Tag Research

After 20 years, stem cells mean business in Wisconsin

November 15, 2018

At least 10 Wisconsin businesses fundamentally depend, in one way or another, on pluripotent stem cells. In our continuing series, we profile each of these companies, spun off from UW–Madison research.

UW-Madison students make discoveries, explore Italy in archaeological expedition

November 6, 2018

Two seniors traveled to the ancient city of Agrigento on the south coast of Sicily this past summer, to develop a more accurate historical timeline.

Randolph Ashton named SCRMC associate director

November 6, 2018

Ashton, a leading UW–Madison stem cell scientist whose lab develops novel tissue engineering methods to derive brain and spinal cord tissues from human pluripotent stem cells, will assume a leadership position with the Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Center.

Professor takes on climate change by promoting science literacy through music, art, comics

November 2, 2018

A UW–Madison geoscience professor has come up with new ways to teach science to non-science undergraduate students, in hopes of awakening their "inner scientists."

Food processors, UW collaborate to remove guesswork from wastewater disposal

November 1, 2018

The results of a three-year study offer some support for the belief that much of the nitrogen in the wastewater from cheese-making and vegetable processing leaves the soil and harmlessly enters the atmosphere.

Twenty years on, measuring the impact of human stem cells

November 1, 2018

Beginning with just five cell lines derived from surplus embryos donated by patients who had finished undergoing fertility treatments, human stem cell science has mushroomed from just a few isolated labs to a burgeoning global industry and launched the new field of regenerative medicine.

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.

CALS professor uses diagnostic imaging to enhance understanding of muscles

October 22, 2018

Former college wrestler develops imaging techniques to more accurately evaluate muscle as it responds to aging and disease and how to best treat muscle wasting.

A splash of silver turns diamond films shades of green, blue or purple

October 19, 2018

A UW–Madison researcher has succeeded in creating an array of colorful thin diamond films, which will help explore light-powered chemical reactions catalyzed by diamond.

WARF announces annual grant figures and 2018 Innovation Award winners

October 19, 2018

WARF has granted the university $73 million for the 2018-19 academic year, along with $12.5 million for the Morgridge Institute for Research, in its annual investment in UW–Madison-based research and education.

Recovering from a heart attack? Hold the antibiotics

October 8, 2018

An international team of researchers has shown in mice that a healthy gut microbiome is important for recovery after a heart attack.