Tag Diseases

UW Health asks patients COVID-19 screening questions

March 4, 2020

Due to the increase in respiratory illness and the rise of COVID-19 (coronavirus), UW Health is following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines in screening its patients.

Clinical trial for Ebola vaccine developed at UW–Madison underway in Japan

December 13, 2019

Fifteen healthy young men will receive two doses of the experimental vaccine. If the first group tolerates it, an additional group of up to 20 volunteers will receive a higher dose of the vaccine.

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.

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.

Cell component breakdown suggests possible treatment for multiple neural disorders

February 11, 2019

New UW–Madison research provides the first direct evidence that mitochondria dysfunction contributes to fragile X and autism, raising hope for new therapeutic developments.

Clinical prospects for stem cells begin to emerge

September 20, 2018

Responsible science is almost always a slow, grueling process, but 20 years after James Thomson derived the first human embryonic stem cell lines, experts in the field of stem cell and regenerative medicine feel more optimistic than ever.

Finding a weak link in the frightful parasite Schistosoma

July 10, 2018

More than 250 million people, mostly in Africa and Asia, have schistosomiasis, which kills an estimated 280,000 each year. “We don’t get that many aha! moments in our lives as scientists,” says a researcher. “This was one of them.”

Lipids in blood and liver offer insights into metabolic health

June 27, 2018

Often, in order to identify a fatty liver, an invasive liver biopsy is required. Taking a blood sample would be a much simpler way to diagnose it.

Bringing cheap and accurate tuberculosis tests to Africa

January 18, 2018

Researchers are developing a "robust, simple and inexpensive way to increase the sensitivity of an existing TB test" by integrating a step very similar to a pregnancy test.

Monkeys infected by mosquito bites further Zika virus research

December 13, 2017

Monkeys who catch Zika virus through bites from infected mosquitoes develop infections that look like human Zika cases, and may help researchers understand the many ways Zika can be transmitted.