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Three professors at the University of Wisconsin–Madison are among the 2019 class of Simons Fellows in Mathematics. Gheorghe Craciun, Autumn Kent and Andreas Seeger are among the 48 distinguished scientists named to fellowships. Each year, the Simons Foundation selects as many as 50 fellows conducting research in...

A decade ago, Kevin Conroy took the CEO job at Exact Sciences, a cancer diagnostic firm on the brink of death. Five years later, the FDA greenlit the company’s first product, Cologuard, which marked the first non-invasive, stool-based DNA screening test approved for detecting colorectal cancer. In the...

A portable, shareable scientific microscope nicknamed Flamingo, created in 2018 by imaging pioneer Jan Huisken of the Morgridge Institute for Research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will make its cross-country journey thanks to support announced today (March 19) by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI). Created in 2015 by...

UW Health has launched its new business and innovation accelerator, Isthmus Project The program’s goal is to provide a front door for health system innovators – whether they be faculty physicians, pharmacists, residents, nurses, staff or others – to seek support for their creative ideas and...

By Tom Still Young people are natives when it comes to using technology, from smartphones to tablets, and from social media to video games, but they can be aliens when it comes to working in tech jobs. Despite the coast-to-coast glut of well-paying jobs in tech professions...

A device from a Madison-based startup has been shown to detect infections two days before they could be diagnosed in a clinical setting. That’s from a recent study published in the scientific journal of the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma. It focuses on the...

The National Institutes of Health is redoubling support for UW-Madison researchers scouring the world for new sources of antibiotics. This comes as more than two million drug-resistant infections are reported every year, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “There are patients in almost...

Controversial research at UW-Madison to make a deadly flu virus more dangerous, halted by the government in 2014, has been approved to start again. The work by campus scientist Yoshihiro Kawaoka involves modifying bird flu viruses such as H5N1 so they can spread among ferrets, an...

About seven years ago, researchers at the US DNA sequencing company Illumina started to notice something odd. A new blood test it ran on 125,000 expectant mothers looking for genetic abnormalities such as Down’s syndrome in their foetuses returned some extremely unexpected signals in 10 cases. Chillingly,...

Bill Kohl, chief operating officer for JangoBio, says this marks a step forward in the company's journey to bring its anti-aging therapy to market, starting with non-agricultural animals. "Things look promising," Kohl told WisBusiness.com. "We're working on refining the application, increasing and improving efficacy, and of...