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Magellanic Stream arcing over Milky Way may be five times closer than previously thought

New astronomical models recreate the birth of the Magellanic Stream over the last 3.5 billion years — and researchers discovered that the stream may be five times closer to Earth than previously thought.
23-Nov-2021 12:45 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Promising treatment for Alexander disease moves from rat model to human clinical trials

Alexander disease is a progressive and rare neurological disorder with no cure or standard course of treatment. But a new study led by researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison involving a rat model of the disease offers a potential...
18-Nov-2021 1:40 PM EST Add to Favorites

Breaking down fungal biofilm defenses provides potential path to treating sticky infections

In a new study designed to better understand and combat these structures, Andes and his collaborators identified some of the key proteins in biofilms of the fungus Candida albicans that control both how they resist antifungal drugs and how they...
12-Nov-2021 1:10 PM EST Add to Favorites

Fasting is required to see the full benefit of calorie restriction in mice

Over the last few decades, scientists have discovered that long-term calorie restriction provides a wealth of benefits in animals. Researchers have largely assumed that reduced food intake drove these benefits by reprogramming metabolism. But a new...
15-Oct-2021 4:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Ocean life helps produce clouds, but existing clouds keep new ones at bay

New research from the University of Wisconsin–Madison, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and others significantly alters the prevailing understanding of how marine life influences clouds and may change the way scientists predict...
7-Oct-2021 2:25 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Metastatic prostate cancer comes in two forms, which could guide treatment

Scientists have identified two subtypes of metastatic prostate cancer that respond differently to treatment, information that could one day guide physicians in treating patients with the therapies best suited to their disease.
22-Sep-2021 10:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Study shows how aspen forests maintain the diversity needed to adapt to changing environments

A new decade-long study by University of Wisconsin¬–Madison researchers reveals how aspen stands change their genetic structure over the years as trees balance defending themselves from pests with growth to compete for sunlight.
3-Sep-2021 12:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Professional Couples Are on the Rise, but It’s Not Increasing Income Inequality

Over the last 50 years, income inequality between households increased significantly, but not because people changed who they marry.
13-Aug-2021 10:10 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...
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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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