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Study finds Viagra increases release of key reproductive hormone

August 23, 2007

The little blue pill may do more than get the blood pumping. Sildenafil — the generic name for Viagra — also increases release of a reproductive hormone in rats, according to a new study.

Study finds variable drug sensitivity among hepatitis C viruses

July 11, 2007

A new study from the University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Medicine and Public Health offers promise for a double-duty treatment that may provide both immune suppression and anti-HCV activity in a single drug.

Brain scans show meditation changes minds, increases attention

June 25, 2007

For hundreds of years, Tibetan monks and other religious people have used meditation to calm the mind and improve concentration. This week, a new study shows exactly how one common type of meditation affects the brain.

UW study to clarify safety, effectiveness of hormone therapy during menopause

May 22, 2007

When is the best time in a woman's reproductive history to start hormone therapy? How does estrogen therapy affect a woman's cognition and mood? What is the most beneficial form of estrogen? These are just a few important questions that researchers at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health hope to answer in a federally funded nationwide study, the first of its kind, on the effects of estrogen therapy with perimenopausal women.

Clinical autism project seeks ‘Toddler Talk’ participants

April 10, 2007

The Early Autism and Communication Research Clinic of the University of Wisconsin–Madison's Waisman Center seeks participants for its "Toddler Talk" project.

Fishing for new anti-inflammatory, cancer drugs

April 10, 2007

Though cell movement and migration in the body play a central role in mediating injury and disease, including inflammatory responses and cancer metastasis, drugs designed to stifle cells’ nomadic tendencies are scarce. A new interdisciplinary research project funded by the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery seed grant program seeks to develop a novel drug-discovery process that may start to fill this gap.