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Research

A Green Pain Reliever

Winter 2019

UW patents a way of making Tylenol’s active ingredient from plant material.

Guns and Tweets

Winter 2019

UW research tracks Twitter’s reaction to mass shootings.

A Matchmaker between Science and Society

Winter 2019

Philanthropist Mary Lasker x1922 was one of the most influential figures in 20th-century medical research.

Toxicology for Sierra Leone

Winter 2019

Volunteers develop a course to help students help themselves.

UW Creates Its Own Little Sun

Winter 2019

The Big Red Ball lets scientists study solar phenomena from the comfort of Earth.

Glass with Superpowers

Winter 2019

It would recognize images without any power sources.

A Camera to See around Corners

Winter 2019

New technology can capture complex hidden scenes.

Finding Uncle Buster

Fall 2019

Our story on the MIA Project’s search for a missing World War II pilot was a labor of love.

A High-Risk Commute

Fall 2019

Pregnant women who travel long distances to work face increased risks of adverse birth outcomes.

Dogs against Cancer

Fall 2019

An innovative study looks to man’s best friend for answers on prevention.

World’s Smallest Monkeys

Summer 2019

The winners of this year’s UW Cool Science Image contest were announced in March.

A Future for Nuclear Fusion

Summer 2019

Physicist Fatima Ebrahimi PhD’03 believes that if efforts to control nuclear fusion pay off, it will provide unlimited energy that will change the world.

A Pioneer’s Perseverance

Summer 2019

Born in war-torn Hong Kong to a prominent but absent father and his sixth concubine, UW physicist Sau Lan Wu has overcome stunning obstacles on her path to three major scientific discoveries.

Dodging Cyclones, Studying Monsoons

Summer 2019

A UW–developed portable weather lab journeys to the Philippine Sea.

Why You Don’t Want to Eat Hagfish

Summer 2019

Experts use math to better understand a sea creature’s defense mechanism.

#MeToo in Science

Summer 2019

The #MeToo movement reaches far beyond Hollywood and Capitol Hill. The sciences are also grappling with how to address sexual harassment. This past year,…

On, Alumnae: Elizabeth McCoy

Summer 2019

McCoy, pictured in her bacteriology lab in 1953, became one of the first women in science to earn a full professorship at…

The Next Dimension

Winter 2018

Sorbetto/ISTOCK

3D printing seems like science fiction come to life.

“It’s kind of Star Trek–like,” says Dan Thoma MS’88, PhD’92, director…

Say Cheese

Winter 2018

Wrestling bears, a soaring eagle, and curious fawns are among the 22 million images captured by a first-of-its-kind network of volunteer-run trail cameras in…

Stem Cells at 20

Winter 2018

It’s been two decades since the first human embryonic stem cell lines were derived at UW–Madison. What effect has the discovery had on scientific research and human health?

A Search for Simple Life

Winter 2018

Adam Steltzner PhD’99 just wanted a regular job, so he became an engineer — eventually, one of NASA’s top engineers. Now he’s helping lead the search for life on Mars.

The Hunt for Answers

Winter 2018

The country’s population of whitetail deer is at record numbers, and a UW scientist’s work grapples with what that means for their environment.

Mind Games

Winter 2018

New research from the UW shows video games could help teach empathy to adolescents.

Internet Underwater

Winter 2018

Why critical infrastructure is at risk

Bug Bites

Winter 2018

A UW researcher finds that a different kind of breakfast could improve health.

Hard Truth

Winter 2018

Chris Borland ’13 did the unthinkable: he abruptly retired from the NFL, bringing the unseen dangers of the sport to the forefront.

The Big Dig

Fall 2018

With shovels in tow, a UW program is tackling two crises at once: a shortage of students in science and a growth of antibiotic resistance.

Transforming Research

Fall 2018

A UW–Madison lab seeks to improve outcomes for transgender people.

Science Faction

Fall 2018

In a new book, former Wisconsin governor Tommy Thompson ’63, JD’66 recalls his partnership with UW–Madison and his support for biotechnology research.

Deadly Cold

Fall 2018

A cautionary tale about human interactions with wild apes.

Jessica Weeks

Fall 2018

A UW expert discusses the “dark side” of international relations: dictatorships.

At the Movies

Fall 2018

Will Crazy Rich Asians change representation on the big screen?

The Pregnancy Puzzle

Summer 2018

After a UW scientist and his wife lost two pregnancies, he sought answers. Why are these losses so common, and do other living things face the same struggle his family did?

Agriculture by Air

Summer 2018

UW researchers are using drones to search for more sustainable farming methods.

Monarch Guardians

Summer 2018

UW–Madison’s Arboretum is part of a nationwide effort to protect the popular insect.

Origins

Summer 2018

UW–Madison researchers in South Africa are at the heart of work that is unraveling the mysteries of the universe, determining when and how life…

Empowering Mothers

Summer 2018

A new book gives voice to mothers from all walks of life.

Alice Evans

Spring 2018

Meet a Badger who made one of the most important contributions to public health in the 20th century.

Erik Iverson

Spring 2018

Erik Iverson calls himself the consummate outsider: he is not a UW–Madison alumnus and he’s not from Wisconsin. But in 2016, he…

Final Words

Winter 2019

Half a century ago, 80 language lovers fanned out across the country to chat with as many people in as many places as possible…