Science Market Update

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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U.Wisconsin Researchers Develop New Material to Separate Oil from Water

Posted by Laura Braden on Mon, Jun 08, 2015

The Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill that occurred in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010 spilled 4.9 million barrels of oil into the Gulf, causing tremendous impacts to the ecosystem. The Exxon Valdez Oil Spill in the Prince William Sound in 1989 also had a tremendous impact on the environment. Impacts of these spills can still be seen, and there is still oil that has not yet been cleaned up on land and in the water. (Image courtesy of Pete Markham via Wikimedia Commons)

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Wisconsin Researcher Wins Grant for Antibody Spray

Posted by Sam Asher on Thu, Jun 04, 2015

In an effort to avoid abusing antibiotics, more and more researchers have been looking for alternate ways to kill or otherwise inhibit pathogens. We have seen several excellent and creative examples here in the Science Market Update, for instance exploding bacteria from the inside or even just telling bacteria not to infect us. Now a research group at The University of Wisconsin, Madison have devised a clever way to vaccinate farm animals to protect them from common troubling diseases.

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University Research Park Company Creates New Method for Treating Burns

Posted by Laura Braden on Wed, May 13, 2015

When people become severely burned, there are limited options available to repair the skin and tissue that have been affected. People must undergo painful and tedious surgery and skin transplants to repair the damaged skin and tissues. Stratatech Corp., a Madison, WI based company, has been focused on creating new treatment options for severe burns and recently developed new human skin tissue called StrataGraft that was used to heal severe burn wounds in 30 patients during a recent clinical trial. (Image courtesy of Heidas via Wikimedia Commons). 

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Madison Bioresearcher Awarded $2.3 Million to Study Ovarian Cancer Movement

Posted by Laura Braden on Fri, Apr 17, 2015

With the support of a recently awarded $2.3 million NIH New Innovator Award, Pamela Kreeger from the University of Wisconsin, Madison will continue her research into what causes ovarian cancer in women to spread. Pamela Kreeger was one of 50 researchers to receive the prestigious New Innovator Award from the National Institutes of Health in 2014. 

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