Tag Health & medicine

UW announces community partnership awards

June 22, 2018

UW-Madison is honoring seven collaborations with the 2018 Community-University Partnership Awards, ranging from an effort to increase food composting to leadership training for women in government.

Ferguson back on his feet with UW’s help

June 14, 2018

Ferguson the miniature donkey is walking again after a veterinarian at the School of Veterinary Medicine amputated his deformed hoof, and a prosthetist fitted him with an artificial limb.

Groundbreaking hearing researcher shares $1 million prize

May 31, 2018

Robert Fettiplace, who pioneered techniques to better understand the physiology of hearing, is one of the winners of the Kavli Prize in Neuroscience, for work that helped unravel the mysteries hearing and deafness.

Fast start, great mentors, natural aptitude and total passion: ingredients of a legendary career in nursing research

May 17, 2018

A faculty member for UW–Madison's School of Nursing for more than half a century, Karen Pridham has made her mark with her work on caring for severely ill children, many of them born highly prematurely, and their families.

UW-Madison biomanufacturer offers essential gene-transfer capacity

May 11, 2018

A UW–Madison lab that makes proteins, antibodies and viruses has begun manufacturing a virus critical to experimental treatments for many genetic conditions.

New imager identifies tissue types during surgery

May 8, 2018

UW-Madison spinoff company OnLume is continuing to develop its system for identifying tissue types during surgery. The company’s technology causes chemical labels to glow in the operating room.

Stem cell symposium to highlight clinical trials, safety and regulation

April 17, 2018

Speakers at the annual Wisconsin Stem Cell Symposium will discuss clinical trials involving stem cells, safety considerations and the regulatory environment under which ongoing stem cell work takes place.

Fueled by tragedy, Cardiac on Campus helps students take care of hearts

April 11, 2018

The organization hosts fundraising events to install AEDs, teaches students and community members CPR for free, and raises awareness about heart disease, the number one killer in the U.S.

Use of mobile app reduced alcohol and drug use

February 16, 2018

The application called Seva provides a discussion board, interactive modules to teach problem solving, tools for coping with cravings and high-risk situations, and other features.

As influenza looms, Madison firm advances human trials of revolutionary vaccine

January 17, 2018

One of the most promising universal flu vaccines is being developed by FluGen, a spinoff from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Next up is an experimental trial.

Study advances gene therapy for glaucoma

January 16, 2018

A new study shows an improved tactic for delivering new genes into the eye's drain, called the trabecular meshwork, offering a promising treatment for glaucoma.

Waisman research into rare syndrome offers hope for families

January 11, 2018

Waisman Center research into the molecular mysteries of Rett Syndrome may ultimately help an 8-year-old girl who suffers from the rare neurological disorder.

Lake Michigan waterfowl botulism deaths linked to warm waters, algae

January 9, 2018

UW-Madison researchers, with the help of citizen scientists, tracked bird deaths along Lake Michigan, and found that warm waters and algae apparently promoted the growth of botulism toxin-producing bacteria that caused them.

Cracking the code of coenzyme Q biosynthesis

December 21, 2017

A research group is chipping away at many of these knowledge gaps in CoQ production and in understanding the role of CoQ deficiency in human diseases.

To help kids battling a rare disease, scientists forge a genetic link between people and pigs

December 19, 2017

Scientists and physicians needed a better model to understand neurofibromatosis in order to help affected children. A groundbreaking research partnership at UW–Madison is showing the way.

Progress made toward treatment for rare, fatal neurological disease

December 19, 2017

Promising results in the lab and in animal models could set the stage for developing a treatment for Alexander disease, a rare and usually fatal neurological disease with no known cure.

Better health through the humanities

November 21, 2017

A new certificate teaches students historical, cultural and philosophical ways people intersect with health care and provides them a broader, more nuanced understanding of health.

Study: Yoga reduces falls among the elderly

November 2, 2017

Participants in a study saw significant improvements on two measures of walking gait, and on balance, after 8 weeks of yoga classes.

Talking to doctors: Never simple, but getting tougher: Could this help?

September 14, 2017

UW-Madison professor of family medicine Paul Smith is leading the development and testing of Care Talks to help people improve communication with the medical system.