Tag Biotechnology

UW search team finds downed WWII plane

November 9, 2016

This summer, in a unique collaboration, a team from the University of Wisconsin–Madison recovered wreckage and possible human remains from a site in France where an American pilot crashed during World War II.

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.

Biological supplier prospers with aid of UW manufacturing expertise

August 24, 2016

A Madison lab is using the university's quick response manufacturing techniques to bring products to market more quickly and improve profits.

Fundamental discovery slashes energy cost of chemical reactions

June 27, 2016

"We get two for the price of one," says researcher Shannon Stahl, "and we can save half a volt ... In a fuel cell, that is significant saving of energy."

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.

Cancer treatment spinoff takes top honor in life science at Governor’s Business Plan Contest

June 9, 2016

Lynx Biosciences is developing technology to choose the drug most likely to benefit a blood cancer patient by analyzing how the tumor cells respond.

Small-scale protein production a big business for UW spinoff

February 4, 2016

Unlike many young biotech spinoffs, Fritz Schomburg's company — Lytic — earns its income not from federal research grants, but from shipping product.

Biotech degree for working adults links science, business, law

February 3, 2016

As biological technologies advance, UW–Madison is preparing adult students to capitalize on that trend through a career-changing master’s degree in biotechnology.

UW team’s plants return to Earth after growing in space

November 6, 2014

Researchers at Simon Gilroy's lab in the Department of Botany at the University of Wisconsin–Madison expect to greet a truck this afternoon that is carrying small containers holding more than 1,000 frozen plants that germinated and grew aboard the International Space Station.

Scientists find the shocking truth about electric fish

June 26, 2014

Scientists have found how the electric fish evolved its jolt.