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Newswise: UW-Madison Bioethicist Co-Chairs Gene Editing Study
Released: 13-Nov-2015 11:05 AM EST
UW-Madison Bioethicist Co-Chairs Gene Editing Study
University of Wisconsin-Madison

R. Alta Charo, a professor of law and longtime student of the regulation and ethics of biotechnology, was named co-chair of a study committee established Nov. 12 by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to look into the implications of a faster, easier and more precise method for "editing" genes.

Released: 18-Sep-2015 11:05 AM EDT
UW Experts: Census Bureau’s Annual ‘Poverty Numbers’ Provide Good News
University of Wisconsin-Madison

The new “poverty numbers” from the U.S. Census Bureau reflect some good news for the nation’s antipoverty efforts, according to UW–Madison experts.

Released: 1-Jul-2014 3:00 PM EDT
New MOOCs to Focus on Environmental and Community Themes
University of Wisconsin-Madison

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 of people to the land.”

Newswise: Made-in-Wisconsin Atom Probe Assisted Dating of Oldest Piece of Earth
Released: 17-Apr-2014 11:00 AM EDT
Made-in-Wisconsin Atom Probe Assisted Dating of Oldest Piece of Earth
University of Wisconsin-Madison

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 colleagues at CAMECA put the zircon inside an ultra-precise atom probe and, Valley says, got "data that answered the most serious of the challenges going back to 2001."

Newswise: ‘Stem Cell Tourism’ Takes Advantage of Patients, Says Law Professor
Released: 24-Mar-2014 4:00 PM EDT
‘Stem Cell Tourism’ Takes Advantage of Patients, Says Law Professor
University of Wisconsin-Madison

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.”

Released: 5-Jul-2012 4:05 PM EDT
Extreme Heat Raises Climate Change Questions, Concerns
University of Wisconsin-Madison

The recent heat wave baking much of the country has prompted many people to ask: Is this due to climate change?

Released: 3-Jul-2012 10:20 AM EDT
Higgs Boson Announcement Advisory
University of Wisconsin-Madison

University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers Wesley Smith and Sau Lan Wu, who have leading roles in experiments to find the Higgs boson, are available to comment on the most recent developments in the search. The Higgs boson is an elusive particle expected to hold key information about how the universe is built. An announcement from the European Organization for Nuclear Research's (CERN) Large Hadron Collider (LHC) collaboration is scheduled for 2 a.m. CDT July 4.

Released: 11-Mar-2011 5:00 PM EST
Japan Experts
University of Wisconsin-Madison

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 interested media.

Released: 26-Feb-2009 4:20 PM EST
Social Security Expert: Modest Changes Could Protect Vulnerable Populations
University of Wisconsin-Madison

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.

Released: 3-Feb-2009 3:00 PM EST
Reason Or Faith? Darwin Expert Reflects
University of Wisconsin-Madison

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 Day events are planned around the world to celebrate the man and his work, and to explore Darwin's legacy of science and reason.

Released: 30-Jan-2009 1:00 PM EST
Charles Darwin, Evolutionary Biology Experts
University of Wisconsin-Madison

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.

Released: 29-Jan-2009 4:00 PM EST
Experts Available to Discuss the Federal Economic Stimulus Package
University of Wisconsin-Madison

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.

Released: 15-Jul-2008 4:00 PM EDT
Associate Dean Advises NASA on Human Challenges in Space Programs
University of Wisconsin-Madison

In two years, NASA plans to begin the new space program that will send human astronauts to Mars. It won't be easy, and technical issues aren't the only challenges.

Released: 20-May-2008 4:50 PM EDT
Expertise Available for Beijing Olympics Coverage
University of Wisconsin-Madison

As China prepares to welcome athletes from around the globe for the Summer Olympics in Beijing, interest in the games and the world's most populous country is reaching new heights.

Released: 3-Feb-2008 9:00 PM EST
TIP/Political Experts for Super Tuesday and Beyond
University of Wisconsin-Madison

With 22 states in play in the Super Tuesday (Feb. 5) jockeying for the White House, the University of Wisconsin-Madison has experts able to analyze the race, its many moving parts and what Tuesday's primary and caucus results might mean for Wisconsin's Feb. 19 primary.

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