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Newswise: UW-Milwaukee Students Volunteer as Virtual Tutors
Released: 18-May-2022 5:15 PM EDT
UW-Milwaukee Students Volunteer as Virtual Tutors
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Donor supports two-year old program, started during the pandemic, which pairs university students with younger students for virtual academic support.

Released: 2-Mar-2022 9:35 AM EST
Mayo Clinic invierte en instalaciones del Sistema de Salud de Mayo Clinic y de Florida para ampliar y mejorar la atención de los pacientes
Mayo Clinic

Mayo Clinic anuncia proyectos para mejorar los principales campus del Sistema de Salud de Mayo Clinic en La Crosse (Wisconsin) y Mankato (Minnesota), así como de Mayo Clinic en Jacksonville (Florida).

Released: 22-Feb-2022 12:20 PM EST
Mayo Clinic invests in facilities at Mayo Clinic Health System locations and in Florida to expand and enhance patient care
Mayo Clinic

In support of its "Bold. Forward." strategic plan to transform health care over the next decade, Mayo Clinic announces major campus enhancement projects at Mayo Clinic Health System locations in La Crosse, Wisconsin, and Mankato, Minnesota, and Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida.

Released: 4-Aug-2021 9:00 AM EDT
Nova Medical Centers Expands into Fifth State with Announcement of Milwaukee Airport Center
Nova Medical Centers

Nova Medical Centers, the nation's leading occupational healthcare provider, announces the opening of its newest location in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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Released: 16-Feb-2021 8:05 AM EST
Why is Biden making Milwaukee his 1st presidential trip? Political scientist weighs in on reasons behind Wisconsin visit
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

President Biden selected Milwaukee as the site of his first official trip since taking office. The city missed the chance to host candidate Biden last summer after the DNC was scaled back because of COVID. A Milwaukee political scientist weighs in on the reasons behind Biden’s milestone visit.

Newswise: Dealing with the fallout in Fukushima–Part 1
Released: 4-Mar-2019 8:00 AM EST
Dealing with the fallout in Fukushima–Part 1
Soil Science Society of America (SSSA)

Mar. 11 marks the 8th anniversary of Japan’s Tohuku earthquake. The tsunami that followed led to the meltdown of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, which spread radioactive materials throughout the area. The Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) Mar. 1 blog explores the impact this has had on the farming village of Iitate, Japan.

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Released: 1-Mar-2019 4:05 PM EST
Swimming microbes steer themselves into mathematical order
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Freeing thousands of microorganisms to swim in random directions in an infinite pool of liquid may not sound like a recipe for order, but eventually the swarm will go with its own flow. Theoretical modeling led by University of Wisconsin–Madison applied mathematician Saverio Spagnolie shows that the forces generated by different kinds of tiny swimmers will sweep them all up in predictable ways.

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Released: 27-Feb-2019 8:05 AM EST
Getting to the core of underwater soil
Soil Science Society of America (SSSA)

Soils all over the Earth’s surface are rigorously tested and managed. But what about soils that are down in the murky depths? Some scientists are working to get them the recognition and research they deserve.

22-Feb-2019 4:50 PM EST
Ancient Poop Helps Show Climate Change Contributed to Fall of Cahokia
University of Wisconsin-Madison

A new study shows climate change may have contributed to the decline of Cahokia, a famed prehistoric city near present-day St. Louis. And it involves ancient human poop.

Newswise: Do crops have different metabolisms—like people?
Released: 25-Feb-2019 8:05 AM EST
Do crops have different metabolisms—like people?
American Society of Agronomy (ASA), Crop Science Society of America (CSSA), Soil Science Society of America (SSSA)

Crop differences go beyond appearance and taste. Certain plants are more efficient in how they grow and reproduce. The Feb. 22 Sustainable, Secure Food blog explains how this difference in plant metabolism is important for future food security.

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15-Feb-2019 11:05 AM EST
Yeasts Reach Across Tree of Life to Domesticate Suite of Bacterial Genes
University of Wisconsin-Madison

New research finds that some yeast picked up a whole suite of genes from bacteria that gave them the new ability to scavenge iron from their environment. It’s one of the clearest examples yet of the transfer of genes from one branch on the tree of life to another.

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Released: 20-Feb-2019 8:05 AM EST
To bear or not to bear a seed
American Society of Agronomy (ASA), Crop Science Society of America (CSSA), Soil Science Society of America (SSSA)

What would be the purpose of a flower that doesn’t bear seeds? Research with crop wild relatives suggests the extra flowers make a small but significant contribution to yield.

