With temperatures in the single digits, a flock of geese floats on Lake Mendota at the University of Wisconsin-Madison as the edges of the lakeshore begin to freeze during winter on Dec. 10, 2009.
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The wind-whipped surface of Lake Mendota in early winter provides precisely the kind of visual resting point that helps your concentration while studying, reading or writing. The moving surface catches your eye, giving your mind time to wander in that way that’s productive rather than distracting. It sure beats checking your […]

Reflecting on Lake Mendota


As a fresh coat of snow falls, students make their way to class up Bascom Hill at the University of Wisconsin-Madison during winter on Jan. 25, 2017. (Photo by Bryce Richter / UW-Madison)
What’s more Wisconsin than milk and cheese? I’ll tell you: It’s snow. Fat, fluffy flakes silently piling up on windowsills and those bitter, piercing blizzards are as predictable as NFC North championships in Wisconsin. But the cold, snowy conditions that are a staple of winter in Wisconsin and the Great […]

Computer modeling offers glimpse into Wisconsin’s future




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This year the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Wisconsin–Madison is celebrating the centennial of two major achievements: the discoveries of vitamin B and the link between goiter and iodine. These two important scientific achievements, as well as the stories, personalities, and controversies that accompanied them changed the field of […]

Looking back 100 years at two major biochemistry discoveries


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The following comes from Adityarup Chakravorty, a science writer at the Waisman Center at the University of Wisconsin–Madison: Pick a word. Any word. To be able to speak aloud the word you picked needs exquisite coordination between several parts of the body. The brain, lungs, throat, voice box, tongue and […]

Mining the cerebellum for its role in speech


Undergraduates work on computers during an atmospheric physics class taught by Steve Ackerman, professor of atmospheric and oceanic sciences, in the Atmospheric, Oceanic and Space Sciences Building at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on March 12, 2012. Ackerman is also director of the Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies (CIMSS) and interim associate dean for physical sciences in the Graduate School. (Photo by Jeff Miller/UW-Madison)
A new submission service is assisting researchers at UW–Madison with new compliance procedures for federally funded research manuscripts. The service operates like this: a researcher goes to the website and follows the links to submit their manuscript file. Once submitted, the staff reviews the manuscript to ensure that it meets […]

Saving time in the publication process: new service helping researchers ...



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The documents of antiquity, ancient scrolls, pose all sorts of challenges for scholars trying to read them. This is especially true for the most fragile documents, those seared but not completely destroyed by fire, sometimes thousands of years ago. But now scholars have a new resource to non-invasively read ancient […]

Burned and crumbling scrolls read with help of UW alum


Researchers in Dr. Amgad Hanna’s Lab at UW–Madison are experimenting with new treatment options to help restore function after spinal cord injuries. The treatment involves an injection of Interleukin-10, an anti-inflammatory protein, to a damaged nerve tissue site. In the standard method of application, the protein is injected and disperses […]

Testing new treatment methods for spinal cord injuries