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Study focuses on closing school achievement gap

March 13, 2007

Despite decades of interventions and billions of dollars spent, a large gap in school achievement stubbornly persists between underprivileged children and their more advantaged peers. With funding from the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery seed grant program, UW–Madison scientists will now bring their collective expertise to bear on one important, but overlooked, cause of this troubling problem.

Breaching a gateway to the cell, drug discovery

March 13, 2007

With support from the Discovery Seed Grant Program, Wisconsin scientists are poised to bring a novel approach to finding new medicines by deploying the atomic force microscope — the foremost tool of the nanotechnologist — to screen agents as they dock with critical cell receptors.

Construction manager chosen for Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery

January 23, 2007

Findorff Mortenson, a joint venture of J.H. Findorff & Son of Madison and M.A. Mortenson of Minneapolis, will build the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery and the Morgridge Institute for Research on the University of Wisconsin–Madison campus, officials announced today (Jan. 23).

Morgridge Institute seeks director

December 19, 2006

The Morgridge Institute for Research at the University of Wisconsin seeks nominations and applications for the position of Executive Director.

35 research teams invited to submit proposals

September 25, 2006

Thirty-five research teams encompassing a wide array of disciplines have been selected to submit full proposals as part of the Discovery Seed Grant Initiative at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery.