Category Health & Wellness

For football-loving students, ‘Mocktailgate’ will offer all the fun, none of the hangover

September 16, 2019

Students who want to get their Badger spirit on this weekend but not be around alcohol have another option: a “Mocktailgate” on Library Mall from 9 to 11 a.m. Sept. 21.

Tiny capsules packed with gene-editing tools offer alternative to viral delivery of gene therapy

September 9, 2019

Researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison have packed a gene-editing payload into a customizable, synthetic nanocapsule.

New nursing immersion program offers students meaningful, hands-on experience at respite camp

September 6, 2019

Nursing students in a new summer respite camp immersion course provided services for people with a broad spectrum of disabilities and practiced new nursing skills.

Videos, music on tablets boost moods of dementia patients and caregivers

September 3, 2019

A pilot study analyzed by researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Pharmacy finds that dementia patients given access to tablets loaded with apps for photos and music, and common apps such as YouTube, experience more positive moods.

Electronic records pin broad set of health risks on genetic premutation

August 21, 2019

UW–Madison's Marsha Mailick led researchers from the Waisman Center and Marshfield Clinic in a study that employed machine learning to mine decades of electronic health records of nearly 20,000 individuals.

Single protein plays important dual transport roles in the brain

August 15, 2019

A wide range of neurological conditions could benefit from the growth of axons — the telephone wires of the nervous system — including spinal cord injuries and some neurodegenerative diseases, says researcher Edwin Chapman.

Two different equine diseases detected in Wisconsin in recent weeks

August 14, 2019

Following news in early August that 2019’s first case of Eastern equine encephalitis was detected in Wisconsin, another horse in Wisconsin was diagnosed with a separate disease called equine infectious anemia.

UW study: Major surgery is associated with minor cognitive decline

August 8, 2019

The decline was akin to about five months of aging, according to research led by Dr. Robert Sanders,  assistant professor of anesthesiology, and conducted by Dr. Bryan Krause, assistant scientist in anesthesiology.

Fear of more dangerous second Zika, dengue infections unfounded in monkeys

August 1, 2019

As outbreaks on Pacific islands and in the Americas in recent years made Zika virus a pressing public health concern, the Zika virus’s close similarity to dengue presented the possibility that one infection may exacerbate the other.

Simultaneous infection by two viruses the key to studying rare lymphoma

July 29, 2019

The successful creation of stable, cancer-like cells in the lab opens up opportunities for understanding the progression of this and related cancers and, perhaps, developing treatments.

Rural placements for nursing students help address rural health-care shortage

July 23, 2019

A partnership between the Monroe Clinic-SSM Health and the UW–Madison School of Nursing exposes nursing students to a rural practice, and many return to it.

Investigation into fungal infection reveals genetic vulnerability in Hmong

July 15, 2019

A new UW–Madison study has identified a specific genetic vulnerability among Hmong people that renders them more susceptible to the disease-causing fungus.

Researchers probe cell division defects to gain insight into cancer

July 8, 2019

Colleagues at the UW Carbone Cancer Center are leading efforts to better understand how chromosome segregation goes wrong and contributes to disease.

UW-Platteville, UW–Madison explore PA partnership

July 3, 2019

Under the concept, students would earn a physician assistant degree through UW–Madison’s nationally recognized program by attending classes at UW-Platteville.

Wisconsin Medicaid expansion lowered antidiabetic drug costs 70%

July 1, 2019

A new UW–Madison study shows that Wisconsin Medicaid’s 2014 coverage expansion had a tremendous impact on making antidiabetic drugs more affordable for one of the state’s populations that needs them most: childless adults with low income.

UW Shelter Medicine assists with cases of influenza in shelter dogs

June 21, 2019

Nine dogs in two Oakland, California, animal shelters have tested positive for canine influenza. The UW School of Veterinary Medicine is working closely with the shelters to manage the cases and implement precautionary measures.

UW Changes Lives: Campus-born fertility company seeks to improve women’s health care, Wisconsin economy

May 24, 2019

What started as a side project in a UW–Madison laboratory is now a successful business that’s closer than ever to giving women a way to help overcome difficulties in conceiving a child.