Reflections on whole genome sequencing
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Fan-beam intensity modulated proton therapy
11.13 | Med Phys | Med. Dev.
Quantitative selection of aptamers
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ZASC1 stimulates HIV-1 transcription
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Vacuum seed sowing manifold
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Morgridge Institute News Releases
- Wisconsin scientists find genetic recipe to turn stem cells to blood July 14, 2014
- Madison-based SWAMP, Secure Decisions partner to enhance software securityJuly 09, 2014
- UW expands effort to serve advanced computing needs in researchApril 10, 2014
- Alumni celebrate 165 years of UW excellence with Founders’ DayFebruary 05, 2014
- National, shared software assurance facility, ‘SWAMP,’ launches February 03, 2014
- A shift in stem cell researchJanuary 10, 2014
- New advocacy group focuses on kick-starting UW business creationDecember 03, 2013
- Ming Yuan: Novel hiring partnership lands a big data pioneerNovember 05, 2013
Imagine posing a choice of activities to a class of seventh-graders as a reward for getting to class on time: Would you rather go bowling, watch a movie or do some science?
Nineteen students from Cherokee Middle School voted overwhelmingly for a science field trip, says Travis Tangen, education and outreach manager at Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation Discovery Outreach. As a result, they visited the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery on University Avenue last December, where they took a workshop on computer-assisted design, designed obstacle courses and even fabricated prototypes.
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Reluctant star of stem cell research
America’s most celebrated bioscientist around the turn of this century was James Thomson. He was the face of the new stem cell era, which he launched with a landmark experiment at the University of Wisconsin in 1998 – extracting from very early human embryos cells that had the potential to become any specialised tissue in the body.
Unlike some star scientists, Thomson did not enjoy his celebrity. All the media work – covering not only the science but also the ethics of embryonic stem cell research at a time when it was embroiled in controversy – was an unwelcome distraction from his lab experiments. So he has since withdrawn as far as possible from press attention. Read more >