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Students of innovative course report significantly improved mental health and flourishing

September 21, 2022

Students enrolled in an experimental course called The of Art and Science of Human Flourishing demonstrated improved mental health and flourishing, according to researchers at the UW–Madison Center for Healthy Minds and collaborators.

Creating stem cells from minipigs offers promise for improved treatments

September 15, 2022

A new study from Wan-Ju Li's lab in the UW–Madison Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine Center advances research into reparative osteoarthritis therapies using stem cells derived from the ears of miniature pigs.

More news, more worry during pandemic

July 20, 2022

“What we’d hope is that you could counter uncertainty by learning more about the world ... (but) that wasn’t the case with COVID-19," says researcher Markus Brauer. "Higher media consumption — seeking out the news — was associated with more emotional distress.”

Research Cores Initiative helps replace equipment and enhance services

July 12, 2022

Cores are unique spaces where researchers can consult with technical experts. But the shared instruments, equipment and other resources they depend on have a limited lifespan.

Were U Wondering … how vaccines work?

July 12, 2022

Ann Palmenberg, professor of virology and biochemistry, explains how vaccines trick your immune system into thinking you've had an infection so you'll be protected when a real virus comes along.

Unexpected link between most common cancer drivers may yield more effective drugs

July 7, 2022

A UW–Madison research team has discovered a direct link between cellular pathways that make promising targets for new cancer treatments.

New study allows researchers to more efficiently form human heart cells from stem cells

July 1, 2022

The heart muscle cells, according to the UW–Madison Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine Center, could be useful for cardiac repair, regeneration and cell therapy.

Non-invasive liquid biopsy tracks cancer treatment success in real time

May 26, 2022

These blood tests could help physicians better treat their patients by allowing them to see which treatments are working in real time without the need for repeated, invasive biopsies of solid tumors.

Faculty receive WARF Named Professorships, Kellett Fellowships, and Romnes Awards

May 19, 2022

Thirty-two members of the UW–Madison faculty have been awarded fellowships from the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education, spanning the arts and humanities, physical sciences, social sciences and biological sciences.

COVID questions: Vaccines for toddlers; making sense of metrics

May 12, 2022

When will pediatric vaccines be approved? What information is the most important on Covid dashboards at this phase of the pandemic?

Drone-delivered defibrillators could save lives

May 10, 2022

The new research details the framework for designing a network of AED-outfitted, autonomous flying drones, which could allow the life-saving devices to more quickly reach people experiencing cardiac arrest.

UW Veterinary Care offers rabbit vaccine against highly contagious, fatal disease

May 5, 2022

The clinic is one of about a dozen animal hospitals in the state to offer the vaccine and part of a growing effort nationally to encourage rabbit owners to seek vaccination.

Study finds 63% of teens have healthy relationship with digital technology

May 5, 2022

Researchers in the UW School of Medicine and Public Health say family rules on the amount of screen time teens are allowed are less effective in fostering good digital practices than focusing on the content of what they are viewing.

Osorio to lead UW Global Health Institute

May 3, 2022

Jorge Osorio, an expert in epidemiology, virology and vaccines, has been named the next director of GHI, which applies research, education and outreach to advance equitable and sustainable health in Wisconsin and around the world.

UW–Madison’s ultra-efficient carbon capture tech earns top 60 spot in global XPRIZE challenge

April 22, 2022

Team members are forming a company and actively seeking additional funding from venture capitalists and other sources.

Biodegradable gel boosts immune system’s attack on several cancers in mice

April 6, 2022

The gel, tested in mice, releases drugs and special antibodies that simultaneously deplete immune-blocking cells called macrophages from the surgical site and activate T cells so they can attack cancer.