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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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Madison Researchers Increase Efficiency in Discovering Useful Fungal Molecules

Posted by Laura Braden on Mon, Aug 07, 2017

Fungi can be found throughout nature, from moldy food forgotten in the fridge to mushrooms growing in the forest. Scientists know that these diverse plethora of fungi contain useful molecules that can be used in creating new drugs, however extracting complex molecules from fungi is not an easy task and in the past has been a slow process.

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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 Researchers Study Estrogen's Role in Cervical Cancer

Posted by Robert Larkin on Mon, Jun 15, 2015

Cervical cancer is the third leading cause of cancer deaths for women worldwide, with more than 500,000 new cases per year. In the United States, however, early screening and HPV vaccine have resulted in a decline in U.S. rates to approximately 12,000 cases annually.

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Wisconsin Researchers Fight the Common Cold

Posted by Sam Asher on Thu, Apr 16, 2015

A team of researchers at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health in Madison have discovered a way to loosen the foothold of Rhinovirus C (RV-C) in the human body. RV-C is among the most common viral infections in humans and is also the leading cause of the common cold. We haven’t been able to do much to change that so far, but the UW work presents a new understanding and method of attacking the virus.

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Making the Most of Manure in Madison

Posted by Sam Asher on Thu, Feb 26, 2015

In biotechnology, one man’s trash is very often another man’s treasure. We’ve seen prime examples of this with the chlorine-eating bacteria developed at the University of Minnesota and the anaerobic digester at MSU which produces renewable energy from the biowaste of the campus. Now a consortium spearheaded by the University of Wisconsin-Madison is working on turning the problem of dairy farm manure into solutions to other problems.

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Madison Bioresearchers Receive $390K For Ablation Breakthrough

Posted by Sam Asher on Thu, Nov 20, 2014

Combining scientific disciplines to tackle a common problem can be very powerful. In broad terms, biology benefits greatly from the processing and computational prowess of computer science and the molecular studies of chemistry. At the University of Wisconsin, Madison, a cross-disciplinary team is breaking the standard notions of tumor ablations.

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Madison Bioresearch Group Sees Through Plant Eyes

Posted by Sam Asher on Thu, Aug 07, 2014

Plants are very finicky about when they decide to bloom. In their constant quest for sunlight, they put all their energy into growing upward and only produce fruits and flowers if they are in full sunlight. In high-density orchards, this imposes a limit on crop yield in a given space. One of the largest goals in agriculture today is to increase crop yield, as we saw earlier this year with the UIUC researchers seeking to optimize photosynthesis. Now researchers from the University of Wisconsin, Madison are trying their hand at increasing agricultural production by removing plants’ inhibitions to flower.

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