1. 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 […]

  2. Philosopher’s work helps detangle the nature of honesty

    Photo of Peter van Elswyk, associate professor of philosophy, who recently received a grant from the Honesty Project to define what honesty is in the context of conversation. (UWM Photo/Elora Hennessey)

    In a world suffering from the effects of widely spread misinformation, developing ways to foster honesty in ourselves and others offers great value to society. That’s the premise behind the […]

  3. UW-Superior’s Lake Superior Research Institute receives nearly $8 million in funding

    Photo of UW-Superior research vessel

    The University of Wisconsin-Superior’s Lake Superior Research Institute (LSRI) recently received a five-year cooperative agreement and funding for the first year at a level of $7,965,000 from the United States Department of […]

  4. UW-Platteville Bee Squad discusses importance of honeybees and native pollinators

    Photo of UW-Platteville Bee Squad

    The beekeeping season is underway, and the University of Wisconsin-Platteville Bee Squad is ready to observe honeybees and native pollinators across campus. The Bee Squad, which consists of nearly a […]

  5. 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 […]

  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. UW-La Crosse’s Susan Crutchfield shares expertise on Helen Keller with popular radio show

    Photo of UW-La Crosse Associate Professor of English Susan Crutchfield, who in 2005, published an article about Helen Keller's short-lived career in vaudeville. Surprisingly, Crutchfield was contacted this spring by one of the most popular radio shows in America — Radiolab, which wanted to interview her for an upcoming episode.

    In 2005, Susan Crutchfield used a UW-La Crosse research grant to produce and publish an article about Helen Keller’s short-lived career in vaudeville. The article generated some initial buzz, but […]

  8. 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 […]

  9. UW Oshkosh partners with Fauna Bio in search of new treatments for human disease

    Photo of Ben Sajdak ’13, with Fauna Bio, and Dana Merriman, UWO biology professor emeritus, who will collaborate on 13-lined ground squirrel research through a new partnership.

    A new research collaboration between the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh and the California-based biotech company Fauna Bio seeks to translate disease resistance strategies found in the animal kingdom into new […]

  10. UWM brain study provides insight into how pandemic is affecting adolescents

    Photo of Krista Lisdahl (standing), professor of psychology, and graduate student Ashley Stinson looking at brain scans of adolescents participating in the ABCD Study, the largest long-term study of brain development and child health in the United States. (UWM Photo/Troye Fox)

    How much worse was the mental health of “tweens” – children between the ages of 10 and 14 – during the height of COVID-19, compared to before the pandemic? Did […]