Stories indexed under: The Wisconsin Idea

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  • Mouse intestine New imaging agent provides better picture of the gut July 24, 2014 A multi-institutional team of researchers has developed a new nanoscale agent for imaging the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. This safe, noninvasive method for assessing the function and properties of the GI tract in real time could lead to better diagnosis and treatment of gut diseases.
  • Archaeology at Trempealeau Town meets gown to explore Wisconsin’s Trempealeau mounds July 23, 2014 Why did migrants from Cahokia, the large mound city near St. Louis, move to the present-day village of Trempealeau in western Wisconsin to build flat-topped mounds about 1,000 years ago? That question has intrigued Danielle Benden, senior curator in the University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Anthropology, for more than a decade.
  • New 'BREATHE' study will help residents quit smoking July 14, 2014 The University of Wisconsin Center for Tobacco Research and Intervention (UW-CTRI) has received a new $12 million grant from the National Institutes of Health and the National Cancer Institute to help patients in the Milwaukee and Madison areas quit smoking.
  • Photo: Famers market Project to evaluate how farmers markets benefit communities July 9, 2014 A new project in partnership with the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Farmer's Market Coalition will analyze the impact of farmers markets in communities.
  • Photo: Miron Livny Madison-based SWAMP, Secure Decisions partner to enhance software security July 9, 2014 Secure Decisions, a leading provider of assessment tools to enhance software security, is partnering with the Software Assurance Marketplace (SWAMP) to build a powerful and publicly accessible resource to improve the software that drives everyday life.
  • Snow plow Government innovation winners announced June 25, 2014 An agreement that gets textbooks into the hands of students with blindness in a timely fashion and a procedure that turns waste cheese brine into a cost-saving de-icer are the winners of a government innovation contest sponsored by the Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
  • Alzheimer's study data gets boost from WEDC, Wi2 June 25, 2014 The University of Wisconsin-Madison took a big step forward in Alzheimer’s research this week when the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation provided seed funds for a private non-profit organization to work with the university to speed the translation of data from the nation’s largest study of people with a family history of Alzheimer’s into possible diagnostic tools and therapies.
  • Cows UW-Madison chosen to develop curriculum for major dairy training program in China June 6, 2014 The University of Wisconsin-Madison has been selected to develop the curriculum for a new $400 million dairy training center being established by the Nestle corporation in China's northeast province of Heilongjiang.
  • Experts to discuss mining in the Penokee Range at June 5 forum in Minocqua May 30, 2014 A final decision won't be made for years but, already, the proposal to build an open-pit iron mine in Iron and Ashland counties has created a stir in Wisconsin. Politicians have updated state laws.
  • Photo: Ineva Reilly and Ira Baldwin UW announces Baldwin endowment grant winners May 27, 2014 Eight faculty and staff public engagement projects, including such diverse efforts as teaching digital literacy skills to tribal teens, incorporating archaeology into tourism, and supporting young homeless children, have received grants for 2014-17 from UW-Madison's Ira and Ineva Reilly Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Endowment.
  • Recent sightings: The Wisconsin Idea on tour May 20, 2014 Forty UW-Madison faculty, academic staff and administrators are on a swing through the state known as the Wisconsin Idea Seminar.
  • Next wave of research: Ecology, super-sized May 20, 2014 The University of Wisconsin-Madison, home of pioneering ecologists who studied lakes, forests, wetlands and prairies, is playing a key role in the next wave of ecological research: large teams of scientists confronting the dilemma of a changing climate on a shrinking planet.
  • Lori Berquam Wisconsin Experience Bus Trip rolls out for the first time May 19, 2014 Twenty-eight University of Wisconsin-Madison undergraduates boarded a bus at the Memorial Union Monday morning bound for locations across Wisconsin.
  • Data map of Wisconsin Annual poverty report shows economy improving, but support programs still needed May 7, 2014 The good news is that jobs, earnings and wages are beginning to rise again in Wisconsin as the economy slowly climbs back from the recession, according to an annual in-depth study of poverty in Wisconsin conducted by researchers at the Institute for Research on Poverty (IRP) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
  • Disposable timer could be a nurse’s best friend May 5, 2014 In medicine, time isn't just money: it can mean the difference between life and death. Clot-busters must be given in the first hour of arrival in a hectic emergency room. Intravenous medications can spoil, and catheters that overstay their welcome invite infection.
  • Dante Fratta Building better bridges with geosynthetics May 1, 2014 As the road leading up to a bridge presses down on the soil beneath its surface, the bridge tends to remain higher than the roadway, creating a problem that has menaced drivers and road engineers for years.
  • Kate Corby Dance program for girls presents its spring showcase on May 3 April 23, 2014 More than 30 girls from four community centers across Madison will perform in the second annual Performing Ourselves Showcase at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 3 in the Margaret H'Doubler Performance Space in Lathrop Hall, 1050 University Ave.
  • Medical graphic Statewide sessions explore accelerated use of electronic medical records April 17, 2014 With more hospitals and health clinics adopting electronic medical records (EMRs) with the incentive of the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, there is a growing public interest in how to incorporate the technology in a way that enhances health and addresses concerns about privacy and information security.
  • Photo: David Beebe The key to easy asthma diagnosis is in the blood April 15, 2014 Using just a single drop of blood, a team of University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers has developed a faster, cheaper and more accurate tool for diagnosing even mild cases of asthma.
  • Science Expeditions Science Expeditions event opens doors to UW-Madison research April 3, 2014 Science Expeditions, the University of Wisconsin-Madison's 12th annual science open house, is as big as ever, and awaiting thousands of curious visitors April 4-6.