UW Madison News

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...

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...

By Tom Still Young people are natives when it comes to using technology, from smartphones to tablets, and from social media to video games, but they can be aliens when it comes to working in tech jobs. Despite the coast-to-coast glut of well-paying jobs in tech professions...

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...

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...

The cost of doing business is always on the mind of startup executives. Salaries, rent, and other expenses like software licenses can often make or break a company. Much of the math comes down to how much money you can raise for your business, and startups...

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...

When Foxconn Technology Group announced the 88 first round winners of its “Smart Cities—Smart Futures” competition on Dec. 14, 14 of them were UW–Madison students. The competition encourages the sharing of fresh ideas and unconventional thinking for the benefit of Wisconsin, and was open to students,...