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Raw milk is risky, but airborne transmission of H5N1 from cow’s milk is inefficient in mammals.

July 8, 2024

New research suggests that exposure to raw milk infected with the currently circulating virus poses a real risk of infecting humans, but that the virus may not spread very far or quickly to others.

Election experts and resources available from UW–Madison

July 8, 2024

Experts from the University of Wisconsin–Madison are available to provide an on-the-ground look at Wisconsin politics and provide analysis and commentary about national and state races, polling, debates and the key issues driving voters.

Serendipity reveals new method to fight cancer with T cells

July 2, 2024

Cells treated with “metabolic priming” retained their stem cell-like qualities, thus enhancing their ability to kill cancer cells, transform into durable memory cells, and survive longer in the body.

Federal funds awarded for biohealth, with UW–Madison leading the way

July 2, 2024

The U.S. Economic Development Administration has announced $49 million in Phase 2 funding to the Wisconsin Biohealth Tech Hub, a groundbreaking initiative set to drive transformative medical innovation, workforce development and critical job growth across Wisconsin.

Printed sensors in soil could help farmers improve crop yields and save money

June 27, 2024

The researchers’ new sensors could also be used as an agricultural research tool to monitor nitrate leaching and help guide best practices for mitigating its harmful effects.

UW–Madison leading new research collaboration aimed at treating lung scarring diseases

June 27, 2024

An interdisciplinary group of researchers will will investigate the biological processes that promote lung scarring. With the aid of artificial intelligence and advanced 3D modeling, they will also develop and refine new imaging techniques and drug delivery systems that could aid in halting its progression.

Wolves reintroduced to Isle Royale temporarily affect other carnivores, humans have influence as well

June 26, 2024

While many studies have been conducted to understand the effects of a carnivore reintroduction on their prey, less well studied is the effect of the reintroduction on other carnivores in the same food web, in this case foxes and martens.

Fishy fun at the Hasler Lab

June 25, 2024

Children and adults explored aquatic life in Wisconsin's lakes, from touching longnose gar to looking at organisms under microscopes, during an open house at the Hasler Laboratory of Limnology on June 21.

UW named a ‘Best Value College’

June 25, 2024

Princeton Review’s 209 "Best Value Colleges" demonstrate impressive commitments to affordability, including through extremely generous financial aid for students with need or comparatively low sticker prices.

Chicago’s participatory budgeting a positive, but incomplete, step toward inclusion

June 24, 2024

The research demonstrates that full inclusion is not possible through participatory budgeting because it is not designed to give people the power to meaningfully effect change in their community.

Creating art while surrounded by art

June 24, 2024

A group of art-loving community members learned how to sketch better at a "Drawing in the Galleries" class led by artist Philip Salamone in the Chazen Museum of Art on June 20.

UW biochemist Ci Ji Lim named Pew Scholar

June 18, 2024

Lim is the ninth UW–Madison researcher selected to be a Pew biomedical scholar and is one of 22 early-career scientists to receive the honor in 2024. His research focuses on telomeres, the protective at the ends of chromosomes

Pay plan increase to take effect in July

June 18, 2024

In July, the University of Wisconsin–Madison will provide a 2 percent wage increase to eligible employees under the 2023–2025 pay plan.

2024 University Staff Recognition Award winners

June 18, 2024

The winners are recognized for achievements that include building collegiality with colleagues and students, dedication to craft, problem-solving, improving workplace culture and demonstrating leadership.

Pesticides may have shortened human lifespan in areas targeted by cicadas in the early 20th century

June 17, 2024

As millions of Americans brace for a rare simultaneous emergence of two cicada broods this summer, new research out of the La Follette School reveals how cicada-targeting pesticides used in the early 20th century might have shortened Americans’ lifespans.

Faculty and staff explore state’s rivers, culture and more in Wisconsin Idea Seminar

June 14, 2024

The seminar is an annual five-day journey through Wisconsin that offers faculty and staff the opportunity to learn firsthand about the social and cultural contexts that shape the lives of many of our Wisconsin students, and to see what the Wisconsin Idea looks like when it is rooted in local communities and shaped by local priorities.

Twice the ice cream fun

June 14, 2024

Hundreds of UW–Madison employees enjoyed ice cream and some light-hearted socialization at not one, but two ice cream socials this week.

The buzz about cicadas

June 13, 2024

Curious nature lovers crowded to Cicadapalooza, held on June 8 in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, to learn all about the noisy bugs.

Watery planets orbiting dead stars may be good candidates for studying life — if they can survive long enough

June 13, 2024

The small footprint and dim light of white dwarfs, remnants of stars that have burned through their fuel, may make excellent backdrops for studying planets with enough water to harbor life.

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