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2013-05-28 21:33:18

Transplantation of human stem cells in an experiment conducted at the University of Wisconsin-Madison improved survival and muscle function in rats used to model ALS, a nerve disease that destroys nerve control of muscles, causing death by respiratory failure.

Thinking 'Big' May Not Be The Best Way To Save Large-river Fish
2013-05-23 13:57:04

Large-river specialist fishes — from giant species like paddlefish and blue catfish, to tiny crystal darters and silver chub — are in danger, but researchers say there is greater hope to save them if major tributaries identified in a University of Wisconsin-Madison study become a focus of conservation efforts.

Stem Cell Transplants Help Mice Regain Memory
2013-04-22 05:00:50

Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have successfully transformed human embryonic stem cells into nerve cells that helped mice regain their memory and the ability to learn.

2013-04-12 13:13:03

When it comes to delivering genes to living human tissue, the odds of success come down the molecule.

2013-03-14 20:03:35

For the first time, scientists have transplanted neural cells derived from a monkey's skin into its brain and watched the cells develop into several types of mature brain cells.

2013-03-04 23:07:14

A multi-university team of researchers has artificially engineered a unique multilayer material that could lead to breakthroughs in both superconductivity research and in real-world applications.

2013-01-29 23:02:23

Frank W. Waterstraat, Jr., RHIA, has been named director of the online healthcare information management degree program.

2013-01-01 10:45:31

Trees and the insects that eat them wage constant war.

Great Lakes Study Highlights Environmental Threats And Challenges
2012-12-18 09:46:53

Researchers have developed a comprehensive map telling the story of human impact on the Great Lakes and identifying how "environmental stressors" are shaping the future of an ecosystem that contains 20 percent of the world's fresh water.

2012-11-30 16:07:50

In efforts to understand what influences life span, cancer and aging, scientists are building roadmaps to navigate and learn about cells at the molecular level.


Word of the Day
dipsas
  • A serpent whose bite was fabled to produce intense thirst.
The word 'dipsas' comes from a Greek word meaning 'thirst'.