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Diminishing oil reserves and the threat of global warming caused by releasing carbon into the atmosphere have researchers searching for a sustainable, carbon-neutral fuel to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels. UW-Madison researcher James Dumesic has created a path to such a fuel, and his...

UW-Madison's master of science in biotechnology degree responds to the realities of technology commercialization, where market potential, scientific merit, and government regulations collide. The program, which integrates content from six UW-Madison colleges, emphasizes cross-disciplinary learning in its attempt to take a comprehensive approach to business,...

The University of Wisconsin-Madison has finalized an exclusive license with Enable IPC Corp. to develop and sell ultracapacitor technology. The agreement formalizes a relationship that began with a license option agreement that gave Enable IPC the option to license the ultracapacitor technology, an alternative to...

The legacy of UW Chancellor John Wiley is not confined to the UW-Madison campus, but throughout the state of Wisconsin, according to columnist Tom Still. In this edition of Inside Wisconsin, Still notes that Wisconsin businesses and campuses throughout the state, particularly UW-Milwaukee, have had...

A noted researcher in the area of infectious disease has been tabbed as the new dean of the Department of Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Jonathan Ravdin, the Nesbitt Professor and chairman of the Department of Medicine at the University of Minnesota...

UW-Madison Chancellor John D. Wiley, who has led Wisconsin's flagship university since 2001, has announced that he is stepping down as chancellor effective in September of 2008. Under Wiley's leadership, UW-Madison has risen to No. 2 nationally in terms of the amount of research conducted...

A team led by University of Wisconsin biologist Gabriela Cezar has used human embryonic stem cells to predict the toxic effects of drugs and provide chemical clues to diagnosing disease, according to a report in the journal Stem Cells and Development. By tuning in to...

Dr. James Thomson of the University of Wisconsin-Madison will speak on “Stem cell research: The Next Chapter" at the Jan. 22 luncheon meeting of the Wisconsin Innovation Network in Madison. A team led by Thomson recently discovered a way to produce embryonic stem cells from...