For plants and animals forced to tough out harsh winter weather, the coverlet of snow that blankets the north country is a refuge, a stable beneath-the-snow habitat that gives essential respite from biting winds and subzero temperatures.
5/7/2013 12:15 PM EDT
The drug trial is not off to an auspicious start. The cells are not cooperating. “My control is a beater, but right now my other ones are not,” observes Morgridge Outreach Experiences assistant coordinator Irene Landrum as she works under a lab...
5/2/2013 2:00 PM EDT
A University of Wisconsin-Madison research group has converted skin cells from people and monkeys into a cell that can form a wide variety of nervous-system cells — without passing through the do-it-all stage called the induced pluripotent stem...
4/29/2013 1:00 PM EDT
With the help of a solitary sea squirt, scientists have resolved the longstanding puzzle of the crystal structure of vaterite, an enigmatic geologic mineral and biomineral.
4/22/2013 5:00 PM EDT
For the first time, human embryonic stem cells have been transformed into nerve cells that helped mice regain the ability to learn and remember.
4/17/2013 12:00 PM EDT
A genetic analysis of the avian flu virus responsible for at least nine human deaths in China portrays a virus evolving to adapt to human cells, raising concern about its potential to spark a new global flu pandemic.
4/12/2013 4:00 PM EDT
When it comes to delivering genes to living human tissue, the odds of success come down the molecule. The entire therapy — including the tools used to bring new genetic material into a cell — must have predictable effects.
4/11/2013 12:00 PM EDT
The age at which a child with autism is diagnosed is related to the particular suite of behavioral symptoms he or she exhibits, new research from the University of Wisconsin–Madison shows.
4/9/2013 4:00 PM EDT
7/23/2012 11:00 AM EDT
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
7/3/2012 10:20 AM EDT
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