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Polar vortex, winter heat may change bird populations

Researchers set out to learn how extreme winter cold and heat affected 41 common bird species in eastern North America. They found that individual bird species respond differently to these weather events, and extreme winter heat may lead to...
3-Jun-2021 12:10 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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UW researchers investigate mining-related deforestation in the Amazon

If you’re wearing gold jewelry right now, there’s a good chance it came from an illegal mining operation in the tropics and surfaced only after some rainforest was sacrificed, according to a team of University of Wisconsin researchers who...
3-Jun-2021 11:55 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Earth’s Vegetation Is Changing Faster Today Than It Has Over the Last 18,000 Years

A global survey of fossil pollen has discovered that the planet’s vegetation is changing at least as quickly today as it did when the last ice sheets retreated around 10,000 years ago.
18-May-2021 12:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Scientists develop better way to block viruses that cause childhood respiratory infections

By engineering a short chunk of protein, or peptide, that can prevent the attachment of human parainfluenza viruses to cells, researchers have improved a method in rodent models intended to help keep children healthy.
10-May-2021 12:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Flexible, easy-to-scale nanoribbons move graphene toward use in tech applications

In a study published April 16 in ACS Photonics, University of Wisconsin–Madison researchers fabricated graphene into the smallest ribbon structures to date using a method that makes scaling-up simple. In tests with these tiny ribbons, the...
3-May-2021 2:10 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Human genome editing requires difficult conversations between science and society

Researchers argue that advanced tech, especially CRISPR, demands more robust and thoughtful public engagement if it is to be harnessed to benefit the public without crossing ethical lines.
23-Apr-2021 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Micro-molded ‘ice cube tray’ scaffold is next step in returning sight to injured retinas

New advances by medical researchers and engineers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison may provide hope for those suffering from vision loss.
20-Apr-2021 11:50 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New Study Connects Late-Career Job Loss and Genetic Predisposition to Weight Fluctuation, Health Risks

You can probably guess that losing a job late in life affects your finances and your mental health. But did you know that it can also affect your weight?
20-Apr-2021 10:50 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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UW-Madison Bioethicist Co-Chairs Gene Editing Study

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...
13-Nov-2015 11:05 AM EST

UW Experts: Census Bureau’s Annual ‘Poverty Numbers’ Provide Good News

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.
18-Sep-2015 11:05 AM EDT

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

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Made-in-Wisconsin Atom Probe Assisted Dating of Oldest Piece of Earth

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

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‘Stem Cell Tourism’ Takes Advantage of Patients, Says Law Professor

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

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