A team led by Brandon Walker, a graduate student in the UW-Madison Department of Medical Physics and a researcher at the Morgridge Institute, designed a modular, multisource x-ray tube that has applications for both high-speed computed tomography (CT) and 3-D metal printing.
A Morgridge Institute for Research summer camp that has immersed hundreds of Wisconsin rural high school students in cutting-edge stem cell research is in the national spotlight, starting with a front-page news feature in The Wisconsin State Journal. The story, by WSJ reporter Cassidy McDonald, ran on the front page on Saturday, July 18, and […]
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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.
A gift to the Morgridge Institute for Research will help spur medical device innovations coming directly from clinicians — the people who know firsthand where the advances are needed.
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).