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Madison ranked best college town in nation

Madison tops Sport Illustrated’s 2019 roundup of the 10 best college towns across the United States. Joan Nieson of Sports Illustrated said her rankings focused on college town environment, landscape, food and drink offerings, culture and music scenes as important factors. The magazine called out Madison’s oft-cited attributes in other quality of life rankings, such […]

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Delivering therapies with bio-engineered bacteria

UW-Madison scientists have bio-engineered bacteria to deliver certain therapies to patients with heart disease, obesity, diabetes and other conditions. In treating metabolic diseases like these, doctors will often rely on polypeptides as therapeutic agents. They include hormones, enzymes, antibodies and other small molecules. Despite their miniscule size, delivering these therapies to patients’ bodies can prove […]

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UW–Madison researchers win presidential award

Four promising young University of Wisconsin–Madison researchers have been named winners of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers. Since 1996, the awards have honored outstanding scientists and engineers beginning their independent research careers who show exceptional promise for leadership in science and technology. PECASE winners are nominated by federal departments and agencies […]

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UW System empowers small business innovation

The University of Wisconsin System empowers innovation in all corners of the state. In the last five years, the UW System’s network of Small Business Development Centers helped companies obtain $405.7 million in loans and investment, supported 66,737 jobs, and helped launch 1,225 new businesses. “We create supportive environments for local businesses where innovation and […]

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SBIR Advance opens 14th round of funding for high-tech small businesses

MADISON – The Center for Technology Commercialization (CTC) is offering a matching grant of up to $100,000 to provide additional assistance to companies in the process of completing a project in the federal Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) or Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. This is the 14th round of SBIR Advance funding dedicated […]

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UW–Madison and WARF again rank high in patents

A survey of the world’s top universities placed the University of Wisconsin–Madison as the seventh-greatest source of U.S. patents. The ranking, by the National Academy of Inventors and Intellectual Property Owners Association, attests to UW–Madison’s continued success in the granting of “utility” patents for inventions in a broad range of fields, says Norman Drinkwater, interim […]

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Melissa Skala

Novel imaging tech brings together Madison, Milwaukee vision researchers

A Madison-Milwaukee scientific partnership is powering an effort to better understand the complicated mechanics of human vision. Melissa Skala, a Morgridge Institute for Research investigator and UW-Madison professor of biomedical engineering, develops applications in photonics-based imaging that offer many research benefits, most notably that they do not damage living tissue. That has made her technology […]

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