Thursday, June 20, 2019

UW Astronomer Awarded NSF Grant to Study Quasars

LARAMIE-- Mike Brotherton hopes to shed some light on distant quasars by, in simplest terms, looking at some light. The University of Wyoming astronomy professor...

UW Works to Become Global Leader in Biodiversity Science

LARAMIE - The University of Wyoming is working to position itself as a national and global leader in biodiversity science. “The goal is to develop...

UW Scientists Go Airborne to Study Wildfire Smoke

LARAMIE -- In recent years, smoke from wildfires has blanketed many states in the West, and Wyoming is no exception. But exactly how that smoke...
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How Studying Microbes Could Stimulate Economic Opportunities in Wyoming

Microbes -- those living, single-celled organisms too small for the naked eye to see -- could end up doing some mighty big things for...

UW Researchers Explore Whether Smarter Animals Are Bigger Troublemakers

LARAMIE -- You have probably encountered a raccoon raiding the trash in your neighborhood, seen a rat scurrying through the subway or tried to...

More Than 1,000 of North America’s Most Endangered Amphibian Released Into Wild

ALBANY COUNTY -- Over a thousand Wyoming toads, North America’s most endangered amphibians, were released into the wild, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife...

UW Researchers Study How to Improve Southern Sea Otters’ Chances of Survival

LARAMIE -- University of Wyoming researchers have been studying how best to bolster the southern sea otter population, which suffers from low genetic diversity...

Rare Ancient Tapir Fossil Discovered Near Kemmerer

KEMMERER -- A fossil discovered near Kemmerer, Wyoming, may be the first of its kind and is the largest mammal found to date in...
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UW Scientists Find Excess Mitochondrial Iron, Huntington’s Disease Link

LARAMIE-- Scientists at the University of Wyoming have found that mice engineered to have Huntington’s disease (HD) have an over-accumulation of iron in their...

UW Study: ‘Fatty Liver’ in Fetus Can Result in Childhood Obesity, Other Problems

LARAMIE -- New research published in the Journal of Physiology indicates that an obese pregnant mother and exposure to a high-fat, high-sugar diet during...

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