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Deleting a gene prevents Type 1 diabetes in mice by disguising insulin-producing cells


Removing a gene from the cells that produce insulin prevents mice from developing Type 1 diabetes by sparing the cells an attack from their own immune system, a new UW–Madison study shows.

New master’s degree in health informatics meets industry need


The University of Wisconsin–Madison has introduced a new online Master of Science in Clinical and Health Informatics. Housed in the School of Medicine and Public Health, the degree meets the growing needs of the health informatics industry.

A message to our partners and faculty: Wisconsin Partnership Program's response to COVID-19


To our community partners and to our university faculty, staff and stakeholders,

Molds damage lung's protective barrier to spur future asthma attacks


University of Wisconsin–Madison researchers have identified a new way that common Aspergillus molds can induce asthma, by first attacking the protective tissue barrier deep in the lungs.

Newly identified cellular 'trash removal program' helps create new neurons


New research by University of Wisconsin-Madison scientists reveals how a cellular filament helps neural stem cells clear damaged and clumped proteins, an important step in eventually producing new neurons.

Marmoset stem cells carrying Parkinson’s mutation could lead to new model for studying disease


Parkinson’s disease researchers have used gene-editing tools to introduce the disorder’s most common genetic mutation into marmoset monkey stem cells and to successfully tamp down cellular chemistry that often goes awry in Parkinson...

Funding available for women’s health research by UW–Madison early-career faculty


A funding opportunity is available for early-career faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Madison whose research focuses on women’s health or sex and gender differences.

Researchers wake monkeys by stimulating ‘engine’ of consciousness in brain


A small amount of electricity delivered at a specific frequency to a particular point in the brain will snap a monkey out of even deep anesthesia, pointing to a circuit of brain activity key to consciousness and suggesting potential treatments for...

UW study designs novel approach for better understanding teens and technology


What teens find important on social media is a better measure of how they interact with technology than how many minutes they spend using social media, according to a new study from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.

Exercise, brain function tied to Alzheimer's risk


Regular aerobic exercise may decrease the likelihood of developing Alzheimer's disease, or slow its progression, in adults who are at a higher risk, according to a new study from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health...

Funding opportunity: 2020 Community Impact Grant request for partnerships now available


The Wisconsin Partnership Program at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health is seeking applicants for its 2020 Community Impact Grants Program.

Stem cells could help cancer patients fight dangerous infections


Scientists at the University of Wisconsin–Madison have developed a more efficient way to grow the white blood cells, which serve as front-line defenders against bacterial infections but are often depleted as a potentially deadly side effect o...

Campus experts present panel discussion on novel coronavirus outbreak


Members of the UW–Madison campus community and the public are invited to a presentation on Wednesday, Jan. 29 at 10 a.m. entitled, “Hot Topics in Public Health: Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in Real Time.” The discussion will...

CDC Director Robert R. Redfield's visit canceled, alternate event planned


Update as of January 27, 2020: Regrettably, Dr. Redfield has been called away on CDC business and is not able to join us at this time.

Wisconsin Partnership Program to host Advancing Health Equity 2020 conference


The Wisconsin Partnership Program at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health will host Advancing Health Equity 2020 on April 15.
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