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.
MADISON – Even in an era in which there is increased emphasis on living “green,” humans are constantly exposed to a wide range of toxins in everything from our air, food and water to the goods we buy.
In the Sunday, March 22 editions, the Wisconsin State Journal published a unique 34-page insert called “Fueling Discovery,” which highlights groundbreaking research in the UW-Madison College of Letters and Science. The research stories are written from the vantage point of the scientists and cover a wide range of topics. In recognition of our extensive work […]
Life Sciences Communication and the Morgridge Institute for Research are taking a deeper look at what works — and why — in engaging the public on science. Morgridge provides a unique proving ground for the topic: In partnership with the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, science outreach programs bring more than 30,000 participants to the Discovery building each year.
From a philanthropic standpoint, extraordinary patience is required of individuals who believe strongly enough in the possible outcomes to provide ongoing support. Mildred “Babe” and Marv Conney are among those whose faith in the potential miracles of science has remained unshaken for nearly 30 years.
After its first full year in operation, the SWAMP is working to make software security problems yesterday’s news. The marketplace is meant to give software code developers a simple, one-stop resource to examine code with a multitude of both open-source and commercial assessment tools.
The emergence of new viruses is accelerating as the human population gets more concentrated in cities and pushes into natural habitats. It can be difficult to know which of today’s innocuous viruses may turn deadly down the road.