Researchers from the Morgridge Institute for Research and the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI) in Australia have devised a way to dramatically cut the time involved in reprogramming and genetically correcting stem cells, an important step to making future therapies possible. Led by Sara Howden, a postdoctoral fellow at MCRI and formerly with the Morgridge Institute, the […]
Thomas “Rock” Mackie, a scientist, entrepreneur and educator, has been honored with the 2015 Excellence in Entrepreneurial Education award for career-long assistance to students and faculty interested in starting businesses. Mackie, a professor emeritus of medical physics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, received the award at the Wisconsin Early Stage Symposium Nov. 5 in Madison. […]
The Wisconsin Science Festival is a statewide celebration of discovery and science. Now in its fifth year, the festival continues to grow and inspire exploration and engagement in a range of topics. [View the story “Best of the Fest: 2015 Wisconsin Science Festival” on Storify]
Afterschool Expeditions is a program in which elementary and middle school students engage in structured, hands-on science activities at the Discovery Building. Now, with the help of the Morgridge Center for Public Service and its Badger Volunteers, this program expanded into a South Madison location for fall 2015.
Big ideas, Wisconsin innovation, creative food and well-crafted drink: Everything you expect from the Wisconsin Science Festival is here again during the evening signature events on Thursday and Friday, Oct. 22-23.
Dave O’Connor’s first successful foray into high-throughput computing (HTC) has opened the door to vast new possibilities in his research on human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), the virus that causes AIDS.
The Morgridge Institute’s medical engineering team brought UW-Madison clinicians to the Advanced Fabrication Laboratory, or “Fab Lab,” Oct. 1 to celebrate the launch of the BerbeeWalsh Prototype Pathway. Part of a multi-year, $300,000 commitment by Dr. James Berbee and Karen Walsh, the prototype pathway is meant to help spur medical device innovations by supporting collaborations […]
Select coverage of the Morgridge Institute project using stem cells to screen drugs and chemicals includes the NIH Director’s blog, Scientific American, AAAS Radio and Forbes Magazine.
A new system developed by scientists at the Morgridge Institute for Research and the University of Wisconsin-Madison may provide a faster, cheaper and more biologically relevant way to screen drugs and chemicals that could harm the developing brain.
A daylong special event in the Discovery Building, located on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus, on Saturday, October 10, will explore health, happiness and well-being across the lifespan. The Morgridge Institute for Research and Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation are teaming with UW-Madison to host the free event, which will feature entertaining talks and hands-on activities […]