Tag Health

New measure of insulin-making cells could gauge diabetes progression, treatment

August 10, 2017

Researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison have developed a new measurement for the volume and activity of beta cells, the source of the sugar-regulating hormone insulin.

UW Hmong-American nurse brings her community to the doctor’s office

August 4, 2017

Maichou Lor developed new survey tools that she hopes can help close gaps in access to care among her own community and other underserved populations.

Exit Interview: University Health Services Director Sarah Van Orman

June 13, 2017

Van Orman departs this month to take on a new role as the associate vice provost for student affairs and chief student health officer at the University of Southern California.

Machine learning can detect a genetic disorder from speech recordings

June 12, 2017

Researchers accurately identified individuals with a genetic condition known as fragile X premutation, linked to neurodegenerative disorders, infertility or having a child with fragile X syndrome.

UW-Madison partnership works to improve birth outcomes in Wisconsin

May 2, 2017

A community-academic partnership between UW–Madison and community organizations is leading efforts in Wisconsin to improve infant health outcomes and eliminate disparities in African-American infant mortality.

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.