Stories indexed under: Morgridge Institute for Research

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  • Photo: Discovery Building Morgridge Institute selects Pagliarini to lead campus metabolism initiative Aug. 31, 2015 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.
  • Novel Morgridge technology may illuminate mystery moon caves Aug. 14, 2015 It's widely believed that the moon features networks of caves created when violent lava flows tore under the surface from ancient volcanoes. Some craters may actually be "skylights" where cave ceilings have crumbled.
  • Photo: Students in Fab Lab Gift to Morgridge Institute ‘Fab Lab’ to boost medical device innovations July 8, 2015 A gift to the Morgridge Institute for Research will help spur medical device innovations coming directly from doctors - the people who know firsthand where the advances are needed.
  • Study redefines role of estrogen in cervical cancer June 8, 2015 Scientists have prior evidence that the hormone estrogen is a major driver in the growth of cervical cancer, but a new study examining genetic profiles of 128 clinical cases reached a surprising conclusion: Estrogen receptors all but vanish in cervical cancer tumors.
  • Photo: Lee and Brian Mattmiller Patent office director offers views on intellectual property, diversity April 16, 2015 The director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office spent Wednesday conversing with the UW-Madison community about the opportunities and challenges of intellectual property protection.
  • Research communications experts partner with Morgridge Institute March 2, 2015 Dietram Scheufele and colleagues in the Department of Life Sciences Communication (LSC) are partnering with the Morgridge Institute for Research to take 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.
  • Photo: Corn at the West Madison Agricultural Research Station UW botanist harnesses the grid to illuminate crop growth Feb. 4, 2015 With help from the Center for High Throughput Computing (CHTC), botany Professor Edgar Spalding is applying this astronomical sense of scale to our understanding of corn. Spalding uses the HTC capabilities pioneered by Miron Livny, Morgridge Institute for Research chief technology officer, to quantify the incredibly complex process of corn growth from seed to vigorous seedling — not just one at a time, but over thousands of samples.
  • Photo: David Vereide Morgridge scientists find way to ‘keep the lights on’ for cell self-renewal Nov. 13, 2014 One remarkable quality of pluripotent stem cells is they are immortal in the lab, able to divide and grow indefinitely under the right conditions. It turns out this ability also may exist further down the development path, with the workhorse progenitor cells responsible for creating specific tissues.
  • Photo: Igor Slukvin Wisconsin scientists find genetic recipe to turn stem cells to blood July 14, 2014 The ability to reliably and safely make in the laboratory all of the different types of cells in human blood is one key step closer to reality. Writing today (July 14, 2014) in the journal Nature Communications, a group led by University of Wisconsin-Madison stem cell researcher Igor Slukvin reports the discovery of two genetic programs responsible for taking blank-slate stem cells and turning them into both red and the array of white cells that make up human blood.
  • Photo: Miron Livny Madison-based SWAMP, Secure Decisions partner to enhance software security July 9, 2014 Secure Decisions, a leading provider of assessment tools to enhance software security, is partnering with the Software Assurance Marketplace (SWAMP) to build a powerful and publicly accessible resource to improve the software that drives everyday life.
  • Miron Livny UW expands effort to serve advanced computing needs in research April 10, 2014 If you’re conducting quantitative research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, regardless of discipline, chances are there is a “next level” of discovery that could be unlocked through advanced computing.
  • Graphic: Founders’ Day logo Alumni celebrate 165 years of UW excellence with Founders’ Day Feb. 5, 2014 February 5, 1849: Twenty young men gather in a small brick building near the State Capitol for the University of Wisconsin's inaugural class.
  • Miron Livny National, shared software assurance facility, ‘SWAMP,’ launches Feb. 3, 2014 Cybercrime is a booming, estimated $100 billion industry in the United States and shows no signs of slowing down.
  • Randolph Ashton A shift in stem cell research Jan. 10, 2014 A team of engineers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison has created a process to improve the creation of synthetic neural stem cells for use in central nervous system research.
  • Photo: Thomas New advocacy group focuses on kick-starting UW business creation Dec. 3, 2013 A newly-launched advocacy group is aiming to increase the number and success rate of start-up ventures stemming from University of Wisconsin-Madison ideas, building on the renewed commitment in 2013 to campus innovation.
  • Photo: Ming Yuan Ming Yuan: Novel hiring partnership lands a big data pioneer Nov. 5, 2013 To statistician Ming Yuan, the challenge of dealing with big data reminds him of the Indian fable “Blind Men and the Elephant,” in which six blind men touch one distinct part of an elephant — an ear, a tail, a trunk, a husk — and reach narrow conclusions about the nature of the animal.
  • Photo: Miron Livny in front of large computer Miron Livny: Collaborative spirit supports Nobel Prize-winning science Oct. 10, 2013 In 1964, François Englert and Peter Higgs theorized the existence of a subatomic particle that gives all other particles mass. Nearly 50 years later in 2012, a global team of researchers found evidence that supports the existence of the Higgs boson particle at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in Geneva, Switzerland.
  • Photo: Epic UW brings outreach to Epic's 'Deep Space' Sept. 19, 2013 Hosting a series of exhibits on Epic Systems campus in Verona for the health care software company’s massive annual users’ group meeting, UW-Madison researchers and outreach experts focused on “Deep Space,” the name of Epic’s new underground auditorium, as a common theme to demonstrate how campus research is making an impact in and out of this world.
  • Photo: Zhonggang Hou New gene repair technique promises advances in regenerative medicine Aug. 12, 2013 Using human pluripotent stem cells and DNA-cutting protein from meningitis bacteria, researchers from the Morgridge Institute for Research and Northwestern University have created an efficient way to target and repair defective genes.
  • Photo: Miron Livny in front of large computer Livny earns distributed computing award July 23, 2013 Miron Livny, a UW–Madison computer sciences professor and director of core computational technology at the Morgridge Institute for Research and the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, has been honored for his groundbreaking contributions to the field with the 2013 High Performance Parallel and Distributed Computing (HPDC) Achievement Award.