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  • Chemistry graduate students use virtual ‘zine to bridge gap between arts and science

    Although art and science are commonly viewed as two completely unrelated ventures, over the years, their coexistence has been realized as more compatible than immiscible. Graduate students from the Department of Chemistry, through their recently established art and literary magazine, are advocating for this interdisciplinary approach and the benefits it renders. The Benzine, besides being a great pun, is a platform for the chemistry community to share their art, build a sense of community and alleviate stress.

  • New nondestructive optical technique reveals the structure of mother-of-pearl

    Most people know mother-of-pearl, an iridescent biomineral also called nacre, from buttons, jewelry, instrument inlays and other decorative flourishes. Scientists, too, have admired and marveled at nacre for decades, not only for its beauty and optical properties but because of its exceptional toughness.

  • Man standing in front of vent hood in lab

    New method targets disease-causing proteins for destruction

    Scientists at the University of Wisconsin–Madison have developed a way to use a cell’s own recycling machinery to destroy disease-causing proteins, a technology that could produce entirely new kinds of drugs.

  • UW–Madison to celebrate spring commencement with graduates-only ceremonies at Camp Randall

    After a year in which students faced many challenges, University of Wisconsin–Madison leaders are pleased to announce plans to hold in-person commencement ceremonies for spring 2021 graduates at Camp Randall. The university is planning two ceremonies on Saturday, May 8 — one for undergraduates, the other for all graduate degree candidates.

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    Cavagnero group develops novel optically-enhanced NMR technology

    By Hanming Yang Graduate Student (Cavagnero Group) A recent cover article from the Cavagnero research team has appeared in the Journal of Magnetic Resonance. The Cavagnero group developed a novel optically-enhanced nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) technology known as …

  • Person in red shirt on step ladder reading air quality meter

    Collaboration helps UW-Madison Chemists quickly evaluate technologies to clean the air

    Individuals and businesses are scrambling to find new ways to protect themselves from SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. With this interest, the effectiveness of new technologies that promise to improve indoor air quality has taken center stage. University of Wisconsin–Madison chemists have accepted the challenge of evaluating those technologies and the work is moving quickly, thanks to the lab’s partnership with HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) specialists at Johnson Controls.

  • Measuring the pancreas’s protein landscape assists diabetes and cancer research

    The pancreas is one of the most important organs in the body. It produces insulin to regulate blood sugar and helps digest food. If the pancreas goes haywire, diabetes, cancer, or other diseases threaten lives.

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