1. A Research Network at the Nexus of Water and Agriculture

    Photo of students meeting with farmers during the Ag-Water Nexus field trip.

    Wisconsin’s abundant rivers, lakes and streams helped the state become an agricultural leader. Yet agricultural processes, including irrigation and pesticide use, also greatly impact our state’s water quality and quantity. […]

  2. Wearable sensor can help unlock the potential of exosuits in real-world environments

    Photo of a study participant wearing the exosuit and tensiometer while walking outside. PHOTO BY HARVARD BIODESIGN LAB

    Wearing an exosuit could help people rehab from an injury or even give them extra oomph if they’re carrying something heavy. But, according to University of Wisconsin–Madison and Harvard University […]

  3. UW-Madison grad students work with climatologist on tool to alert communities to dangerous heat levels

    Photo of (from left) graduate students Sara Pabich, Elizabeth Berg, and Becky Rose, who are collecting data for a new heat warning system that could help save lives. PHOTO: ALTHEA DOTZOUR

    As dangerous heat levels are breaking records across the United States and the world, three University of Wisconsin–Madison graduate students are collecting data to inform a heat warning system based […]

  4. New interactive mural invites exploration and engagement with science

    Photo of a mural by artists Alicia Rheal, Sharon Tang and Amy Zaremba now hanging in the Town Center of the Discovery Building. The Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation commissioned the work, titled “Landscape of Discovery.” MICHAEL P. KING

    Bright colors, bold lines and intricate patterns framed within abstract shapes come together to form a new mural currently on display in the first-floor atrium of the Discovery Building. Created […]

  5. New UW-Madison study allows scientists to test therapeutics for rare disease affecting young children

    Image of a human stem cell-derived neuron, the Trk-fused gene protein (TFG) is shown in green and the Golgi Apparatus, the organelle which helps package proteins for transport to the rest of the neuron, is shown in red. UW–MADISON

    For the first time, scientists will be able to test therapeutics for a group of rare neurodegenerative diseases that affect infants and young children thanks to a new research model […]

  6. UW-Stevens Point: Helping more people access farmers markets

    Photo of alumna Taylor Christiansen (left) and Alissa Lick, graduate assistant in the Sustainable and Resilient Food Systems program at UW-Stevens Point, who are at the Marshfield farm market, one of six where customers and vendors are being surveyed.

    Current and former UW-Stevens Point students are working to improve access to nutritious food at farmers markets in central Wisconsin. Thanks to a U.S. Department of Agriculture grant of $200,000, […]

  7. UW-Madison: New injectable gel offers promise for tough-to-treat brain tumors

    Photo of Quanyin Hu

    Like the hardiest weed, glioblastoma almost always springs back — usually within months after a patient’s initial brain tumor is surgically removed. That is why survival rates for this cancer […]

  8. UW-Stout: Health of Red Cedar watershed topic of LAKES students, mentors Aug. 11 community presentation

    Photo of Senior Lecturer Arthur Kneeland (center, back) with LAKES students Evelyn Dyer (left) and Sahi Chundu scooping soil samples from the riverbed.

    Eleven researchers from around U.S. invite conversations on challenges, opportunities in the region Eleven students from universities across the nation conducted research this summer to understand and improve the health […]

  9. Power to the people: Three ways our nation’s electrical grid must change for a brighter future

    Photo of electrical wires

    The world is on the cusp of a renewable energy tipping point; with recent technology advances, green energy generation methods like solar and wind are on the rise. That’s great […]

  10. Underground search for dark matter in the universe relies on UW-Madison expertise

    Photo of Jeff Cherwinka of the UW–Madison Physical Sciences Lab coordinating the xenon cryostat head installation. PHOTO BY DEREK LUCERO

    Nearly a mile beneath the Black Hills, in a gold mine in a South Dakota town called Lead, there is a hunt underway for theoretical particles known as WIMPs. But […]