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Welcome back to Sciencecast, the Daily Cardinal's science podcast series. In our second episode of our Public Health series, my co-host Lauryn and I are joined by Dr. James Conway, an infectious disease expert at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health.
A UW-Madison study published just two weeks ago in the journal Cell Metabolism reveals a clearer picture of the cellular mechanisms behind nutrition and how it relates to age-related disease.
In 1967, the citizens of Earth were treated to a fantastical image: the first photograph ever showing Earth and its swirling white clouds with the moon in the same frame.
The UW Carbone Cancer Center has taken a progressive step towards a more effective treatment option for adult lymphoma.
What’s the difference between tap water and bottled water? Why do oranges taste so bad after brushing my teeth?
Jordan Tannenbaum has been a fan of video games since the day his parents got him a Game Boy in kindergarten. During middle school, he and a group of friends played “Super Smash Bros.,” a series of fighting games starring Nintendo’s favorite characters.
This spring’s Asian jumping worm hatch should be the biggest and most widespread yet, according to population trends projected by a benchmark survey of the invasive worms taken over the past two summers.
According to the National Cancer Institute, 15 to 25 percent of cancer patients experience depression, often as a result of the stress and emotional impacts of being diagnosed and treated for cancer.
How do vaccines work? What causes northern lights?
It’s a little past 6:45 in the morning when David Drake pulls his truck up the hill into Owen Park, on Madison’s near west side.
Beau Hartline has been battling the Colorado potato beetle for years and it’s only getting worse.
What do you think about when you imagine the future of medicine?
The systems that make up the electronics we use every day seem unreal. With the touch of a finger, we have access to a whole world of information, and most people hardly ever think about the materials that make this possible.
The home pregnancy test has become a cheap and effective option across the world, helping women to become more aware of their pregnancy status for decades.
What's the deal with wisdom teeth? How deep is the ocean, and what lives down there?
At the UW-Madison School of Pharmacy, unique research outside of traditional medicine is taking place.
Masaki Nishikiori, a researcher in the Morgridge Institute for Research Virology Team led by Paul Ahlquist, and his research specialist Zach Coleman have made an unprecedented discovery that could lead to the creation of a general antiviral drug for a specific class of (+) RNA viruses.
If you had to name something as ubiquitous as the air we breathe in, it would be plastic. From cheap soda bottles to the shopping baskets in the market, plastic is essential to our lives.
Rett syndrome is a non-inherited, rare neurological disorder that mostly affects girls and has no cure. Children affected by this syndrome show a variety of symptoms, including a worsening of the child’s ability to communicate, eat and move.Qiang Chang, an associate professor in the Departments of Medical Genetics and Neurology at UW-Madison and an investigator at the Waisman Center, is working to further understand Rett syndrome and its possible treatments.