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Tag School of Medicine and Public Health

Unexpected link between most common cancer drivers may yield more effective drugs

July 7, 2022

A UW–Madison research team has discovered a direct link between cellular pathways that make promising targets for new cancer treatments.

Non-invasive liquid biopsy tracks cancer treatment success in real time

May 26, 2022

These blood tests could help physicians better treat their patients by allowing them to see which treatments are working in real time without the need for repeated, invasive biopsies of solid tumors.

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.

Biodegradable gel boosts immune system’s attack on several cancers in mice

April 6, 2022

The gel, tested in mice, releases drugs and special antibodies that simultaneously deplete immune-blocking cells called macrophages from the surgical site and activate T cells so they can attack cancer.

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.

Can a virtual reality game help teens regulate emotions?

March 9, 2022

Researchers at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health are studying the potential of the game, in which players can only move around in a three-dimensional environment through deep breathing — which, in turn, relieves their anxiety.

Cannabis marketers targeting kids on social media, despite prohibitions

January 25, 2022

A new study led by the UW School of Medicine and Public Health finds many recreational cannabis companies market their products in a way that appeals to children and teens, despite state-based regulations prohibiting it.

Researchers seeking study participants to lose weight — by phone

January 19, 2022

Log2Lose, an 18-month study, aims to help people build habits for a healthier lifestyle by sending them motivational text messages and providing an app to keep track of what they eat.

Key to a better 2022: Set goals, not resolutions

January 13, 2022

A UW Health psychologist says the blank slate of a new year can be a great opportunity for people to reset and create a different kind of future for themselves.

Balancing personal and community risk with the omicron variant

January 11, 2022

Devlin Cole of the UW School of Medicine and Public Health says, "Wear a mask, get vaccinated and boosted … you can still go out and do the things you want to do, but it’s going to take a bit more planning."

COVID questions: What’s the difference in the tests?

January 6, 2022

What is the difference between antibody, antigen, and PCR testing? Should my 12-year-old get a pediatric or adult dose?

Badger Talks – Does omicron change our pandemic future?

December 10, 2021

Can we expect new variants to continue to emerge? Ajay Sethi discusses this in the latest Badger Talks and offers guidance for what we should do about it.

COVID questions: Which booster?

December 9, 2021

I had my second COVID-19 shot in late January. Which booster should I get? If you had Covid a year ago, and had a Pfizer vaccine in April and May, is the booster necessary?

UW teams up with NFL on research designed to reduce head injuries in athletes

November 23, 2021

Researchers will collect data from high-tech mouthguard sensors that measure impact speed, direction, force, location and severity of head impacts.

Vaccine for young children fills vital gap in the vaccine landscape

November 12, 2021

“Vaccination decreases the risks of the virus in the children, facilitates return of in-person school, sports and activities, all while helping prevent the spread of COVID-19 to their family members and community at large.”

Breaking down fungal biofilm defenses provides potential path to treating sticky infections

November 12, 2021

While more work is necessary, the newly identified proteins provide potential drug targets to impair a pathogen’s antimicrobial defenses.