With evidence growing that meditation can have beneficial health effects, scientists have sought to understand how these practices physically affect the body.
12/6/2013 4:00 PM EST
A University of Wisconsin-Madison research team reports today that the brain can produce and release estrogen — a discovery that may lead to a better understanding of hormonal changes observed from before birth throughout the entire aging process....
12/4/2013 3:00 PM EST
With the help of NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory and the Australia Telescope Compact Array, an international team of astronomers has identified the glowing wreck of a star that exploded a mere 2,500 years ago — the blink of an eye in...
12/4/2013 3:00 PM EST
The IceCube Neutrino Observatory, a particle detector buried in the Antarctic ice, is a demonstration of the power of the human passion for discovery, where scientific ingenuity meets technological innovation. Today, nearly 25 years after the...
11/18/2013 12:00 PM EST
Alexander disease is a devastating brain disease that almost nobody has heard of — unless someone in the family is afflicted with it. Alexander disease strikes young or old, and in children destroys white matter in the front of the brain. Many...
11/19/2013 5:25 PM EST
Even as the rate of diagnosis has reached 11 percent among American children aged 4 to 17, neuroscientists are still trying to understand attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). One classic symptom is impulsivity — the tendency to act...
11/13/2013 2:00 PM EST
Subtle differences in the shape of proteins protect some and endanger others.
“All mammals make this same protein called amylin, and it only differs a little bit from species to species,” says Martin Zanni, a University of Wisconsin–Madison...
11/11/2013 5:00 PM EST
As American schools struggle with issues of race, diversity and achievement, a new study in the American Sociological Review has split the difference in the ongoing discussion of resegregation. Yes, black, white and Hispanic students were less...
11/1/2013 12:25 PM EDT
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The recent heat wave baking much of the country has prompted many people to ask: Is this due to climate change?
7/5/2012 4:05 PM EDT
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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...
3/11/2011 5:00 PM EST
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.
2/26/2009 4:20 PM EST
This is going to be a big year for evolutionary biologist Charles Darwin: 2009 marks the 150th anniversary of the publication of his book "On the Origin of Species," and Feb. 12 would be his 200th birthday. Throughout the year, Darwin...
2/3/2009 3:00 PM EST
With Charles Darwin's 200th birthday coming up in February, several University of Wisconsin-Madison experts are available to talk about the evolutionary biologist and related research.
1/30/2009 1:00 PM EST
Professional development experts at the University of Wisconsin-Madison are available to discuss the impact of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA 2009) on the nation's infrastructure.
1/29/2009 4:00 PM EST