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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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Neural toxicity project receives national attention, praise from NIH Director

Select coverage of the Morgridge Institute project using stem cells to screen drugs and chemicals: 9.29.15 | NIH Director’s BlogIf I Only Had a Brain? Tissue Chips Predict Neurotoxicity 9.25.15 | Scientific American ‘Brain in a Dish’ Could Replace Toxic Animal Tests 9.22.15 | Bioscience Technology Predicting Neural Toxicity 9.22.15 | AAAS Radio Brain Organoids 9.22.15 | Wisconsin […]

Stem cells help predict neural toxicity

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.

Morgridge Institute hosts community celebration of healthy aging

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 […]

Wisconsin Science Festival embraces ‘Made in Wisconsin’ theme

MADISON — A robot zoo, carbonated fruit, and virtual reality simulations are just a handful of experiences to be had at the 2015 Wisconsin Science Festival, held this year from Oct. 22-25. Now in its fifth year, the festival continues to grow with more than 30 communities hosting activities statewide—from Ashland to Madison to the […]

Ossorio to help steer National Academies Initiative on human gene editing

Pilar Ossorio, the Morgridge Institute for Research bioethicist in residence, will serve on an international committee convened by the National Academies of Science (NAS) to address the ethically challenging frontiers of human gene editing technology. “The idea is to help both governments and scientists around the world develop norms, and for funding agencies to develop […]

Great Outcomes Sparked by John and Tashia Morgridge

The announcement today of $250 million being raised for the University of Wisconsin-Madison through the John and Tashia Morgridge Match program is truly inspirational. At a pivotal time for the university, this effort supports a critical mass of new endowed professorships that will help attract and retain the very best talent to Wisconsin. Thanks to […]

Introducing the 2015-16 UW-Madison Metabolism Colloquium

The Morgridge Institute Metabolism Initiative is pleased to announce the Metabolism Colloquium, an ongoing series open to all UW-Madison faculty, staff, students and invited guests. Click here to register today! The colloquium will feature local and invited lecturers and bring together metabolism researchers to share ideas, expertise and resources. The meetings will take place on […]

Morgridge Institute selects Pagliarini to lead campus metabolism initiative

Dave Pagliarini, a University of Wisconsin-Madison associate professor whose departmental home put metabolism research on the map worldwide, will help define the future of Wisconsin metabolism science as a lead investigator at the Morgridge Institute for Research. Pagliarini joins Morgridge from the UW-Madison Department of Biochemistry, which is home to some of the foundations of […]

Algorithm helps identify elusive genes that express like clockwork

The genes that turn on and off in precisely timed patterns, known as oscillatory genes, play an essential role in development functions like cell division, circadian rhythms and limb formation. But without a time-lapse view of genetic expression, these genes have gone largely undiscovered. An algorithm developed by scientists at the Morgridge Institute for Research […]

Novel Morgridge technology may illuminate mystery Moon caves

It’s widely believed that the Moon features networks of caves created when violent lava flows tore under the surface from ancient volcanoes. A unique imaging technology from the Morgridge Institute for Research is providing NASA with an interesting and relatively inexpensive way to explore these out-of-sight features.

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