product program. The grants will support innovations in many fields of research at the university, and all...
15-Aug-2014 2:00 PM EDT

New Analysis Links Tree Height to Climate

In research to be published in the journal Ecology — and currently posted online as a preprint — Thomas Givnish, a professor of botany at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, attempts to resolve a debate as to which factors actually set maximum...
14-Aug-2014 2:50 PM EDT

A Global Temperature Conundrum: Cooling or Warming Climate?

When the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change recently requested a figure on global temperature trends for its annual report, the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Zhengyu Liu knew that was going to be a problem. Liu and his colleagues...
11-Aug-2014 4:25 PM EDT

Water’s Reaction with Metal Oxides Opens Doors for Researchers

A multi-institutional team has resolved a long-unanswered question about how two of the world’s most common substances interact. In a paper published recently in the journal Nature Communications, Manos Mavrikakis, professor of chemical and...
8-Aug-2014 2:45 PM EDT

Fundamental Plant Chemicals Trace Back to Bacteria

A fundamental chemical pathway that all plants use to create an essential amino acid needed by all animals to make proteins has now been traced to two groups of ancient bacteria.
7-Aug-2014 10:45 AM EDT

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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

Japan Experts

Hundreds are confirmed dead and thousands without shelter or power after an earthquake of 8.9 magnitude, and resulting tsunami, near the Japanese island of Honshu. These University of Wisconsin-Madison experts can provide context and analysis for...
11-Mar-2011 5:00 PM EST

Social Security Expert: Modest Changes Could Protect Vulnerable Populations

University of Wisconsin-Madison sociologist Pamela Herd has been a scholar of Social Security for more than a decade, but her most poignant lesson may have come from her own mother's experience last fall.
26-Feb-2009 4:20 PM EST

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