Many animals have the ability to regrow limbs and other body parts after injury. A Wall Street Journal photo essay explores scientific inquiries into these amazing creatures — including the work of Melanie Issigonis in the Phil Newmark Lab at Morgridge.
A new stem cell study describes genetic factors that support the development of germ cells and yolk cells in the reproductive organs of planarian flatworms.
Unlike virtually all animals, the flatworm planaria has the ability to regenerate its germ cells from anywhere in the body. The Morgridge Newmark Lab is finding the molecular footprint of this process for the first time.
A few of our recent Morgridge alumni reflect on how their research experience at the institute prepared them for their scientific careers.
Tania Rozario, a 2020 alumna of the Phil Newmark Regenerative Biology Lab at Morgridge, has received a National Institutes of Health Director’s New Innovator Award for high-risk, high-reward research she is pursuing as a University of Georgia professor.
via Sanger Institute
Morgridge postdoctoral fellow Jayhun Lee is a lead author in a new study that outlines the first-ever cell atlas of the tropical parasite schistosome, an advance that could provide new alternatives for fighting a disease that impacts more than 200 million people globally.
A team of developmental biologists at the Morgridge Institute for Research has discovered a means by which schistosomes, parasitic worms that infect more than 200 million people in tropical climates, are able to outfox the host’s immune system.
Morgridge scientists John Brubacher, Anthony Gitter, Brian Bockelman, Ben Cox and Katie Overmyer, joined Gabriella Gerhardt on July 22 for a Fearless Science webinar about rapidly applying technology and methods to answer COVID-19 questions.
A Morgridge Institute for Research project intended to shed light on planarians — remarkable flatworms capable of almost limitless regeneration — is being repurposed to focus on the novel coronavirus causing COVID-19.
Congratulations to the graduating students and research staff as they move onward and upward. A few of these students and staff shared about their time at the Morgridge Institute, their accomplishments and their plans for what’s next.
Schistosomiasis is one of the most devastating tropical diseases in the world. The Newmark Lab wants to develop something that prevents this parasitic infection.
The Phillip Newmark Lab has isolated a natural chemical capable of paralyzing the parasitic worm schistosome, opening the door to new ways to combat a neglected tropical disease that sickens more than 240 million people.
Scientists have identified the stem cells that allow tapeworms to regenerate and found that their location in proximity to the head is essential, according to a new study in eLife.
Three scientists at the Morgridge Institute for Research will describe what brought them to Madison and how breakthroughs in medical engineering, regenerative biology and medical imaging will help save lives at the Tuesday, Sept. 25 Tech Council Innovation Network luncheon meeting in Madison.
The parasitic disease schistosomiasis is one of the developing world’s worst public health scourges. Researchers are searching for potential new targets by probing the cellular and developmental biology of the parasitic flatworm Schistosoma.
Two scientists at the Morgridge Institute for Research—Jayhun Lee and Jiaye “Henry” He—were named winners in the 2018 Cool Science Image Contest, competing against more than 170 submitted images and videos.
Not all monsters lurk in the closet, hide under the bed, or go bump in the night; in fact, they are all around us. In basic research, you can find tapeworms who thrive on the blood of their animal hosts – or the limb-generating axolotl, a water amphibian whose very name means “water monster.”
Newmark, who joined the Regenerative Biology research focus at the Morgridge Institute and the Department of Zoology this summer, is also serving as the first recipient of the Burnell R. Roberts Chair in Regenerative Biology.
Phil Newmark, a developmental biologist studying the mysteries of how the body regenerates damaged tissue, will join the Morgridge Institute for Research and the University of Wisconsin–Madison Department of Zoology