Researchers discover mechanism controlling zinc

08/21/2018

Researchers have uncovered how a trace metal controls the generation of red blood cells, which are critical for life.

Jennifer Smilowitz elected fellow of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine

08/17/2018

Jennifer Smilowitz, PhD, clinical associate professor in the Department of Human Oncology at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, has been elected a Fellow of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AA...

Wisconsin researchers receive $60 million from NIH for All of Us research program

08/15/2018

Four Wisconsin medical and scientific organizations – Marshfield Clinic Research Institute, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin and BloodCenter of Wisconsin, part of Versit...

Global Health projects receive funding

08/01/2018

Four projects led by University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health faculty and staff received funding from the Global Health Institute.

Scientists discover cause of aging-related disease in mice, then reverse its symptoms

07/30/2018

In a study published in Aging Cell, researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison show that mice making too much of a human protein called AT-1 show signs of early aging and premature death, which are also symptoms of the human disorder proge...

Inherited brain pathway underlies the risk for anxiety and depression

07/30/2018

In studies of young rhesus monkeys, researchers from the University of Wisconsin Department of Psychiatry have discovered brain pathways that underlie children’s vulnerability to develop anxiety and depression later in life.

Researchers trace Parkinson’s damage in the heart

07/30/2018

A new way to examine stress and inflammation in the heart will help Parkinson’s researchers test new therapies and explore an unappreciated way the disease puts people at risk of falls and hospitalization.

Jonathan Jaffery appointed to Medicare Payment Advisory Commission

07/27/2018

Jonathan Jaffery, MD, senior vice president and chief population health officer for UW Health and professor of medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, has been appointed to the Medicare Payment Advisory Commis...

UW-Madison establishes state’s first and only addiction hotline for providers

07/26/2018

In what is believed to be a national first, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, in conjunction with UW Health, has established a new resource for Wisconsin primary-care physicians and other providers to help them successfully manage patients with...

Evie Carchman awarded grant to study anal cancer

07/25/2018

While people infected with HIV are living longer due to better therapies, their weakened immune systems are linked to what is now a leading cause of death in the HIV population: cancer.

UW research on display at Alzheimer's conference

07/25/2018

More than 50 UW-Madison researchers presented work at the 2018 Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) in Chicago, Illinois, this week. The event is the world’s largest gathering dedicated to the scientific study of dem...

Early hormone therapy not associated with cognitive harm

07/23/2018

Hormone therapy is not associated with cognitive harm for women if therapy begins around the age of menopause in healthy women, according to University of Wisconsin-Madison research presented this week at the 2018 Alzheimer’s Association Int...

Cai group recognized for research achievements at annual imaging meeting

07/10/2018

The Molecular Imaging and Nanotechnology Laboratory had another successful year at June's Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) Annual Meeting in Philadelphia.

Forgotten molecules find new purpose at Carbone Cancer Center

07/10/2018

On a rainy day last fall, chemist Scott Wildman left his office on the UW–Madison campus and drove to a retirement community on the city’s west side to bring 40 years of scientific work out of the dark.

2018 Catalyst Grant applications open

07/09/2018

The Wisconsin Partnership Program is seeking applicants for its 2018 Community Catalyst Grant Program. Now in its second year, the Community Catalyst Grant Program provides funding to support creative health equity approaches designed to actively ...

Cell therapy is the future, and Wisconsin is the place

07/03/2018

Medicine is rapidly approaching a great advance that will augment or replace drugs with human cells for treating a range of intractable conditions, an expert in cell therapy told the Wisconsin Technology Council on June 26.

Exercise and meditation appear to reduce common colds and flu

07/03/2018

Training in mindfulness meditation or exercise may protect against the common cold and influenza, according to research results from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.

Oneida collaborations earn community partnership awards

07/03/2018

Two centers within the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health were recognized for their collaborations with the Oneida Nation.

Combination therapy for asthma in adults is safe, study confirms

06/29/2018

Results from the largest asthma safety trial in the United States suggest that combination therapies containing both inhaled corticosteroids and long-acting beta agonists (LABAs) do not significantly increase the risk of serious asthma-related eve...

UW-Madison debuts first-of-its kind neighborhood map to guide medical decision-making

06/28/2018

Socio-economic factors can affect health in surprising ways.

