Stories indexed under: Health and medicine

Total: 6

  • Ultrasound Ultrasound enhancement provides clarity to damaged tendons, ligaments Sept. 19, 2014 Ultrasound is a safe, affordable and noninvasive way to see internal structures, including the developing fetus. Ultrasound can also “see” other soft tissue — including tendons, which attach muscles to bone, and ligaments, which attach bone to bone. Ray Vanderby, a professor of biomedical engineering and orthopedics and rehabilitation at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, is commercializing an ultrasound method to analyze the condition of soft tissue.
  • UW team studies the mechanics of stronger bones Sept. 19, 2012 As human bones age, they undergo geometric changes and also lose minerals such as calcium that give them density and strength.
  • Nursing program in La Crosse to end April 19, 2012 As the UW-Madison School of Nursing re-engineers its curriculum, a mutual decision has been made to end a La Crosse-based offering of its nursing program that the school operated jointly with Gundersen Lutheran Health System.
  • UW law professor offers look at FDA from the inside out March 8, 2012 UW Law Professor R. Alta Charo was senior policy adviser to the commissioner at the Food and Drug Administration from August 2009 until June 2011. Now back on campus, Charo spoke reflects on her time with the FDA.
  • In new book, leading neuroscientist describes your brain on emotion March 5, 2012 Building on more than 30 years of cutting-edge brain research, a new book by UW–Madison psychology and psychiatry professor Richard J. Davidson offers an inside look into how emotions are coded in our brains and our power to control them.
  • Image of deforestation Incidence of malaria jumps when Amazon forests are cut June 16, 2010 Establishing a firm link between environmental change and human disease has always been an iffy proposition. Now, however, a team of scientists from UW-Madison, writing in the online issue of the CDC journal Emerging Infectious Diseases, presents the most enumerated case to date linking increased incidence of malaria to land-use practices in the Amazon.