Tag Biology

UW helps schools update approach to science education

February 15, 2017

Each year, Biocore sends as many as 50 other science outreach ambassadors to Wisconsin schools to teach the students about science, often using Wisconsin Fast Plants.

UW-Madison launches Microbiome Initiative

January 10, 2017

Recent studies have shown that the complement of microorganisms known as the microbiome is an important determinant of human health and disease.

Yeast knockouts peel back secrets of cell protein function

September 26, 2016

The study provided a level of detail not available even five years ago. Improved technology cut the time to analyze all the proteins in a yeast sample from four hours to one hour.

Lessons of lager: Yeast origin becomes a complex tale

July 6, 2016

The findings are important as yeasts are critical to many industries — brewing, fermenting other foods, making drugs like human insulin, and producing new biofuels.

UW biotech spinoff Mirus Bio celebrates two decades in business

June 17, 2016

The company makes cutting-edge products based on discoveries by three UW scientists for delivering DNA and RNA into cells.

UW technology key to growth as firm stays in Madison long after sale

May 18, 2016

The explosion in next-generation sequencing has opened windows throughout medicine and biology.

Lewis Thomas Prize to be awarded to Wisconsin’s Sean Carroll

January 28, 2016

Carroll was instrumental in building the field of evolutionary developmental biology, known colloquially as evo devo.

Mycologist says our close relatives break the bounds of biology

October 26, 2015

The mushroom nicknamed "death cap" made headlines this summer when it poisoned Syrian refugees fleeing through Eastern Europe.