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Testing senses and motor skills in midlife may help predict later cognitive impairment

02/27/2024

When researchers test motor skills, hearing, vision and smell in people in their midlife, they are better able to identify those who may develop cognitive decline or impairment 10 years later, according to a new study by researchers at the Univers...

Patient communication improves when hospital doctors take a seat

02/02/2024

A new study indicates that the simple act of a doctor sitting in a chair during hospital bedside discussions improved the experience for physicians and patients alike.

Air sampling at schools accurately detects flu and COVID-19 virus levels

01/31/2024

Air samplers placed in school cafeterias provided an accurate look at a flu epidemic and at constant low levels of COVID-19 infections in a K-12 school district during the 2022-23 school year, according to a new study from researchers at the Unive...

Gut inflammation is associated with aging and Alzheimer’s disease

01/26/2024

A new study by researchers at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health suggests a link between gut inflammation and changes in the brain and declines in memory, further supporting a connection between the gut and brain in A...

UW–Madison receives $150 million grant to lead nationwide Alzheimer’s disease study

01/09/2024

The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health has been awarded funding from the National Institutes of Health for a nationwide research initiative to investigate the neurobiology of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.

UW clinical trial tests new way to treat glioblastoma

12/21/2023

A new clinical trial at UW Health | Carbone Cancer Center uses a personalized medicine method to try to teach the immune system to recognize and destroy glioblastoma tumors.

UW researcher’s career inspired by his own spinal cord injury

12/13/2023

Dan Hellenbrand grew up on a small farm near Lodi and by his 20s was on the path to his desired career in carpentry. Then, in an instant, that path vanished.

Researchers pursue easier, earlier detection of Alzheimer’s disease in Black adults

12/06/2023

A blood biomarker and a method of testing cognitive processes such as memory and thinking could hold promise for identifying middle-aged Black people who are at risk for later developing Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new study from the...

UW study links past military service to Alzheimer’s disease

11/16/2023

The brains of deceased military veterans had higher levels of two abnormal proteins considered hallmarks of Alzheimer’s disease, suggesting that military veterans face a greater risk for developing Alzheimer’s, according to a new study...

New UW study examines COVID-19 vaccines in people with weakened immune systems

11/16/2023

Researchers at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health are exploring the ideal vaccine booster strategy for immunosuppressed patients to protect those at higher risk of severe illness and complications from COVID-19 infect...

Paul DeLuca, longtime researcher and leader, dies at 79

11/03/2023

Paul M. DeLuca Jr., PhD, a longtime researcher and leader at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and UW–Madison, died on Oct. 30 at the age of 79.

UW study examines potential treatment for Alzheimer’s disease

11/03/2023

Researchers at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health are investigating whether the drug leuprolide, which is approved for prostate cancer in men, can be used to treat symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease in women.

Scott Reeder named chair of radiology

10/30/2023

Renowned academic leader and researcher Scott Reeder, MD, PhD, has been named chair of the Department of Radiology at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.

Patricia Téllez-Girón earns prestigious Ohtli Award from Mexican government

10/25/2023

Patricia Téllez-Girón, MD, associate professor of family medicine and community health at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, is the esteemed face of health care and education in Madison’s Latinx/e community and...

UW study seeks IBD patients to study effectiveness of updated COVID-19 vaccines

10/04/2023

Researchers at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health are investigating how well the updated monovalent COVID-19 vaccines work for inflammatory bowel disease patients.
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