When Edgar Spalding crunches data on Wisconsin corn, the numbers boggle the mind: Four million acres are planted annually, with 30,000 seeds planted per acre, producing about 120 billion seedlings sprouting skyward each May.
The outdated hardware underlying computed tomography (CT) scanners has created a bottleneck for improving its imaging potential. An innovative project out of the Medical Engineering group at the Morgridge Institute for Research seeks to bypass this obstacle with a design for a multi-source x-ray tube.
In recent decades, a few genetic strains of mice have proven invaluable to medical researchers in serving as “surrogates” capable of supporting the growth of human cells. These “xenografted mouse models” can give scientists a relevant window into human biology that may point to new therapies and understanding of disease. Morgridge scientists have created a better model for this type of research.
For young adults, the transition from high school to college and a more independent lifestyle can be a challenging new experience. Tack on a physical illness and mounting medical bills and the traditional stressors of college life grow exponentially. Shannon Strader, a senior graduating this December from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, founded Bella Soul, a non-profit organization, to support full-time college students struggling with a physical illness.
The emergence of new viruses is accelerating as the human population gets more concentrated in cities and pushes into natural habitats. It can be difficult to know which of today’s innocuous viruses may turn deadly down the road.
One remarkable quality of pluripotent stem cells is they are immortal in the lab, able to divide and grow indefinitely under the right conditions. It turns out this ability also may exist further down the development path, with the workhorse progenitor cells responsible for creating specific tissues. A team from the Morgridge Institute for Research […]
Thomas “Rock” Mackie is no stranger to the practice of innovation and entrepreneurship. Though he’s retiring at the end of 2014, Mackie plans to continue imparting lessons learned by helping the University of Wisconsin-Madison grow its entrepreneurial strengths.
The Software Assurance Marketplace (SWAMP) was awarded the ISE® North America Project of the Year in the Academic/Public Sector Category. The SWAMP offers a high-performance computing platform that analyzes software for weaknesses with an array of open source and commercial software security testing tools.
With partners participating in almost 30 communities across Wisconsin, the Wisconsin Science Festival has become a statewide celebration of creativity and scientific discovery for audiences of all ages.
As CEO of the Morgridge Institute for Research, I am reminded every time I enter our building of the extraordinary vision, commitment and generosity of John and Tashia Morgridge. The entire University of Wisconsin community received another wonderful reminder last week, with the announcement $100 million lead gift that represents a brilliant investment in the […]