1. UW-Madison students team up to develop innovative solutions to dairy industry challenges

    Photo of dairy cows in barn

    Cold milk has long been offered alongside a lunch or snack in elementary schools. Over the years, the vessel for that milk has remained the same – a traditional paper […]

  2. UW–Madison alum’s mask makes Time magazine’s list of best inventions of 2020

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    While studying abroad in Singapore as a University of Wisconsin–Madison mechanical engineering undergraduate student in 2013, Max Bock-Aronson experienced heightened levels of air pollution firsthand. He also happened to be taking an […]

  3. Veteran finds hope for her dog, others, in UW-Madison melanoma treatment study

    Photo of Chester, a 12-year-old beagle mix, who is enrolled in a study funded by the Department of Veterans Affairs to evaluate a novel immunotherapy in dogs with melanoma. The study funds the canine clinical trials at UW Veterinary Care. PHOTO COURTESY OF BRITTNEY MAEHL

    When Brittney Maehl, a veteran of the Navy, learned of the opportunity to help her dog Chester – and other cancer patients – through a clinical trial funded by the Department of […]

  4. CDC recommends fitters like Badger Seal, giving it boost

    Photo of early fall 2020, when College of Engineering student employees assembled Badger Seal mask fitters outside the Grainger Engineering Design Innovation Laboratory in Wendt Commons. RENEE MEILLER, UW–MADISON COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

    The CDC has officially recommended wearing mask fitters as one way to improve how your mask protects you, including the Badger Seal created by a team of UW–Madison engineers in […]

  5. UW-Madison research: Invasive species often start as undetected “sleeper populations”

    Photo of students collecting data and water samples from Lake Mendota during an early morning outing in 2016 for a limnology experiment. Limnology researchers discovered the spiny water flea in Lake Mendota in 2009. PHOTO: JEFF MILLER

    When an invasive species overruns a new ecosystem, it is often assumed that the invader recently arrived at its new home and rapidly took over. But a new report in the […]

  6. UW-Madison viral sequencing catches mutations, guides effective public health response

    Photo of UW–Madison graduate student Katarina Braun processing samples from COVID-19 patients

    Thousands of daily cases. Hundreds of thousands of deaths. Hundreds of millions of vaccine doses. As the tallies of COVID-19’s effects in the United States have mounted to a dizzying […]

  7. New UW-Madison solvent-based recycling process could cut down on millions of tons of plastic waste

    Photo to accompany solvent-based plastic recycling research at UW-Madison

    Multilayer plastic materials are ubiquitous in food and medical supply packaging, particularly since the specific properties of layered polymers can keep moisture from fouling sterile syringes or light and oxygen […]

  8. UW-Madison: Bird’s-eye view of geology using drones offers new way to protect groundwater

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    These days, researchers at the Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey are spending a little less time on the ground and more time in the air — looking at the […]

  9. New Wisconsin partnerships focus on farmer health and well-being

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    Photo credit: StockMediaSeller/Shutterstock.com University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension and the Southwestern Wisconsin Community Action Program (SWCAP) are partnering with agencies, organizations and others to provide education, resources, and support […]

  10. Special education teacher residency program supporting rural schools, UW–Madison students

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    Tim Raymond knows all too well the challenges rural school districts in Wisconsin can face in filling open teaching positions — especially in high-need subject areas like special education. Three years […]