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New technique, effective in mice, could help advance the use of probiotics

October 14, 2021

Researchers in the School of Pharmacy, led by Quanyin Hu, have developed a system that can keep probiotic bacteria alive in the lower intestine long enough to help treat or prevent colitis in a mouse model of the disease.

‘Flatten the curve’ was everywhere, but it didn’t change people’s pandemic attitudes

August 31, 2021

“Although we didn’t see a difference in people’s ideas or behavioral intentions based on their awareness of the chart," says researcher Nan Li, "the message is still beneficial."

COVID questions: Masks at school; what makes delta different

August 4, 2021

"Let your child know that it takes cooperation and healthy decisions made by everyone in a community to keep COVID-19 under control and children safe," says Associate Professor Ajay Sethi.

Latest COVID-19 Response Grants target mental health, ongoing pandemic effects

August 2, 2021

The Wisconsin Partnership Program has announced 14 awards totaling $2.7 million to community organizations and researchers to address the impact of the pandemic.

Research aims to give everyone a fair shot at accessing COVID-19 vaccines

July 21, 2021

A UW team's work will inform government and community groups’ efforts to address vaccine access and hesitancy, with the ultimate goal of increasing immunization rates.

Study evaluates accuracy of tests for Bartonella infection in dogs

July 15, 2021

The results could help improve diagnostic techniques applicable to both companion animals and people, addressing “a big open question in veterinary medicine.”

Badger Talks: The delta variant

July 9, 2021

“Luckily, our vaccines ... have been shown to be effective even against this delta variant, so we continue to have protection when we are getting vaccinated,” Devlin Cole says. “But we do now have even more increased risk of getting very, very sick if we’re not vaccinated.”

More than 1,000 students receive tuition credit for providing vaccinations

May 28, 2021

The nursing and pharmacy students from across the UW System earned a $500 credit while also receiving valuable work experience.

COVID questions: Can I mix and match different vaccines? What if my partner refuses to be vaccinated?

April 26, 2021

Readers ask: I have been immunized with the Moderna vaccine. Can I now get vaccinated with the Pfizer vaccine? And: What are some guidelines for how to live in a household where only one person is vaccinated?

Research network to measure and promote emotional well-being

April 15, 2021

"This network is predicated on the idea that ... well-being is plastic and something we can modify,” says Richard Davidson, director of the UW's Center for Healthy Minds.