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WARF launches a new web series featuring opinions from two dozen state leaders on the subject of innovation and the Wisconsin Idea

Article courtesy of WisBusiness.com Contributors include university researchers, teachers, business leaders and entrepreneurs, public officials and investors. Their writings focus on the “crucial interdependence” between innovations pioneered at the UW System and the strength of the state’s economy. “The voices we have collected exemplify the strength, power and diversity of the Wisconsin Idea itself,” said […]

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EBOLA VACCINE INCHES TOWARD HUMAN CLINICAL TRIALS

A whole-virus vaccine to confront Ebola, the rare but often fatal hemorrhagic disease that periodically erupts in sub-Saharan Africa, may soon be one step closer to the clinic. With the help of experts at Waisman Biomanufacturing, within the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Waisman Center, UW-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine Professor Yoshihiro Kawaoka will lead a $3 […]

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Ebola vaccine inches toward human clinical trials

A whole-virus vaccine to confront Ebola, the rare but often fatal hemorrhagic disease that periodically erupts in sub-Saharan Africa, may soon be one step closer to the clinic.   With the help of experts at Waisman Biomanufacturing, within the University of Wisconsin–Madison’s Waisman Center, UW–Madison School of Veterinary Medicine Professor Yoshihiro Kawaoka will lead a $3 […]

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Jue "Jade" Wang (right), associate professor in the Department of Bacteriology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, works with student Christina Johnson (left) in Wang's lab in the Microbial Sciences Building on Aug. 12, 2016. Wang is the recipient of a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Faculty Award. (Photo by Bryce Richter / UW-Madison)

UW CARBONE CANCER CENTER RECEIVES ‘OUTSTANDING’ GRADE ON RENEWAL

Every five years, the UW Carbone Cancer Center receives a thorough check-up from the nation’s top cancer researchers. Leaders recently learned that it passed its review with flying colors and will retain its designation as Wisconsin’s only National Cancer Institute (NCI) Comprehensive Cancer Center and $27 million in core funding. “We strongly believe in the value of what we do […]

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Ideadvance Seed Fund pursues past and present UW System colleagues

Innovators with current or past ties to the UW System are invited to apply to the Ideadvance Seed Fund with business ideas that could contribute to Wisconsin’s “knowledge economy.” The Ideadvance program provides business funding and mentoring toward a scalable, profitable business model. Grant dollars are earned by teams after they demonstrate key learnings toward […]

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$2.3 Million Grant Supports UW System Math Initiative to Increase Student Success

The University of Wisconsin System has received a $2.3 million grant from Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation & Affiliates in support of its ongoing Math Initiative, a coordinated, systemwide effort. The Math Initiative is designed to help students complete—in their first year of college—relevant introductory mathematics education that aligns to their program of study and […]

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VIDEO: Wisconsin’s entrepreneurial culture flying high

FROM THE January 25 Wisconsin Ideas E-Newsletter: Wisconsin’s entrepreneur culture is starting to take off, and many of those new businesses are generated from UW-Madison. A new Wisconsin Public Television show, Start Up Wisconsin, explores how new businesses are helping the state’s economy diversify and grow. “We have too many communities in Wisconsin that are […]

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Team Takes Important Step in Better Understanding Calcific Aortic Valve Disease

Researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison say they have teased apart, for the first time, the early cascade of events that may eventually cause stenosis, a severe narrowing of the aortic valve that reduces blood flow to body tissues and weakens the heart. The only current treatment for stenosis is valve replacement, which typically requires […]

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