In a guest blog for the Nov. 22 online edition of Scientific American, Morgridge Institute CEO Brad Schwartz writes about a challenge research institutions face in conveying the true societal value of research.Schwartz argues that the scientific community must develop more meaningful metrics than using grant totals as a proxy for research quality. He describes […]
OnLume Inc., a medical device company developing novel surgical imaging technology, today announced support from the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program to accelerate work on a fluorescence image-guided surgery (FIGS) system.OnLume received the $300,000 Phase I SBIR grant through the National Cancer Institute (NCI) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for the development […]
Organ transplantation has come a long way from its early days in the mid-twentieth century. But even with major medical advances, there’s still an admittedly familiar factor at play: ice.
The Morgridge Institute for Research and the University of Wisconsin-Madison will address both the engineering and biomedical hurdles in creating artery “banks” for cardiovascular surgery, offering potentially major benefits to patients.
The Wisconsin Science Festival engaged thousands over four days of science-driven programming and has become a celebration of creativity and scientific discovery for audiences of all ages. New activities blossomed across the state as a record-breaking number of statewide sites participated.[View the story “Best of the Fest: 2016 Wisconsin Science Festival” on Storify]
Oncologists are struggling to improve the grim survival rates of pancreatic cancer, which are especially frustrating in an era that is making good progress on other cancer fronts.“I think everyone now understands that there’s got to be a better way,” says Dr. Dustin Deming, assistant professor of medicine with the UW-Madison School of Medicine and […]
From Rosalind Franklin to Edwin Hubble, history has shown that athleticism and scientific prowess are not mutually exclusive traits.Two scientists at the Morgridge Institute for Research are proving this once again, challenging both their minds and bodies in a variety of ways.Alexandra Schroeder, a researcher in the Medical Engineering theme at the Morgridge Institute and Ph.D. […]
10/9/16 | Samara Kalk Derby | Wisconsin State Journal | Original ArticleThe Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery building on the UW-Madison campus will be a hive of activity Oct. 20-23 during the 6th annual Wisconsin Science Festival, where thousands of people will engage in science, often in unique ways.The four-day festival — with 200-some events — […]
The Crossroads of Ideas lecture series, now in its second year, takes audiences on a journey of intellectual enlightenment.The series, held in the Discovery Building at UW-Madison, was launched as a way to gather the community to learn about thought-provoking topics. Hosted by the Discovery Building tenants—the Morgridge Institute for Research, the Wisconsin Institute for […]
Wisconsin biotechnology advocacy organization BioForward honored two giants in state biomedical innovation — stem cell research pioneer James Thomson and entrepreneur Ralph Kauten — for their scientific and business achievement during its annual summit September 27 in Madison.Thomson received BioForward’s second annual research achievement award, named after its first recipient, UW-Madison biochemist and vitamin research […]