In Wisconsin’s lakes and forests, UW–Madison researchers contribute to managing the state’s natural resources for all to enjoy.
UW researchers identify cell type that could be key to preventing marrow transplant complication
UW researchers at the Carbone Cancer Center have identified the cells that can cause graft-versus-host disease, the most common complication of bone marrow transplants.
Tiny trout? Study finds that several freshwater species are bucking one climate change trend
Surprising results from a UW–Madison research study add a twist to climate change predictions for freshwater fish.
New nanocapsules deliver therapy brain-wide, edit Alzheimer’s gene in mice
UW researchers have found a way to move gene therapies through the blood-brain barrier, a crucial step for brain-wide CRISPR treatments of disorders like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.
When living closer to humans, animals encounter each other more often
Living closer to humans brings wild animals closer to each other, possibly closer than they’d like, according to new research from UW’s Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.
Probiotic ‘backpacks’ show promise for treating inflammatory bowel diseases
UW researchers demonstrate just how much promise some well-equipped bacteria hold for improved inflammatory bowel disease treatments.
Brain-gut connection may reveal way to prevent cocaine addiction
Cocaine disrupts the balance of microbes in the guts of mice, part of a cycle of waxing and waning neurochemicals that can enhance the drug’s effects in the brain. But the same chemicals may also be harnessed to prevent addiction, according to new research.
Study shows differences between brains of primates — humans, other apes and monkeys — are small but significant
The cellular differences between these species may illuminate steps in their evolution and how those differences can be implicated in disorders, such as autism and intellectual disabilities, seen in humans.
Wild primate virus has pandemic potential should it jump the species barrier, shows study
New research demonstrates the potential for a family of viruses in African primates to jump the species barrier to humans.
Monitoring an invasion: Where are jumping worms now?
Invasive jumping worms threaten soil health in Wisconsin, including in Dane County where the population has infested the University of Wisconsin–Madison Arboretum. Brad Herrick leads crews of volunteers to survey for the worms so that researchers can study their movements and possibly find ways to halt their spread.