Tag Health & medicine
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 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.
Fast start, great mentors, natural aptitude and total passion: ingredients of a legendary career in nursing research
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.
A UW–Madison lab that makes proteins, antibodies and viruses has begun manufacturing a virus critical to experimental treatments for many genetic conditions.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Center research into the molecular mysteries of Rett Syndrome may ultimately help an 8-year-old girl who suffers from the rare neurological disorder.
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.
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.
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.
Participants in a study saw significant improvements on two measures of walking gait, and on balance, after 8 weeks of yoga classes.
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.