Tag Health & medicine

GE visits campus to honor student contest winner, talk innovation

September 9, 2016

It’s hard to take Chris Nguyen seriously when he says, “I’m just a regular guy.” After all, he drew leaders from international industrial giant GE to the University of Wisconsin–Madison campus Monday bearing awards and scholarship money.

Chemistry method expedites path to useful molecules for medicine

September 1, 2016

The new method gives chemists prospecting for bioactive molecules a new tool in the search for novel drugs or chemicals for agriculture.

Symmetry crucial for building key biomaterial collagen in the lab

August 25, 2016

Functional human collagen has been impossible to create in the lab. Now, a team of University of Wisconsin–Madison researchers describe what may be the key to growing functional, natural collagen fibers outside of the body: symmetry.

Innovative program helps state residents living with diabetes

August 24, 2016

Healthy Living with Diabetes classes are offered throughout the state by the Wisconsin Institute for Healthy Aging with support from the UW–Madison Health Innovation Program. They help people manage their diabetes with practical advice delivered by trained leaders, many of whom have diabetes.

Children of Alzheimer’s Patients Can Be Valuable Resources for Scientists

August 11, 2016

Researchers are hoping to learn what causes Alzheimer’s and what treatments might be effective by studying people whose families have a history of the disease.

UW-Madison technology enlisted in battle against hepatitis B

August 10, 2016

A method that emerged from a UW–Madison spinoff company is in clinical trials in Europe, Asia and the United States against the infection, which can destroy the liver.

Mitochondrial maps reveal new connections to poorly understood diseases

August 4, 2016

Mitochondrial diseases strike about 1 in 4,000 people and there are currently no licensed therapies available beyond treatments with vitamins and supplements.

A panel of biomarkers may predict early Alzheimer’s disease

August 1, 2016

A new scientific approach may help predict which older adults are more likely to develop cognitive symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease well before the onset of dementia, says study author Sterling Johnson.

Tiny 3-D models may yield big insights into ovarian cancer

July 25, 2016

With a unique approach that draws on 3-D printing technologies, a team of UW–Madison researchers is developing new tools for understanding how ovarian cancer develops in women.

Study: Working with others can help prevent Alzheimer’s

July 25, 2016

New research from the Wisconsin Registry for Alzheimer’s Prevention and the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center shows that people whose jobs involve complex interactions with other people fare the best as their brains age. These include jobs that involve mentoring, negotiating or teaching.

UW, Purdue scientists solve structure of cold virus linked to childhood asthma

July 13, 2016

The findings provide the foundation for future antiviral drug and vaccine development against rhinovirus C.

A taste of vision: Device translates from camera to brain, via the tongue

July 6, 2016

The device, patented almost 20 years ago by a visionary UW doctor, is now on the market after a long campaign by the company he founded.

UW-Madison spinoff taking a big bite out of swallowing problems

July 1, 2016

Swallow Solutions' system sets up a customized therapy program so users can strengthen the tongue and associated swallowing muscles in the throat.