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Science

Looking Sharp

Summer 2013

Prize-winning microscopy.

The Planet Hunter

Summer 2013

Maggie Turnbull ’98 has become an authority on the search for signs of extraterrestrial life — and she's done it on her own terms.

David Krakauer

Spring 2013

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

Quick Takes: Spring 2013

Spring 2013

UW news in brief

An Ill Wind

Spring 2013

Superstorm Sandy shows the capacity of UW satellite science.

See Spot Itch

Winter 2012

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

Finding Your Inner Neanderthal

Winter 2012

Modern scientific tools provide clues to an ancient species.

Big Red Landing

Winter 2012

An alumnus journeys from Madison to Mars.

Glowing Reviews

Fall 2012

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

Quick Takes: Fall 2012

Fall 2012

UW news in brief

Can You See Me Now?

Fall 2012

Washburn Restoration

School of Hard Rocks

Fall 2012

A geology course first offered seventy years ago is still challenging students.

[mis] guided light

Fall 2012

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

Fall 2012

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.

Anders Andren

Summer 2012

The Sea Grant’s long-time director charts a new course.

Awe-Inspiring

Summer 2012

Blue Marble

Separation Surgeon

Summer 2012

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

Weighing the Issues

Spring 2012

Controversial flu research pauses for sixty days.

To the Bat Cave!

Spring 2012

The curious case of the expiring bats.

Tweet Tweet

Spring 2012

Smartphone application takes the mystery out of birdcalls.

Lord of the Flies

Spring 2012

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.

Shared Space

Spring 2012

When three UW alumnae get to work each day, it’s all about astronauts and space suits and an evolving partnership with Russia to explore the universe. How cool is that?

Leading the War on Obesity

Spring 2012

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

Where, Oh Where, Will the Water Go?

Winter 2011

Ice sheets in Antarctica and Greenland are melting, but no one can say ... where all of that water is going.

Thinking Machines

Winter 2011

UW researchers help IBM try to create a cognitive computer chip.

Driver’s Education

Winter 2011

A virtual behind-the-wheel experience tracks behavior on the road.

Jon Levine

Fall 2011

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

Astro-Dermatology

Fall 2011

Technique used by astronomers could help assess skin cancer.

Quick Takes: Fall 2011

Fall 2011

UW News in Brief

Bookshelf: Fall 2011

Fall 2011

Highlighted books from the Fall 2011 issue

Six Degrees of [Curing] Bacon

Fall 2011

This new program teaches the art and science of working with meat.

Genotopia

Fall 2011

Does genomics hold the secrets for the future of medicine? Eric Green believes it does — and that Bill Gahl is showing the way.

Our Brains Made Us Do It

Summer 2011

A unique program explores how science plays out in society.

Estella Leopold ’48: Carrying on the Leopold Legacy

Summer 2011

“We can learn plenty from the past,” says Estella Leopold ’48.

Tasty Invaders

Spring 2011

Students and professors find crayfish study to be rewarding — and delicious.

Climate 101

Spring 2011

Global warming isn’t our best subject, a survey finds.

Brave New Blogs

Spring 2011

Blogs aren’t just about trivial pursuits anymore. UW faculty are using these online diaries to share ideas and discoveries with colleagues around the world.

Quick Takes: Fall 2010

Winter 2010

UW news in brief

Head-On Collision

Winter 2010

With every brain she dissects, neuropathologist Ann McKee ’75 discovers more about chronic traumatic encephalopathy, the disease that results from repeated brain injuries. Her studies are changing how sports — especially football — are played.

Seven Wonders

Winter 2010

We offer seven examples of life-changing UW discoveries, knowing full well that it’s only a start. Think back and add a favorite to our list, then learn what’s afoot at the new Wisconsin Institutes of Discovery.