University of Wisconsin-Madison

University of Wisconsin-Madison  
Environment - May 20
The Maple Fire burns at Yellowstone National Park in 2016. The fire affected forests recovering from the park's historic 1988 fires. Photo: National Park Service / Jennifer Jerrett In August 2016, areas of Yellowstone National Park that burned in 1988 burned again.
Environment - May 16

Lake Mendota during an autumn morning in 2017.

Health - May 15

A jawless parasitic fish could help lead the way to more effective treatments for multiple brain ailments, including cancer, trauma and stroke. One major challenge in treating cancers and other disorders of the brain is ensuring that medicines reach their targets.

Health - May 10

A super-slippery coating being developed at a University of Wisconsin-Madison lab could benefit medical catheters, factory equipment, and even someday, oil tankers. The coating contains a lubricating oil that resists the attachment of bacteria.

Life Sciences - May 9

Jue Zhang, lead author on the paper published in Stem Cell Reports, discusses cell images with Matt Brown, a coauthor on the paper and former postdoctoral researcher at the Morgridge Institute.

Health - May 8

Could a blood cell type responsible for scarring and diseases such as pulmonary fibrosis be repurposed to help engineer healthy tissue? A new study by a University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health researcher shows that someday, fibrocytes may be used for regenerative therapies for people who need to have their vocal folds or other tissues rebuilt after damage or loss.

Administration - May 15

The University of Wisconsin-Madison and the 12 Native Nations in Wisconsin met May 10 for a day of discussion about new and ongoing partnerships to improve health services, preserve the environment, develop local economies, strengthen families, and expand educational opportunities.

Health - May 14

These days, scientists can collect a few skin or blood cells, wipe out their identities, and reprogram them to become virtually any other kind of cell in the human body, from neurons to heart cells.

Life Sciences - May 9

Common marmosets at the Wisconsin National Primate Research Center. A new study found that marmosets whose medical histories included inflamed colons had more of a Parkinson's disease-related protein in their intestines.

Life Sciences - May 9

Joao Dorea, faculty member in the UW-Madison Department of Dairy Science, explains to colleague Victor Cabrera results he observed using an automated computer vision system that was developed to monitor the behavior of dairy calves.

Life Sciences - May 8

Student Karina Cazares carefully uses a pipette to gather and distribute microbe specimens. Photo by: Bryce Richter UW students Anna Scheunemann (left) and Ben Gierczic (right) take down results. Photo by: Bryce Richter Students Karina Cazares (left) and Eojin Yoo (right) work during a Microbiology 551: Capstone Research Project taught by Tim Paustian (center), distinguished faculty associate.

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