Skip to main content

Tag School of Medicine and Public Health

Curiosities: Why do the blue eyes of babies often turn brown?

June 1, 2009

Melanin is the pigment that makes body parts dark, said Burton Kushner, professor of ophthalmology at the School of Medicine and Public…

Special protein helps maintain an efficient brain

May 18, 2009

The instruction manual for maintaining an efficient brain may soon include a section on synaptotagmin-IV (Syt-IV), a protein known to influence learning and memory, thanks to a study by University of Wisconsin–Madison researchers.

Curiosity blossoms into graduate career

May 6, 2009

Lynn Gilbertson, a first-year Ph.D. student in communicative disorders, has long had a deep curiosity about autism spectrum disorder, a condition that one in 150 U.S. children now have, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. First as a UW–Madison undergraduate and now as a doctoral student, she's been studying what types of sounds autistic children respond favorably to.

UW-Madison to create national Alzheimer’s research center

May 5, 2009

Gov. Jim Doyle announced today (May 4) that the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH) has been awarded a multimillion dollar grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to create an Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center.

Landscape found to influence spread of malaria in Amazon

March 31, 2009

The spread of malaria, one of the world's most prevalent insect-borne diseases and a leading killer of children, may have more to do with landscape than precipitation as the world warms, according to a new study.

HealthDay writer named biomedical writer in residence

March 25, 2009

HealthDay writer Amanda Gardner has already made the transition many other journalists now face — from writing for the print media to the virtual world. Gardner will be the School of Medicine and Public Health’s biomedical writer in residence the week of March 30.