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Released: 18-Feb-2019 5:05 PM EST
UW-Milwaukee poet blends Spanish, English
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Cárdenas was among those honored with an Outstanding Woman of Color award by the University of Wisconsin System.

Newswise: UW-Milwaukee student food pantry honored
Released: 18-Feb-2019 4:05 PM EST
UW-Milwaukee student food pantry honored
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

The food pantry has served more than 500 students in its first few months of operation.

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Released: 18-Feb-2019 3:05 PM EST
UW-Milwaukee Supports Students Coming Out of Foster Care
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Program, one of only two in the University of Wisconsin System, provides coaching and information for students without traditional family networks.

Newswise: What are soil contaminants—and how did soil get contaminated?
Released: 18-Feb-2019 7:05 AM EST
What are soil contaminants—and how did soil get contaminated?
Soil Science Society of America (SSSA)

Soil is all around us, in cities and rural areas. But some soil becomes contaminated. The Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) Feb. 15 Soils Matter blog summarizes common contaminants and the risks they carry.

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6-Feb-2019 2:05 PM EST
Cell component breakdown suggests possible treatment for multiple neural disorders
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Research from the University of Wisconsin–Madison reveals how one mutation causes fragile X, the most common inherited intellectual disability. Fragile X patients have difficulty in learning and language, as well as temper tantrums, hyperactivity and extreme sensitivity to light and sound. Nearly half of fragile X patients are also diagnosed with autism.

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Released: 7-Feb-2019 12:05 PM EST
UW-Milwaukee names new dean of the Lubar School of Business
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Kaushal Chari has been named dean of the Lubar School of Business at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He begins his tenure in June 2019.

Newswise: Milwaukee Engineering Research Conference held at UWM Feb. 28-March 1
Released: 7-Feb-2019 12:05 PM EST
Milwaukee Engineering Research Conference held at UWM Feb. 28-March 1
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Conference highlights future opportunities on a range of connected engineering- and artificial intelligence-related topics, from advanced manufacturing to the water-energy nexus.

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Released: 7-Feb-2019 8:05 AM EST
Why Do We Need to Keep Breeding New Crop Varieties?
American Society of Agronomy (ASA), Crop Science Society of America (CSSA), Soil Science Society of America (SSSA)

Crop breeders continue to improve familiar crops. The February 7th Sustainable, Secure Food blog describes crop breeders’ progress towards the future of barley, wheat, and potato varieties.

Newswise: Gypsum as an Agricultural Product
Released: 6-Feb-2019 8:00 AM EST
Gypsum as an Agricultural Product
American Society of Agronomy (ASA), Crop Science Society of America (CSSA), Soil Science Society of America (SSSA)

Gypsum, a source of calcium and sulfur, can benefit crops and soils. When recovered from power plant smokestacks, it brings the additional benefits of recycling.

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Released: 1-Feb-2019 10:05 AM EST
Microbes hitched to insects provide a rich source of new antibiotics
University of Wisconsin-Madison

. In an exhaustive search of microbes from more than 1,400 insects collected from diverse environments across North and South America, a UW-Madison research team found that insect-borne microbes often outperformed soil bacteria in stopping some of the most common and dangerous antibiotic-resistant pathogens.

Newswise: Are There Salinity Problems for Urban Soils?
Released: 1-Feb-2019 9:00 AM EST
Are There Salinity Problems for Urban Soils?
Soil Science Society of America (SSSA)

Some soils, like some humans, might need a low-salt diet. The Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) Feb. 1 Soils Matter blog explains where salt in soil comes from and what can be done about it.

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25-Jan-2019 11:05 AM EST
Genes behind lager yeast’s cold- and sugar-loving success revealed
University of Wisconsin-Madison

In a pair of new papers, University of Wisconsin–Madison Professor of Genetics Chris Todd Hittinger, his graduate student EmilyClare Baker and others show how modern lager yeast adopted the cold-loving and sugar-hungry traits essential to their success.

Newswise: Prairie Strips Transform Farmland Conservation
Released: 30-Jan-2019 9:00 AM EST
Prairie Strips Transform Farmland Conservation
American Society of Agronomy (ASA), Crop Science Society of America (CSSA), Soil Science Society of America (SSSA)

Modern agriculture’s outputs can be measured both in dollars paid in the market and also in non-market costs, known as externalities. Soil, nutrients, groundwater, pollinators, wildlife diversity, and habitat (among other things) can be lost when crop yields are maximized. Now it appears that prairie strips have an extraordinary power to change this pattern.

