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UW researchers develop tool to equitably distribute limited vaccines

Researchers at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and UW Health have developed a tool that incorporates a person’s age and socioeconomic status to prioritize vaccine distribution among people who otherwise share...
15-Jan-2021 11:30 AM EST Add to Favorites

Population density and virus strains will affect how regions can resume normal life

As a new, apparently more transmissible version of the virus that causes COVID-19 has appeared in several countries, new research finds that the transmissibility of viral strains and the population density of a region will play big roles in how...
14-Jan-2021 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Subscriptions to satellite alerts linked to decreased deforestation in Africa

Deforestation dropped by 18 percent in two years in African countries where organizations subscribed to receive warnings from a new service using satellites to detect decreases in forest cover in the tropics.
30-Dec-2020 2:30 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Covering faces around kids won’t mask emotions

The proliferation of face coverings to keep COVID-19 in check isn’t keeping kids from understanding facial expressions, according to a new study by University of Wisconsin–Madison psychologists.
22-Dec-2020 1:50 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Undocumented immigrants far less likely to commit crimes in U.S. than citizens

Crime rates among undocumented immigrants are just a fraction of those of their U.S.-born neighbors, according to a first-of-its-kind analysis of Texas arrest and conviction records.
4-Dec-2020 4:40 PM EST Add to Favorites

New solvent-based recycling process could cut down on millions of tons of plastic waste

Multilayer plastic materials are ubiquitous in food and medical supply packaging, particularly since layering polymers can give those films specific properties, like heat resistance or oxygen and moisture control. But despite their utility, those...
17-Nov-2020 4:15 PM EST Add to Favorites

New effective and safe antifungal isolated from sea squirt microbiome

By combing the ocean for antimicrobials, scientists at the University of Wisconsin–Madison have discovered a new antifungal compound that efficiently targets multi-drug-resistant strains of deadly fungi without toxic side effects in mice.
12-Nov-2020 1:30 PM EST Add to Favorites

‘Rewiring’ metabolism in insulin-producing cells may aid Type 2 diabetes treatment

Researchers have discovered a previously unknown way that pancreatic cells decide how much insulin to secrete. It could provide a promising new target to develop drugs for boosting insulin production in people with Type 2 diabetes.
12-Nov-2020 4:45 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

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