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A team of University of Wisconsin–Madison researchers has induced human embryonic stem cells (hESC) to differentiate toward pure-population, mature heart muscle cells, or cardiomyocytes.
When Loretta, a 78-year-old central Wisconsin woman, became unable to sit on her couch because of her fear of not being able to stand back up, she knew she needed help. She didn’t want to be a burden to her husband, who was already worried about her falling, so Loretta called her local doctor to find a solution.
Dr. Craig Kent, chairman of surgery, said he hopes that it is at least as successful as a 2010 “speed dating” event with engineering faculty. That one resulted in several research partnerships between surgeons and engineers.
University of Wisconsin researchers pioneered the use of high-density electro-encephalograph (HD-EEG) technology to study sleep patterns and the effects of meditation. With support from a local grassroots organization, Lily's Fund for Epilepsy Research, UW–Madison researchers will now evaluate how this advanced technology might benefit people with epilepsy.
A spinoff business launched by a University of Wisconsin–Madison cancer researcher is attempting to harness the human immune system to fight prostate cancer.
An article co-authored by the University of Wisconsin–Madison's Dr. Michael Fiore marking the 50th anniversary of the first U.S. Surgeon General's report on smoking was published Tuesday by the Journal of the American Medical Association.
A study of the full genetic code of a common human virus offers a dramatic confirmation of the "out-of-Africa" pattern of human migration, which had previously been documented by anthropologists and studies of the human genome.
After having a stroke in 2008, Jan Blume lost the ability to swallow for two full years. As she slowly regained that vital function, she faced a new challenge: drinking the thickened beverages that are recommended for people with swallowing problems, or dysphagia. She found the drinks almost intolerable.