Tag Health & medicine
With a unique approach that draws on 3-D printing technologies, a team of UW–Madison researchers is developing new tools for understanding how ovarian cancer develops in women.
The findings provide the foundation for future antiviral drug and vaccine development against rhinovirus C.
The device, patented almost 20 years ago by a visionary UW doctor, is now on the market after a long campaign by the company he founded.
Swallow Solutions' system sets up a customized therapy program so users can strengthen the tongue and associated swallowing muscles in the throat.
For their distinct and innovative molecular research, two University of Wisconsin–Madison scientists have earned Shaw Scientist Awards from the Greater Milwaukee Foundation. Feyza Engin, assistant professor of biomolecular chemistry, and Srivatsan Raman, assistant professor of biochemistry, will each receive $200,000 in seed funding to advance their work. For more than 30 years, the Shaw Scientist Program has supported early career investigators pursuing promising ideas in biochemistry, biological sciences and cancer research.
The explosion in next-generation sequencing has opened windows throughout medicine and biology.
Ryan Prestil of Janesville will study at the University of Cambridge and Alex Waldman of Chicago will attend the University of Oxford.
"We are a long way from declaring a cure for fragile X, but these results are promising," says researcher Xinyu Zhao.