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Researchers investigate how a stressed brain can make asthma worse

December 12, 2017

Researchers are investigating cross-talk between the brain and lungs of people with asthma in a four-year, $2.5 million study to understand how psychological stress can make asthma symptoms worse.

Designer molecule points to treatment for diseases caused by DNA repeats

November 30, 2017

“Most young people with Friedreich’s ataxia develop severe heart problems and are wheelchair-bound," says researcher Aseem Ansari, "but the disease is so rare that few drug companies invest in it."

Medical minds

November 30, 2017

Knowing that your doctor is under stress may not be comforting, but it might put you more at ease to know that mindfulness — the practice of training your brain to cultivate well-being — is now being taught in medical school.

Video game improves balance in youth with autism

November 21, 2017

Balance challenges are more common among people with ASD, and difficulties with balance are thought to relate to more severe ASD symptoms and impaired activities in daily living.

In the heart of devastating outbreak, research team unlocks secrets of Ebola

November 16, 2017

In a study of blood samples from Ebola patients in Sierra Leone, the team led by UW–Madison's Yoshihiro Kawaoka has identified signatures of the disease that may aid in future treatment efforts.

Doctor, take your meditation

November 13, 2017

The Center for Healthy Minds at UW–Madison works to cultivate well-being and relieve suffering through a scientific understanding of the mind. Applying its teachings helps doctors better cope with the stresses of their profession.

UW–Madison joins national network to combat opioid epidemic, substance abuse disorders

October 13, 2017

With a new $3.8 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, researchers at the Center for Health Enhancement Systems Studies have joined a national network of Addiction Technology Transfer Centers.

Autism prevalence and socioeconomic status: What’s the connection?

October 11, 2017

Children living in neighborhoods where incomes are low and fewer adults have bachelor’s degrees are less likely to be diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder compared to kids from more affluent neighborhoods.

Collaborative at UW, American Family Children’s Hospital a ‘huge blessing’ for school nurses

October 5, 2017

The Healthy Learner Cooperative's goal is to promote collaboration among school nurses, educators, students, families and health care providers, including pediatric clinic nurses.

UW-Madison updates on lead testing

October 3, 2017

UW-Madison is taking steps to manage lead contamination issues created by two painting projects. Between May and September, repainting, including paint removal, was conducted by contractors on emergency stairwells at Agricultural Hall and Bascom Hall.

Study: Early farm exposure mitigates respiratory illnesses, allergies and skin rashes

September 6, 2017

Exposure to dairy farms early in life may dramatically reduce the frequency and severity of respiratory illnesses, allergies and chronic skin rashes among young children according to a collaborative study.

New measure of insulin-making cells could gauge diabetes progression, treatment

August 10, 2017

Researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison have developed a new measurement for the volume and activity of beta cells, the source of the sugar-regulating hormone insulin.

UW Hmong-American nurse brings her community to the doctor’s office

August 4, 2017

Maichou Lor developed new survey tools that she hopes can help close gaps in access to care among her own community and other underserved populations.