Tag School of Medicine and Public Health
Health care on the home front: UW grads remain in the state to keep Wisconsin well
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.
New nanocapsules deliver therapy brain-wide, edit Alzheimer’s gene in mice
UW researchers have found a way to move gene therapies through the blood-brain barrier, a crucial step for brain-wide CRISPR treatments of disorders like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease.
A blood test for cancer shows promise thanks to machine learning
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
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.
Brain-gut connection may reveal way to prevent cocaine addiction
Cocaine disrupts the balance of microbes in the guts of mice, part of a cycle of waxing and waning neurochemicals that can enhance the drug’s effects in the brain. But the same chemicals may also be harnessed to prevent addiction, according to new research.
Sewer sleuthing, air vacuuming scientists keep tabs on COVID-19
Neighboring pathology labs at UW Madison team up to trace viruses in the air and in the sewers.
Wild primate virus has pandemic potential should it jump the species barrier, shows study
New research demonstrates the potential for a family of viruses in African primates to jump the species barrier to humans.
20 years after founding, MS in Biotech drives Wisconsin’s biosciences economy
Twenty years on, UW–Madison's MS in Biotechnology continues to prepare students to take leadership roles in the burgeoning biotech economy. About two-thirds of graduates remain in Wisconsin.
Unexpected link between most common cancer drivers may yield more effective drugs
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
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
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
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?
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?
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
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
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
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
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?
What is the difference between antibody, antigen, and PCR testing? Should my 12-year-old get a pediatric or adult dose?