Stories indexed under: Morgridge Institute for Research

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  • Miron Livny UW expands effort to serve advanced computing needs in research April 10, 2014 If you’re conducting quantitative research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, regardless of discipline, chances are there is a “next level” of discovery that could be unlocked through advanced computing.
  • Graphic: Founders’ Day logo Alumni celebrate 165 years of UW excellence with Founders’ Day Feb. 5, 2014 February 5, 1849: Twenty young men gather in a small brick building near the State Capitol for the University of Wisconsin's inaugural class.
  • Miron Livny National, shared software assurance facility, ‘SWAMP,’ launches Feb. 3, 2014 Cybercrime is a booming, estimated $100 billion industry in the United States and shows no signs of slowing down.
  • Randolph Ashton A shift in stem cell research Jan. 10, 2014 A team of engineers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison has created a process to improve the creation of synthetic neural stem cells for use in central nervous system research.
  • Photo: Thomas New advocacy group focuses on kick-starting UW business creation Dec. 3, 2013 A newly-launched advocacy group is aiming to increase the number and success rate of start-up ventures stemming from University of Wisconsin-Madison ideas, building on the renewed commitment in 2013 to campus innovation.
  • Photo: Ming Yuan Ming Yuan: Novel hiring partnership lands a big data pioneer Nov. 5, 2013 To statistician Ming Yuan, the challenge of dealing with big data reminds him of the Indian fable “Blind Men and the Elephant,” in which six blind men touch one distinct part of an elephant — an ear, a tail, a trunk, a husk — and reach narrow conclusions about the nature of the animal.
  • Photo: Miron Livny in front of large computer Miron Livny: Collaborative spirit supports Nobel Prize-winning science Oct. 10, 2013 In 1964, François Englert and Peter Higgs theorized the existence of a subatomic particle that gives all other particles mass. Nearly 50 years later in 2012, a global team of researchers found evidence that supports the existence of the Higgs boson particle at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in Geneva, Switzerland.
  • Photo: Epic UW brings outreach to Epic's 'Deep Space' Sept. 19, 2013 Hosting a series of exhibits on Epic Systems campus in Verona for the health care software company’s massive annual users’ group meeting, UW-Madison researchers and outreach experts focused on “Deep Space,” the name of Epic’s new underground auditorium, as a common theme to demonstrate how campus research is making an impact in and out of this world.
  • Photo: Zhonggang Hou New gene repair technique promises advances in regenerative medicine Aug. 12, 2013 Using human pluripotent stem cells and DNA-cutting protein from meningitis bacteria, researchers from the Morgridge Institute for Research and Northwestern University have created an efficient way to target and repair defective genes.
  • Photo: Miron Livny in front of large computer Livny earns distributed computing award July 23, 2013 Miron Livny, a UW–Madison computer sciences professor and director of core computational technology at the Morgridge Institute for Research and the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, has been honored for his groundbreaking contributions to the field with the 2013 High Performance Parallel and Distributed Computing (HPDC) Achievement Award.
  • Photo: Fred Robertson Morgridge Institute taps biomedical innovator as chairman June 21, 2013 The trustees of the Morgridge Institute for Research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have named Fred Robertson as chairman, replacing outgoing chairman Ernie Micek, whose term as chair has ended and who will remain on the board.
  • Software Assurance Marketplace to host exposition May 23, 2013 Top software analysis tool providers from around the world are being invited to run their latest assessment tools at the Morgridge Institute for Research on the UW-Madison campus in a months-long series of tests to improve the quality and security of software assurance tools and open-source software.
  • Free bike repairs, bagels at Discovery building May 13 May 9, 2013 Participants in this year’s Bike to Work Week will find free bike repairs, bagels and coffee at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery building on Monday, May 13, from 7 to 9:45 a.m.
  • Photo: middle school students looking at experiment results With heart cells, middle schoolers learn the hard lessons of science May 2, 2013 The drug trial is not off to an auspicious start. The cells are not cooperating.
  • UW stem cell pioneer Thomson earns innovation award April 4, 2013 A prestigious scientific honor adds to the legacy of stem cell pioneer James Thomson.
  • Morgridge Institute for Research welcomes new CEO Jan. 14, 2013 The Morgridge Institute for Research, a private, nonprofit biomedical research institute affiliated with the University of Wisconsin-Madison, announced today the appointment of Dr. Brad Schwartz as chief executive officer.
  • Scholars call for new ethical guidelines to direct research on social networking Jan. 11, 2013 The unique data collection capabilities of social networking and online gaming websites require new ethical guidance from federal regulators concerning online research involving adolescent subjects, an ethics scholar from the Morgridge Institute for Research and a computer and learning sciences expert from Tufts University argue in the journal Science.
  • Competitive prizes help move printable prosthetic hand closer to market Dec. 12, 2012 With an inexpensive, body-powered prosthetic that replicates an amputee's lost hand, a University of Wisconsin-Madison mechanical engineering student earned second place in the undergraduate division of the 2012 National Collegiate Inventors Competition, held in Washington, D.C., in November.
  • Photo: WID server platform National cybersecurity effort launched to strengthen software infrastructure Nov. 1, 2012 Scientists at the Morgridge Institute for Research, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Indiana University, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have received a $23.6 million grant as part of a Broad Agency Announcement (BAA 11-02) by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate to address threats arising from the development process of software used in technology ranging from the national power grid to medical devices.
  • Caltech physicist Carroll speaks on time, Big Bang, evolution Oct. 16, 2012 Noted California Institute of Technology physicist, Discover magazine Cosmic Variance blogger and frequent television guest scientist Sean M. Carroll will discuss the scale of life and evolution of the universe during a program taking place from 7-8:30 p.m. this Thursday, Oct. 18, at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery.