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Corporate investment could improve climate-tech innovation
Corporate investments in climate-tech start-ups are a growing but overlooked aspect of energy innovation. According to a new report from Morgan Edwards, a professor at the La Follette School of Public Affairs at the University of...
24-Mar-2023 12:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites
For stressed-out grad students, mindfulness makes big difference
While recent studies and polls indicate the nation is in the midst of a mental health crisis, the situation in academia is even more grim: Within the high-stress, high-pressure, often socially isolated world of advanced education, graduate students...
23-Mar-2023 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites
Wisconsin cave holds tantalizing clues to ancient climate changes, future shifts
Even in their dark isolation from the atmosphere above, caves can hold a rich archive of local climate conditions and how they’ve shifted over the eons. Formed over tens of thousands of years, speleothems — rock formations unique to caves better...
2-Mar-2023 2:40 PM EST Add to Favorites
Lab-grown retinal eye cells make successful connections, open door for clinical trials to treat blindness
Retinal cells grown from stem cells can reach out and connect with neighbors, according to a new study, completing a “handshake” that may show the cells are ready for trials in humans with degenerative eye disorders.Over a decade ago,...
4-Jan-2023 3:35 PM EST Add to Favorites
Drying process could be key step in the development of life
One-hundred fifty years ago, Charles Darwin speculated that life likely originated in a warm little pond. There, Darwin supposed, chemical reactions and the odd lightning strike might have led to chains of amino acids that, over time, became more...
21-Dec-2022 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites
Study finds that big rains bring big algae blooms… eventually
In the lake-rich regions of the world, algae blooms are a growing problem. Not only are the floating green scums a nuisance for anyone hoping to enjoy the water, they can turn toxic and threaten public health.The main driver behind these blooms is...
28-Nov-2022 3:25 PM EST Add to Favorites
Brain-gut connection may reveal way to prevent cocaine addiction
Cocaine disrupts the balance of microbes in the guts of mice, part of a cycle of waxing and waning neurochemicals that can enhance the drug’s effects in the brain. But the same chemicals may also be harnessed to prevent addiction, according to new...
10-Nov-2022 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites
Study shows differences between brains of primates — humans, apes and monkeys — are small but significant
While the physical differences between humans and non-human primates are quite distinct, a new study reveals their brains may be remarkably similar. And yet, the smallest changes may make big differences in developmental and psychiatric disorders.
8-Nov-2022 2:25 PM EST Add to Favorites
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Donna Friedsam, an expert on health care financing, coverage, access, and cost, can discuss Trump's request that Supreme Court invalidate the ACA
26-Jun-2020 11:50 AM EDT
Expert on youth/teens and environmental activism is available for analysis on global youth climate protest
20-Sep-2019 2:40 PM EDT
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
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
‘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
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