Hannah Carey, a University of Wisconsin–Madison researcher who studies hibernating mammals, became the new president of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology on July 1. FASEB was formed in 1912. It now represents …
Here’s how the record-breaking government shutdown is disrupting science
As the partial federal government shutdown enters its fourth week — on January 12 becoming the longest in U.S. history — scientists are increasingly feeling the impact. Thousands of federal workers who handle food safety …
Hibernating Squirrels and the Government Shutdown
In my lab and many others, even a temporary loss of funding puts time-sensitive research is in peril
UW-Madison researchers dodged fallout from the shutdown but some worry about what’s next
The partial shutdown of the federal government is over — sort of — but angst continues at research labs across the country that rely on federal funding.
Furry and cute, hibernating ground squirrels may hold a key to medical care, UW researcher thinks
A ubiquitous rodent found across Wisconsin may hold the key to understanding how to treat gravely wounded soldiers on the battlefield, patients suffering from a massive infection or someone having a heart attack.
Human powers of hibernation may be dormant in genetic code
Bears do it. So do groundhogs, squirrels, turtles and many other animals. Humans, however, can’t hibernate — at least not right now. But scientists exploring the genetic underpinnings of hibernation in animals think they may …
Bear hibernation is a superpower, but it comes with a cost
“I always call this the magical time of year,” Hannah Carey, who researches the physiology of hibernating animals at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s School of Veterinary Medicine, said in an interview.
Nitrogen Fixation in Maize
Plants are associated with a complex microbiota that contributes to nutrient acquisition, plant growth, and plant defense. Nitrogen-fixing microbial associations are efficient and well characterized in legumes but are limited in cereals, including maize. We …
From test tube to plate, UW–Madison program keeps potatoes
Years before that french fry landed on your plate, the plant that would eventually give rise to the spud your fry was cut from was sealed away deep in a secure-access building, growing slowly in …
The Biotron Laboratory: A Controlled Environment Research Center By Makenna Hall This one-of-a-kind research facility offers controlled testing environments to academic and commercial clients. The facility has provided space for projects that range from pressure effects on …