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Curiosities: How well do dogs see at night?

July 18, 2007

A lot better than we do, says Paul Miller, clinical professor of comparative ophthalmology at University of Wisconsin–Madison. “Dogs have evolved…

Curiosities: What are teeth made of?

May 7, 2007

Built for crunching and chewing, teeth mostly consist of hard, inorganic minerals like calcium. But they also contain nerves, blood vessels and specialized cells…

Healing chronic wounds through use of nanoscale surfaces

April 25, 2007

It’s both costly and frustrating when doctors are unable to heal persistent wounds, such as diabetic ulcers or pressure sores in patients with limited mobility. Traditional treatments are often less than satisfactory. But thanks to funding from the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery seed grant program, UW–Madison researchers have been freed to explore a novel and revolutionary approach to coaxing persistent wounds to heal.

Drug-resistant flu virus emerges in untreated patients

April 3, 2007

Flu viruses with reduced sensitivity to the front-line drugs used to thwart and treat infection have been found in patients who were not treated with the drugs, according to an international team of researchers.

UW researcher and spinoff company to receive MIT technology awards

March 6, 2007

The MIT Club of Wisconsin, a state association for alumni of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is recognizing a University of Wisconsin–Madison influenza researcher and a bioscience spinoff company on Friday at its annual Technology Achievement Awards banquet.

State shortage of large animal veterinarians looms

February 22, 2007

In recent years, the University of Wisconsin–Madison's School of Veterinary Medicine has noted fewer of its students enrolling in food animal courses. Looking ahead, that could cause problems for the state's dairy industry as fewer veterinarians are available to meet their herds' health needs.