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Morgridge partners with L&S to celebrate research discoveries

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 […]

Science engagement experts partner with Morgridge Institute

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.

Gift helping uncover the mysteries of regeneration

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.

Year One: SWAMP a catalyst for improving cyber-security

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.

Morgridge rethinks CT scanning technology to sharpen clinical images

The outdated hardware underlying computed tomography (CT) scanners has created a bottleneck for improving its imaging potential. An innovative project out of the Medical Engineering group at the Morgridge Institute for Research seeks to bypass this obstacle with a design for a multi-source x-ray tube.

Building a better mouse (model) for studying human disease

In recent decades, a few genetic strains of mice have proven invaluable to medical researchers in serving as “surrogates” capable of supporting the growth of human cells. These “xenografted mouse models” can give scientists a relevant window into human biology that may point to new therapies and understanding of disease. Morgridge scientists have created a better model for this type of research.

Student launches nonprofit to support college students with physical illness

For young adults, the transition from high school to college and a more independent lifestyle can be a challenging new experience. Tack on a physical illness and mounting medical bills and the traditional stressors of college life grow exponentially. Shannon Strader, a senior graduating this December from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, founded Bella Soul, a non-profit organization, to support full-time college students struggling with a physical illness.

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