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Rogue bacteria involved in both heart disease and infertility

...ster University in Ontario, he won the Canadian Distinguished Scientist Award in 1998, and moved to the University of Waterloo. Azenabor joined the uwm faculty in 2001, after working as a scientist in a Chlamydia lab at UWMadison. He jumped at the chance to start his own lab at UWM. Since arriving her...
UWM in Biological News

Vine invasion? UWM ecologist looks at coexistence of trees and lianas

Among the hundreds of species of woody vines that University of WisconsinMilwaukee ecologist Stefan Schnitzer has encountered in the tropical forests of Panama, the largest has a stalk nearly 20 inches in circumference. "That's like a large tree," says Schnitzer. "And because it winds itself u...

Got calcium? UWM researcher finds that food labels confuse consumers

Current food labeling leads to under-consumption of calcium, according to this study. Those who were taught how to translate the information consumed more. Researchers believe the same is true for other beneficial nutrients. A woman at risk for osteoporosis is told by her doctor to get 1,200-1,5...

Nanoscale coating protect products -- and the economy

...ch is funded by a Rockwell Catalyst Grant from the uwm Research Foundation, Aita and four graduate studen...a has accomplished many "firsts" since arriving at uwm in 1981. She was the first woman hired as a tenure...the first Wisconsin Distinguished Professor in the uwm College of Engineering and Applied Science (CEAS)....

Did the gene for ADHD help our nomadic ancestors?

...their settled cousins, according to new research by a team directed by an anthropologist at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM). A study by uwm assistant professor Ben Campbell and colleagues from Northwestern University, Boston University and UNLV shows that a particular version of the gene D...

A new kind of rat model

...enix, a spin-off company founded by researchers at MCW, has contracted with uwm Psychology Professors Rodney Swain and Fred Helmstetter to characterize the...r of PhysioGenix. Together, researchers at PhysioGenix, along with their uwm partners, will be presenting three papers at the annual meeting of the Soci...

When bivalves ruled the world

...ebrates tell scientists about surviving an extinction event" A lot, says uwm paleoecologist Margaret Fraiser. Her research into this particular issue no...ssic marine life is valuable as scientists study climate change today, says uwm Geology Professor John Isbell. The Earths system doesnt care where the C...

McBride shows DNA detective work with paper-eating bacteria that 'glide'

...y (DOE) would like to find other renewable materials that will be cost-effective alternatives, such as paper pulp, sawdust, straw and grain hulls. A uwm professor recently helped DOE do just that by analyzing the DNA of a bacterium that can break down cellulose, the major structural component of plants...

Researchers find that bumblebees' flower choice matters

...ng patterns, the team must manipulate every variable they can feasibly control in a natural setting. But the experimental garden they keep at the uwm Field Station in the Cedarburg Bog is far from the sterile laboratory, and the complexity of their experiments becomes immediately evident: There are ...
UWM in Biological Technology

Tech Digest: UWM technologist leaving; Banta, API, Johnson Controls

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee The director of the university's Center for Intelligent Maintenance Systems said last week he would leave for the University of Cincinnati in April. Professor Jay Lee told the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel that he did not feel valued, and that UW-Milwaukee does ...

Tech awards keynoter asks for support of UWM transformation

Milwaukee, Wis. The first chancellor of research in the history of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee said Friday that UWM is trying to change its image from a university of access to a university of research, and in the process help Milwaukee build a knowledge-based economy. Abbas Ourmazd...

Rockwell's $1M gift to UWM will support advanced automation research

Milwaukee, Wis . - Rockwell Automation's gift of $1 million to the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee , which is designed to support the advanced automation industry throughout southeastern Wisconsin, does not mean the university has forsaken life science as a technology transfer niche, accordin...

CIO Leadership Series: Bruce Maas, UWM

Milwaukee, Wis. - When it comes to finding information technology workers, Bruce Maas feels the pain of his private-sector counterparts, but his very public employer has found a way to address the problem - embracing diversity. Maas, interim CIO at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee , agr...

Doyle outlines spending for Medical College, UWM

Milwaukee, Wis. - Gov. Jim Doyle has announced new investments designed to support research, healthcare, and the training of engineers in Milwaukee. The investments include an additional $10 million to support collaborative research between the Medical College of Wisconsin and other area...

Two nanostructures are better than one

... in the seen world. Surface science cluster at uwm My goal is to make something real, that people c... that has tangible results, says Chen, who came to uwm in 2003 after a year as a post-doctoral scholar at...s well on his way. Chen is one of a cluster of uwm scientists in engineering, chemistry and physics ...

eCare Solutions, UW Milwaukee to study health web sites

...ompany was selected based on their eCareConnect Health Risk and Productivity Management System. Dr. Mariam Zahedi, distinguished professor at the uwm School of Business Administration-MIS, will oversee the study. This program is one of the first cooperative initiatives in the United States to evalua...

New biomedical institute aims to unite business and academia in SE Wisconsin

...are Technolgies . The hope is to raise $15 million over the next few years. uwm Chancellor Carlos Santiago said that between $10 to $12 million has been ...IBM in a multimillion-dollar venture during his tenure there before joining uwm last year. "Despite the fact that resources are scarce, we have to stand up...

Southeastern Wisconsin Technology Collaboration

... Committee to fund its ventures. One of the Alliance's aims includes the creation of a biomedical research facility that will include researchers from uwm and the Medical College of Wisconsin. In addition, Milwaukee's Medical College of Wisconsin and the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Medical Scho...

Budget axe could cut SE Wisconsin tech alliance funding

..., could carve out a niche for itself," said Dave Gilbert, senior adviser to uwm Chancellor Carlos Santiago. The BTA is an effort to guide the economy of...s the formation of the BTA, which would bring together scientists from MCW, uwm and the other participating institutions, and spin off the technology that ...

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