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UW teams up with NFL on research designed to reduce head injuries in athletes

November 23, 2021

Researchers will collect data from high-tech mouthguard sensors that measure impact speed, direction, force, location and severity of head impacts.

COVID questions: Thanksgiving; boosters

November 9, 2021

This ongoing series answers questions about COVID-19 and the pandemic. Today: Should we feel OK traveling for the holiday? Is it safe to mix the vaccines?

Moderna COVID-19 vaccine pediatric clinical trial to focus on ages 6 months to 5 years

November 8, 2021

“This is the final frontier. Our very youngest children need to get the vaccine and we need to make sure they are safe,” says Bill Hartman, co-principal investigator of the KidCOVE clinical trial at UW–Madison.

Call for proposals in second round of Research Forward initiative

November 2, 2021

In its recent and historic annual gift announcement in support of the University of Wisconsin–Madison, the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation designated $10.5 million to…

ProPublica’s Caroline Chen is UW–Madison’s fall Science Journalist in Residence

October 26, 2021

Chen, whose work spans public health, the pharmaceutical industry, hospitals and regulators, has spent much of the last 20 months covering the coronavirus pandemic for the investigative journalism newsroom ProPublica.

New technique, effective in mice, could help advance the use of probiotics

October 14, 2021

Researchers in the School of Pharmacy, led by Quanyin Hu, have developed a system that can keep probiotic bacteria alive in the lower intestine long enough to help treat or prevent colitis in a mouse model of the disease.

Stem cell project to create new model to study brain development and Down syndrome

October 7, 2021

The research is funded through an $11 million Transformative Research grant from the National Institutes of Health, which supports exceptionally innovative or unconventional research projects with the potential to advance their field.

Scott elected to lead American Academy of Nursing

October 7, 2021

Linda Scott, dean of the UW–Madison School of Nursing, was chosen by more than 2,700 academy fellows. Scott’s research focuses on the impact of fatigue and sleep deprivation on both nurses and their patients.

Nasia Safdar becomes associate dean for clinical trials

September 30, 2021

Safdar, a professor in the School of Medicine and Public Health and infectious disease specialist at UW Health, will work to create the most efficient and user-friendly environment for clinical trials.

300 interviews: Ajay Sethi’s pandemic pivot

September 28, 2021

When COVID-19 hit, Sethi's expertise made him a frequent source for national and local news media. At the same time, he was continuing to teach his unexpectedly timely course "Conspiracies in Public Health."

Breast cancer researchers learn how to teach an old drug new tricks to help patients

September 23, 2021

UW researchers have uncovered a key feature of breast cancers that renders them either vulnerable or resistant to paclitaxel treatment, which could help identify which patients are most likely to see success.

UW aging researchers to expand ‘Elder Tree’ web platform to smart devices

September 23, 2021

Elder Tree supports older adults who wish to remain in their homes. Now, because not everyone can use a computer easily, it will be adapted for smart speakers and smart displays.