JD Sauer earns $500,000 award to study how cells guard against pathogens

06/27/2018

Thanks to a prestigious national award, a researcher at UW-Madison will have a chance to learn exactly how cells protect themselves from pathogens that invade the cytosol, the watery fluid in which organelles live inside the cell.

Society of Neurological Surgeons honors Robert Dempsey

06/21/2018

Robert Dempsey, MD, chairman of neurosurgery in the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, is the third recipient of the national society’s Medical Student Teaching Award.

UW Carbone study to look for ways to personalize therapy in colorectal cancer

06/15/2018

A five-year, $3 million grant from the National Cancer Institute will support UW Carbone Cancer Center physician-researcher Dusty Deming, MD, and colleagues in their pursuit of more effective treatments for colorectal-cancer patients.

Congratulations to the Class of 2018

06/11/2018

A new class of health professionals and scientists graduated from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health May 11-12.

Tool links health care organizations, public to improve the health of Wisconsinites

06/08/2018

Wisconsin residents can now consult an online tool to learn exactly what their local communities are doing to improve health.

Health Equity Leadership Institute aims to advance health disparities research

06/07/2018

Dozens of researchers from around the country will soon come to UW-Madison for a “boot camp” to help increase the number of minority researchers investigating health disparities and health equity.

Wisconsin’s obesity map: The ZIP codes weigh in

06/05/2018

Health researchers have compiled a searchable map of obesity in America’s Dairyland by ZIP code, and the picture is alarming.

Analysis: Promising cell type represents new frontier for treating disease

06/01/2018

A type of cell drawn from certain body tissues shows enormous potential to treat a range of diseases in the United States and Europe, but it must first receive federal approval as a regulated pharmaceutical.

Valerie Gilchrist earns family medicine leadership award

05/31/2018

Department of Family Medicine and Community Health Chair Valerie Gilchrist, MD, has been honored with the 2018 F. Marian Bishop Leadership Award by the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine.

Robert Fettiplace wins 2018 Kavli Prize for hearing research

05/31/2018

Robert Fettiplace, PhD, who pioneered techniques to better understand the physiology of hearing, was announced as one of the winners of the Kavli Prize in Neuroscience, one of the world’s preeminent scientific honors, for work that helped un...

Jing Zhang named Centennial Professor of Oncology

05/30/2018

Jing Zhang, PhD, of the McArdle Laboratory for Cancer Research, has been named the new Centennial Professor of Oncology.

Neuroscientists discover part of the brain's 'wake up' system

05/29/2018

Scientists have long known that the thalamus, a structure in the middle of the brain, was involved in arousal, but new research from the Wisconsin Institute for Sleep and Consciousness (WISC) identifies the sub-region that helps us wake up from sl...

UW-Madison researchers discover effective way to generate powerful blood cells for immunotherapy

05/25/2018

Scientists at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health have found a potentially improved method for creating T cells to treat cancer and infections.

Temte named to federal advisory committee in Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

05/18/2018

University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health professor Jonathan Temte, MD, PhD, has been named to a Centers for Disease Control federal advisory committee by U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar II.

UW researchers identify arterial hemogenic endothelial cells that can function as lymphoid precursors

05/18/2018

Scientists at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health have used human stem cells to make blood-forming cells and demonstrated that they can function as lymphoid precursors, or the earliest cells from which various immune c...

Wisconsin Partnership Program Seeks New Investigator Program Grant Applicants

05/16/2018

The Wisconsin Partnership Program invites eligible faculty to submit a preliminary application for a New Investigator Program grant. Awards are now up to $150,000 over two years.

'Black boxes' may help understand the brain and other complex systems

05/09/2018

While much of science seeks to understand complex systems by reducing them to their smallest elements, a team of University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health neuroscientists argues that studying the big picture can be superior.

Study seeks 'extreme survivors' of metastatic breast cancer

05/08/2018

Some patients can live for years, and even decades, after breast cancer has spread to their bones and other tissues.

Cirelli wins award for sleep research

05/07/2018

Chiara Cirelli, MD, PhD, of the Wisconsin Institute for Sleep and Consciousness, has been awarded the Sleep Research Society’s “outstanding scientific achievement” award for her groundbreaking work showing the cellular chang...

Study shows potential connection between kidney function and hearing impairment

04/26/2018

Reduced kidney function may increase the likelihood of developing hearing impairment, according to a new study from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.