Jean-Luc Thiffeault, a University of Wisconsin–Madison math professor, and collaborators Randy Ewoldt and Gaurav Chaudhary of the University of Illinois have modeled the hagfish’s gag-inducing defense mechanism mathematically, publishing their work today in the Journal of the Royal Society Interface.
Scientists have long speculated that our planet’s climate system is intimately linked to the Earth’s celestial motions.
UW–Madison has chosen three finalists for a national competition seeking ideas to expand and strengthen the middle class in Dane County and beyond.
Some 100 million peptides — short chunks of amino acids, the basic units of proteins — by the name of LL-37 have invaded the cell, where, with strong electric charges, they’ve bound tightly to the machinery driving the cell, immobilizing and killing it.
UW–Madison alumna Meg Bortin went from being a non-journalism major to becoming a correspondent and editor at Reuters-France. In 1992, she started up the first independent English language daily newspaper in Russia: The Moscow Times.