Tag Health & medicine

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.

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.

Program helps address shortage of physicians in rural areas

February 7, 2019

The program was created due to the shortage of physicians in rural Wisconsin. While 29 percent of Wisconsin residents live in rural locations, only 13 percent of physicians in Wisconsin have rural practices.

Undergrads design ventilator device; form company to aid newborns during surgery

January 25, 2019

Undergraduates in biomedical engineering created an improved "wye" that connects airway tubes for infants during surgery. They've applied for a provisional patent.

Blue “blood” gives residents innovative microsurgery training

January 25, 2019

To train residents in microsurgery, UW physicians have developed the “blue-blood” chicken thigh simulator. Residents suture blood vessels together in chicken thighs perfused with IV fluid dyed blue.

Nursing pioneer Signe Skott Cooper: From the farm to the battlefield

November 11, 2018

Cooper devoted more than 60 years to nursing education at UW–Madison and within the UW System. Her wartime service shaped her life, personally and professionally.

New Faculty Focus: Anne Ersig

November 6, 2018

"My goal with my teaching and research is to improve the health and well-being of individuals with childhood chronic health conditions."