Mass Mussel Die-Offs Baffle Scientists

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The freshwater molluscs that help control silt levels and filter water are facing a mysterious affliction. Tony Goldberg, a veterinary epidemiologist at the University of Wisconsin, said the die-offs are peculiar because of how they narrowly affect mussels.

Astronauts Could Be Frozen During Missions to Mars and Beyond to Protect Them From Space Radiation and Save on Food and Water Supplies

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Humans do not naturally undergo torpor, but scientists are interested in the idea of producing states of 'synthetic' torpor for spaceflight and treating serious illnesses. Postdoctural fellow Dr. Matthew Regan at the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine explained: "Synthetic torpor could protect astronauts from space-related health hazards and simultaneously reduce demands on spacecraft mass, volume and power capacities."

New Faculty Focus: Neil Christensen

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Studying cancer in dogs can help us learn how to treat cancer in people, says Neil Christensen about his work in the School of Veterinary Medicine. He enjoys experiencing small-town Wisconsin by motorcycle. “This is a beautiful state, especially once you get off the interstates.”