In Peru, the potato plays a big role in the nations identity. Now, a trio of CALS scientists has helped extend this rich tradition by introducing a new, frost-resistant variety that can help Peruvian potato farmers contend with difficult growing conditions caused by a changing climate. It’s the latest outcome of a decades-long collaboration with Peruvian researchers that is still going strong.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison Global Health Institute (GHI) has been named a Center of Excellence in the Global Virus Network (GVN).
Freshwater mussels are dying across the country, including Virginia and Wisconsin. A team, including UW-Madison, looks at whether infection could be the culprit.
GHI Advisory Committee member Anne Pringle and several graduate students, instructors and visiting mycologists gathered to investigate Wisconsin’s mushrooms, collect samples, share mycological gossip and debate the evolution of these enigmatic organisms.
“Across campus and the planet, we work together to tackle health challenges,” GHI Director Jonathan Patz writes in the report’s introduction. “Together, we are working toward a more just, sustainable, and healthy world.”
Valerie Stull, a recent doctoral graduate of the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, is the lead author of a new pilot clinical trial that looks at what eating crickets does to the human microbiome. Stull will be joining GHI in the fall.
Grad student Laurel Myers bridges human-animal health with help from the new Henry Anderson research award.
The parasitic disease schistosomiasis is one of the developing world’s worst public health scourges, affecting hundreds of millions of people, yet only a single, limited treatment exists to combat the disease.
FluVision provides a window into a world none have seen before, allowing scientists to observe and better understand what happens when a virus infects the lungs and the body responds.
This year more than ever, UW-Madison’s programming will feature opportunities for Fellows to share their expertise with the campus and community.
GHI Grant Writer Daegan Miller’s book “This Radical Land: A Natural History of American Dissent” explores ideas of freedom, justice and progress through four interlocked essays.
Wisconsin’s reputation as a dairy capital is giving postdoctoral research fellow Heidi Busse the chance to develop unique partnerships in countries, such as Ethiopia, where milk is not as available.
Researchers hope this information will help them learn more about where and when people encounter ticks, with the ultimate goal of discovering how to limit people’s exposure to tick-borne illnesses like Lyme disease.
GHI Advisory Committee members Anne Pringle and Lyric Bartholomay among faculty honored with Vilas professorships
WHERE: 1335 Health Sciences Learning Center WHEN: April 23rd, 5:00 p.m. Thirty years ago, as much of the world was being ravaged by horrific diseases like HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis, three remarkable young people, barely out of …
WHEN: April 23rd, 7:30 a.m. WHERE: Monona Terrace Communities across the country and world are finding themselves faced with opportunities that require novel approaches and collaborative problem-solving, especially as they strive to develop inclusive and sustainable …
WHEN: April 5th, 4:15 p.m. WHERE: Mechanical Engineering, Room 1163 Valerie Stull, a Ph.D student advised by GHI Director Jonathan Patz, will present this week’s Weston Roundtable. Check this page for updates and more information.