Tag Health & medicine

UW–Madison engineers, local manufacturers race pandemic to protect healthcare workers

March 23, 2020

The group has built prototypes and launched a website where it's encouraging healthcare facilities, manufacturers and donors to fill out an intake form to help assess need and build more connections while production capacity is rapidly expanded.

Taking survey can help thwart COVID-19, spread Wisconsin Idea

March 20, 2020

Based on your responses, a UW–Madison team will design a social media campaign to successfully encourage healthy behavior.

Newly identified cellular trash removal program helps create new neurons

February 27, 2020

New research by University of Wisconsin–Madison scientists reveals how a cellular filament helps neural stem cells clear damaged and clumped proteins, an important step in eventually producing new neurons.

Cells carrying Parkinson’s mutation could lead to new model for studying disease

February 27, 2020

The edited cells are a step toward studying the degenerative neurological disorder in a primate model, which has proven elusive.

Invention is an insulin innovation

January 21, 2020

A University of Wisconsin–Madison alumnus is now selling a patented device to help people with diabetes safely and easily inject insulin with just one hand.

Access to Medicare increases cancer detection, reduces cancer mortality rate

January 13, 2020

Access to Medicare significantly affects detection of certain cancers and life expectancy following cancer diagnosis, according to a new study from the UW School of Medicine and Public Health.

75 years later, UW–Madison inventors aim to replace old-style breast-surgery marker

January 3, 2020

Under Elucent's system, a SmartClip is placed in a patient's tumor that emits a high frequency signal or “chirp” when activated, so it can guide the surgeon to the tissue that needs to be removed.

In Wisconsin, 3 in 5 people with Down syndrome diagnosed with dementia by age 55

October 28, 2019

A UW–Madison researcher says the findings "show us areas where we need to invest resources in services, treatment and research.”

21st century medicine helps Amish deal with rare, inherited illnesses

October 17, 2019

A rural doctor has a close collaboration with specialists at the University of Wisconsin–Madison who have developed tests, and suggested treatments, for several rare genetic conditions in the Amish and Mennonites communities.

Moving beyond hype: Could one-two treatment restore damaged heart muscle?

September 27, 2019

UW-Madison researchers hope a combination of two cutting-edge approaches would use a fabric-like material to prevent “wash-out” and successfully implant cardiomyocytes to damaged hearts.

Red Tutu Trot: A fun way to raise money for cardiac health on campus

September 25, 2019

Heart disease and cardiac arrest affects both young and old populations, yet cardiac health seems to rarely be on the minds of college students. Cardiac on Campus has the goal of changing that.

“Clamp” regulates message transfer between mammal neurons

September 9, 2019

A UW researcher has described a key component of the nervous system — the brake, or “clamp,” that prevents the fusion pore from completing its formation and opening.

Stem cell scientists clear another hurdle in creating transplant arteries

May 9, 2019

Scientists at the Morgridge Institute for Research are one step closer to realizing their dream of creating artery banks with readily-available material to replace diseased arteries during surgery.

Commencement spotlight: UW grad uses brother’s injury as inspiration for research

May 8, 2019

Stefanie Henry will graduate from UW as a double major in neurobiology and French, along with an extensive background in nervous system trauma research that is inspired by her brother’s spinal cord injury.

Nursing student upholds family tradition as fourth-generation Badger nurse

May 1, 2019

Following in the footsteps of her great-grandmother, grandmother and aunt, Emily Hanna is the fourth in her family to take part in UW–Madison’s nursing program. The program has seen some serious changes in that time.

Doctor’s brainstorm being realized at UW–Madison spinoff

March 14, 2019

Atrility hopes to market a device that would help in pediatric heart surgery. The design was begun by students in UW–Madison’s department of biomedical engineering.

MR Guidance: Next frontier in hemorrhagic stroke

March 5, 2019

A UW–Madison startup called InseRT MRI has the goal of guiding drug placements in the brain with MRI, under a license to a patent held by WARF.