Research

Clues to a city’s health may be found in its sewage

Clues to a city’s health may be found in its sewage

UWM research suggests that sampling a city’s sewage can tell scientists a great deal about its residents – and may someday lead to improvements in public health.

Before you light up, consider this: cigarette cravings signal poor credit

Before you light up, consider this: cigarette cravings signal poor credit

Two UWM economists have figured out a way to guess your credit score: They look at whether or not you need a nicotine fix.

New online tracker allows you to watch spring start

New online tracker allows you to watch spring start

Mark D. Schwartz, a distinguished professor of geography, developed the spring indices, which measure relationships between temperature and plant growth.

UWM engineer builds device to show how blood flows when we think

UWM engineer builds device to show how blood flows when we think

UWM engineer Ramin Pashaie’s device could help answer a particularly puzzling question – how blood is directed to the brain to power thinking.

UWM study: Golden vehicle for drug delivery has hidden costs

UWM study: Golden vehicle for drug delivery has hidden costs

A recent UWM study has found that while engineered gold nanoparticles are attractive for smart drug delivery, they come with a downside: great potential to disrupt a woman’s fertility.

Best of 2014: Researching ‘New Gravity’

Best of 2014: Researching ‘New Gravity’

A vital role of a research institution is to support investigations that may lead our minds far beyond our workaday world.

Best of 2014: School of Freshwater Sciences grows

Best of 2014: School of Freshwater Sciences grows

UWM is taking advantage of its location on a Great Lake to become a global leader in freshwater policy, technology, and science.

UWM team the first to “see” atomic changes in proteins with an X-ray laser

UWM team the first to “see” atomic changes in proteins with an X-ray laser

What made it possible were the ultra-short X-ray pulses of a Free Electron Laser (XFEL).

Getting sensitive with African clawed frogs

Getting sensitive with African clawed frogs

In David Heathcote’s lab, an African frog is helping uncover the details of how our human senses develop.

UWM researcher works to uncloak how memories affect attention

UWM researcher works to uncloak how memories affect attention

Cognitive neuroscientist Deborah Hannula wonders whether people’s attention can be diverted from a task if there is an object in sight that triggers a memory.