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Data Science Institute welcomes first cohort of affiliates

DSI Affiliates are actively engaged in foundational or use-inspired research, aligned with the DSI mission and vision, that is relevant to data science. Affiliates contribute to DSI research and operations, and they have access to DSI facilities, computing, and other resources.

Water@UW–Madison Spring Symposium April 18

The symposium, with the theme of Watershed Connections: Engaging Communities in Water Research, will be held on April 18 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Gordon Event Center in the Symphony Room. Registration will be open until April 13.

Astronomers map Milky Way by light of exploding star

A huge flash of radiation from an explosion outside our galaxy that reached Earth on Oct. 9 went into the record books as the BOAT — the brightest of all time. Read on to learn more about the UW–Madison connection.

DOE renews funding for Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center UW–Madison hub to receive $27.5 million for 2023

The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded a University of Wisconsin–Madison based research center another five years of funding to develop sustainable alternatives to gasoline, diesel and other hydrocarbon fuels as well as products currently made from petroleum. The extension will allow scientists at the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center…

New study allows researchers to more efficiently form human heart cells from stem cells

Lab-grown human heart cells provide a powerful tool to understand and potentially treat heart disease. However, the methods to produce human heart cells from pluripotent stem cells are not optimal. Fortunately, a new study out of the UW–Madison Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine Center, is providing key insight that will aid researchers in growing cardiac cells from stem cells.

Cancer drug may be treatment option for fragile X syndrome

At the moment, there is no cure for FXS. But, a new study by Waisman investigator Xinyu Zhao, PhD, professor of neuroscience at UW–Madison, and graduate student Sahar Javadi Novashnagh, presents more evidence to support the drug Nutlin-3 as a potential candidate as a treatment for FXS.

Kyle Cranmer selected as Editor in Chief of Machine Learning: Science and Technology

Cranmer, who is the incoming director of the American Family Insurance Data Science Institute at UW-Madison and who will join the Department of Physics faculty in July, takes over leadership of this journal from Anatole von Lilienfeld, University of Toronto and TU Berlin. Cranmer has served on the MLST editorial board since its launch in 2019.

Emerging Technologies at UW—Madison Get Boost From State Funds

Emerging technologies developed at UW–Madison will receive funding assistance as the result of an on-campus grant program administered by Discovery to Product (D2P) and a matching grant of $300,000 from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC).

New nanoparticles aid sepsis treatment in mice

In new research published in the journal Nature Nanotechnology this month, the lab of Shaoqin “Sarah” Gong, a professor with the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, reported a new nanoparticle-based treatment that delivers anti-inflammatory molecules and antibiotics.

Gardening with Native Plants: At the Root

Susan Carpenter, native plant garden curator at the Arboretum, writes about the "Less noticeable than above ground growth – but critically important" root systems, rhizomes (underground stems), and other structures hidden from view in the warming soil at this time of the year.