Two research teams — one with a potential vaccine for the Zika virus and the other with a new way of monitoring sedated patients — have won $10,000 each in an innovation competition organized by theWisconsin Alumni Research Foundation.

The nonprofit foundation, known as WARF, helps with patenting and advancing University of Wisconsin-Madison research. With investment assets of $2.7 billion, WARF is one of the oldest and biggest academic technology transfer offices in the country.

“The Innovation Awards highlight some of the most sensational ideas being developed across disciplines,” said Erik Iverson, WARF’s managing director, in a news release Thursday. Read the full story here.