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Project Prepares Collection for 21st-Century Challenge of Invasive Species

The Wisconsin State Herbarium, director Kenneth Cameron is spearheading a project to “digitize” images and data on invasive species from the Great Lakes basin. The $2.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation will also be disbursed to...
12-Sep-2014 3:00 PM EDT

Yogic Breathing Shows Promise in Reducing Symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

A new study from the Center for Investigating Healthy Minds at the Waisman Center of the University of Wisconsin-Madison offers hope for those suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. Researchers there have shown that a breathing-based...
11-Sep-2014 2:25 PM EDT

In Directing Stem Cells, Study Shows Context Matters

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In a new study published today, Sept. 8, in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a team of researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison has added a new wrinkle to the cell differentiation equation, showing that the stiffness...
4-Sep-2014 2:15 PM EDT

New Motor Under Development by UW-Madison Spinoff

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A tabletop motor using an entirely new driving principle is under development at the headquarters of C-Motive Technologies, a startup business that is commercializing technology from the College of Engineering at UW-Madison.
8-Sep-2014 2:00 PM EDT

A Touching Story: The Ancient Conversation Between Plants, Fungi and Bacteria

The mechanical force that a single fungal cell or bacterial colony exerts on a plant cell may seem vanishingly small, but it plays a heavy role in setting up some of the most fundamental symbiotic relationships in biology, according to a new study...
27-Aug-2014 4:00 PM EDT

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

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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

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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

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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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