Tag Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery
Chinese high schoolers to learn from stem cellsJuly 26, 2011
Eighteen students participating in the inaugural Global Wisconsin Idea Program -- a unique pairing of American and Chinese teenagers -- will join a Chinese university dean this week to learn more about the science of stem cells during a hands-on workshop hosted by the Morgridge Institute for Research.
Rural Wisconsin high school students learn with stem cells, top UW–Madison researchersJuly 11, 2011
Twenty top science students from rural Wisconsin high schools have earned the opportunity to hone their laboratory skills and work alongside top researchers from the…
Retired Cargill CEO elected chair of private, nonprofit Morgridge Institute for ResearchJuly 6, 2011
Ernest Micek has been elected chair of the board of trustees for the Morgridge Institute for Research.
Morgridge Institute researchers release first educational gameJune 16, 2011
Researchers at the new Morgridge Institute for Research at the University of Wisconsin–Madison have released the biomedical research organization's first digital learning game created through collaborations among scientists and education researchers.
Saturday Science at Discovery: June focus on ice creamJune 3, 2011
You start with milk, but then what? Get the scoop from 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, June 4, in the Town Center of the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery.
Red Hat honors UW–Madison partnership, contribution to research computingMay 9, 2011
Red Hat Inc., the world's largest open-source software company, has given the first Red Hat Cloud Leadership Award to the Center for High Throughput Computing (CHTC) at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, and named the CHTC its first Red Hat Center of Excellence Development Partner.
Study shows patient’s own cells may hold therapeutic promise after reprogramming, gene correctionApril 4, 2011
Scientists from the Morgridge Institute for Research, the University of Wisconsin–Madison, the University of California and the WiCell Research Institute moved gene therapy one step closer to clinical reality by determining that the process of correcting a genetic defect does not substantially increase the number of potentially cancer-causing mutations in induced pluripotent stem cells.
UW-Madison researcher Thomson wins prestigious Albany PrizeMarch 16, 2011
In recognition of his pioneering work in isolating human stem cells and the promise they hold for the future of medicine, Wisconsin researcher James Thomson has been named a co-recipient of the 11th annual Albany Medical Center Prize in Medicine and Biomedical Research.
Discovery Town Center debuts Saturday Science Series for familiesMarch 3, 2011
The Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery Town Center will debut a new monthly series of free science exploration and education programs aimed at kids and families this Saturday March 5. Its first program, Leopold Discovery Day, invites learner of all ages to celebrate the life and discoveries of legendary University of Wisconsin–Madison environmentalist Aldo Leopold, known as the "father of wildlife management."
New induced stem cells may unmask cancer at earliest stageFebruary 4, 2011
By coaxing healthy and diseased human bone marrow to become embryonic-like stem cells, a team of Wisconsin scientists has laid the groundwork for observing the onset of the blood cancer leukemia in the laboratory dish.
Wisconsin stem cell pioneer wins Faisal International PrizeJanuary 21, 2011
James Thomson, director of regenerative biology at the Morgridge Institute for Research and a University of Wisconsin–Madison researcher since 1994, learned this week that he is this year's co-winner of the prestigious King Faisal International Prize in Medicine.
Slide show: Entering a state of discoveryDecember 2, 2010
Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery facility opens on UW–Madison campusDecember 2, 2010
Twin research institutes and a space designed for all to engage in science opened Thursday on the University of Wisconsin–Madison campus.
Scientists ferret out a key pathway for agingNovember 18, 2010
A team of scientists from the University of Wisconsin–Madison and their colleagues describe a molecular pathway that is a key determinant of the aging process.
Search and screen panel named for WID directorNovember 5, 2010
A search and screen committee has been named to find the first permanent director for the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery. Martin Cadwallader, vice chancellor for research and dean of the Graduate School, says the committee is accepting nominations and hopes to have a candidate selected by late spring.
Team receives funds to advance development of production method for medical isotopesOctober 4, 2010
An acute shortage of a medical isotope needed by tens of thousands of medical patients daily will be addressed through a federal funding agreement reached Sept. 30 to advance pioneering technology developed at a Middleton, Wis., company and the University of Wisconsin–Madison.
Atlanta middle-school students join Wisconsin peers at science campJuly 14, 2010
This summer, there's no cooler place to be than in the lab for two dozen scientifically minded middle-school students.
Stage set for WID’s Town Center to welcome visitorsMay 6, 2010
It won’t open until December, but the Town Center now under construction within the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery is already sharing its plans for engaging citizens with world-class science.
WID Town Center previewed May 6April 22, 2010
Get a sneak peek at the design, attractions and menus of Town Center at “Journey to the Center of the Institutes,” a preview May 6 in the Memorial Union’s Tripp Commons and Deck.