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.
Drs. Brad Schwartz (CEO, Morgridge Institute for Research), Terri Young (Chair, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences), and David Gamm (Director, McPherson Eye Research Institute) are pleased to announce the recipient of the $25,000 grant award for Metabolism Research in Age-Related Macular Degeneration.
Researchers nationwide may soon have a better toolset to unearth treasures buried under mountains of complex data. The National Institutes of Health is kicking off its new Big Data to Knowledge, or BD2K, initiative with a grant to the University of Wisconsin-Madison worth more than $11 million over five years.
SHINE Medical Technologies, a medical isotope company developing technology that originated from University of Wisconsin-Madison research, has signed a $125 million term sheet that represents a massive step in bringing an important medical advance to market.
Two University of Wisconsin-Madison undergraduate teams are among only seven finalists for the 2014 National Collegiate Inventors Competition, which honors the latest in student creativity and innovation.
A multidisciplinary team at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Morgridge Institute for Research is creating a faster, more affordable way to screen for neural toxins, helping flag chemicals that may harm human development.
Thousands of visitors young and old will have the chance to indulge their “inner scientist” during the 2014 Wisconsin Science Festival, held this year from Oct. 16-19, with more than 20 communities statewide joining Madison in the party.
Unlike many of us, Andreas Velten loves working in windowless rooms. His research tools are shrouded in sealed black boxes to keep out unwanted light. He’s been known to cover red building exit signs to extinguish any trace of visual noise.
Using an imaging technique that illuminates viral behavior within live cells, a team of scientists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Morgridge Institute for Research are identifying new targets to derail the disease-spreading machinery of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).
The Moore’s Law that has computer processing power doubling every two years may have its equivalent in biology, where microfluidics technology is taking the smaller-faster-cheaper quest to new levels. The Morgridge Institute Medical Engineering team, responding to increased UW-Madison demand for microfluidics resources, has launched a new microfluidics foundry to build customized tools that bring biology down to the smallest possible scale.