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Raman Earns Prestigious NIH Award to Fund Research on Protein Function

Biochemistry assistant professor Srivatsan “Vatsan” Raman has received a Director’s New Innovator Award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The $2.2 million-grants fund high-risk, high-reward research performed by early stage investigators. Compared to traditional NIH grants, the New Innovator Award supports “unusually creative early stage investigators” whose research can have a broad impact on biomedical sciences. Raman’s project is focused […]

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D2P Innovation to Market

Discovery to Product creates new program to grow entrepreneurship at UW–Madison

Discovery to Product, which supports and mentors faculty, staff and student innovators and entrepreneurs on campus, is offering a new program called Innovation to Market. The fall I2M program builds on the success of D2P’s Igniter program cohorts that helped start 19 companies over the past three years. “The goals of D2P, located within the […]

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‘All of Us Research’ Program reaches 100,000 participants

The All of Us Research Program reached an important milestone, enrolling 100,000 participants nationwide in its historic journey to positively impact the future of health research and treatment for generations. The All of Us Research Program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, which is part of a Wisconsin consortium, including Marshfield Clinic, the Medical College of […]

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Initiative focuses on advanced technology innovations in biomanufacturing

A $750,000 grant from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. announced today (Sept. 6) establishes the Forward BIO Initiative, a collaborative effort to make Wisconsin a recognized center of excellence for biomanufacturing. The new initiative “leverages one of our key long-term strengths at UW, which is working at the crossroads where multiple disciplines connect,” UW–Madison Chancellor […]

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$100 million Foxconn gift launches major new partnership with UW–Madison

Agreement signed to establish Foxconn Institute for Research in Science and Technology and to pursue further collaboration in research, education and scientific outreach Foxconn Technology Group and its Chairman and Founder, Terry Gou, today announced plans to invest $100 million in engineering and innovation research at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, while also creating the framework […]

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UW System contributes $24 billion to the state’s economy each year

New study shows UW System offers a $23 return on every dollar invested by the state

MADISON – The University of Wisconsin System contributes $24 billion to the state’s economy each year, which is a 23-fold return on Wisconsin’s investment in the university, according to a new study. “We are grateful for the significant, long-term investment in the UW System made by the State of Wisconsin, helping to make it one […]

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Exact Sciences Groundbreaking


Today’s groundbreaking of a 130,000 square-foot, five-story headquarters for Exact Sciences at University Research Park (URP) is further evidence of the cancer detection business’s commitment to Madison. But the building’s placement also shows that the Park is determined to adapt to an era when high-technology workers show an increasing interest in denser, more urban surroundings. […]

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Competition attracts future grants, jump starts research and student careers

UW–Madison faculty and staff recipients of Fall Research Competition awards say they are thankful for the funding to help them acquire the resources they need to engage in their research. But perhaps most important, they say, is the student support they are able to provide thanks to the funding. Funding for this research competition, provided by the […]

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The pressure is on for five startups chosen for this year’s Pressure Chamber

Five local startups are headed for the Pressure Chamber, a pitch contest held by the Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce. The competitors are: AmebaGone, with a new type of bacteria-fighting technology, for use in plants, animals and people. Breathe for Change, wellness training for teachers. DataChat, analyzes data using artificial intelligence. GymDandy, schedules sports activity […]

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