Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Spiders and Scorpions Have Co-Opted Leg Genes to Build Their Heads

Newswise imageUniversity of Wisconsin-Madison researchers Emily Setton and Prashant Sharma show that the common house spider and its arachnid relatives have dispensed with a gene involved in creating segmented heads, instead recycling leg genes to accomplish the task.

Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Colorado Potato Beetle Genome Gives Insight Into Major Agricultural Pest

Newswise imageA team of scientists led by University of Wisconsin-Madison entomologist Sean Schoville sequenced the Colorado potato beetle’s genome, probing its genes for clues to its surprising adaptability to new environments and insecticides. The new information sheds light on how this insect jumps to new plant hosts and handles toxins, and it will help researchers explore more ways to control the beetle.

Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Urban Foxes and Coyotes Learn to Set Aside Their Differences and Coexist

Newswise imageDiverging from centuries of established behavioral norms, red fox and coyote have gone against their wild instincts and learned to coexist in the urban environment of Madison and the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus, according to a recently published study in the journal PLOS One.

Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Study Advances Gene Therapy for Glaucoma

Newswise imageIn a study published today in the scientific journal Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Kaufman and Curtis Brandt, a fellow professor of ophthalmology and visual sciences at UW-Madison, showed an improved tactic for delivering new genes into the eye’s fluid drain, called the trabecular meshwork. It could lead to a treatment for glaucoma.

Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Scouting the Eagles: Proof That Protecting Nests Aids Reproduction

Newswise imageReproduction among bald eagles in a remote national park in Minnesota was aided when their nests were protected from human disturbance, according to a study published today (Jan. 9, 2018) in the Journal of Applied Ecology.

Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Decades-Past Logging Still Threatens Spotted Owls in National Forests

Newswise imageLogging of the largest trees in the Sierra Nevada’s national forests ended in the early 1990s after agreements were struck to protect species’ habitat.
But new research reported Dec. 6 in the journal Diversity and Distributions by University of Wisconsin-Madison ecologists shows that spotted owls, one of the iconic species logging restrictions were meant to protect, have continued to experience population declines in the forests.

Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: High-Stress Childhoods Blind Adults to Potential Loss

Adults who lived high-stress childhoods have trouble reading the signs that a loss or punishment is looming, leaving themselves in situations that risk avoidable health and financial problems and legal trouble. According to researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, this difficulty may be biological, stemming from an unhelpful lack of activity in the brain when a situation should be prompting heightened awareness. And that discovery may help train at-risk young people to be better at av…

Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: UW Scientists Create a Recipe to Make Human Blood-Brain-Barrier

Newswise image In a report published this week (Nov. 8, 2017) in Science Advances, researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison detail a defined, step-by-step process to make a more exact mimic of the human blood-brain-barrier in the laboratory dish. The new model will permit more robust exploration of the cells, their properties and how scientists might circumvent the barrier for therapeutic purposes.

Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: A Little Myelin Goes a Long Way to Restore Nervous System Function

Newswise imageA team of researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison reports that in long-lived animals, renewed but thin myelin sheaths are enough to restore the impaired nervous system and can do so for years after the onset of disease.

Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: New Study Shows How Cells Can Be Led Down Non-Cancer Path

As cells with a propensity for cancer break down food for energy, they reach a fork in the road: They can either continue energy production as healthy cells, or shift to the energy production profile of cancer cells. In a new study, University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers map out the molecular events that direct cells’ energy metabolism down the cancerous path. Their findings could lead to ways to interrupt the process.