Tag Health & medicine
In this Badger Talks interview, mechanical engineering professor Scott Sanders talks through some of the mask-fitting guidance.
The project, funded by a five-year, $7.7 million award from the National Institutes of Health National Eye Institute, will rely on an approach aimed at correcting nonsense mutations in DNA.
With thousands of Wisconsinites vaccinated and many thousands to come in the latest group recently announced for vaccination, there are five things people should know once vaccinated.
It’s a big job to help keep campus safe through the pandemic. As part of UW–Madison’s Safer Badgers effort, people are needed to answer questions over phone and email, staff the testing sites, support the app, manage building access and more.
University Health Services has sent notices to about 1,800 members of the campus community from this group to invite them to make appointments to be vaccinated.
Here are some of the top questions (and answers) from the Frequently Asked Questions we have compiled about Safer Badgers and spring COVID-19 requirements.
COVID questions: Who should get the vaccine first? How was the vaccine developed?
It was a tough year for all of us. But senior Shehrose Charania carries positivity with her even during difficult times. She’s been able to thrive at UW–Madison despite her family being hit hard by the pandemic.
The arrival of vaccine provides a lot of hope for students and employees that campus will ultimately return to normal, says Jake Baggott, executive director of UHS and associate vice chancellor for student affairs/health and wellbeing.
How do you find out if you're eligible for the vaccine? And now that it's winter, how can you ventilate your home?
Beginning in January, the University of Wisconsin–Madison will implement a new campus safety and testing program called Safer Badgers, adapted from a successful system called Shield T3 developed by the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
“I could see that by fall 2021 things could start to look substantially different than what we’ve all been living with," says global health expert James Conway.
A mobile lab run by University of Illinois System subsidiary Shield T3 was set up Friday in Lot 64 near the WARF building. The lab will conduct diagnostic PCR testing of saliva samples collected at sites across campus from students and employees starting in January.
A team of researchers led by University of Wisconsin–Madison mechanical engineer Christian Franck is working on better ways to detect concussions and better protective equipment to prevent them.
What's the difference between a PCR test and an antigen test? How has the vaccine affected the economic recovery?
Can someone who receives the COVID-19 vaccine still transmit the virus? What are some studies that prove the effectiveness of face masks?
The new molecule was discovered in the microbiome of a sea squirt from the Florida Keys as part of an effort to identify novel antimicrobials from understudied ecosystems.
The rapid antigen tests complement PCR tests currently available for students and employees through University Health Services (UHS) as positive COVID-19 rates continue to rise in Dane County and across the state.
What's the difference between COVID-19 and influenza? What precautions should I take after potential buyers tour my home?