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Optical imaging highlights metabolic interactions that make pancreatic tumor cells grow.

An advanced biomedical imaging techniques reveals how cancer cells can hijack the metabolic activity of certain non-cancer cells in the pancreas to fuel tumor growth.
21-Jan-2022 2:50 PM EST Add to Favorites

Morgridge invites experts to discuss COVID-19 vaccines for kids in upcoming speaker series

The Morgridge Institute for Research will broadcast a free webinar on November 9, featuring a conversation with experts on the front lines of pediatric vaccine development and public health.
2-Nov-2021 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Imaging Method Predicts How Well Stem Cells Can Differentiate Into Cardiac Muscle Cells

Morgridge researchers developed an imaging technique that can predict the efficiency of cardiac muscle cell differentiation from stem cells as a method of quality control for potential regenerative therapies.
27-Jul-2021 4:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Wisconsin Bioethics Project Chronicles Pregnancy, Substance Use Disorder and the Law

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is embarking on a massive research project to shed light on early child development, including the health and developmental implications of opioid use during pregnancy. The very first task is to ensure the...
27-Jul-2021 12:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Bringing microscopy to the biologist

Portable Flamingo microscopes have the potential to democratize science by opening up new opportunities to wide ranges of researchers and institutions.
27-May-2021 12:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Top prizes in ethics cartooning contest address COVID-19 and more

Five prizes were awarded in the fourth annual Morgridge Institute for Research Ethics Cartooning Competition, addressing the social impacts of scientific research, like issues on public health and communication during the COVID-19 pandemic.
6-May-2021 11:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Public voting now open to select winners of the Morgridge Ethics Cartooning Competition

The Morgridge Institute for Research launched the fourth annual Ethics Cartooning Competition, and public voting is now open to select the winners out of 17 semi-finalists.
29-Mar-2021 12:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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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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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