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Cell mechanics offers new clue in genetic heart disease

Catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia (CPVT) is a mouthful of a heart disease that’s essentially an invisible ticking time bomb for the estimated 1 in 10,000 people who have it. Often,…


PhD students, postdoctoral researcher receive Thomas J. R. Hughes Fellowships

Three University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers have earned Thomas J. R. Hughes Fellowships from the U.S. National Committee on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (USNC/TAM). The prestigious fellowship honors standout early career…

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Experimental model of ovarian cancer shows effect of healthy cell arrangement in metastasis

Ovarian cancer devastates more than 20,000 women in the United States every year, due in part to its tendency to evade detection and present after metastatic spread. A key element…

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Laying the foundation: First-year students build prototype magnetic shields for space travel

In fall 2020, first-year College of Engineering students tackled a project of out-of-this-world proportions: how to design a magnetic shield system to protect astronauts on long interplanetary journeys. Their clients—Paolo…

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Research effort driving advances to combat traumatic brain injuries

Many concussions don’t produce noticeable symptoms, leaving them likely to go undiagnosed and putting the injured at increased risk for lasting complications like brain damage. A team of researchers led…

first-year engineering students in InterEngr 170

Magnetic attraction: In hands-on course, freshmen design shielding for space travel

Students in the fall 2020 freshman design course are taking on an out-of-this-world project. InterEngr 170 is a class that gives first-year Badger engineers valuable hands-on learning opportunities as they…


What they learned: UW entrepreneurs focus on the big question

As the University of Wisconsin–Madison continues to gain recognition for fueling Wisconsin’s high-technology economy, we wondered what some pioneers had learned during their transition from scientist to corporate leader. Three…

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After hurricanes, Puerto Rican scholars find second research home at UW-Madison

Mara Domenech’s worst enemy might be power outages. More than a year before Hurricanes Irma and Maria decimated Puerto Rico’s electricity infrastructure; one such power outage precipitated a fire that…


Engineering faculty lead the way on UW2020 projects

College of Engineering faculty members are leading or collaborating on 11 projects selected for fourth-round funding in the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation UW2020 initiative, which supports potentially transformative and groundbreaking…

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Eight engineering students win NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

Five undergraduate students and three PhD candidates from the University of Wisconsin-Madison College of Engineering have received National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship awards. The eight recipients are: • Kiersten…