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How should journalists cover coronavirus preprint studies?

May 11, 2020

Headlines that don’t stand up to scrutiny are among the perils of writing about scientific articles that have not yet undergone peer review by experts in the field, says emerita Professor Sharon Dunwoody.

UW Health expands COVID-19 testing

May 4, 2020

UW Health has more than doubled the number of daily completed tests. People with at least one mild symptom can be tested.

Report finds regional health, economic factors are key to reopening Wisconsin economy

April 28, 2020

“Policymakers will need to balance the health risks of relaxing social distancing guidelines with the economic costs of maintaining the restrictions,” says Professor Noah Williams. “We provide metrics to help inform decisions on those tradeoffs."

Making work-at-home work: A little more help

April 28, 2020

Here are more of the tips and tricks that faculty and staff have shared with their colleagues for adjusting to changes in work and home life.

Teams from Wisconsin, New York search for molecular clues to defeat COVID-19

April 27, 2020

Morgridge Institute researchers are hoping to better understand what factors influence whether a patient will suffer from complications such as acute respiratory distress syndrome.

Firefighters parade in support of health workers

April 24, 2020

Fire engines from local Madison stations circled the VA Hospital, UW Hospital and Clinics and American Family Children's Hospital, flashing their lights and sounding their sirens in appreciation of medical staff for their work in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Educational engineering games take stay-at-home kids to the next level

April 23, 2020

UW–Madison engineers and Field Day Lab game designers have developed options for productive screen time for kids at home during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Avoiding misinformation about COVID-19 and influenza research

April 22, 2020

Read in Spanish Misinformation with respect to science is not new, but it can be particularly troublesome and even dangerous during the…

Researchers at UW–Madison lead data science coalition to aid with COVID-19

April 21, 2020

Early modeling results show that the speed of viral transmission has slowed since Wisconsin's first “Safer at Home” executive order, demonstrating that social distancing is necessary to stop the spread of the disease.

WARF commits $100K to scaling up COVID solutions

April 21, 2020

The new UW/WARF COVID-19 Accelerator Challenge is intended to speed development of prototypes and concepts that can be deployed in 6-12 months.

Badger Talks examines personal finance in a pandemic

April 21, 2020

Should you tap your retirement savings? Borrow or lend money? J. Michael Collins offers advice on these and other financial matters under the strain of current economic conditions.

UW–Madison engineer works with local health leaders to develop COVID-19 prediction models

April 17, 2020

The models use a swath of relevant, research-based parameters to predict the number of cases of in the region.

Extension offers guidance on operating a farm during the pandemic

April 17, 2020

While much of the negative impact on agriculture by COVID-19 is out of farmers' control, there are things they can do now to reduce or prevent the impact of the virus on the health and productivity of their farm.

School of Pharmacy team produces hand sanitizer for UW Health

April 10, 2020

The school's Zeeh Pharmaceutical Experiment Station started production on March 20 and, in less than a week, provided more than 100 gallons of vitally important sanitizer.

Getting by with a little help

April 9, 2020

Here are some of the things UW–Madison employees have done at home to make their now multi-purposed surroundings — and their lives in general — more pleasant and efficient.

More experts from UW–Madison available to discuss COVID-19

April 3, 2020

They can comment on the impact of the coronavirus pandemic and provide tips and information helping people navigate the challenges to their daily lives.