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Microbiomes of diabetic foot ulcers are associated with clinical outcomes

New research suggests that the microbial communities associated with chronic wounds common in diabetic patients affect whether those wounds heal or lead to amputations.
12-Apr-2019 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Novel approach promises ready access to hard-to-study proteins

A novel strategy capable of extracting and driving hard-to-reach proteins into water solution where they can be effectively studied using mass spectrometry promises a trove of biological insights and, importantly, may help identify therapeutically...
10-Apr-2019 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Study Suggests Trees Are Crucial to the Future of Our Cities

The shade of a single tree can provide welcome relief from the hot summer sun. But when that single tree is part of a small forest, it creates a profound cooling effect. According to a study published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy...
25-Mar-2019 4:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New Mechanism of Action Found for Agricultural Pesticide Fludioxonil

A fungicide commonly used by the agricultural industry to protect grains, fruit and vegetables from mold damage seems to kill fungi by a previously uncharacterized mechanism that delivers a metabolic shock to cells, new research at the University of...
21-Mar-2019 11:15 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Turn off a light, save a life, says new UW–Madison study

We all know that turning off lights and buying energy-efficient appliances affects our financial bottom line. Now, according to a new study by University of Wisconsin–Madison researchers, we know that saving energy also saves lives and even more...
20-Mar-2019 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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UW Team Finds Key to Common Cancer Pathway

A team led by University of Wisconsin–Madison cancer researchers Richard A. Anderson and Vincent Cryns reports the discovery of an unexpected regulator of the critical protein p53, opening the door to the development of drugs that could target it.
13-Mar-2019 3:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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THOR Wrangles Complex Microbiomes Into a Model for Improving Them

University of Wisconsin researchers developed a community they named THOR, three species of bacteria isolated from soybean roots and grown together. The complex community of microbes developed new behaviors together that couldn’t be predicted from...
8-Mar-2019 4:30 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Study Confirms Horseshoe Crabs Are Really Relatives of Spiders, Scorpions

By analyzing troves of genetic data and considering a vast number of possible ways to examine it, University of Wisconsin–Madison scientists now have a high degree of confidence that horseshoe crabs do indeed belong within the arachnids.
8-Mar-2019 4:05 PM EST 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

UW-Madison Offers Olympics Experts

23-Jul-2012 11:00 AM EDT

Extreme Heat Raises Climate Change Questions, Concerns

The recent heat wave baking much of the country has prompted many people to ask: Is this due to climate change?
5-Jul-2012 4:05 PM EDT

Higgs Boson Announcement Advisory

3-Jul-2012 10:20 AM EDT

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