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Brain-penetrating drug candidate effective against deadly encephalitis viruses
The multidisciplinary team of researchers found that BDGR-49 protects mice infected with deadly eastern equine encephalitis virus (EEEV) or Venezuelan equine encephalitis virus (VEEV).
New drug delivery method harnesses clotting to target anti-cancer drugs at tumors
Researchers found that in mice that received the engineered proteins via intravenous injections, the proteins led to clot formation almost exclusively within tumors, with only very limited thrombosis occurring elsewhere.
Health care on the home front: UW grads remain in the state to keep Wisconsin well
Doctors, nurses and pharmacists educated and trained in the UW’s health sciences programs are working in every one of the state’s 72 counties.
First-in-kind psychedelic trials treat opioid and methamphetamine use disorders
School of Pharmacy and School of Medicine and Public Health collaborators are leading two first-in-kind clinical psilocybin trials for treating opioid and methamphetamine use disorders.
Nonprescription CBD product labeling largely inaccurate, study finds
UW–Madison School of Pharmacy students concluded that just 15% of CBD-infused oil, beverages and other products are labeled correctly, based on a survey of stores in Southwestern Wisconsin.
Boosting one gene in the brain’s helper cells slows Alzheimer’s progression in mice
High activity of the gene, Nrf2, slowed cognitive and physical decline in the mice and reduced the accumulation of sticky proteins in their brains, all key markers of the disease in humans.
New technique, effective in mice, could help advance the use of probiotics
Researchers in the School of Pharmacy, led by Quanyin Hu, have developed a system that can keep probiotic bacteria alive in the lower intestine long enough to help treat or prevent colitis in a mouse model of the disease.
School of Pharmacy announces master’s program scholarships to address inequities
These scholarships will be awarded to students pursuing a master’s degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences: Applied Drug Development or Psychoactive Pharmaceutical Investigation who demonstrate a financial need and/or have a strong commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
UW School of Pharmacy focused on equitable COVID-19 vaccine access
In partnership with the Boys and Girls Club of Dane County, students and employees of the School of Pharmacy are helping sponsor vaccine clinics and town hall discussions to address vaccine hesitancy and concerns.
More than 1,000 students receive tuition credit for providing vaccinations
The nursing and pharmacy students from across the UW System earned a $500 credit while also receiving valuable work experience.
School of Pharmacy volunteers help vaccinate underserved communities
The school and the Boys and Girls Club hosted eight vaccine clinics in neighborhoods around Madison on Saturdays in April and May, providing vaccines to more than 600 community members.
Gel loaded with cancer-fighting cells keeps tumors in check after surgery in mice
The proof-of-concept experiments demonstrate that these gels could help battle cancer at a critical moment: when a tumor has been removed but malignant cells continue to lurk after surgery, ready to grow back.
Health tool significantly reduces medication over-prescription, improving patient safety
A new study from a team of researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison has found that the e-prescribing tool CancelRx more than doubled the proportion of successfully discontinued medications, from 34 percent to 93 percent, at UW Health, a major health system in Wisconsin.
UW–Madison pioneers master’s program in therapeutic use of psychoactive drugs
The fully online program will equip graduates to be future leaders in the field of therapeutic development and deployment of psychedelics, entheogens, cannabinoids and other psychoactive substances.
Study led by UW doctor finds analyzing DNA in urine could help detect cancer
Currently, cancers are detected using more invasive methods. Urinalysis has long been used to manage many diseases and disorders, but not cancer.
Measuring the pancreas’s protein landscape assists diabetes and cancer research
New research aims to measure the pancreas’s entire suite of proteins. Ultimately, that data will advance research on pancreatic diseases like pancreatitis, pancreatic cancer, or diabetes.