Tag Health & medicine

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.

Students, professor honored for scholarship, community service

October 31, 2016

Two UW–Madison seniors and a professor have been recognized by the Alliant Energy Foundation and the University of Wisconsin System for their outstanding achievements.

Alumnus’s startup seeks more precise screening for prostate cancer

October 26, 2016

Success will take years, but if the noninvasive screening test works, it could aid in early detection of a cancer that kills about 26,000 American men every year.

Study links changes in collagen to worse pancreatic cancer prognosis

October 21, 2016

The study reinforces growing evidence that collagen, which forms fibrous networks in skin, tendons and muscles, is intimately involved in several cancers.

Meningitis vaccines for students at the SERF continue today

October 18, 2016

Students 25 and under are urged to stop by the SERF and get the vaccine - it's fast, friendly and free.

UW-Madison recommends meningitis B vaccination for undergraduates; free immunizations available beginning Oct. 20

October 14, 2016

The recommendation comes in response to two confirmed cases in students last week. Both students are currently recovering.