Tag Health & medicine

UW-Madison celebrates community partnerships

June 22, 2017

UW-Madison will honor seven collaborations with the 2017 Community-University Partnership Awards, held from 5 to 7 p.m. June 28 at Olin House.

Stem cells yield nature’s blueprint for body’s vasculature

May 30, 2017

A team led by Igor Slukvin, a University of Wisconsin–Madison professor, describes the developmental pathway that gives rise to the different types of cells that make up human vasculature.

Wisconsin Express program teaches students about health care in underserved areas

May 22, 2017

A group of 75 University of Wisconsin–Madison students will be in the field May 21-26 to learn firsthand about the diversity of the state’s health care system.

UW, GE Healthcare team up to improve medical imaging, patient outcomes

May 19, 2017

A multi-decade relationship between UW–Madison and GE Healthcare has created a stream of medical imaging inventions that look inside the human body with increasing accuracy.

Advances breathe new life into Madison infection-detection company

April 24, 2017

A UW–Madison spinoff called Isomark is working to introduce a new infection-detection technology into hospital intensive care units.

Campus marks Disability Awareness Week with art, tech and more

April 18, 2017

Events include lectures, an adaptive fitness open house, a technology fair and an art exhibition.

Engineer aims to grow spinal tissue in lab

March 21, 2017

One of regenerative medicine's applications "is the ability to create human tissues and watch diseases occur in a dish, which is extremely powerful for developing new therapies,” says Randolph Ashton, a professor of biomedical engineering.

Surgeon honored for work in orthopedics, sports medicine

March 17, 2017

The American Medical Women’s Association will honor Dr. Tamara Scerpella with its Woman in Science Award, recognizing her contributions to medical science, through basic research, publications and leadership in the field.

App offers fast track for inserting photos into medical record

March 8, 2017

Two UW radiologists founded ImageMoverMD, a Middleton business that streamlines image processing in hospitals and clinics, and enables quick consultations between specialists.

UW sleep research high-resolution images show how the brain resets during sleep

February 2, 2017

Drs. Cirelli, foreground, and Tononi, right, study an image of a mouse brain taken by a scanning electron microscope, left. Thousands of these images …

Awake despite anesthesia? Study finds risk lower than thought

December 15, 2016

A new study found that, contrary to many previous studies, just more than 4 percent of surgical patients were conscious while under general anesthesia. None remembered it afterward.

Cancer signaling pathway could illuminate new avenue to therapy

November 23, 2016

The study could establish new avenues of therapeutic treatments for many types of solid tumors.