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In sync: Squid, glowing companions march in genetic harmony

January 19, 2010

Most humans are blissfully unaware that we owe our healthful existence to trillions of microbes that make their home in the nooks and crannies of the human body, primarily the gut.

FDA-approved drugs eliminate, prevent cervical cancer in mice

November 9, 2009

Researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Medicine and Public Health have eliminated cervical cancer in mice with two FDA-approved drugs currently used to treat breast cancer and osteoporosis.

UW’s Fiore earns national honor for advocacy work

October 21, 2009

Michael Fiore, MPH, MD, a professor of medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, is one of two physicians in the nation to receive the 2009 Physician Advocacy Merit Award from the Institute of Medicine as a Profession.

High-speed genetic analysis looks deep inside primate immune system

October 11, 2009

Viruses such as HIV and influenza take safe harbor in cells, where they cannot be recognized directly by the immune system. The immune response relies on infected cells announcing the presence of the virus by studding their exterior with fragments of the virus lurking within.

A new ‘bent’ on fusion

August 20, 2009

Success in cellular fusion - as occurs at the moment of conception and when nerve cells exchange neurotransmitters - requires that a membrane be bent before the merging process can begin, University of Wisconsin–Madison researchers have shown.