UW news in brief
A geology course first offered seventy years ago is still challenging students.
A psychopath focuses on a goal — no matter how chilling the consequences. But UW researchers have hopeful news about changing that behavior.
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.
The Sea Grant’s long-time director charts a new course.
Doctor Gary Hartman has become a world expert in the esoteric specialty of conjoined twins.
Controversial flu research pauses for sixty days.
The curious case of the expiring bats.
Smartphone application takes the mystery out of birdcalls.
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.
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?
Barry Popkin sees the struggle against food policies and marketing practices that promote excess weight as nothing less than a battle for human rights.
Ice sheets in Antarctica and Greenland are melting, but no one can say ... where all of that water is going.
UW researchers help IBM try to create a cognitive computer chip.
A virtual behind-the-wheel experience tracks behavior on the road.
Work flows from “the best of reasons,” says new director of primate research center.
Technique used by astronomers could help assess skin cancer.
UW News in Brief
This new program teaches the art and science of working with meat.
Does genomics hold the secrets for the future of medicine? Eric Green believes it does — and that Bill Gahl is showing the way.
A unique program explores how science plays out in society.
“We can learn plenty from the past,” says Estella Leopold ’48.
Students and professors find crayfish study to be rewarding — and delicious.
Global warming isn’t our best subject, a survey finds.
UW news in brief
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.
Horticulture prof is in his element when working with sports venues around the world.
Boot camp program helps students navigate the biosciences.
An investigation into the center of a three hundred-year-old tree
New Charter Street power plant will include biomass.
A creative partnership brings youthful enthusiasm to the scientific method.
The shot-hole drill gives the Antarctic a breath of fresh air.
Dairy Science 375: Evaluation of Dairy Agroecosystems in Wisconsin and Mexico
David Rakel is one of the pioneers in the field of integrative medicine, which combines conventional and alternative treatments. He believes the discipline's emphasis on prevention can help cut rising health care costs, but skepticism remains.
Zoology 400: Introduction to Museum Studies