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In the heart of devastating outbreak, research team unlocks secrets of Ebola

In a comprehensive and complex molecular study of blood samples from Ebola patients in Sierra Leone, published today (Nov. 16, 2017) in Cell Host & Microbe, a scientific team led by the University of Wisconsin–Madison has identified signatures of Ebola virus disease that may aid in future treatment efforts. Conducting a sweeping analysis of everything […]

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EatStreet co-founders named to Forbes 30 Under 30 list

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | November 15, 2017 Co-founders of Madison-based startup EatStreetMatt Howard and Alex Wyler were named to the Forbes 2018 30 Under 30, released Tuesday. Howard and Wyler were selected in the consumer technology category. Their company, an online and mobile food ordering and delivery service, started in 2010 in a dorm room […]

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Entrepreneur, mentor, catalyst: Allen Dines to receive ‘Triple E’ award

Allen Dines, who has started companies, mentored entrepreneurs and helped instill a startup spirit in university students and faculty alike, will receive the 2017 “Excellence in Entrepreneurial Education” award at the Nov. 15-16 Wisconsin Early Stage Symposium. Dines will be honored Nov. 16 during the second day of the conference, which will be held at […]

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WARF announces annual grant figures and Innovation Award winners

MADISON, Wis. – At a ceremony honoring several of the year’s most outstanding inventions, the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) announced that it has granted the university $61.9 million for the 2017-18 academic year. WARF also announced $19 million in grants to the Morgridge Institute for Research. Combined, WARF’s investment in UW-Madison based research and […]

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Alumni and students gather at Alumni Park grand opening and Bucky statue unveiling

After an hour of celebration and exploration of UW-Madison’s Alumni Park, visitors at Friday’s grand opening gathered for the unveiling of the new Bucky Badger statue. The statue, titled “Well Red,” represents the forward-thinking vision of alumni and students who ponder what’s to come. Designed by Douwe Blumberg, the artist behind “America’s Response Monument” at […]

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Miron Livny, a University of Wisconsin-Madison computer science professor, is pictured near an enclosed bank of distributed computing equipment in the Computer Sciences and Statistics building on July 28, 2008. The facility includes 1,100 CPU cores and nearly 400 terabytes of disk space, all connected directly to the backbone of the campus network. Livny specializes in distributed computing, which pools the computing power of thousands of processors to conduct number crunching at a huge scale. Livny leads a national initiative, called the Open Science Grid, that uses this ability to collect and divide data from the particle detector project at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Switzerland.
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UW System researchers played role in Nobel-winning gravitational wave discovery

October 3, 2017 By Jennifer Smith Today’s announcement of the Nobel Prize in Physics, awarded to researchers Rainer Weiss of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Kip Thorne and Barry Barish of the California Institute of Technology, bears University of Wisconsin System connections. The three researchers led an extensive international team, known as the LIGO […]

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UW-Madison students in Houston to aid post-Harvey mosquito control

By Eric Hamilton | UW Madison As the floodwaters recede in Houston following Hurricane Harvey, millions of mosquitoes have emerged to blanket southeastern Texas, hampering recovery efforts and raising public health concerns about mosquito-borne diseases. To assist ongoing mosquito-control efforts, two University of Wisconsin–Madison students, Melissa Farquhar and Erin McGlynn, have flown to Texas to […]

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