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Prototype camera set for integration into novel gamma-ray telescope

A unique high-speed camera, designed to capture the fleeting effects of gamma rays crashing into the Earth’s atmosphere, will soon be on its way from the University of Wisconsin–Madison to Arizona’s Mount Hopkins. There, the prototype camera will be integrated into a new telescope that will demonstrate novel technologies for the Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA), a wide-ranging […]

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Stem cell symposium to highlight clinical trials, safety and regulation

Twenty years ago this fall, a team of scientists led by James Thomson at the University of Wisconsin–Madison published the first paper describing successful derivation of human embryonic stem cells. The discovery of these master human stem cells empowered a new and promising direction in biomedical research, and for the last 13 years, the annual […]

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EatStreet prospers eight years after idea was cooked up by UW-Madison students

EatStreet, a Madison tech startup that enables online delivery orders at more than 15,000 restaurants in 250-plus cities nationwide, continues to build on an offer that a restaurant can’t refuse. “Our pitch is simple,” says CEO Matt Howard. “We drive incremental orders to your restaurant that you would not have if you weren’t listed on […]

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Former UW-Madison Chancellor Irving Shain dies at 92

Irving Shain, a chemistry professor and UW–Madison chancellor emeritus who advanced the university’s interests in China and established University Research Park, died peacefully Tuesday, March 6, in Madison after a brief illness. He was 92. Irving Shain at a 1978 commencement ceremony. Photo: Norman Lenburg/UW–Madison Archives Shain joined the UW–Madison faculty in 1952, later chairing […]

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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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