Stories indexed under: Morgridge Institute for Research

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  • Photo: David Vereide Morgridge scientists find way to ‘keep the lights on’ for cell self-renewal Nov. 13, 2014 One remarkable quality of pluripotent stem cells is they are immortal in the lab, able to divide and grow indefinitely under the right conditions. It turns out this ability also may exist further down the development path, with the workhorse progenitor cells responsible for creating specific tissues.
  • Photo: Igor Slukvin Wisconsin scientists find genetic recipe to turn stem cells to blood July 14, 2014 The ability to reliably and safely make in the laboratory all of the different types of cells in human blood is one key step closer to reality. Writing today (July 14, 2014) in the journal Nature Communications, a group led by University of Wisconsin-Madison stem cell researcher Igor Slukvin reports the discovery of two genetic programs responsible for taking blank-slate stem cells and turning them into both red and the array of white cells that make up human blood.
  • Photo: Miron Livny Madison-based SWAMP, Secure Decisions partner to enhance software security July 9, 2014 Secure Decisions, a leading provider of assessment tools to enhance software security, is partnering with the Software Assurance Marketplace (SWAMP) to build a powerful and publicly accessible resource to improve the software that drives everyday life.
  • 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.