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UW–Madison launches PharmD Early Assurance, opening door for more Wisconsin pharmacists

August 29, 2023

The PharmD Early Assurance program provides conditional admission to the UW–Madison Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program for high school seniors who want to become a pharmacist and are admitted to a four-year UW System university.

UW–Madison joins state consortium to bolster Wisconsin’s lead in biohealth

August 28, 2023

The consortium will build on Wisconsin’s role as a center for growth in personalized medicine and biohealth technology to enhance the health and economic well-being of Wisconsinites and the global community.

During pandemic, proponents of ‘doing your own research’ believed more COVID misinformation

August 15, 2023

DYOR fans among the researcher’s panel of survey respondents grew more distrustful and more ill-informed about COVID-19 even as news of successful vaccine trials emerged.

Cancer diagnosis and treatment could get a boost from machine learning

August 2, 2023

Liquid biopsies rely on simple blood draws instead of taking a piece of cancerous tissue from a tumor with a needle. 

New maps show antimicrobial resistance varies within Wisconsin neighborhoods

July 27, 2023

Mapping variations in antibiotic resistance could help patients receive better informed treatment decisions from their health care providers.

Wisconsin named National Center of Excellence for wastewater surveillance

July 12, 2023

Community-focused wastewater surveillance is a cost-effective tool for public health practice. It involves looking for the presence of pathogens that people shed in sewage, whether or not they have symptoms, and measuring the pathogen levels over time.

Physician training track focuses on serving rural areas

April 25, 2023

Wisconsin Academy for Rural Medicine students complete clinical rotations in small towns to learn how to provide medical care in rural areas. Dozens of physicians play crucial roles as volunteer preceptors throughout the state.

Bakke Center a big hit on its first day

April 24, 2023

The Bakke Recreation & Wellbeing Center impressed students and campus community members, who tried out everything from the Sub-Zero Ice Arena on the first level…

New drug delivery method harnesses clotting to target anti-cancer drugs at tumors

March 30, 2023

Researchers found that in mice that received the engineered proteins via intravenous injections, the proteins led to clot formation almost exclusively within tumors, with only very limited thrombosis occurring elsewhere.

UW Carbone Cancer Center conducting breast cancer vaccine clinical trial

February 7, 2023

The trial is testing a novel vaccine, developed by Dr. Nora Disis at the University of Washington in Seattle, designed to prevent the recurrence of triple-negative breast cancer.

Weight loss may be early predictor of Alzheimer’s disease in Down syndrome

January 31, 2023

The findings indicate weight loss may be a useful predictor of the disease prior to the onset of the cognitive problems that often trigger diagnosis.

Following pandemic, educators are not all right but meditation could ease burden

January 19, 2023

UW's Center for Healthy Minds has found that COVID-19's upheaval of K-12 schooling took its toll on educators and staff, but a meditation app showed promise for relieving symptoms of anxiety and depression.

A blood test for cancer shows promise thanks to machine learning

January 13, 2023

UW–Madison researchers have developed a method for early cancer detection using blood plasma, machine learning and equipment commonly found in medical labs.

First-in-kind psychedelic trials treat opioid and methamphetamine use disorders

January 6, 2023

School of Pharmacy and School of Medicine and Public Health collaborators are leading two first-in-kind clinical psilocybin trials for treating opioid and methamphetamine use disorders.

Lab-grown retinal eye cells make successful connections, open door for clinical trials to treat blindness

January 4, 2023

The most common retinal cell types forming synapses were photoreceptors – rods and cones – which are lost in diseases like retinitis pigmentosa and age-related macular degeneration, as well as in certain eye injuries.

Winter commencement 2022: A joyful step out into the world

December 18, 2022

The winter commencement ceremony at the Kohl Center on Dec. 18 had plenty of pageantry, but also a lot of fun, including foam hands, comedian Charlie Berens and a sprinkling of snow outside.

UW research in 2022: From restored prairie to scorpion venom to the sewer

December 15, 2022

Here are the science stories on campus during 2022 that wowed and inspired us.