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At University Hospital, damage and shock in aftermath of 1970 Sterling Hall bombing

August 18, 2020

The blast shattered most of the hospital's east-facing windows, including those in the intensive care unit. “Our assignment was to pick glass off of patients,” remembers a nursing student.

Patients taking opioids produce antibodies that may hinder anti-opioid vaccine

August 17, 2020

The findings add to a growing understanding of how the immune system can recognize drugs and influence their effects in the body, which may ultimately support the production and delivery of a vaccine that reduces the harm of opioid abuse.

Positive COVID-19 test reporting for UW–Madison employees

August 7, 2020

As part of our Smart Restart reopening plan, UW–Madison has developed protocols for what to do when individuals working, living or learning on campus test positive for COVID-19.

Simpler COVID-19 test could provide results in hours from saliva

August 6, 2020

Volunteers are being tested for the virus that causes COVID-19 by spitting in a vial, which may prove faster, cheaper and less complicated than other common tests, according to UW–Madison researchers.

UW researchers devise approach to treat rare, incurable form of blindness

July 30, 2020

"Best vitelliform macular degeneration," or Best disease, is an inherited eye condition that typically leads to blindness over the course of a few decades.

3D-sensing wristband opens possibilities for sign language translation, virtual reality

July 22, 2020

The researchers dubbed their device FingerTrak. It can sense and translate into 3D the many positions of the human hand, including 20 finger joint positions.

9 in 10 men want their doctors to ask about domestic violence

July 13, 2020

The fact that few young men are asked about the subject suggests physicians have an opportunity to begin more conversations about domestic violence and potentially intervene, says Tova Walsh, who led the study.

A pediatrician offers tips for talking with teens about COVID-19

July 10, 2020

Children and teens may need extra support from caregivers as they react to and work through the unique changes and challenges of life during an outbreak. This is especially true as COVID-19 cases across the country and communities create, implement and adjust restrictions.

Public Health Madison & Dane County releases new orders requiring face coverings

July 8, 2020

Effective on Monday, everyone age 5 and older will be required to wear a face covering or mask when in any enclosed building where other people, except for members of the person’s own household or living unit, could be present.

COVID-19 testing: Know before you go

July 7, 2020

With public demand for COVID-19 diagnostic testing increasing significantly, it is important that patients and the community understand where to seek testing, depending on whether one is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or not.

Coughing visualization illustrates the benefits of wearing a good mask

July 6, 2020

A research team made a video of a modified mannequin whose mouth releases a puff of air containing fog, in order to see how well masks contain the fog and visualize results from testing different mask styles.

UW partnering with state on COVID-19 population health studies

June 17, 2020

The first study, led by UW–Madison's Survey of the Health of Wisconsin (SHOW), will determine the prevalence of COVID-19 antibodies throughout the state. Another will test wastewater for signs of the virus.

Play COVID Crush with an epidemiologist

May 19, 2020

Called COVID Crush, the game allows players to experiment with a number of different physical distancing scenarios (also called social distancing), watching how it leads to or limits the spread of COVID-19 in a population of 1,000 dots, which represent individual people.