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Mimicking enzymes, chemists produce large, useful carbon rings

Drawing inspiration from nature, University of Wisconsin–Madison chemists have discovered an efficient way to wrangle long, snaking molecules to form large rings — rings that form the backbone of many pharmaceuticals but are difficult to produce...
15-Dec-2019 8:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Hard as a rock? Maybe not, say bacteria that help form soil

Research published this week by University of Wisconsin–Madison scientists shows how bacteria can degrade solid bedrock, jump-starting a long process of alteration that creates the mineral portion of soil.
11-Dec-2019 2:30 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Flashing lights may provide vital first test of MS drug success

Measuring changes in the speed of electrical signals along nerves connecting the eyes to the brain may accurately reflect recovery from myelin loss in multiple sclerosis (MS), according to researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, and...
11-Dec-2019 2:50 PM EST Add to Favorites

New flu drug drives drug resistance in influenza viruses

University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers examined the effects of baloxavir treatment on influenza virus samples collected from patients before and after treatment.
19-Nov-2019 1:45 PM EST Add to Favorites

Study of Wisconsin walleye finds recreational fishing contributes to stock declines

New research shows that when stocks of fish get so low that it becomes a greater challenge to catch them, many anglers step up to the challenge and continue catching fish. This poses a threat to the long-term health of sportfish populations in...
15-Nov-2019 2:30 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Americans maintain high levels of trust in science

A new report analyzing decades of public opinion surveys reveals that the public’s trust in scientists has remained stable and high over decades.
14-Nov-2019 2:35 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Lifelike chemistry created in lab search for ways to study origin of life

University of Wisconsin–Madison researchers have cultivated lifelike chemical reactions while pioneering a new strategy for studying the origin of life.
14-Nov-2019 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Aquatic invasive species are short-circuiting benefits from mercury reduction in the Great Lakes

According to a new study published today [Nov. 4, 2019] in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 40 years of reduced mercury use, emissions, and loading in the Great Lakes region have largely not produced equivalent declines in the...
31-Oct-2019 3:20 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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Expert on youth/teens and environmental activism is available for analysis on global youth climate protest

20-Sep-2019 2:40 PM EDT

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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

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