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National Lab Moves to University of Wisconsin & Cancer Detection Lab Building Construction at Research Park

Posted by Gloria Beverage on Tue, Sep 04, 2018

The National Atmospheric Deposition Program's (NADP) Central Analytical Laboratory and Program Office has moved to the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus and is now located in the Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene (WSLH) building in Henry Mall. Across the campus in the University Research Park, Exact Sciences has started construction on a corporate headquarters building.

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University of Wisconsin Faculty Awarded Over $2M to support 11 Research Projects

Posted by Gloria Beverage on Tue, Aug 28, 2018

More than $2 million in grants were awarded to 11 University of Wisconsin faculty members for a wide range of research projects on the Madison campus. Ten of the projects, with an average award of $194,000, were selected by the university’s Data Science Initiative. The 2018 Burroughs Wellcome Award, which provides $500,000 over five years, supports the advancement of biomedical science on campus.

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Research at U Wisc-Madison May Make Botox Treatments Safer

Posted by Rebecca Partridge on Tue, Aug 23, 2016

Over 6 million cosmetic surgery procedures are done each year using Botox, a form of the botulinum toxin. However, besides reducing wrinkles, botulinum toxins are used to treat over 20 medical conditions. These include severe neck and shoulder muscle spasms, chronic migraines, excessive sweating, leaky or over active bladders, facial spasms, and Cerebral Palsy. Botulinum toxins are also quite deadly. In fact, one gram--the equivalent to ¼ teaspoon of sugar--could kill over a million people.

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University of Wisconsin: Progress on Earlier Diagnosis of Alzheimer's

Posted by Greg Paul on Fri, Aug 05, 2016

In 2014, the Wisconsin Alzheimer's Disease Research Center received a five-year grant from the NIH totalling $7.5M dollars.  The center was the first of its kind, created in 2009, and has provided a focused place of research on Alzheimer's diagnosis and treatment.  With funding through March of 2019, the center is moving forward, with one recent publication indicating a panel of biomarkers that have been linked with Alzheimer's.  

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Madison Cardiologist Grows Master Heart Stem Cell

Posted by Sam Asher on Thu, Feb 18, 2016

Stem cell research has been used to grow tumors at the University of Illinois and grow leukemia cells at the University of Wisconsin. Another study from the University of Wisconsin, Madison shows that we can make a special kind of stem cell known as the master heart cell using the most common of mammalian cells.

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Growing Personalized Leukemia Stem Cells at UW-Madison

Posted by Sam Asher on Thu, Dec 24, 2015

Personalized medicine is taking on a new meaning. Bioresearchers began creating human body parts from stem cells, but now are moving on to creating human diseases. The University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign is already growing tumors, as we saw in October. The University of Wisconsin, Madison is now following suit by growing personalized leukemia cells.

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Madison Bioengineer Develops Record-Breaking Phototransistor

Posted by Sam Asher on Thu, Nov 05, 2015

We can learn a lot from nature in the realm of imaging. We’ve seen researchers at Washington University in St. Louis take cues from the mantis shrimp, a creature with depth perception in each eye and four times the color receptors of humans. Now, at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, bioengineers are setting records with a new phototransistor that takes simple ideas from the eyes of mammals.

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Discovering the Truth of Lazy Eye at UW

Posted by Sam Asher on Thu, Aug 27, 2015

Bioresearch can help the development of treatment for several eye diseases; for instance, the University of Illinois tackled macular degeneration and the University of Wisconsin developed solar contact lenses to treat the eye disease presbyopia. Now the University of Wisconsin, Madison is studying new solutions to the disease amblyopia, more commonly known as “lazy eye.”

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Madison Study Suggests Vegetarianism Starves Breast Cancer Tumors

Posted by Sam Asher on Thu, Jul 23, 2015

Breast cancer is a complex problem that researchers all over the nation have been attempting to solve with varying methods. We saw five University of Cincinnati researchers last year who all won grants for contributions to the field, and spotlighted an Ohio State University team who worked on reversing breast tumor growth only a few months ago. A new study from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, suggests that our diet may be an understudied factor when it comes to fighting breast cancer tumor development.

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Madison Chemists Research How the Ocean Assists with Cloud Formation

Posted by Laura Braden on Mon, Jul 13, 2015

Clouds are formed when tiny drops of water collect around a central particle (nuclei) like dust or microbial life, but not all particles are able to absorb the necessary water to form a cloud, leaving many holes in the knowledge of cloud formation.

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Tags: Midwest, WI, University of Wisconsin Madison, UWisc, 2015, BioResearch Product Faire Event, Madison, Clouds, Ocean, Cloud formation

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