Tag Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery

Finals prep: Choose your fav study spot from this list

May 1, 2019

at UW–Madison there's a place to study for all types of learners. Whether you love to work in solitude or with a buddy, this list has the perfect study spot for every student.

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.

Addressing our biggest challenges — and mysteries — at the Wisconsin Science Festival

October 3, 2018

Among the hundreds of events offered around the state during the Wisconsin Science Festival, which runs Oct. 11 – 14, are four in-depth discussions in Madison on some of the most significant challenges science is addressing — and universal questions science is answering.

9 ways to meet new people on campus this summer

May 29, 2018

Summer is the perfect time to get connected with others and try out new things. Luckily, there are a variety of events happening at UW–Madison this summer to make that process easier.

The weft and warp of discovery: Weaving Lab encourages artistic investigation

August 9, 2017

Now in its second summer, the Weaving Lab: Plain Cloth Productions allows members of the community to weave on five floor looms for free in the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery.

Study redefines role of estrogen in cervical cancer

June 8, 2015

Scientists have prior evidence that the hormone estrogen is a major driver in the growth of cervical cancer, but a new study examining genetic profiles of 128 clinical cases reached a surprising conclusion: Estrogen receptors all but vanish in cervical cancer tumors.

Darwin Day celebration focuses on islands, isolation

February 9, 2015

What do Madagascar and Jurassic Park have in common? Both are island-based evolutionary “experiments” that will be highlighted in this year’s Darwin Day celebrations, sponsored by the J.F. Crow Institute for the Study of Evolution at UW–Madison and its partners. “Darwin Day 2015: Islands and Isolation” will run all day Thursday, Feb. 12, and focus on the unique opportunity that islands provide to witness evolution and the diversity of life.