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Wisconsin Science Festival encourages science exploration statewide

September 19, 2019

The festival, held Oct. 17 through 20, will feature more than 220 events statewide ranging from fossil exploration and robotic engineering to animal encounters and the science of Star Wars.

Stem cell scientists clear another hurdle in creating transplant arteries

May 9, 2019

Scientists at the Morgridge Institute for Research are one step closer to realizing their dream of creating artery banks with readily-available material to replace diseased arteries during surgery.

Have microscope, will travel: New tech project links Madison, Boston scientists

March 19, 2019

Researcher Jan Huisken’s vision is to redesign a high-end optical microscope — normally big enough to fill an entire room — down to the dimensions of a suitcase, with minimal loss of power or precision.

Stem cells: How we got here, where we’re going

January 17, 2019

This is the first in a series of four videos about stem cell research at UW–Madison: how it started, what it's achieved, and where it's headed. Catch up on what's happened since James Thomson's prescient prediction that stem cells "will change medicine, period." 

Stem Cells @ 20: Students find inspiration, support in UW–Madison’s stem cell community

November 1, 2018

When Kaivalya Molugu was considering graduate schools, she knew she was interested in stem cell research, but she had to decide where to apply. The answer soon became clear: the place where it all began.

A hands-on exploration of science

October 13, 2018

Dozens of interactive, hands-on exploration stations at the Wisconsin Science Festival's Discovery Expo at the Discovery Building on Thursday and Friday helped attendees learn about virtual reality, health and medicine, chemistry, astrobotany and more science topics.

A starring role for nonhuman primates in the stem cell story

September 11, 2018

“If UW–Madison is the birthplace of human embryonic stem cells, then the Primate Research Center is the cradle,” says Marina Emborg, director of the center's Preclinical Parkinson's Research Program.

Stem cell summer camp inspiring early careers in science and technology

June 25, 2018

The Morgridge Rural Summer Science Camp has allowed more than 500 high-academic achievers from across the state to spend a week learning from leaders in stem cell research, a field that UW–Madison helped make famous.

High-powered microscopy coming to a scientist near you

June 21, 2018

A portable light-sheet microscope that shrinks to the weight and dimensions of a packed suitcase can be mailed to a lab anywhere in the world, configured remotely by Morgridge Institute for Research engineers to run experiments.

New imager identifies tissue types during surgery

May 8, 2018

UW-Madison spinoff company OnLume is continuing to develop its system for identifying tissue types during surgery. The company’s technology causes chemical labels to glow in the operating room.

An Achilles heel discovered in viruses could fuel new antiviral approaches

January 24, 2018

Scientists at the Morgridge Institute for Research have discovered a promising new target to fight a class of viruses responsible for health threats such as Zika, polio, dengue, SARS and hepatitis C.

Cartoons communicate issues in bioethics research

January 24, 2018

The comics span topics from gene editing to clinical trials and statistical manipulations. Many are ultimately about how truthfully research is communicated — to patients, to the public, even to other scientists.

New stem cell method sheds light on a telltale sign of heart disease

January 9, 2018

A regenerative biology team at the Morgridge Institute for Research led by Dave Vereide unexpectedly unearthed a powerful new model for studying a hallmark of vascular disease.

Cracking the code of coenzyme Q biosynthesis

December 21, 2017

A research group is chipping away at many of these knowledge gaps in CoQ production and in understanding the role of CoQ deficiency in human diseases.

New course brings storytelling techniques to science

October 23, 2017

A new course teaches early-career scientists how to communicate their work outside of the lab, and is designed to turn real research into engaging stories, visuals and presentations.

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.