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Improved understanding of early spinal cord development paves the way for new treatments

October 17, 2022

Researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison are developing the means to turn stem cells into a wide range of specific types of spinal cord neurons and cells in the hindbrain — the critical nexus between the spinal cord and the brain — paving the way for improved prevention and treatment of spinal cord disease.

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.

Decoding how bacteria talk with each other

September 16, 2022

UW–Madison researchers have learned that a drastically scaled-down model of a microbial community makes it possible to observe some of the complex interactions.

New nanoparticles aid sepsis treatment in mice

June 6, 2022

In new research published today, UW–Madison researchers reported a new nanoparticle-based treatment for sepsis that delivers anti-inflammatory molecules and antibiotics.

NSF award will support fundamental data science research

September 1, 2020

Data scientists are harnessing big data and laying the foundations for major advances in data-rich applications thanks to a five-year, $4.6 million grant from the National Science Foundation.

Researchers at UW–Madison lead data science coalition to aid with COVID-19

April 21, 2020

Early modeling results show that the speed of viral transmission has slowed since Wisconsin's first “Safer at Home” executive order, demonstrating that social distancing is necessary to stop the spread of the disease.

New tool predicts three-dimensional organization of human chromosomes

December 9, 2019

The predictive tool is a boon for researchers studying how cells control the activity of genes, helping explain how cells achieve their key functions and how they go haywire, as happens in diseases such as cancer.

Two UW–Madison scholars elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

April 17, 2019

American politics expert Katherine Cramer and director of the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery Jo Handelsman are being recognized by the academy for their contributions to science and public affairs.

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.

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.

When communicating with color, balance can be a path to accuracy

March 20, 2018

UW-Madison Researchers found that the best colors to use for waste bins are shades of white for paper, red for plastic, pale blue-green for glass, dark grey for metal, dark green for compost, and black for trash.

Communication and policy the focus of two science festival events

October 24, 2017

Two mini-symposia held during the Wisconsin Science Festival will teach early career scientists and nonscientists alike the value of sharing research broadly and how science interacts with and influences governmental policies.