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Hair From Infants Gives Clues About Their Life in the Womb

Like rings of a tree, hair can reveal a lot of information about the past. And, as a team of University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers show in a study of rhesus monkeys, it can also reveal the womb environment in which an infant formed.
4/15/2014 10:00 AM EDT

The Key to Easy Asthma Diagnosis Is in the Blood

Using just a single drop of blood, a team of University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers has developed a faster, cheaper and more accurate tool for diagnosing even mild cases of asthma.
4/15/2014 10:00 AM EDT

Wisconsin Research Shows Green Space Keeps You From Feeling Blue

If you start feeling better as spring begins pushing up its tender shoots, you might be living proof of a trend discovered in data from the Survey of the Health of Wisconsin: The more green space in the neighborhood, the happier people reported...
4/11/2014 1:00 PM EDT

Single Mothers Don’t Delay Marriage Just to Boost Tax Credit, Study Says

When the Earned Income Tax Credit was expanded in 1993, supporters hoped it would reward poor parents for working while critics feared that it might discourage single mothers from marrying or incentivize women to have more children to boost their...
4/10/2014 2:00 PM EDT

Scientists Firm Up Origin of Cold-Adapted Yeasts That Make Cold Beer


As one of the most widely consumed and commercially important beverages on the planet, one would expect the experts to know everything there is to know about lager beer. Now, however, scientists are beginning to color in the margins of yeast ecology...
4/9/2014 4:00 PM EDT

Calcium Waves Help the Roots Tell the Shoots

For Simon Gilroy, sometimes seeing is believing. In this case, it was seeing the wave of calcium sweep root-to-shoot in the plants the University of Wisconsin-Madison professor of botany is studying that made him a believer.
4/3/2014 4:00 PM EDT

Study Helps Unravel the Tangled Origin of ALS


By studying nerve cells that originated in patients with a severe neurological disease, a University of Wisconsin-Madison researcher has pinpointed an error in protein formation that could be the root of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
4/1/2014 12:00 PM EDT

Monkey Caloric Restriction Study Shows Big Benefit; Contradicts Earlier Study


The latest results from a 25-year study of diet and aging in monkeys shows a significant reduction in mortality and in age-associated diseases among those with calorie-restricted diets. The study, begun at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in...
3/27/2014 4:00 PM EDT

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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...
4/17/2014 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.”
3/24/2014 4:00 PM EDT

UW-Madison Offers Olympics Experts

7/23/2012 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?
7/5/2012 4:05 PM EDT

Higgs Boson Announcement Advisory

7/3/2012 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...
3/11/2011 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.
2/26/2009 4:20 PM EST

Reason Or Faith? Darwin Expert Reflects

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

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