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Head Injuries: Tiny Subjects Shed Light

February 27, 2014 1 comment

UW scientists find that fruit flies can inform damage in humans.

Flight of Honor

February 27, 2014 1 comment

UW doctor on a mission for his late father.

Waisman’s Legacy

February 27, 2014

Waisman’s legacy started with a different name: Kennedy.

Serious Business

November 11, 2013

As flu season begins, UW researchers work to stay a step ahead.

Dangerous Minds

November 11, 2013

A UW researcher’s work with psychopaths inspires a new novel.

Quick Takes: Winter 2013

November 11, 2013

UW News In Brief

By the Numbers: $6.8 Billion

November 11, 2013

The cost of binge drinking

Milk Matters

November 11, 2013 6 comments · 4 reader letters

Dairy is not “straw hats and bib overalls” at the UW. The flagship institution in America’s Dairyland draws on a long history of lacto-research, modern technology, and big data to thrive in what has become a very scientific field.

Pigment Prejudice

November 11, 2013 12 comments · 1 reader letter

Due to a belief that their body parts bring good luck, people with albinism in some African countries are hunted and killed. Two alumni are stepping in to help Tanzania, where the problem is most severe.

A Self-Paced Journey

August 29, 2013 2 comments

A professor’s words help a community explore its long-held beliefs.

HIV: Sex, Society, and Science

August 29, 2013

This is a class about HIV, but it’s also about critical thinking, about using the scientific method to conceptualize a complex problem . . .

The Birth of Vitamin A

August 29, 2013 4 comments · 1 reader letter

With his accidental discovery of Vitamin A, UW professor Elmer McCollum kickstarted the field of modern nutrition.

Quick Takes: Summer 2013

June 13, 2013

UW news in brief

A Promising Sight

June 13, 2013

Family’s cells lead researchers closer to curing eye disease

Ask the Experts

June 12, 2013 3 comments · 2 reader letters

On Wisconsin dispatches a bevy of reporters to track down UW experts and ask for advice on everyday stuff.

Sound Minds, Sound Bodies

March 7, 2013 1 comment

Longtime athletic trainer takes a holistic approach with Badger student athletes.

David Krakauer

March 7, 2013

This research institute director’s recipe for success? Collaboration and a dash of humor.

See Spot Itch

November 10, 2012 1 comment

And see Spot stop itching, thanks to a new method to ease dog allergies.

Badger Sports Ticker: Winter 2012

November 10, 2012

UW Athletic News in brief

Black Gold

November 5, 2012 1 reader letter

From a temple in India to American beauty salons, a global trade network spins hair into Black Gold

An Elephant Never Begets

November 5, 2012 7 comments

Delivering birth control to elephants is more difficult than you’d think — and more important.

Badger Sports Ticker: Fall 2012

September 5, 2012 1 reader letter

UW Athletic News in brief

Glowing Reviews

August 31, 2012

This year’s Go Big Read selection illuminates Marie and Pierre Curie.

Mobility Marvel

August 31, 2012

Engineering students help a surgeon get back on his feet in the OR.

[mis] guided light

August 30, 2012 12 comments · 1 reader letter

A psychopath focuses on a goal — no matter how chilling the consequences. But UW researchers have hopeful news about changing that behavior.

A Gentleman and a Scholar

August 27, 2012 3 comments

He used novel techniques to eradicate syphilis in Wisconsin. He identified PTSD long before it had that name. Professor Hans Reese was a man ahead of his time.

Can You Nurture Your Nature ?

May 28, 2012 6 comments

A leading UW researcher says everyone has an emotional style — and you can train yourself to change.

Separation Surgeon

May 20, 2012 2 comments

Doctor Gary Hartman has become a world expert in the esoteric specialty of conjoined twins.

Weighing the Issues

March 2, 2012 1 comment

Controversial flu research pauses for sixty days.

Quick Takes: Spring 2012

March 2, 2012

UW News in Brief

Planting the Seeds of a Healthy World

March 2, 2012

The UW’s Global Health Institute offers seed grants for studies.

Lord of the Flies

February 28, 2012 3 comments

It took multiple bus rides for a young Barry Ganetzky to attend college classes each day. That same singlemindedness has nourished the UW researcher’s longtime career, pushing him to study tiny creatures and find ways to treat human disease.

Leading the War on Obesity

February 25, 2012 3 comments · 1 reader letter

Barry Popkin sees the struggle against food policies and marketing practices that promote excess weight as nothing less than a battle for human rights.

Rules to Roll By

November 9, 2011 6 comments · 1 reader letter

With the threat of Huntington’s disease hanging over her, Shana Martin lives life out on a limb – or at least a log.

A Sobering Education

November 9, 2011

Abusing alcohol will now lead to class time and counseling.

Student Watch: Winter 2011

November 9, 2011

“I’m so fat!”

Brace Yourself

November 9, 2011 2 comments

A UW trainer leads a first-of-its-kind study on the effectiveness of ankle support.

Jon Levine

August 30, 2011 4 comments · 1 reader letter

Work flows from “the best of reasons,” says new director of primate research center.


August 30, 2011

Technique used by astronomers could help assess skin cancer.

Student Watch: Fall 2011

August 30, 2011

The college years can be a stressful time of life. Then add the weak economy and the uncertain job market, and you get a recipe for student mental-health issues.