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2018 Simons Fellows in Mathematics

UW–Madison mathematicians named Simons Fellows

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 math and the physical sciences, providing funding for […]

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Have microscope, will travel: New tech project links Madison, Boston scientists

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 Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg, CZI’s mission is to […]

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UW-Health

Isthmus Project to Bring Innovative Idea to Reality

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 projects that aim to achieve better health outcomes or […]

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NIH redoubling support in search for new antibiotics

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 every hospital with an infection that has absolutely […]

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UW-Madison granted more doctorates in 2017 than any other U.S. institution, according to a recent release from the university

The University of Wisconsin–Madison granted more doctorates than any other U.S. institution in 2017, rising from 2nd place the year before. The 844 awarded doctorates place the UW at the top of PhD-granting institutions, according to the Survey of Earned Doctorates. Overall, U.S. institutions granted 54,664 doctorates, a decrease of about half a percent from 2016. […]

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UW-Renewable

Study: transition to renewable energy could create 162,000 jobs in Wisconsin

Moving away from fossil fuels could create thousands of jobs, improve public health, and increase overall economic activity by nearly $14 billion in Wisconsin, according to a new study. Despite providing the frac sand used to extract oil and natural gas, Wisconsin has no significant fossil fuel deposits to exploit and generates three-quarters of its […]

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Thomas “Rock” Mackie

UW Health: Mackie brings expansive entrepreneurial talent to lead new innovation initiative

UW Health has selected Thomas “Rock” Mackie to be the inaugural leader of the health system’s innovation initiative, which it is pursuing in partnership with the UW School of Medicine and Public Health. Mackie, who was also named chief innovation officer at UW Health, is a well-known member of Madison’s biotechnology sector as a researcher, […]

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Researchers invent new method to create hybrid yeast strains

UW-Madison researchers have developed a new method for creating hybrid yeast strains for use in commercial fermentation and brewing. An info sheet from the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation shows interspecies yeast hybrids are needed to produce certain fermented beverages. For example, the globally popular lager beer is made with hybrids of Saccharomyces cerevisiae and Saccharomyces […]

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