1. UWO Students Conduct R&D for Wisconsin-based Whirl-Pak

    Photo of UW Oshkosh graduate student Erick Carranza who says working on R&D for Whirl-Pak has broadened his skills.

    Water research can result in a lot of plastic waste. High-quality sample collection — such as that for researching emerging contaminants like perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) — requires sterilized containers that, unfortunately, can’t be reused or even recycled in most cases. Is there an economical and efficient way to reduce the waste? Product engineers […]

  2. UW-Platteville student combines passions for history, costume design for unique research

    Photo of Emma Larson (pictured right) working with Senior Lecturer Sarah Strange.

    In a collaboration between the theatre program and history department, one University of Wisconsin-Platteville student recently had the opportunity to recreate a historical garment by researching 19th century American fashion using primary and secondary written sources, as well as the artifact collection at The Mining and Rollo Jamison Museum. Last semester, Emma Larsen interned for Pioneer Players with […]

  3. UW Oshkosh 1 of 14 in nation to earn prestigious undergraduate research mentorship award

    Photo of UW Oshkosh student and faculty researcher

    UW Oshkosh has been chosen as one of 14 higher education institutions nationwide, and the only in Wisconsin to receive a prestigious Beckman Scholars Award supporting undergraduate research. The award’s $156,000 will support six scholar-mentor pairs in chemistry and the life sciences. Two scholars will be named per year for the three-year award term. “Undergraduate […]

  4. UWM scientist lands $542,000 NSF award for modeling virtual tumor tissues

    Photo of Mahsa Dabagh, a biomedical engineer at UW-Milwaukee’s College of Engineering & Applied Science, who specializes in computational modeling of how cells and organelles inside of cells sense and respond to changes in their surroundings. (UWM Photo/Troye Fox)

    Cancerous tumors don’t happen in a vacuum. They develop in a cellular soup that can contribute to the disease’s progression. Mahsa Dabagh, a biomedical engineer at UWM’s College of Engineering & Applied Science, knows this first-hand. Her specialty is computational modeling of how cells and organelles inside of cells sense and respond to changes in […]

  5. UW-Madison researchers uncover new clues about the cause of common birth defects

    Photo of image of a section through the midface of a mouse embryo illustrating fusion of the tissues that form the secondary palate above the tongue. Green staining illustrates cells expressing a key enzyme that mediates DNA methylation, blue indicates nuclei of all cells, red indicates epithelial cells.

    Cleft lip and palate are the most common craniofacial birth defects in humans, affecting more than 175,000 newborns around the world each year. Yet despite decades of research, it’s still not known what causes most cases or what can be done to prevent them. But a recent study from the University of Wisconsin School of […]

  6. UW–Madison scientists reveal the inner workings of an essential protein trafficking complex

    Photo of image, which is a 3D reconstruction showing sites (in red) where the Coat Protein Complex II (COPII) facilitates the packaging of various proteins within a mammalian cell. The green areas are the endoplasmic reticulum, where protein sorting and trafficking takes place. Image courtesy of Anjon Audhya

    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. Using state-of-the-art cell imaging and genome editing technology, University of Wisconsin–Madison scientists have begun to unravel how this collection of proteins performs its essential service. The […]

  7. Women in medicine: UW-La Crosse physical therapy doctoral student recognized for Achilles research

    Photo of UWL's Callie Pohlman, who was featured in Thieme Publishers' #Women in Medicine campaign

    Callie Pohlman, a doctoral student in the Physical Therapy program, was featured by Thieme Publishers in their #Women in Medicine campaign based on her research published in the International Journal of Sports Medicine. Pohlman was the lead author with other researchers from the La Crosse Institute for Movement Science (LIMS) research group in the Department of Health Professions. Her […]

  8. Health benefits of forest bathing for kids

    Photo of 2019 forest bathing experience led by Namyun Kil, UW-La Crosse associate professor of Recreation Management & Recreation Therapy.

    Study finds mental and physiological health benefits for kids and teens who participate in structured forest therapy A UW-La Crosse study found substantial health and well-being improvements for children and adolescents who participated in a structured forest bathing session. The improvements were both mental and physiological — including a measured decrease in blood pressure over the course […]

  9. Building a Better Response to PFAS Contamination

    Photo of student research, FCW

    A career in water or the environment never occurred to AJ Jeninga until she took a winter break course to Yellowstone as an undergraduate. Now a double alumna of the Universities of Wisconsin, Jeninga was hired as the first-ever emerging contaminant outreach specialist at the University of Wisconsin – Extension’s Natural Resources Institute. She works […]

  10. UW-River Falls professor awarded federal grants to study animal welfare

    Photo of Barron County dairy farmer Cheyenne Christianson interacting with his dairy herd. Christianson’s farm has been a research site for federally funded work being conducted by UW-River Falls faculty member Kate Creutzinger to study cows and calves. UWRF photo.

    Research focuses on living conditions of calves and their health outcomes A Holstein calf just a few weeks old lay next to its mother on a late fall day in a pasture at Cheyenne Christianson’s Barron County farm, seemingly content and healthy. A moment later the young calf stood up and ambled a short distance. […]