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Stem Cells @ 20: The Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine center galvanizes stem cell research

In Wisconsin, key to growing and empowering the community of stem cell researchers is the UW–Madison Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Center.

Set in amber, fossil ants help reconstruct evolution of fungus farming

New UW–Madison research makes it clear that the constant threat of crop parasites repeatedly pushed evolution in ants in strikingly similar directions, creating structures that helped the ants reinforce their partnership with bacteria.

In dangerous fungal family’s befriending of plants, a story of loss

Researchers show that gene loss — not the evolution of new genes — helped drive the fly amanita mushroom into its symbiotic relationship with plants.

Solar cell, married to liquid battery, achieves record efficiency

The technology Professor Song Jin is advancing – unifying solar electricity generation with storage – could first be used in off-grid, standalone energy systems.

$19M grant to aid research on early signs of Alzheimer’s

The Wisconsin Registry for Alzheimer's Prevention has received a five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health for an in-depth study of molecular signs of the disease in brain and spinal fluid.

Discovery to Product creates new program to grow entrepreneurship at UW–Madison

Innovation to Market builds on the success of D2P’s Igniter program, which helped start 19 companies over the past three years.

Clinical prospects for stem cells begin to emerge

Responsible science is almost always a slow, grueling process, but 20 years after James Thomson derived the first human embryonic stem cell lines, experts in the field of stem cell and regenerative medicine feel more optimistic than ever.

Fletcher’s research sheds light on lowering drinking age

Research by University of Wisconsin–Madison Professor Jason Fletcher provides new information about the effects of legal alcohol access at age 21 on previously unexplored or underexplored risky behaviors.

Construction begins on $133 million revamp of Chemistry Building

With the start of construction on a $133 million chemistry tower and other renovations, students — as well as faculty and other researchers — will gain access to updated teaching and laboratory spaces to accommodate the next generation of chemical education and research.

Vaccine opt-outs dropped — barely — when California added more hurdles

A law requiring that parents who wanted to exempt their children from vaccines to get the signature of a healthcare provider slightly reduced the proportion of unvaccinated children entering kindergarten in California.

A starring role for nonhuman primates in the stem cell story

“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.

UW2020: WARF Discovery Initiative is open for round five proposals

UW2020 supports collaborative, multidisciplinary research projects that are high-risk, high-impact, and transformative as well as those that require the acquisition of shared instruments or equipment that will open new avenues for research.

Ancient farmers spared us from glaciers but profoundly changed Earth’s climate

Ancient farming practices led to a rise in the atmospheric emission of the heat-trapping gases carbon dioxide and methane – a rise that has continued since, unlike the trend at any other time in Earth’s geologic history, according to new UW–Madison research.

Physical Sciences Laboratory part of $1.6 million grant to plan for neutrino detector

The grant will expand the PSL’s technology for constructing specialized panels capable of detecting and studying neutrinos, ghostly subatomic particles.

Inflammation biomarker in blood may help predict effectiveness of depression drugs

A simple blood test could help doctors understand what medication might work best for patients at the start of their treatment, according to new UW–Madison research.