University of Wisconsin-Madison

University of Wisconsin-Madison  
Life Sciences - Mar 19
An invention designed to transform how and where high-powered research microscopes are deployed - and who gets to use them - will make its way from Madison this spring to the fertile biology labs of greater Boston. A portable, shareable scientific microscope nicknamed Flamingo, created in 2018 by imaging pioneer Jan Huisken of the Morgridge Institute for Research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will make its cross-country journey thanks to support announced today by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI).
Environment - Mar 18

The storm on Lake Michigan lasted only 15 minutes, but the conditions it put into motion took seven lives. It was the Fourth of July in 2003, near Warren Dunes State Park along the Michigan coast. People left the water during the storm, but once it passed and the sun came out several hours later, they thought it was safe to swim.

Careers - Mar 14

The University of Wisconsin-Madison's master glassblower, Tracy Drier, is displaying his craft at the Madison Children's Museum in an exhibit titled The Crossroads of Art & Science . The exhibit, on display through summer, is a compilation of glassware that Drier has made over time, each separate piece taking anywhere from 15 minutes to five days to make.

Life Sciences - Mar 8

For News Media. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - × - University of Wisconsin-Madison postdoctoral researcher Jesús Ballesteros holds a small horseshoe crab. A study he led with integrative biology Professor Prashant Sharma used robust genetic analysis to demonstrate that horseshoe crabs are arachnids like spiders, scorpions and ticks.

Life Sciences - Mar 6

For News Media FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE × With a few genetic tweaks, a type of soil bacteria with an appetite for hydrocarbons shows promise as a biological factory for converting a renewable - but frustratingly untapped - bounty into a replacement for ubiquitous plastics.

Pharmacology - Feb 27

WARF Therapeutics wants to put biological discoveries at UW-Madison on the fast track to patenting, licensing and use in the clinic.

Health - Mar 18

Scientists have long known that the protein p53, when mutated, is a critical factor in the onset of many different kinds of cancer. In its unmutated form, however, it is known to protect against cancer.

Chemistry - Mar 12

For News Media.   Contact: A.J. Boydston, aboydston [at] wisc (p) edu - × - Graduate student Johanna Schwartz next to the multimaterial printing setup that she built. Image courtesy A.J. Boydston and Johanna Schwartz 3D printing has revolutionized the fields of healthcare, biomedical engineering, manufacturing and art design.

Health - Mar 7

"Microbial communities run the world," says Jo Handelsman, director of the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. "People always laugh when I say that," she adds. "But it's true." Our rich new understanding of microbial communities and their influence on human health or crop productivity has led to the dream of changing these communities to produce benefits.

Life Sciences - Mar 1

For News Media. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - × - A sheet of tiny swimming organisms that "push" themselves through fluid with, say, flagella, create forces in the liquid that bend the sheet in asymmetric, shrinking folds.

Life Sciences - Feb 11

UW-Madison research published today (Feb. 11, 2019) reveals how one mutation causes fragile X, the most common inherited intellectual disability. "Fragile X syndrome has been studied as a model of intellectual disability because in theory it's comparatively simple," says senior author Xinyu Zhao, a professor of neuroscience in the Waisman Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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