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In Directing Stem Cells Study Shows Context Matters

In Directing Stem Cells, Study Shows Context Matters

Terry Devitt, University of Wisconsin-Madison Figuring out how blank slate stem cells decide which kind of cell they want to be when they grow up — a muscle cell, a bone cell, a neuron — has been no small task for science. Human...

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2014-08-26 23:18:09

WCET is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2014 WCET Outstanding Work award: Capella University, Colorado Technical University, Excelsior College, Northern Virginia Community College, and University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee. Boulder, CO (PRWEB) August 26, 2014 Since 2004, the WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies (WCET) has been presenting the WCET Outstanding Work (WOW) award to colleges, universities, and organizations who are implementing exceptionally creative,...

urban sprawl in Las Vegas
2014-08-21 03:00:23

Kelly April Tyrrell, University of Wisconsin-Madison As climate change alters habitats for birds and bees and everything in between, so too does the way humans decide to use land. Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Aarhus University in Denmark have, for the first time, found a way to determine the potential combined impacts of both climate and land-use change on plants, animals and ecosystems across the country. The study, which looks at estimates of climate and...

2014-08-08 10:57:48

University of Wisconsin-Madison A team of researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison has identified the genes and enzymes that create a promising compound — the 19 carbon furan-containing fatty acid (19Fu-FA). The compound has a variety of potential uses as a biological alternative for compounds currently derived from fossil fuels. Researchers from the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC), which is headquartered at UW-Madison and funded by the U.S. Department of...

blood cells
2014-07-14 13:18:39

University of Wisconsin-Madison The ability to reliably and safely make in the laboratory all of the different types of cells in human blood is one key step closer to reality. Writing today in the journal Nature Communications, a group led by University of Wisconsin-Madison stem cell researcher Igor Slukvin reports the discovery of two genetic programs responsible for taking blank-slate stem cells and turning them into both red and the array of white cells that make up human blood. [...

2014-06-30 08:30:48

Prevalence of pay-for-quality contracts drives health system to add quality tracking, reporting and analytics capabilities DALLAS and WATERTOWN, Wis., June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- UW Health Partners Watertown Regional Medical Center (WRMC) has expanded its deployment of Web-based population health management technology from Phytel to help it improve health outcomes, track and report on quality improvements, and maximize value-based incentives from payers....

The Shocking Story Of How Some Fish Evolved Electric Organs
2014-06-27 07:06:34

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online By sequencing the genome of the electric eel for the first time, researchers have discovered how certain types of aquatic creatures were able to develop organs that allow them to produce electricity outside of their bodies. Publishing a paper in the latest edition of the journal Science, scientists from Michigan State University, University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of Texas-Austin and the Systemix Institute explain how...

2014-06-19 23:04:38

Predictive Modeling Technology to Support Retention and Enrollment Management Efforts Conway, NH (PRWEB) June 19, 2014 Rapid Insight Inc., the leading provider of easy to use predictive analytics and data intelligence software, today announced that University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of Wisconsin-Superior and University of Wisconsin-Whitewater have selected the Rapid Insight product suite to aid them in their student retention and enrollment management efforts. The three schools...

Buried Fossil Soils Found To Be Rich In Carbon
2014-05-26 03:40:43

By Terry Devitt, University of Wisconsin-Madison Soils that formed on the Earth’s surface thousands of years ago and that are now deeply buried features of vanished landscapes have been found to be rich in carbon, adding a new dimension to our planet’s carbon cycle. The finding, reported today (May 25, 2014) in the journal Nature Geoscience, is significant as it suggests that deep soils can contain long-buried stocks of organic carbon which could, through erosion, agriculture,...

2014-05-05 12:23:27

New vehicle systems lab expands Johnson Controls' investment in innovation MADISON Wis., May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A new laboratory at the Wisconsin Energy Institute on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus will strengthen Johnson Controls' innovation capabilities as the company researches and develops next-generation technology. The partnership represents the kind of innovation Johnson Controls is developing to craft the next generation of market-leading energy storage...

Marital Stress Linked To Depression
2014-04-27 05:17:10

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Marriage is hard work and can often lead to stress. A new study from the University of Wisconsin-Madison reveals that such marital stress could make people more susceptible to depression. According to the research team, people who experience chronic stress in their marriage are less able to savor positive experiences, and are more likely to report other depressive symptoms. The findings, published in a recent issue of the Journal of...


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