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A decade after stem cell feat, research ramps up

In his UW-Madison lab, Su-Chun Zhang discovered a likely cause of ALS, the deadly neurological disorder also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, after turning skin cells from ALS patients into stem cells. A protein error in cellular structures called neurofilaments, which transport chemicals that allow muscles to move, leads to paralysis in at least some […]

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In the heart of devastating outbreak, research team unlocks secrets of Ebola

In a comprehensive and complex molecular study of blood samples from Ebola patients in Sierra Leone, published today (Nov. 16, 2017) in Cell Host & Microbe, a scientific team led by the University of Wisconsin–Madison has identified signatures of Ebola virus disease that may aid in future treatment efforts. Conducting a sweeping analysis of everything […]

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EatStreet co-founders named to Forbes 30 Under 30 list

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | November 15, 2017 Co-founders of Madison-based startup EatStreetMatt Howard and Alex Wyler were named to the Forbes 2018 30 Under 30, released Tuesday. Howard and Wyler were selected in the consumer technology category. Their company, an online and mobile food ordering and delivery service, started in 2010 in a dorm room […]

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Entrepreneur, mentor, catalyst: Allen Dines to receive ‘Triple E’ award

Allen Dines, who has started companies, mentored entrepreneurs and helped instill a startup spirit in university students and faculty alike, will receive the 2017 “Excellence in Entrepreneurial Education” award at the Nov. 15-16 Wisconsin Early Stage Symposium. Dines will be honored Nov. 16 during the second day of the conference, which will be held at […]

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WARF announces annual grant figures and Innovation Award winners

MADISON, Wis. – At a ceremony honoring several of the year’s most outstanding inventions, the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) announced that it has granted the university $61.9 million for the 2017-18 academic year. WARF also announced $19 million in grants to the Morgridge Institute for Research. Combined, WARF’s investment in UW-Madison based research and […]

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Alumni and students gather at Alumni Park grand opening and Bucky statue unveiling

After an hour of celebration and exploration of UW-Madison’s Alumni Park, visitors at Friday’s grand opening gathered for the unveiling of the new Bucky Badger statue. The statue, titled “Well Red,” represents the forward-thinking vision of alumni and students who ponder what’s to come. Designed by Douwe Blumberg, the artist behind “America’s Response Monument” at […]

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