Tag Health & medicine

Students, professor honored for scholarship, community service

October 31, 2016

Two UW–Madison seniors and a professor have been recognized by the Alliant Energy Foundation and the University of Wisconsin System for their outstanding achievements.

Alumnus’s startup seeks more precise screening for prostate cancer

October 26, 2016

Success will take years, but if the noninvasive screening test works, it could aid in early detection of a cancer that kills about 26,000 American men every year.

Study links changes in collagen to worse pancreatic cancer prognosis

October 21, 2016

The study reinforces growing evidence that collagen, which forms fibrous networks in skin, tendons and muscles, is intimately involved in several cancers.

Meningitis vaccines for students at the SERF continue today

October 18, 2016

Students 25 and under are urged to stop by the SERF and get the vaccine - it's fast, friendly and free.

UW-Madison recommends meningitis B vaccination for undergraduates; free immunizations available beginning Oct. 20

October 14, 2016

The recommendation comes in response to two confirmed cases in students last week. Both students are currently recovering.

Yeast knockouts peel back secrets of cell protein function

September 26, 2016

The study provided a level of detail not available even five years ago. Improved technology cut the time to analyze all the proteins in a yeast sample from four hours to one hour.

GE visits campus to honor student contest winner, talk innovation

September 9, 2016

It’s hard to take Chris Nguyen seriously when he says, “I’m just a regular guy.” After all, he drew leaders from international industrial giant GE to the University of Wisconsin–Madison campus Monday bearing awards and scholarship money.

Chemistry method expedites path to useful molecules for medicine

September 1, 2016

The new method gives chemists prospecting for bioactive molecules a new tool in the search for novel drugs or chemicals for agriculture.

Symmetry crucial for building key biomaterial collagen in the lab

August 25, 2016

Functional human collagen has been impossible to create in the lab. Now, a team of University of Wisconsin–Madison researchers describe what may be the key to growing functional, natural collagen fibers outside of the body: symmetry.

Innovative program helps state residents living with diabetes

August 24, 2016

Healthy Living with Diabetes classes are offered throughout the state by the Wisconsin Institute for Healthy Aging with support from the UW–Madison Health Innovation Program. They help people manage their diabetes with practical advice delivered by trained leaders, many of whom have diabetes.

Children of Alzheimer’s Patients Can Be Valuable Resources for Scientists

August 11, 2016

Researchers are hoping to learn what causes Alzheimer’s and what treatments might be effective by studying people whose families have a history of the disease.

UW-Madison technology enlisted in battle against hepatitis B

August 10, 2016

A method that emerged from a UW–Madison spinoff company is in clinical trials in Europe, Asia and the United States against the infection, which can destroy the liver.

Mitochondrial maps reveal new connections to poorly understood diseases

August 4, 2016

Mitochondrial diseases strike about 1 in 4,000 people and there are currently no licensed therapies available beyond treatments with vitamins and supplements.