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Newswise: IceCube: Antarctic neutrino detector to get $37 million upgrade

Article ID: 715968

IceCube: Antarctic neutrino detector to get $37 million upgrade

University of Wisconsin-Madison

IceCube, the Antarctic neutrino detector that in July of 2018 helped unravel one of the oldest riddles in physics and astronomy — the origin of high-energy neutrinos and cosmic rays — is getting an upgrade. This month, the National Science Foundation (NSF) approved $23 million in funding to expand the detector and its scientific capabilities. Seven new strings of optical modules will be added to the 86 existing strings already embedded in the ice beneath the geographic South Pole.

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17-Jul-2019 3:05 PM EDT
Newswise: Investigation into fungal infection reveals genetic vulnerability in Hmong

Article ID: 715820

Investigation into fungal infection reveals genetic vulnerability in Hmong

University of Wisconsin-Madison

A new study led by University of Wisconsin–Madison researchers Caitlin Pepperell and Bruce Klein has identified a specific genetic vulnerability among Hmong people that renders them more susceptible to the disease-causing fungus.

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15-Jul-2019 12:05 PM EDT
Newswise: Simple ‘smart’ glass reveals the future of artificial vision
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    8-Jul-2019 9:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 715323

Simple ‘smart’ glass reveals the future of artificial vision

University of Wisconsin-Madison

University of Wisconsin-Madison engineers have devised a method to create pieces of “smart” glass that can recognize images without requiring any sensors or circuits or power sources.

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5-Jul-2019 8:55 AM EDT
Newswise: Irrigated farming in Wisconsin’s Central Sands cools the region’s climate
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    2-Jul-2019 1:15 PM EDT

Article ID: 714989

Irrigated farming in Wisconsin’s Central Sands cools the region’s climate

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Irrigation dropped maximum temperatures by one to three degrees Fahrenheit on average while increasing minimum temperatures up to four degrees compared to unirrigated farms or forests, new research shows.

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26-Jun-2019 11:05 AM EDT
Newswise: Wood products mitigate less than 1 percent of global carbon emissions
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    1-Jul-2019 3:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 715014

Wood products mitigate less than 1 percent of global carbon emissions

University of Wisconsin-Madison

The world’s wood products — all the paper, lumber, furniture and more — offset just 1 percent of annual global carbon emissions by locking away carbon in woody forms, according to new University of Wisconsin–Madison research.

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26-Jun-2019 1:05 PM EDT
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Long delays prescribing new antibiotics hinder market for needed drugs

University of Wisconsin-Madison

U.S. hospitals wait over a year on average to begin prescribing newly developed antibiotics, a delay that might threaten the supply or discourage future development of needed drugs, according to a University of Wisconsin–Madison study.

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26-Jun-2019 11:05 AM EDT
Newswise: Heat kills invasive jumping worm cocoons, could help limit spread

Article ID: 714687

Heat kills invasive jumping worm cocoons, could help limit spread

University of Wisconsin-Madison

New research out of the University of Wisconsin–Madison Arboretum shows that temperatures of about 100 degrees Fahrenheit kill the cocoons of invasive jumping worms. That’s good news for ecologists and horticulturalists who are working to slow or stop the spread of the worms, which can damage the soils they invade.

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20-Jun-2019 11:05 AM EDT
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    10-Jun-2019 11:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 713969

Technique pulls interstellar magnetic fields within easy reach

University of Wisconsin-Madison

A new, more accessible and much cheaper approach to surveying the topology and strength of interstellar magnetic fields — which weave through space in our galaxy and beyond, representing one of the most potent forces in nature — has been developed by researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

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5-Jun-2019 11:05 AM EDT
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    15-May-2019 2:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 712790

Jawless Fish Take a Bite Out of the Blood-Brain Barrier

University of Wisconsin-Madison

A jawless parasitic fish could help lead the way to more effective treatments for multiple brain ailments, including cancer, trauma and stroke. A team of biomedical engineers and clinician-scientists at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and the University of Texas at Austin borrowed molecules from the immune system of the parasitic sea lamprey to deliver anti-cancer drugs directly to brain tumors.

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13-May-2019 3:05 PM EDT
Newswise: A new way to wind the development clock of cardiac muscle cells

Article ID: 712882

A new way to wind the development clock of cardiac muscle cells

University of Wisconsin-Madison

A study published in the journal Stem Cells describes a new and unexpected way to accelerate the maturation of induced pluripotent stem cells into cardiac muscle cells.

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14-May-2019 5:05 PM EDT

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