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Stem cell technology developed at UW–Madison leads to new understanding of autism risks

December 20, 2023

Ashton says researchers using technologies like the RosetteArray are finding that the risk factors for autism spectrum disorder are boiling down to a couple of core pathways, that seem to have roles very early in human brain development, which is helpful information as researchers work on treatments.

New interactive mural invites exploration and engagement with science

October 13, 2022

A multilayered mural painted in bold colors now hangs in the atrium of the Discovery Building, depicting the many facets of STEM research and inspiring new generations to engage in science. Painted QR codes make the mural interactive, drawing the viewer into the stories of renowned and lesser known Wisconsin scientists whose contributions have shaped society.

20 years after founding, MS in Biotech drives Wisconsin’s biosciences economy

September 28, 2022

Twenty years on, UW–Madison's MS in Biotechnology continues to prepare students to take leadership roles in the burgeoning biotech economy. About two-thirds of graduates remain in Wisconsin.

Faculty receive WARF Named Professorships, Kellett Fellowships, and Romnes Awards

May 19, 2022

Thirty-two members of the UW–Madison faculty have been awarded fellowships from the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education, spanning the arts and humanities, physical sciences, social sciences and biological sciences.

Pandemic-Affected Research Continuation Initiative funds 50 new proposals

December 16, 2021

PARCI provides support through the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation for research projects that had to spend down grants during the pandemic even though the research activities themselves were stalled.

Two UW–Madison teams chosen 2021 WARF Innovation Award winners

December 15, 2021

Researchers who created a device for detecting explosives and a cross-disciplinary group working at the frontiers of medicine and nanotechnology have taken top honors from the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation.

Call for proposals in second round of Research Forward initiative

November 2, 2021

In its recent and historic annual gift announcement in support of the University of Wisconsin–Madison, the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation designated $10.5 million to…

Faculty receive WARF Named Professorships, Kellett Fellowships, and Romnes Awards

May 25, 2021

The awardees span the four divisions on campus: arts and humanities, physical sciences, social sciences and biological sciences.

Madison’s tech sector booms, driven by UW innovation

May 6, 2021

UW-Madison provides cutting-edge research, entrepreneurial graduates and researchers, and a well-educated local workforce that motivates some employers to open offices in Madison.

Microbiome Challenge identifies winning projects, from wound healing to smart probiotics

March 25, 2021

The grants provide funding not readily available from government agencies to build momentum behind technologies with high societal impact and revenue potential.

Startup Gregor Diagnostics advances novel diagnostic technology

February 23, 2021

“Gregor is a startup that has UW technology in it and is a great example of the way UW knowledge gets translated into companies that solve important problems in the world and create jobs.”

WARF’s UpStart program supports women and BIPOC entrepreneurs

February 12, 2021

Free entrepreneurial training program cultivates new businesses launched by women and people of color, contributing to Wisconsin’s economy

New research initiative — Research Forward — builds on successes of UW2020

November 19, 2020

The initiative supports collaborative, multidisciplinary, multi-investigator research projects that are high-risk, high-impact and have the potential to fundamentally transform a field of study.

WARF announces annual grant for UW research

October 29, 2020

The Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, which obtains patents on UW inventions and licenses them to industry, has granted the university and the Morgridge Institute for Research a combined $100.3 million for 2020-21.

Explore over 100 virtual events at the 10th annual Wisconsin Science Festival

September 29, 2020

Activities will include experiments, live Q&A with scientists, demonstrations, performances, podcasts, behind-the-scenes tours and more — along with up-to-the-minute information on what researchers are learning about COVID-19.

WARF in top 10 among university patent producers

June 9, 2020

The Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, which manages intellectual property for the UW, is ranked 9th for U.S. utility patents that cover inventions, including materials, processes, functions and devices.

Nine projects selected for UW/WARF COVID-19 Accelerator Challenge

June 2, 2020

From improved respirators to accelerated virus testing, each project is designed to be rapidly advanced over the coming months to help combat the pandemic.