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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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Tags: UWisc, Wisconsin, University of Wisconsin Madison, University of Wisconsin, Madison, new building construction, new laboratory, cancer reserach, colon cancer

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 News: U-Wisconsin Adding Cryo-Electron Microscopy to Imaging Arsenal

Posted by Rebecca Inch-Partridge on Tue, Feb 13, 2018

The Department of Biochemistry at the University of Wisconsin–Madison is home to a large collection of imaging equipment and facilities, including the Biochemistry Optical Core (BOC). The BOC provides state-of-the-art instrumentation for light and fluorescence based microscopy, including epifluorescence, confocal, and super-resolution imaging. Now UW-Madison is adding another piece of equipment to their state-of-the-art imaging arsenal: a cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM) facility. 

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UWisc: $9.8M in DARPA Research Funding to Develop Device to Accelerate Learning

Posted by Rebecca Partridge on Wed, May 17, 2017

We live in the information age. Many jobs now require the ability to learn large amounts of information and apply that to novel tasks. In the military this ability is critical. However, mastering a new task, skill or information often takes the right environment, mindset, and sharp focus. It also can require a lot of repetition and time. In some situations, that’s a luxury the military can’t afford. Therefore, the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) recently approved $9.85 million in new research funding to develop a system that will help military personnel quickly master new skills and digest vast quantities of information.

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Tags: University of Wisconsin, University of Wisconsin Madison, 2017 research funding, Research Funding, BioResearch Product Faire, Lab Product Sales, Laboratory product sales, Laboratory Equipment Supplier

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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A Total of $400,000 Grants Given to Two UW Researchers

Posted by Anita Zhang on Tue, Jun 17, 2014

This month two researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Nathan Sherer and Aaron Hoskins, each received a $200,000 grant from the Greater Milwaukee Foundation to advance their research.

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Stem Cell Research Thrives at UW Madison's Waisman Center

Posted by Sam Asher on Thu, Nov 07, 2013

The hype in medical media over stem cells often overlooks the complexity and difficulty behind their production. In fact, there are only a few laboratories among businesses and universities with the capacity to pull it off. This is one of the things that make the Waisman Biomanufacturing Center at the University of Wisconsin, Madison particularly impressive.

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UW Researchers Discover Link Between Zinc and Alzheimer's

Posted by Sam Asher on Thu, Oct 03, 2013

Zinc is one of the many minerals that we know is necessary for a balanced diet, yet most of us hardly know why it’s important or if we’re getting enough. Now, though, research from the labs at University of Wisconsin, Madison suggests that zinc may be linked to diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.

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Ant Gardens Hold Secret to Biofuels at UW-Madison

Posted by Sam Asher on Thu, Jul 18, 2013

As the gardeners and farmers among us tend to their summer crops, a thriving community of gardeners is busy beneath our feet. As rushed and single-minded as ants seem to be, some of them are maintaining gardens of fungi at this very moment. Bioresearchers at the University of Wisconsin, Madison are taking note of these miniature horticulturalists and how their curious habits might aid humans in their search for sustainable energy sources.

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