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A hearing aid recycling program that helps provide services to low-income individuals is under way, led by the University of Wisconsin–Madison Department of Communicative Disorders.
Waclaw Szybalski, a University of Wisconsin–Madison professor emeritus of oncology, has a string of scientific achievements that could easily have merited at least one Nobel Prize, and his work has laid foundations for several Nobels won by others.
The genome of even a single organism is packed with information. A new paper, building on recent advances in sequencing capability, now reports the complete genomes of 17 different strains of mice, creating an unparalleled genetic resource that will aid studies ranging from human disease to evolution.
For sufferers of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), maintaining healthy heart function isn't as simple as going for a jog every morning. Patients need to do all they can to slow damage to their heart, and exercise can improve potentially improve their quality of life.
Now that the human genome has been deciphered, many scientists are turning to study the myriad proteins that are encoded in tens of thousands of genes - a field called proteomics.
With a long tradition of exploration of medicine and biology, and a research budget that has passed $1 billion, University of Wisconsin–Madison builds on a rich history of discoveries related to drugs and nutrition: Vitamin A and B were discovered here in 1914.
A new study appearing this week (June 22, 2011) in the journal Climatic Change, documents the medical conditions aggravated by hot weather, the age groups most affected, and forecasts an increase in hospital admissions in urban areas due to predicted climate change and accompanying weather extremes.