Tag Health & medicine

A panel of biomarkers may predict early Alzheimer’s disease

August 1, 2016

A new scientific approach may help predict which older adults are more likely to develop cognitive symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease well before the onset of dementia, says study author Sterling Johnson.

Tiny 3-D models may yield big insights into ovarian cancer

July 25, 2016

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.

Study: Working with others can help prevent Alzheimer’s

July 25, 2016

New research from the Wisconsin Registry for Alzheimer’s Prevention and the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center shows that people whose jobs involve complex interactions with other people fare the best as their brains age. These include jobs that involve mentoring, negotiating or teaching.

UW, Purdue scientists solve structure of cold virus linked to childhood asthma

July 13, 2016

The findings provide the foundation for future antiviral drug and vaccine development against rhinovirus C.

A taste of vision: Device translates from camera to brain, via the tongue

July 6, 2016

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.

UW-Madison spinoff taking a big bite out of swallowing problems

July 1, 2016

Swallow Solutions' system sets up a customized therapy program so users can strengthen the tongue and associated swallowing muscles in the throat.

Milwaukee foundation supports early-career faculty’s innovative research

May 26, 2016

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.

UW technology key to growth as firm stays in Madison long after sale

May 18, 2016

The explosion in next-generation sequencing has opened windows throughout medicine and biology.

UW-Madison students win prestigious graduate scholarships for biomedical research

May 13, 2016

Ryan Prestil of Janesville will study at the University of Cambridge and Alex Waldman of Chicago will attend the University of Oxford.

Experimental drug cancels effect from key intellectual disability gene in mice

April 27, 2016

"We are a long way from declaring a cure for fragile X, but these results are promising," says researcher Xinyu Zhao.