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Expectant mom’s flu exposure stunts baby’s brain development

January 25, 2010

For expectant mothers, catching even a mild case of the flu could stunt brain development in their newborns, according to a new study conducted in rhesus macaques.

Compound found to safely counter deadly bird flu

December 28, 2009

The specter of a drug-resistant form of the deadly H5N1 avian influenza is a nightmare to keep public-health officials awake at night.

Muscle mass maintenance under scrutiny

October 27, 2009

When muscles are not pressed into service, they begin to lose mass.

Researcher studies monkeys in Africa to better understand virus evolution

October 7, 2009

Despite the importance of AIDS in human health, scientists still know very little about the diversity and ecology of AIDS-like viruses in nature.

UW-Madison’s ‘good ideas’ get lift from stimulus funds

August 26, 2009

The university has drawn more than $38 million in funding for more than 120 research projects and programs from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The work is spread across the range of academic disciplines, including public health, computer science, psychology, economics and engineering. Funding comes from agencies such as NSF, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Department of Energy and the National Endowment for the Arts.

School of Veterinary Medicine sponsors 26th annual Dog Jog

August 26, 2009

At 10 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 20, hundreds of animal lovers and their dogs will run (or walk) the two-mile Dog Jog benefit race, sponsored by the School of Veterinary Medicine. Whether participants finish doesn’t matter nearly as much as the amount of money they raise.

Curiosities: Why do cats hate water?

July 27, 2009

Because we teach them to hate it. There are plenty of cats that love water, according to Sandi Sawchuk, a clinical instructor at the…

Curiosities: Why do cats seem compelled to eat some plants, like my poor aloe, and ignore others?

June 15, 2009

Cats may devour some plants but ignore others as a simple matter of taste, says Sandra Sawchuk, a clinical instructor at the School…

Recent sightings: Vet Med open house

April 27, 2009

Photos: Bryce Richter Hayley Rothwell (left) practices the process of intubation using a model of a dog, while clinical instructor Elizabeth…

Study of cat diet leads to key nervous system repair discovery

March 30, 2009

Scientists studying a mysterious neurological affliction in cats have discovered a surprising ability of the central nervous system to repair itself and restore function.