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.
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 […]
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.