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All-in-one repair kit makes CRISPR gene editing more precise

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 10:00:58 +0000

Error rates as high as 50 percent are a problem when the goal is to correct typos in the DNA that cause genetic disease. Now, a team of researchers has made the fix less mistake-prone.


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Icebound detector reveals how ghostly neutrinos are stopped cold

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 18:00:22 +0000

An international team of researchers at the IceCube Neutrino Observatory has made a critical measurement that may one day help predict new physics beyond the Standard Model, which seeks to explain the fundamental forces of the universe.


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Health access program bridges micro-finance, health for Uganda’s poor

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 17:14:50 +0000

Former Badger Kevin Gibbons runs a non-profit that merges microfinance and health-care access in Uganda by helping taxi drivers buy motorcycles.


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Poll results: Where do you get your advice on what classes to take?

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 15:45:46 +0000

The Wiscopinion poll last week asked where students get advice on what classes to take, and the most popular option was “my advisor,” followed by friends.


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Celebrating the life and legacy of Jackie DeWalt

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 15:20:52 +0000

Jacqueline A. DeWalt, long-time community and education advocate at UW-Madison, will be remembered for her dedication to preparing and helping under-represented students to succeed in higher education, graduate school, and well beyond into adulthood.


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‘On, Wisconsin’ origin story: The forward-looking phrase was used as a Civil War battle cry

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 20:57:13 +0000

With the Badgers heading to the Big Ten championship this year, and maybe even the College Football Playoff, there are a lot of opportunities to say “On, Wisconsin.” But do we know what the phrase means and where it comes from? Long before “On, Wisconsin” was used to pump up Badger fans, it was used […]


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100-hour challenge winners blend creativity, utility

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 20:04:37 +0000

The challenge was to build useful or creative products based on objects donated by the University’s recycling system, called SWAP, and to do the whole shebang in 100 hours.


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Video game improves balance in youth with autism

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 18:41:11 +0000

Balance challenges are more common among people with ASD, and difficulties with balance are thought to relate to more severe ASD symptoms and impaired activities in daily living.


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Panel to discuss health care policy, ethics and journalism

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 16:24:53 +0000

Three experts will engage with the public and foster understanding of the ethical decisions journalists and policymakers face.


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Better health through the humanities

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 16:13:14 +0000

A new certificate teaches students historical, cultural and philosophical ways people intersect with health care and provides them a broader, more nuanced understanding of health.


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