A new tool developed at the University of Wisconsin–Madison by Rebecca Willett and Brian Luck could save farmers time and money during the fall feed-corn harvest and make for more content, productive cows year-round.
Matthew J. Merrins and colleagues used a PET scanner to detect minute levels of a radioactive chemical in the mouse pancreas.
By bringing the genomic revolution into corn fields, Genomes2Fields aims to improve the nation’s corn crop by uncovering how genomes — the blueprints for plants — are turned into yield, stress resistance, and all manner of different traits.
The initiative, which focuses on the microorganisms living in specific environments such as the human body, is part of a series of strategic initiatives launched by the UW–Madison Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education.
Daniel Noguera and Katherine McMahon study how anammox bacteria may improve conventional wastewater treatment methods.
Venturelli joins Ionel Popa, an assistant professor of physics at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, in receiving a 2017 Shaw Scientist Award.
Erik Wright, an alumnus of Kalin Vetsigian’s Systems Biology theme at WID, is getting his feet wet as a new faculty member at the University of Pittsburgh. He wrote about his career and vision in Science. more…
UW scientists are combining theory with experiment to try to understand how life could arise from lifelike chemical reactions under the right conditions.
James Keck is among eleven UW-Faculty honored.
Randolph Ashton, assistant professor, will use support from a National Science Foundation CAREER Award to develop spinal tissue that can be easily grown in a laboratory and used by to study disease and personalized medicine.