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Air sampling at schools accurately detects flu and COVID-19 virus levels

February 2, 2024

A new study from the Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health found that air samplers placed in school cafeterias provided an accurate read of flu and COVID-19 infections in a K-12 school district.

UW–Madison receives $150 million grant to to lead nationwide Alzheimer’s disease study

January 9, 2024

The five-year study will provide state-of-the-art imaging and blood-based biomarkers for researchers around the world to study and advance the field of Alzheimer’s and related dementias. The work is also designed to shed light on mixed dementia, where more than one neurological disease is contributing to dementia.

Mineral coatings could enable shelf-stable mRNA therapies

December 15, 2023

A protective mineral coating identified by University of Wisconsin–Madison biomedical engineering researchers could allow powerful messenger RNA therapeutics like COVID-19 vaccines to be stored at room temperature, making them more accessible to lower-resourced communities across the world.

Type 2 diabetes may contribute to racial disparities in colorectal cancer among Americans

November 30, 2023

The findings underscore the value of colonoscopies and other colorectal cancer screenings, especially for Black and lower-income Americans who on average suffer worse outcomes after a cancer diagnosis.

UW–Madison and GE HealthCare broaden shared commitment to health care innovation

November 17, 2023

The 10-year strategic collaboration builds on strong research foundations in medical imaging and expands the scope to advance the delivery of personalized and quality healthcare into 2030 and beyond.

Common chemotherapy drugs don’t work like doctors thought, with big implications for drug discovery

October 26, 2023

Findings reveal the likely reason why certain chemotherapies are effective for many patients. Importantly, they also help explain why attempts to find new chemo drugs based solely on stopping cellular division have been so disappointing.

UW experts provide tips for dealing with dangerous heat

August 23, 2023

UW experts weigh in on why heat can be so dangerous for our health and offer tips on how to stay cool when temperatures soar.

Cancer diagnosis and treatment could get a boost from machine learning

August 2, 2023

Liquid biopsies rely on simple blood draws instead of taking a piece of cancerous tissue from a tumor with a needle. 

Physician training track focuses on serving rural areas

April 25, 2023

Wisconsin Academy for Rural Medicine students complete clinical rotations in small towns to learn how to provide medical care in rural areas. Dozens of physicians play crucial roles as volunteer preceptors throughout the state.

Health care on the home front: UW grads remain in the state to keep Wisconsin well

March 30, 2023

Doctors, nurses and pharmacists educated and trained in the UW’s health sciences programs are working in every one of the state’s 72 counties.

A blood test for cancer shows promise thanks to machine learning

January 13, 2023

UW–Madison researchers have developed a method for early cancer detection using blood plasma, machine learning and equipment commonly found in medical labs.

First-in-kind psychedelic trials treat opioid and methamphetamine use disorders

January 6, 2023

School of Pharmacy and School of Medicine and Public Health collaborators are leading two first-in-kind clinical psilocybin trials for treating opioid and methamphetamine use disorders.