1. 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 […]

  2. UW-Platteville launches collaborative physician assistant program

    Photo of PA student

    After several years of planning, the University of Wisconsin-Platteville’s collaborative Master of Physician Assistant Studies program is officially open to applicants, with the first cohort scheduled to begin in summer […]

  3. UW Veterinary Care offers rabbit vaccine against highly contagious, fatal disease

    Photo of a rabbit listening between nibbles in the Grady Kettle Hole Forest at the UW–Madison Arboretum. PHOTO: BRYCE RICHTER

    Researchers and clinicians are sounding the alarm as the fatal rabbit hemorrhagic disease, RHDV2, spreads across the U.S. In response, the UW Veterinary Care Special Species Health Service at the […]

  4. UW–Madison’s ultra-efficient carbon capture tech earns top 60 spot in global XPRIZE challenge

    Photo of UW–Madison XPRIZE team includes, from left, graduate students Seunghyeon Jung, Mattie Bindl, Mikhaila Calice, Jenna Greene, Keerthana Sreenivasan and Eri R. Amezcua. COURTESY OF KEERTHANA SREENIVASAN

    For a planet increasingly ravaged by the effects of climate change, removing carbon from the atmosphere could be part of a desperately needed turn in the right direction. Innovators worldwide […]

  5. Team from UW-Milwaukee and UW-Madison reaches finals of national Solar Decathlon

    Image of the Wisconsin team’s design shown in this rendering includes features such as an orientation that allows photovoltaic panels to capture the sun’s energy year-round, energy efficient windows, extra insulation and window overhangs that provide shade in the warmer months.

    Energy costs are a major concern for consumers these days. And it’s not just the so-called “pain at the pump.” Home energy costs are also rising. That’s part of the […]

  6. UW-Madison hurricane application gets upgrade in time for 2022 hurricane season

    Photo of three concurrent Atlantic hurricanes captured by geostationary weather satellite GOES-East on Sept. 8, 2017. Hurricanes Katia, Irma and Jose were among several destructive storms that year which devastated parts of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico and the US. The Advanced Dvorak Technique, developed by CIMSS researchers, allows forecasters to rapidly determine tropical cyclone intensity, giving advanced warnings of storm potential and aiding emergency planning. IMAGE COURTESY RICK KOHRS

    With the 2022 Atlantic hurricane approaching in June, forecasters at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Hurricane Center will have access to the most advanced storm measurement software yet […]

  7. Biodegradable gel boosts immune system’s attack on several cancers in mice

    Photo of a high-magnification of the hydrogel (in blue) encapsulating T cell-activating platelets (in red) and nanoparticles that release a drug to inhibit tumor-boosting cells (in green). This gel inhibited the growth of cancer cells after surgical removal of different types of tumors.

    A new biodegradable gel improves the immune system’s ability to keep cancer at bay after tumors are surgically removed. The gel, tested in mice, releases drugs and special antibodies that […]

  8. UW-Madison: Canine TV preferences could lead to answers in protecting dogs’ eyesight

    Photo of Freya Mowat, UW-Madison, feature image

    Television: It’s not just for people anymore. These days, programming created specifically for dogs is more frequently popping up on our screens. YouTube offers a nearly endless supply of dog-centered […]

  9. A science trailblazer retires: Stem cell researcher James Thomson’s legacy changed the future of biology

    Photo of James Thomson, who says the unique landscape at UW–Madison helped stem cell science thrive in ways that aren’t possible at most universities. DAVID NEVALA FOR THE MORGRIDGE INSTITUTE

    The developing human body will eventually grow from a tiny two-celled zygote to a massively complex system comprising more than 37 trillion cells. If a single cell represented one second […]

  10. UW-Madison: New lightweight super material could battle bullets, deflect space debris

    Photo of Ramathasan Thevamaran

    University of Wisconsin–Madison engineers have created a nanofiber material that outperforms its widely used counterparts — including steel plates and Kevlar fabric — in protecting against high-speed projectile impacts. Basically, […]