Tag Health

UW Changes Lives: Campus-born fertility company seeks to improve women’s health care, Wisconsin economy

May 24, 2019

What started as a side project in a UW–Madison laboratory is now a successful business that’s closer than ever to giving women a way to help overcome difficulties in conceiving a child.

Double dipping: Dual-action ‘slippery’ catheter fights bacteria

May 10, 2019

A super-slippery coating being developed at a University of Wisconsin–Madison lab could benefit medical catheters, factory equipment, and even someday, oil tankers. The coating contains…

‘Bad guy’ fibrocytes could help rebuild damaged tissue

May 8, 2019

Could a blood cell type responsible for scarring and diseases such as pulmonary fibrosis be repurposed to help engineer healthy tissue? A new study by…

Antibiotic resistance across Wisconsin revealed by new maps

April 9, 2019

Researchers drew inspiration from easy-to-read weather maps and consulted with doctors to provide guidance at a glance of the likelihood a pathogen will respond to a particular drug in different parts of the state.

UW–Madison helps confront rural health crisis

April 4, 2019

Multiple UW–Madison sources are interviewed in "Medicine on Main Street," a new WPT documentary about the health care challenges rural areas of Wisconsin are facing and what is being done to meet them. The program debuts Monday, April 8, at 9:30 p.m.

New mechanism of action found for agricultural pesticide fludioxonil

March 25, 2019

The fungicide was originally devised to protect seeds during storage but was so effective at limiting mold damage that it is now widely used to treat produce after harvest to extend its shelf life.

A vision for rural eye care

March 5, 2019

Eye doctors are in short supply in rural Wisconsin, sometimes requiring patients to make a long drive to a distant city for an exam. But the UW Health Teleophthalmology program has a camera that can be used in remote locations to take photos of a person’s eyes, with the exam then being read by university-level ophthalmologists.

UW Women at 150: Computer scientist Thelma Estrin

February 5, 2019

Thelma Estrin was an early pioneer of the field of medical informatics — the now commonplace practice of applying computers to medical research and treatment. She also was something of a trailblazer for women hoping to pursue careers in the sciences.

Stem cells: How we got here, where we’re going

January 17, 2019

This is the first in a series of four videos about stem cell research at UW–Madison: how it started, what it's achieved, and where it's headed. Catch up on what's happened since James Thomson's prescient prediction that stem cells "will change medicine, period." 

UW-Madison life-expectancy paper nabs top honor from APHA

January 2, 2019

Work published by three University of Wisconsin researchers regarding decreasing the gap in life expectancy of the United States population compared to European peers, earned top honors from the American Public Health Association.

Professor seeking to offer eye screenings throughout state remotely

December 19, 2018

A UW–Madison professor helped start program that offers a way for patients with diabetes to easily access eye screenings, and now she and her fellow researchers are studying how to make such programs more widely available across Wisconsin.

Are Fitbits the answer to nurse fatigue?

December 17, 2018

A UW–Madison School of Nursing professor is using activity trackers on nurses to uncover important data about what causes fatigue in the work environment and what health systems can do to minimize its impact.

Aaron Perry is changing how his community perceives and experiences health

December 12, 2018

Through the Black Men’s Wellness Sustainable Initiative, Aaron Perry is using a grant from the Wisconsin Partnership Program in the UW School of Medicine and Public Health to change how his community perceives and experiences health.