Newswise: High-Protein Rice Brings Value, Nutrition
Released: 23-Jan-2019 9:00 AM EST
High-Protein Rice Brings Value, Nutrition
American Society of Agronomy (ASA), Crop Science Society of America (CSSA), Soil Science Society of America (SSSA)

A new advanced line of rice, with higher yield, is ready for final field testing prior to release. On average, it has a protein content of 10.6%, a 53% increase from its original protein content. It also needs less heat, time, and usually less water to cook.

Newswise: Why Do Some Farm Fields Look Messy After Harvest?
Released: 22-Jan-2019 9:05 AM EST
Why Do Some Farm Fields Look Messy After Harvest?
American Society of Agronomy (ASA), Crop Science Society of America (CSSA), Soil Science Society of America (SSSA)

Some farm fields this time of year look messier than others. The January 22nd Sustainable, Secure Food blog explains what drives a grower’s decision when it comes to managing their fields in the winter.

Newswise: University of California Scientist Wins Barancik Prize for Innovation in MS Research
Released: 21-Jan-2019 3:05 PM EST
University of California Scientist Wins Barancik Prize for Innovation in MS Research
Americas Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis (ACTRIMS)

Professor Katerina Akassoglou to receive 2018 Prize for work understanding the origins of nerve damage in MS and identifying potential therapies to stop it.

Released: 18-Jan-2019 1:05 PM EST
Human Respiratory Viruses Continue to Spread in Wild Chimpanzees
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Less than two years after the first report of wild chimpanzees in Uganda dying as a result of a human “common cold” virus, a new study has identified two other respiratory viruses of human origin in chimpanzee groups in the same forest.

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16-Jan-2019 9:00 AM EST
Riding a Motorcycle Improved Metrics of Focus and Decreased Stress Biomarkers, According to a New Neurobiological Study
Harley-Davidson Motor Company

Motorcyclists have long championed riding as their main road to stress relief and positive mental health. Today, the results of a neurobiological study conducted by a team of three researchers from UCLA’s Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior yielded pioneering scientific evidence revealing the potential mental and physical benefits of riding.

Newswise: Right green for crop, environment, wallet
Released: 16-Jan-2019 9:00 AM EST
Right green for crop, environment, wallet
American Society of Agronomy (ASA), Crop Science Society of America (CSSA), Soil Science Society of America (SSSA)

Researchers found an efficient approach to managing nitrogen in agriculture and reducing its environmental impact. It's all about being green.

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VIDEO
15-Jan-2019 10:05 AM EST
Unraveling Threads of Bizarre Hagfish’s Explosive Slime
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Jean-Luc Thiffeault, a University of Wisconsin–Madison math professor, and collaborators Randy Ewoldt and Gaurav Chaudhary of the University of Illinois have modeled the hagfish’s gag-inducing defense mechanism mathematically, publishing their work today in the Journal of the Royal Society Interface.

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Released: 15-Jan-2019 9:00 AM EST
How does the freeze-thaw cycle impact soil?
Soil Science Society of America (SSSA)

Winter soil freezes, heaves, and moves! The Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) Jan. 15 Soils Matter blog looks at the freeze-thaw cycle, how it changes soil on a microscopic level, and the reaction of Alaska’s unique permafrost soils.

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10-Jan-2019 4:05 PM EST
Study: “Post-normal” science requires unorthodox communication strategies
University of Wisconsin-Madison

“Our aim,” the authors write, “is therefore to use our collective experiences and knowledge to highlight how the current debate about gene drives could benefit from lessons learned from other contexts and sound communication approaches involving multiple actors.”

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10-Jan-2019 12:05 PM EST
Antarctic ice sheet could suffer a one-two climate punch
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Variations in the axial tilt of the Earth have significant implications for the rise and fall of the Antarctic Ice Sheet, the miles-deep blanket of ice that locks up huge volumes of water that, if melted, would dramatically elevate sea level and alter the world’s coastlines. New research matches the geologic record of Antarctica’s ice with the periodic astronomical motions of the Earth.

Released: 11-Jan-2019 4:05 PM EST
Gene-editing tool CRISPR repurposed to develop better antibiotics
University of Wisconsin-Madison

A University of Wisconsin–Madison researcher and his collaborators at the University of California, San Francisco have repurposed the gene-editing tool CRISPR to study which genes are targeted by particular antibiotics, providing clues on how to improve existing antibiotics or develop new ones.

