One common trait that all humans and animals share is the need for sleep. Even though sleep is a necessity for humans and animals to properly function, there are many disorders that interfere with sleep, such as insomnia and night terrors. Another disorder that certain animals experience is called "local sleep" where part of the brain sleeps while the animal is still awake. Two big questions researchers have are why this happens, and if it can also occur in humans. (Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons).Read More
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The prostate can cause problems for many men as they age, and some of these problems do not yet have solid treatments that can help with the problems. With the help of a recent $8.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in late 2014, the University of Wisconsin, Madison will be able to establish a new Urology Research Center that will focus on studying the prostate and some common diseases associated with it.Read More
Plants are very finicky about when they decide to bloom. In their constant quest for sunlight, they put all their energy into growing upward and only produce fruits and flowers if they are in full sunlight. In high-density orchards, this imposes a limit on crop yield in a given space. One of the largest goals in agriculture today is to increase crop yield, as we saw earlier this year with the UIUC researchers seeking to optimize photosynthesis. Now researchers from the University of Wisconsin, Madison are trying their hand at increasing agricultural production by removing plants’ inhibitions to flower.
One of the best ways to get results marketing lab supplies is to increase your lab supply company’s brand recognition at a well-funded research campus. Biotechnology Calendar, Inc. often spotlights major research funding news at the institutions with which we organize our life science vendor shows. This week, we would like to give our readers some useful research funding information on the University of Wisconsin's University Research Park.
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In many cases, one of the most troubling things about a tumor is its resilience. Tumors can be very hard to completely eradicate, often leaving behind some trace from which they can regrow. We saw an example of this in last week’s blog, where a bioresearcher from Cincinnati discovered a way to prevent breast cancer tumors from leaving behind stem cells. Now a research team from the University of Wisconsin, Madison presents a molecule that can detect and treat tumors of several more types of cancer.
This month two researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Nathan Sherer and Aaron Hoskins, each received a $200,000 grant from the Greater Milwaukee Foundation to advance their research.
Bringing together 126 of the nation’s top biotechnological companies into one collective forum, the University of Wisconsin’s University Research Park achieves the perfect blend of cutting-edge research and entrepreneurial vision. Companies collaborate and compete to solve problems in bioscience while producing the tools necessary to do the job. Today we spotlight this exciting research environment in anticipation of the University Research Park 2, a massive expansion of the already impressive URP.
As we progress farther into the digital age, society maintains a surprising dependence on paper. In industry and academia, paper is still heavily relied on for reports, records, and correspondence. Twenty years ago, bioresearchers at the University of Madison, Wisconsin began developing ways to increase efficiency of paper production. Technology forecasters at the time might have predicted that such research would be irrelevant by 2014; however, the recent release of the team’s results is actually exciting and pertinent news.
Oil spills are unfortunately becoming an increasing reality in our world. Since the infamous Gulf of Mexico oil spill, which has yet to be fully cleaned up, the world has seen 65 more spills, 8 of which occurred in 2013 alone. As supported by the fact that the BP spill cleanup is now in its 10th year, there is a lack of inexpensive yet effective ways to handle such ecological disasters. From the labs of the University of Wisconsin, Madison comes a biotechnologically sound solution that also manages to be environmentally friendly: a “greener” aerogel.
The holiday season can be a stressful one, making it an important time to remember how to relax. For some people, this involves meditation, the discipline of the mind with the goal of reducing stress or building internal energy. While it may seem like merely a placebo or “positive thinking” effect to skeptics, a growing body of evidence supports the tangible health benefits of meditation. Curious researchers at the University of Wisconsin, Madison recently decided to explore meditation from a biotechnological standpoint and analyze what effects it actually has on humans.