Baby-boomer demographics offer a frightening look at the future toll of Alzheimer’s disease. Without a big advance in early diagnosis and treatment, experts forecast as many as 14 million new Alzheimer’s cases by 2050 occurring among the 78 million baby boomers, the first wave of whom just turned 65.
As a human health issue, most people think about metabolism in the context of calories in/calories out, energy consumption and body weight. But lately, scientists are finding far more sweeping health implications for this biological process.
The UW-Madison campus community has high expectations for the campus-wide Metabolism Initiative, which is spearheaded by the Morgridge Institute for Research and is in the process of a national search for a leader. Here are some thoughts on the possibilities ahead: (See related story, UW Metabolism Researchers Blaze New Paths) “I think that the bridging […]
Scientists know that the hormone estrogen is a major driver in the growth of cervical cancer, but a new study examining genetic profiles of 128 clinical cases reached a surprising conclusion: Estrogen receptors all but vanish in cervical cancer tumors.
OnLume LLC, a Madison-based company, placed second in the life sciences division of the 2015 Wisconsin Governor’s Business Plan Contest. OnLume is developing a system that uses transient lighting technology to improve the field of fluorescence image-guided surgery (FIGS).
Beginning Monday, May 4, the Morgridge Institute has launched a partnership with the Wisconsin State Journal called “Blue Sky Science,” which will feature weekly video Q&As from Discovery Outreach participants on cool science topics.
Katie Vermillion’s research into the mysterious work of the neural crest — a mobile, multitasking marvel of early embryonic development — begins simply enough every Monday morning with a delivery of five-dozen chicken eggs from a local farmer. The humble chicken embryo happens to be without peer in revealing the secrets of the neural crest. This migrating […]
Note to readers: Every year, high-throughput computing (HTC) technologies pioneered by computer scientist Miron Livny power the scientific discovery of researchers at UW-Madison and around the globe. The impact of HTC, which started in the 1980s, has been magnified by strategic investments by John and Tashia Morgridge and the Morgridge Institute for Research. This is […]
Three scientists have been selected for the inaugural Morgridge Institute for Research Postdoctoral Fellows program, designed to prepare promising young scientists for a changing research landscape. Fellows in this program will have research mentors from both Morgridge and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The fellowships are meant to promote cross-disciplinary thinking and public engagement through Morgridge […]
FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation and Cellular Dynamics International, Inc., a leading developer and manufacturer of fully functioning human cells in industrial quantities to precise specifications, today announced that the two companies have entered into a definitive agreement whereby Fujifilm will acquire CDI via an all-cash tender offer to be followed by a second step merger.