Tag Health

Antibiotic alternatives, delivered by friendly microbes

April 13, 2017

A University of Wisconsin–Madison professor is looking to probiotics as a way to sneak in antibiotic-free treatment for Clostridium difficile, or C. diff, a resilient gastrointestinal pathogen.

Researchers gain insight into day-to-day lives of parents raising children with autism

March 20, 2017

A new study led by Sigan Hartley looks at the daily experiences of these parents to provide a more detailed picture of the strengths and vulnerabilities of couples raising a child with ASD.

Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene director finalists announced

February 9, 2017

The director provides leadership in analytical services, research, teaching and outreach, as well as policy issues impacting public and environmental health in Wisconsin.

UW startup bringing high-speed gene sequencing to water purity tests

January 27, 2017

A fledgling company that emerged from the UW–Madison College of Engineering applies high-speed genetic sequencing to the difficult problem of detecting — and for the first time counting — pathogens in water.

UW-Madison launches Microbiome Initiative

January 10, 2017

Recent studies have shown that the complement of microorganisms known as the microbiome is an important determinant of human health and disease.

Byzantine skeleton yields 800-year-old genomes from a fatal infection

January 10, 2017

Researchers discovered extraordinarily well preserved microfossils — mineralized ‘ghost cells’ — that closely resembled bacteria from the genus Staphylococcus.

Heat-activated penile implant might restore sexual function in men with E.D.

December 28, 2016

Brian Le, a UW urologist with a background in materials science, estimates that the device — if it continues to reach its research milestones — could come to market in five to 10 years.

Report shows much room for improvement in Wisconsin’s health

December 16, 2016

The report by researchers at the UW Population Health Institute gives Wisconsin a grade of B– for overall health, and warns that we are falling behind other states.