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Creating stem cells from minipigs offers promise for improved treatments

September 15, 2022

A new study from Wan-Ju Li's lab in the UW–Madison Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine Center advances research into reparative osteoarthritis therapies using stem cells derived from the ears of miniature pigs.

More news, more worry during pandemic

July 20, 2022

“What we’d hope is that you could counter uncertainty by learning more about the world ... (but) that wasn’t the case with COVID-19," says researcher Markus Brauer. "Higher media consumption — seeking out the news — was associated with more emotional distress.”

Were U Wondering … how vaccines work?

July 12, 2022

Ann Palmenberg, professor of virology and biochemistry, explains how vaccines trick your immune system into thinking you've had an infection so you'll be protected when a real virus comes along.

New study allows researchers to more efficiently form human heart cells from stem cells

July 1, 2022

The heart muscle cells, according to the UW–Madison Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine Center, could be useful for cardiac repair, regeneration and cell therapy.

Study finds 63% of teens have healthy relationship with digital technology

May 5, 2022

Researchers in the UW School of Medicine and Public Health say family rules on the amount of screen time teens are allowed are less effective in fostering good digital practices than focusing on the content of what they are viewing.

Osorio to lead UW Global Health Institute

May 3, 2022

Jorge Osorio, an expert in epidemiology, virology and vaccines, has been named the next director of GHI, which applies research, education and outreach to advance equitable and sustainable health in Wisconsin and around the world.

Reminder: Testing, masks and booster shots

March 30, 2022

Through the rest of spring semester, UW–Madison will continue to offer free PCR testing, antigen test kits, and surgical and N95 masks to students and employees. Mandatory testing of unvaccinated individuals is paused, effective April 4.

Understanding the human-animal interplay of COVID-19 and other diseases

March 30, 2022

Most human diseases don’t start — or end — with our species. Only by looking at the whole picture can scientists like UW–Madison's Tony Goldberg uncover the full story of viruses on Earth.

COVID questions: Are more severe colds and flu in our future?

March 24, 2022

Preventive medicine chief resident Devlin Cole from the UW School of Medicine and Public Health explains why discontinuing masking does not put us at risk of contracting infections that are more severe.

Nonprescription CBD product labeling largely inaccurate, study finds

March 24, 2022

UW–Madison School of Pharmacy students concluded that just 15% of CBD-infused oil, beverages and other products are labeled correctly, based on a survey of stores in Southwestern Wisconsin.