Tag Health & medicine
Answers to your COVID-19 questions, including: Do you have tips for effective and polite (or at least non-confrontational) ways to ask strangers to move away from you when they're not wearing a mask?
James Schauer holds a unique position as both an air pollution expert and a leader in the state’s response to the pandemic.
Wisconsin Connect is the first locally-designed COVID-19 app, allowing users to both receive and give help to others in their communities while correcting state-specific misinformation trending on social media.
Kelsey Rahe’s act of heroism has even received national recognition. She was featured on ABC’s World News Tonight — a show hosted by David Muir, who was also the UW commencement speaker when Rahe graduated in 2018.
“Policymakers will need to balance the health risks of relaxing social distancing guidelines with the economic costs of maintaining the restrictions,” says Professor Noah Williams. “We provide metrics to help inform decisions on those tradeoffs."
New data shows that Wisconsinites traveled more during Tuesday’s election than they did on the days leading up to the statewide vote, according to University of Wisconsin–Madison researchers who are tracking the mobility of Americans increasingly urged to stay still.
“It’s literally like Santa’s workshop – everybody’s playing a part to get this done … We’re in this doom and gloom time, and this is a way they can help at a time when many feel hopeless."
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.
Based on your responses, a UW–Madison team will design a social media campaign to successfully encourage healthy behavior.
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.
The edited cells are a step toward studying the degenerative neurological disorder in a primate model, which has proven elusive.
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.
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.