Released: 8-Jan-2019 3:05 PM EST
Ancient gene duplication gave grasses multiple ways to wait out winter
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison have discovered how grasses count the short days of winter to prepare for flowering. The new research provides valuable insight into how winter-adapted grasses gain the ability to flower in spring, which could be helpful for improving crops, like winter wheat, that rely on this process.

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Released: 2-Jan-2019 9:00 AM EST
Long Term AG Change Impacts Stream Water Quality
American Society of Agronomy (ASA), Crop Science Society of America (CSSA), Soil Science Society of America (SSSA)

A new study examines how the switch to conservation tillage has impacted a southwestern Ohio lake over the past decades. From 1994 to 2014, an unusually long timespan, the researchers measured concentrations of suspended sediment, nitrogen, and phosphorus in streams draining into Acton Lake.

Released: 19-Dec-2018 11:05 AM EST
University of Wisconsin Milwaukee undergraduate researchers honored
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

More than 1,000 students are involved in undergraduate research at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. The university was one of two nationally which received the 2018 Campus-Wide Award for Undergraduate Research Accomplishments from the Council on Undergraduate Research.

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Released: 19-Dec-2018 8:05 AM EST
Peanuts that do more with less water
American Society of Agronomy (ASA), Crop Science Society of America (CSSA), Soil Science Society of America (SSSA)

Researchers are studying peanut varieties to find a ‘water conservation’ trait. It would help the plant maintain a high yield during a drought.

Newswise: UW-Milwaukee's Nonprof-IT provides tech support to community groups
Released: 18-Dec-2018 4:05 PM EST
UW-Milwaukee's Nonprof-IT provides tech support to community groups
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Milwaukee nonprofits benefit from free expertise; students earn credit and experience through Nonprof-IT program.

Newswise: UW-Milwaukee's Nonprof-IT provides tech support to community groups
Released: 18-Dec-2018 4:05 PM EST
UW-Milwaukee's Nonprof-IT provides tech support to community groups
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Milwaukee nonprofits benefit from free expertise; students earn credit and experience through Nonprof-IT program.

Released: 13-Dec-2018 4:05 PM EST
Ritalin drives greater connection between brain areas key to memory, attention
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Luis Populin and UW–Madison collaborators published a study this week in the Journal of Neuroscience describing increased connections between key parts of the brains of monkeys who have taken methylphenidate (Ritalin).

Newswise: Fire’s effects on soil moisture, runoff
Released: 12-Dec-2018 9:00 AM EST
Fire’s effects on soil moisture, runoff
American Society of Agronomy (ASA), Crop Science Society of America (CSSA), Soil Science Society of America (SSSA)

The 2011 Las Conchas mega-fire in New Mexico burned more than 150,000 acres and threatened the Los Alamos National Laboratory. Now, using data from the fire, researchers at Los Alamos have created an experimental model that will help us better understand the interactions of fire and water in the soil.

Released: 11-Dec-2018 2:05 PM EST
Taming turbulence: Seeking to make complex simulations a breeze
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Previously intractable problems for designing fusion experiments, improving weather models, and understanding astrophysical phenomena such as star formation will be more easily addressed without the need for expensive supercomputers using a new model identified at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

Newswise: Under snow, underfoot: soils in winter
Released: 11-Dec-2018 9:00 AM EST
Under snow, underfoot: soils in winter
Soil Science Society of America (SSSA)

Chilling sub-zero temperatures. Astounding snowfalls. The weather outside is frightful. Yet under the snow and frost, life in soils carries on! Soils Matter, Soil Science Society of America’s science-based blog, provides insights to soils in winter and the organisms that live there.

6-Dec-2018 12:05 PM EST
Humans may be reversing the climate clock, by 50 million years
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Our future on Earth may also be our past. In a study published Monday (Dec. 10, 2018) in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers show that humans are reversing a long-term cooling trend tracing back at least 50 million years. And it’s taken just two centuries.

Newswise: New media scholar, mathematician named distinguished professors at UW-Milwaukee
Released: 7-Dec-2018 11:50 AM EST
New media scholar, mathematician named distinguished professors at UW-Milwaukee
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Richard Grusin of English and Richard Stockbridge of mathematics are the newest distinguished professors at UWM. Thirty-one distinguished professors now teach, research and mentor students at Wisconsin’s only public urban research university.


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