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We study biology across the lifespan to improve human health in partnership with UW-Madison. Our focus areas represent some of the university's core research strengths with high potential for future growth.

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Summer science campers engage in hands-on stem cell activities

Now in its ninth year, the Rural Summer Science Camp brings teachers and high school students from rural Wisconsin communities to Madison to learn about advances in stem cell science and careers in research. A large emphasis is placed on hands-on, experiential learning. Campers aren’t just hearing about science– they’re doing science. “They get to wear white […]

UW metabolism researchers blaze new paths

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.

Perspectives on the Metabolism Initiative

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 […]

Study redefines role of estrogen in cervical cancer

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 a top competitor in statewide business competition

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).

Introducing Blue Sky Science

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.

A quest to understand the neural crest

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 […]

Microbial communities may inform understanding of rapid evolution

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 […]

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