Ever since human induced pluripotent stem cells were first derived in 2007, scientists have wondered whether they were functionally equivalent to embryonic stem cells, which are sourced in early stage embryos.
Ever since scientists first began growing human cells in lab dishes in 1952, they have focused on improving the chemical soup that feeds the cells and helps regulate their growth. But surfaces also matter, says Laura Kiessling, a professor of chemistry at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, who observes that living cells are normally in contact with each other and with a structure called the extracellular matrix, not just with the dissolved chemicals in their surroundings.
In chemistry, so-called aromatic molecules compose a large and versatile family of chemical compounds that are the stuff of pharmaceuticals, electronic materials and consumer products ranging from sunscreen to plastic soda bottles.
When chemistry’s preeminent impresario Bassam Shakhashiri mounts the dais, you know the show is about to begin.
A University of Wisconsin–Madison professor of chemistry has received a grant to develop "green" techniques to produce compounds for the pharmaceutical industry.
Introductory college science classes need to improve their coverage of issues related to sustainability, a noted chemistry educator told the American Association for the Advancement of Science today.
University of Wisconsin–Madison Meloche-Bascom Professor of Chemistry Martin Zanni is being honored for contributions to the advancement of science within his laboratory and beyond.
Eight members of the University of Wisconsin–Madison faculty have been elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), it was announced today (Jan. 11).
Bacteria are among the simplest organisms in nature, but many of them can still talk to each other, using a chemical "language" that is critical to the process of infection. Sending and receiving chemical signals allows bacteria to mind their own business when they are scarce and vulnerable, and then mount an attack after they become numerous enough to overwhelm the host's immune system.
University of Wisconsin–Madison chemistry professor Bassam Shakhashiri has been voted president-elect of the American Chemical Society (ACS).
Two University of Wisconsin–Madison researchers are among the country's most promising young researchers, according to the White House.
They are the portals to the cell, gateways through which critical signals and chemicals are exchanged between living cells and their environments.
UW-Madison junior Jeffrey Vinokur is passionate about two things: chemistry and a style of hip-hop dancing called "popping."
Before the first rocket lights up the night sky on Saturday (July 3), stake out a seat at the Memorial Union Terrace at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and learn about the science behind Rhythm and Booms.
Production of a single kilogram of pharmaceuticals often yields hundreds of kilograms of chemical waste. Now, new chemistry developed by scientists at UW, combined with technology developed by researchers from Eli Lilly and Company, promises to dramatically reduce that waste stream for a key step in the pharmaceutical production process.
On March 23, five University of Wisconsin–Madison faculty members and one former student were recognized by the American Chemical Society at its annual meeting in San Francisco.
A team of University of Wisconsin–Madison researchers has created the strongest form of collagen known to science, a stable alternative to human collagen that could one day be used to treat arthritis and other conditions that result from collagen defects.
The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) of the National Institutes of Health today (Sept. 28) announced an $8 million, three-year grant to establish a Wisconsin Center of Excellence in Genomics Science.
Renowned chemist Ahmed Zewail will give two lectures as part of the University of Wisconsin–Madison Richard B. Bernstein Lectures in Chemistry on Monday, Sept. 28, and Tuesday, Sept. 29.
Late blight caused the 19th century famine that sparked a wave of emigration from Ireland to the United States, but the disease has also infected tomatoes and potatoes this year. Potatoes, the world's fourth-largest food crop, were raised on 65,500 acres in Wisconsin in 2007. If a potato field is not treated with pesticide, late blight can destroy the crop in a few days.