Tag Health & medicine

Doctor’s brainstorm being realized at UW–Madison spinoff

Atrility hopes to market a device that would help in pediatric heart surgery. The design was begun by students in UW–Madison’s department of biomedical engineering.

MR Guidance: Next frontier in hemorrhagic stroke

A UW–Madison startup called InseRT MRI has the goal of guiding drug placements in the brain with MRI, under a license to a patent held by WARF.

Cell component breakdown suggests possible treatment for multiple neural disorders

New UW–Madison research provides the first direct evidence that mitochondria dysfunction contributes to fragile X and autism, raising hope for new therapeutic developments.

Program helps address shortage of physicians in rural areas

The program was created due to the shortage of physicians in rural Wisconsin. While 29 percent of Wisconsin residents live in rural locations, only 13 percent of physicians in Wisconsin have rural practices.

Undergrads design ventilator device; form company to aid newborns during surgery

Undergraduates in biomedical engineering created an improved "wye" that connects airway tubes for infants during surgery. They've applied for a provisional patent.

Blue “blood” gives residents innovative microsurgery training

To train residents in microsurgery, UW physicians have developed the “blue-blood” chicken thigh simulator. Residents suture blood vessels together in chicken thighs perfused with IV fluid dyed blue.

Nursing pioneer Signe Skott Cooper: From the farm to the battlefield

Cooper devoted more than 60 years to nursing education at UW–Madison and within the UW System. Her wartime service shaped her life, personally and professionally.

New Faculty Focus: Anne Ersig

"My goal with my teaching and research is to improve the health and well-being of individuals with childhood chronic health conditions."

Recovering from a heart attack? Hold the antibiotics

An international team of researchers has shown in mice that a healthy gut microbiome is important for recovery after a heart attack.

$19M grant to aid research on early signs of Alzheimer’s

The Wisconsin Registry for Alzheimer's Prevention has received a five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health for an in-depth study of molecular signs of the disease in brain and spinal fluid.

Vaccine opt-outs dropped — barely — when California added more hurdles

A law requiring that parents who wanted to exempt their children from vaccines to get the signature of a healthcare provider slightly reduced the proportion of unvaccinated children entering kindergarten in California.

A starring role for nonhuman primates in the stem cell story

“If UW–Madison is the birthplace of human embryonic stem cells, then the Primate Research Center is the cradle,” says Marina Emborg, director of the center's Preclinical Parkinson's Research Program.

Students prepare for healthcare careers in UW summer physiology course

In Physiology 335, students capture and analyze data from their own bodies using computer software and electrode wires. Sinclair Richards For…

Local high school students participate in UW–Madison paid internship program

Seven high school students are working in UW–Madison's Small Animal Hospital as part of a new program that exposes high schoolers to careers and curriculum in the health sciences.

Scientists discover cause of aging-related disease in mice, then reverse its symptoms

UW–Madison researchers have shown that mice making too much of a human protein called AT-1 show signs of early aging and premature death, which are also symptoms of the human disorder progeria.

The bladder can regenerate like nobody’s business and now we know why

New research from the UW–Madison School of Veterinary Medicine shows that non-bladder cells from a nearby anatomical structure called the Wolffian duct can actually help the bladder mend itself.