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Wisconsin Partnership Program Seeks Oversight and Advisory Committee Member

08/23/2019

The Wisconsin Partnership Program at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health is seeking nominations to fill a public member vacancy in the category of “community health advocate” on the Oversight and Advisory Committee.

Elizabeth Nugent named chief clinical research officer

08/22/2019

Elizabeth “Betsy” Nugent, MSPH, CCRP, will become the inaugural Director of Clinical Trials Development and Accreditation/Chief Clinical Research Officer, effective September 3. Nugent is charged with leading the establishment of the S...

Electronic records pin broad set of health risks on genetic premutation

08/21/2019

It was long believed the FMR1 premutation — an excessive number of trinucleotide repeats in the FMR1 gene — had no direct effect on the people who carry it. Until recently, the only recognized effect on the carriers of the flawed gene was the risk...

After heart attack, former Badgers wide receiver J.C. Dawkins focuses on spreading healthy habits

08/20/2019

Wisconsin Badger, Rose Bowl champion, football coach, husband, father, mentor, friend — and heart attack survivor. J.C. Dawkins has held many titles throughout his football career and life, but the one he least expected — heart attack survivor — i...

Single protein plays important dual shipping role in the brain

08/15/2019

Just as a packaging breakdown can hamstring delivery of cables, switches and connectors to a house under construction, removing a protein from neurons can block the “shipment” of proteins to developing axons.

Changing a single molecule in the brain can alleviate anxiety

08/15/2019

A new study shows, for the first time in primates, that altering one particular molecule in a specific brain region can change “dispositional anxiety,” the tendency to perceive many situations as threatening. The finding provides hope ...

Q&A with new Clinical Continuing Education Director Marcia Slattery

08/14/2019

Marcia Slattery, M.D., MHSc, professor of psychiatry and pediatrics in the School of Medicine and Public Health, was recently appointed Clinical Continuing Education Director in the Office of Continuing Professional Development in Medicine and Pub...

Study finds major surgery is associated with minor cognitive decline

08/08/2019

A new study by researchers at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health has revealed that major surgery is associated with only a minor decline in cognitive ability.

UW launches nation's first cell therapy trial for kidney transplant patients

08/06/2019

For the first time in the United States, a research team will test a personalized cell therapy to treat a common and serious complication facing kidney transplant patients.

Lessons of conventional imaging let scientists see around corners

08/05/2019

Along with flying and invisibility, high on the list of every child’s aspirational superpowers is the ability to see through or around walls or other visual obstacles.

Fear of more dangerous second Zika, dengue infections unfounded in monkeys

08/05/2019

An initial infection with dengue virus did not prime monkeys for an especially virulent infection of Zika virus, according to a study at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Nor did a bout with Zika make a follow-on dengue infection more...

Bike share aims to serve, enhance health in Wisconsin Rapids

08/02/2019

On a blazing hot July afternoon, cooled with only a hint of a breeze, I am pushing pedals on a three-wheel, two-passenger trike. To my left, Will Hascall is doing the same thing, with more experience and better results, as we labor up the Jackson ...

SHOW partners with Community Care of Milwaukee

08/01/2019

The Survey of the Health of Wisconsin (SHOW) has partnered with Community Care, Inc. of Milwaukee to further their common goal of improving the health of Wisconsin's residents.

Wisconsin rule limiting full-contact practice in high school football cuts concussion rate by more than half

07/30/2019

The rate of sport-related concussions during high school football practice in Wisconsin decreased by 57 percent following a rule change limiting the amount and duration of full-contact activities during practice, according to a new study by resear...

Thanks to science, parasite can have sex in mice, not just cats

07/29/2019

Toxoplasma gondii, a single-celled parasite perhaps best known for its ability to trick mice into taking potentially fatal risks around cats and, in humans, as a serious threat to fetal health, has given up a long-held secret of its reproduction.
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