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UW–Madison, local startup testing a one-two punch against hard-to-heal wounds

Millions of people with severe burns or diabetic skin ulcers could benefit from an experimental enhancement to a next-generation covering that is already healing difficult wounds.
27-Sep-2019 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Scientists Connected Fragments of Pine Savanna and New Species Keep Showing Up

By connecting small, restored patches of savanna to one another via habitat corridors at an experimental landscape within the Savannah River Site in South Carolina, a nearly 20-year-long study has shown an annual increase in the number of plant...
23-Sep-2019 2:20 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Electric Tech Could Help Reverse Baldness

Reversing baldness could someday be as easy as wearing a hat, thanks to a noninvasive, low-cost hair-growth-stimulating technology developed by engineers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.
19-Sep-2019 4:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Tiny capsules packed with gene-editing tools offer alternative to viral delivery of gene therapy

Researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison have packed a gene-editing payload into a tiny customizable, synthetic nanocapsule. They described the delivery system and its cargo today (Sept. 9, 2019) in the journal Nature Nanotechnology.
6-Sep-2019 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Health records pin broad set of health risks on genetic premutation

Researchers from the University of Wisconsin–Madison and Marshfield Clinic have found that there may be a much broader health risk to carriers of the FMR1 premutation, with potentially dozens of clinical conditions that can be ascribed directly to...
21-Aug-2019 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Single Protein Plays Important Dual Transport Roles in the Brain

Edwin Chapman of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and the University of Wisconsin–Madison reports that halting production of synaptotagmin 17 (syt-17) blocks growth of axons. Equally significant, when cells made more syt-17, axon growth...
19-Aug-2019 12:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Bending the rules: A revolutionary new way for metals to be malleable

For nearly 100 years, scientists thought they understood everything there was to know about how metals bend. They were wrong. Researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison have demonstrated that the rules of metal-bending aren’t so hard and...
8-Aug-2019 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Earth’s last magnetic field reversal took far longer than once thought

Every several hundred thousand years or so, Earth's magnetic field dramatically shifts and reverses its polarity. New work from University of Wisconsin–Madison geologist Brad Singer and his colleagues finds that the most recent field reversal took...
2-Aug-2019 10:05 AM 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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The University of Wisconsin-Madison has long been recognized as one of America’s top universities. A public, land-grant institution, UW-Madison offers a complete spectrum of liberal arts studies, professional programs and student activities. UW-Madison ranks as one of the most prolific research universities in the world. Established in 1848, the university today serves more than 42,000 students on its 933-acre lakeshore campus.

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