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With high-risk, high-reward investment, UW–Madison researcher seeks to outwit cancer’s resistance to treatment

October 5, 2021

Sequencing the tumor samples’ genetic material will allow the researchers to map changes in individual tumors that became resistant and discern possible common mechanisms of resistance across multiple tumors.

Breast cancer researchers learn how to teach an old drug new tricks to help patients

September 23, 2021

UW researchers have uncovered a key feature of breast cancers that renders them either vulnerable or resistant to paclitaxel treatment, which could help identify which patients are most likely to see success.

Chancellor gives a big ‘thank-you’ to those behind COVID-19 testing

September 3, 2021

When the COVID-19 pandemic threw the world into turmoil in the spring of 2020, the experts at the Wisconsin Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory and the Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene instead got to work.

UW-Madison reports high levels of vaccination  

September 2, 2021

As of Sept. 1, 88 percent of students are fully vaccinated and 91 percent of students have received at least one dose. In addition, 92 percent of employees are fully vaccinated.

UW School of Pharmacy focused on equitable COVID-19 vaccine access

June 15, 2021

In partnership with the Boys and Girls Club of Dane County, students and employees of the School of Pharmacy are helping sponsor vaccine clinics and town hall discussions to address vaccine hesitancy and concerns. 

UW-Madison professors teach schools how to do antigen testing

June 11, 2021

"A school can identify quickly if a staff member or a kid who comes in the school who might have symptoms comes in the school and should get sent home."

Clinical trial repurposes cancer drug for treatment of vascular malformations

May 24, 2021

The multi-site trial at UW–Madison is in its first phase and is testing a personalized topical medication in the form of a gel as a way to treat vascular anomalies.

No evidence of COVID-19 spread to local community after UW–Madison residence hall outbreak

May 21, 2021

A study led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that the UW–Madison’s prevention efforts, including a two-week quarantine of two residence halls, likely helped contain the outbreak.

Badger Talks: Is the pandemic affecting our memory?

May 13, 2021

In this Badger Talks, Haley Vlach walks us through the reasons why the pandemic has been so challenging for our memory.

Scientists develop better way to block viruses that cause childhood respiratory infections

May 10, 2021

While the approach hasn’t yet been tested in humans and researchers must further refine and test the system, it does provide a new strategy for potentially preventing or treating these common infections.

Health tool significantly reduces medication over-prescription, improving patient safety

April 9, 2021

A new study from a team of researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison has found that the e-prescribing tool CancelRx more than doubled the proportion of successfully discontinued medications, from 34 percent to 93 percent, at UW Health, a major health system in Wisconsin.

Disrupted biochemical pathway in the brain linked to bipolar disorder

April 1, 2021

The results offer a foundation for research into treating the often-overlooked cognitive impairments of bipolar disorder, such as memory loss, and add to a growing understanding of how the biochemistry of the brain affects health and disease.

Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene, partner labs serve state during pandemic

March 30, 2021

WSLH coordinates the Wisconsin Clinical Lab Network, with more than 130 hospital and clinical labs across the state, and was able to quickly pull together collaborations to increase COVID-19 testing capacity.

Badger Talks video: Follow vaccine etiquette

March 30, 2021

Vaccines provide hope that the worst of the pandemic will soon be behind us, but they also can lead to some tricky conversations. In this week’s Badger Talks video, vaccine etiquette is discussed.

UW-Madison nursing students volunteer to give out vaccine

March 29, 2021

"Being able to contribute to warding off this disease is so empowering and rewarding, and it just makes me feel like all this suffering all of us have been experiencing is moving toward a resolution," said nursing student Kayla Van Boxtel.

Wisconsin Veterinary Diagnostic Lab serves on front lines of COVID testing and response

March 26, 2021

The lab has performed nearly 200,000 COVID-19 tests on the UW–Madison campus while also playing a key role  handling a COVID-19 outbreak among Wisconsin’s mink industry.

WisCon helps small businesses through COVID-19 pandemic

March 25, 2021

The WisCon consultants have dedicated time this year to COVID-19 consulting and training for small businesses, which includes virtual assessments of facilities, recommendations for controlling employee exposure, and video training on COVID-19 prevention and control.

UW System leaders, Chancellor Blank visit UW–Madison COVID-19 vaccine site 

March 23, 2021

The number of people in the UW–Madison community who have reported receiving at least one dose of the vaccine, whether on campus or off, now exceeds 10,000. 

Enthusiasm on campus as more students, employees get vaccinated against COVID-19 

March 23, 2021

Nearly 10,000 students and employees have received at least one shot of either a two-dose or one-dose vaccine, both at UHS and reported off campus. 

Stories of life-changing treatment at UW Health

March 12, 2021

One patient was the first in Wisconsin to receive a double-lung transplant after COVID-19. Another had a brain tumor successfully removed after a poor prognosis.