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From moon rocks to flash talks, explore 100+ Wisconsin Science Festival events

October 3, 2017

Now in its seventh year, the festival continues to engage communities in the enterprise of science and discovery and aims to communicate the power of knowledge and creativity, promote innovation and cultivate the next generation of global citizens.

Morgridge scientists illuminate structures vital to virus replication

June 27, 2017

Scientists at the Morgridge Institute for Research have, for the first time, imaged molecular structures vital to how a major class of viruses replicates within infected cells.

2017 rural summer science camp spans Wisconsin landscape

June 23, 2017

For two weeks in July, more than 50 Wisconsin rural high school students and 10 teachers will converge on Madison to get a taste of stem cell science, rubbing elbows in labs with some of the world’s leading researchers in regenerative medicine.

Morgridge, UW researcher scores in cancer research ‘lightning round’

April 14, 2017

Scientists get funded for their ideas through a marathon grant-writing process, scores of collaborators, weeks of information gathering and a final product that often tops 250 pages. Melissa Skala’s experience was different: two people, 250 words, in 24 hours.

Marrett, Morgridge, Stubblefield to receive UW–Madison honorary degrees

March 7, 2017

The Committee on Honorary Degrees looks to sustained and characteristic activity as its warrant: uncommonly meritorious activity exhibiting values that are esteemed by UW–Madison.

From public outreach to peer review, UW–Madison scientists find value in social media

December 13, 2016

At the University of Wisconsin–Madison, a survey of 372 scientists engaged in biological or physical science research shows that scientists are increasingly using social media to communicate with nonscientific audiences.

Awards at UW–Madison recognize businesses that serve financial, social and environmental goals

November 21, 2016

Four Wisconsin businesses with missions that merge entrepreneurship, social change and sustainable practices each received a $25,000 “Force for Positive Change Award" during a ceremony Friday, Nov. 18, at the Discovery Building at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

Morgridge ‘prototype pathway’ yields a novel organ transplant technology

November 10, 2016

A group composed mostly of UW–Madison student engineers has come up with a design to better cool organs before transplantation.

Wisconsin Science Festival: It’s not just a Madison thing

October 26, 2016

The Wisconsin Science Festival passed a milestone this year, says organizer Laura Heisler of the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation at UW–Madison. "For the first time, we had more activities and events outside Madison than inside Madison."

New endowed chair honors developmental biologist Phil Newmark

October 5, 2016

Phil Newmark, a developmental biologist studying the mysteries of how the body regenerates damaged tissue, has started serving as the first recipient of the Burnell R. Roberts Chair in Regenerative Biology at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

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.

Crossroads of Ideas makes fall 2016 debut Sept. 20

September 16, 2016

"Laboratory of Oligarchy” with journalism Professor Lewis Friedland will explore the meaning of oligarchy and how it can emerge in a democratic system.