Tag Health & medicine

Cultivate Health initiative helps the school garden movement grow

April 26, 2016

Educational garden programs improve not just the health and well-being of children, but the choices they make regarding fruits and vegetables.

Scientists describe new model to enhance Zika virus research

April 19, 2016

The model will allow researchers to better understand how the virus causes disease and aid in the development of vaccines.

Helping seniors stay active, independent through fitness

April 5, 2016

We all know that exercise is good for us. Yet becoming active late in life comes with a unique set of challenges.

Q&A: Scholar-scientist Keven Stonewall is motivated by passion

March 30, 2016

Growing up on the South Side of Chicago, Keven Stonewall discovered a love for science at an early age.

New Morgridge research team leader foresees era of ‘smart microscopes’

March 22, 2016

Jan Huisken, a scientist who develops tools to image biology in its unaltered natural state, will lead the medical engineering focus area at the Morgridge Institute for Research.

UW-Madison spinoff receives construction permit for medical isotope plant in Janesville

February 25, 2016

This is the first time since 1961 that the NRC has issued a permit for a facility to make the life-saving isotopes.

Law School bioethicist selected for innovative research chair

February 8, 2016

R. Alta Charo will use the opportunity to focus on her research and write a book offering unconventional takes on several areas of bioethics.

Researchers to examine best ways to alter concussion attitudes, behaviors

February 5, 2016

The study will address why education and awareness efforts have largely not succeeded when it comes to reporting concussions.

Zika virus at a glance: Be prepared

February 4, 2016

University Health Services shares information and suggested precautions for dealing with the virus, which has now appeared in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Biotech degree for working adults links science, business, law

February 3, 2016

As biological technologies advance, UW–Madison is preparing adult students to capitalize on that trend through a career-changing master’s degree in biotechnology.

Slow waves may explain the brain’s disconnect during dreaming

January 26, 2016

When we’re dreaming, our brains appear almost as active as when we are awake, yet we remain asleep and oblivious to our surroundings. A new study suggests why.