The humble fruit fly is one of the most thoroughly studied animals on the planet and new insights continue to be revealed about the fly’s evolution thanks to centuries-old DNA.
The results fundamentally change how scientists understand the developmental origins of fragile X syndrome and suggest a potential treatment for brain cells damaged by the dysfunction.
Specialists at UW–Madison and Stanford University have developed the new approach to kidney transplantation that could one day help recipients tolerate a new organ without the need for anti-rejection medications.
Researchers found that environmental pollutants like road salt influence whether increased biodiversity helps or hinders disease outbreaks in wildlife, which can complicate how we value protecting diverse animal communities.
Using DNA extracted from fecal samples, researchers at UW–Madison and the University of Texas at Austin are better able to understand the reproductive patterns of the endangered northern muriqui.
Research determined that ticks can not only carry CWD prions in their blood meal, they can also carry enough of the agent to potentially infect another animal with CWD.
A new study from researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison offers a first-of-its-kind visual of a non-mammal species’ adaptive immune system in action.
Some microbes in the guts of humans and mice may help control the buildup of plaque in arteries, the leading cause of cardiovascular disease, by gobbling up a group of inflammatory chemicals before they can circulate in the body.
The multidisciplinary team of researchers found that BDGR-49 protects mice infected with deadly eastern equine encephalitis virus (EEEV) or Venezuelan equine encephalitis virus (VEEV).
In Wisconsin’s lakes and forests, UW–Madison researchers contribute to managing the state’s natural resources for all to enjoy.