New technology for controlling neural tissue manufacturing

Cells in the human body destined to become part of the central nervous system—like the brain and spinal cord, for example—do remarkable things. As the cells differentiate in vivo, they organize themselves into a single epithelial tube, the starting point …

Project plots safe passage for patients

A fall sends an elderly woman to the emergency room. After a short hospital stay, she returns to her nursing home, where she avoids walking for fear of another slip. In the meantime, though, she develops a blood clot that …

Leveraging AI to monitor exposure to air contaminants

Monitoring air contaminant exposure is vital in ongoing efforts to detect the presence of dangerous chemicals and understand how urban pollution affects human health.

Portrait of Victor Zavala
Victor Zavala

And a team of researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Cornell University is …

Have you heard? Animal-inspired sensors can detect distant objects

Drawing inspiration from the directional hearing abilities of geckos, a multi-institution team led by engineers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison has created first-of-their-kind high-resolution sensors that can deduce the angle of incoming light beams.

It’s an advance that could help …