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New technology tracks role of macrophages in cancer spread

A Morgridge imaging study of macrophages — immune cells that are important to human health, but paradoxically can help some cancers grow and spread — is offering better ways to understand these cells and target them with immunotherapies.
26-Oct-2020 1:10 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Unraveling the network of molecules that influence COVID-19 severity

Researchers from the Morgridge Institute for Research, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Albany Medical College have identified more than 200 molecular features that strongly correlate with COVID-19 severity, offering insight into potential...
12-Oct-2020 5:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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New national imaging center has potential to transform medicine

A national research initiative announced today will place the University of Wisconsin-Madison at the forefront of a revolution in imaging fostered by cryo-electron microscopy and cryo-electron tomography - technologies that can illuminate life at...
21-Sep-2020 3:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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The big gulp: Inside-out protection of parasitic worms against host defenses

A team of developmental biologists at the Morgridge Institute for Research has discovered a means by which schistosomes, parasitic worms that infect more than 200 million people in tropical climates, are able to outfox the host’s immune system.
23-Jul-2020 10:55 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Novel label-free imaging technique brings out the inner light within T cells

A new imaging method developed by the Skala lab uses the natural autofluorescence within cells to assess T cell activity. The technique could help assess T cell involvement in immunotherapies.
24-Jul-2020 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Advanced Cryo-EM reveals viral RNA replication complex structure in stunning detail

For the first time, scientists at the Morgridge Institute for Research have generated near atomic resolution images of a major viral protein complex responsible for replicating the RNA genome of a member of the positive-strand RNA viruses.
20-Jul-2020 3:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Rural Summer Science Camp goes digital

The Rural Summer Science Camp typically invites participants from rural school districts across Wisconsin to a weeklong camp at the Morgridge Institute for Research. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Rural Summer Science Camp is celebrating a new...
17-Jun-2020 3:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Morgridge joins online COVID-19 discussion with Fearless Science webinar series

The Morgridge Institute for Research will broadcast a free webinar on Tuesday, June 2 to offer insight on the basic science behind the COVID-19 pandemic, the state of virology research at Morgridge, and how that research will provide new ways to...
28-May-2020 11:25 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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COVID-19: A wake-up call for the need for new antiviral weapons

Even after heroic medical and societal efforts finally break the back of the current COVID-19 pandemic, the global sigh of relief may not last long. The chilling reality is that viral threats are growing more common. And they’re getting...
26-May-2020 3:00 PM EDT

Developing Tools to Better Understand, Predict Preterm Birth

Preterm birth is a global health problem without a solution. Dr. Helen Feltovich wants to develop non-invasive, safe imaging tools to better identify the risk of preterm birth. She teamed up with Melissa Skala’s Lab at the Morgridge Institute to...
6-Aug-2019 12:25 PM EDT

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