University of Wisconsin-Madison

University of Wisconsin-Madison

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Location: Madison - Wisconsin
Madison, WI 53706


Better way to make painkiller from trees

Chemistry - Apr 8

Scientists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have developed a cost-effective and environmentally sustainable way to make a popular pain reliever and other valuable products from plants instead of petroleum. Building on a previously patented method for producing paracetamol - the active ingredient in Tylenol - the discovery promises a greener path to one of the world's most widely used medicines and other chemicals.

Health - Mar 15

Some lymphomas become resistant to treatment. Gene discovery may offer path to overcome it

Patients with some types of lymphoma that become resistant to standard treatments may benefit from a therapy that University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers are evaluating after they discovered a key process that fuels the blood cancers' resistance to current drugs.

Pedagogy - Feb 21

Women shouldered most of kids’ in-home schooling needs during early pandemic

Women took on more education-related childcare responsibilities than men during the first several months of the COVID-19 pandemic, and this disparity was even sharper for some lower-income women, according to a new University of Wisconsin-Madison study.

Life Sciences - Feb 15

Programming cells to organize their molecules may open the door to new treatments

Researchers can engineer cells to express new genes and produce specific proteins, giving the cells new parts to work with. But, it's much harder to provide cells with instructions on how to organize and use those new parts.

UW-Madison researchers first to 3D-print functional human brain tissue

Life Sciences

A team of University of Wisconsin-Madison scientists has developed the first 3D-printed brain tissue that can grow and function like typical brain tissue.

Life Sciences - Jan 22

UW researchers uncover new clues about the cause of common birth defects

Life Sciences

Cleft lip and palate are the most common craniofacial birth defects in humans, affecting more than 175,000 newborns around the world each year.

Health - Jan 9

UW-Madison receives $150 million grant to to lead nationwide Alzheimer’s disease study

The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health has been awarded funding from the National Institutes of Health for a nationwide research initiative to investigate the neurobiology of Alzheimer's disease and related dementias.

Life Sciences - Dec 20, 2023

Multitasking microbes: UW-Madison scientists engineer bacteria to make two valuable products from plant fiber

Life Sciences

We often look to the smallest lifeforms for help solving the biggest problems: Microbes help make foods and beverages, cure diseases, treat waste and even clean up pollution.

Life Sciences - Feb 27

Walleye struggle with changes to timing of spring thaw

Walleye are one of the most sought-after species in freshwater sportfishing, a delicacy on Midwestern menus and a critically important part of the culture of many Indigenous communities.

Health - Feb 20

New toolkit helps scientists study natural cell death


New research from the Weeks Lab in the Department of Biochemistry opens the door for scientists to explore cell death, a critical biochemical process, with greater ease.

Health - Feb 2

Air sampling at schools accurately detects flu and COVID-19 virus levels

Air samplers placed in school cafeterias provided an accurate look at a flu epidemic and at constant low levels of COVID-19 infections in a K-12 school district during the 2022-23 school year, according to a new study from

Innovation - Jan 25

Chats with AI shift attitudes on climate change, Black Lives Matter 


People who were more skeptical of human-caused climate change or the Black Lives Matter movement who took part in conversation with a popular AI chatb

Earth-sized planet discovered in ’our solar backyard’

Astronomy & Space

A team of astronomers have discovered a planet closer and younger than any other Earth-sized world yet identified.

Inner workings of an essential protein trafficking complex

Life Sciences

Like mail carriers who manage to deliver their parcels through snow, rain, heat and gloom, a critical group of mammalian proteins helps cells function properly even under less-than-ideal conditions.

Physics - Dec 14, 2023

Newly developed material gulps down hydrogen, spits it out, protects fusion reactor walls


University of Wisconsin-Madison engineers have used a spray coating technology to produce a new workhorse material that can withstand the harsh conditions inside a fusion reactor.

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