Elizabeth Burnside and Dorothy Farrar-Edwards with Bucky Badger
Science & Technology
January 21, 2021

All of Us Research Program returns first genetic results to participants

Participants who donated biosamples, as part of the historic “All of Us” Research Program, may soon see a return of their genetic results.

A COVID-19 vaccine card and syringe
Science & Technology
January 15, 2021

UW researchers develop tool to equitably distribute limited vaccines

The demand for COVID-19 vaccines continues to outpace supply, forcing public health officials to decide who should be first in line for a shot, even among those in the same pool of eligible vaccine recipients.

Immune cells and tumor cells at 2 hours and 24 hours
Science & Technology
January 7, 2021

Jamey Weichert, Zachary Morris leading a team to develop new way to help immune system fight back against cancer

Scientists at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health are breaking new ground to make cancer cells more susceptible to attack by the body’s own immune system.

Past Antibody COVID-19 Community Survey, or PACCS
Science & Technology
December 23, 2020

New statewide data show evidence of four-fold increase in recent COVID-19 infections

Preliminary results from the second wave of a UW–Madison study estimated 6.8% of Wisconsin residents have evidence of recent infection of COVID-19.

A microscopic view of rectangular forms
Science & Technology
December 11, 2020

UW vision researchers partner with U.S. Department of Defense to develop stem cell therapy for combat-related eye injuries

Using an ingenious microscopic retinal patch, eye researchers at UW–Madison will develop and test a new way to treat United States military personnel blinded in combat.

American Family Children's Hospital building exterior
Science & Technology
November 19, 2020

First-in-humans clinical trial to treat children with relapsed neuroblastoma opens at American Family Children’s Hospital

A first-in-humans clinical trial for children with relapsed or refractory neuroblastoma has opened at American Family Children’s Hospital (AFCH) and is being conducted by researchers at University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Neuroblastoma is one of the most common solid tumors in children. Patients who are classified as “high-risk” (about 40 percent of those diagnosed) have less than a 50 percent survival rate.

A masked Badger health care professional in an interview
Science & Technology
October 28, 2020

UW set to resume enrollment for AstraZeneca’s investigational COVID-19 vaccine

A clinical trial of an investigational COVID-19 vaccine has resumed in the United States after the FDA and an independent safety review board completed their review of a trial participant in the United Kingdom who became ill.

Two students walk down the sidewalk together while social distancing
Science & Technology
October 27, 2020

COVID-19 data model quantifies region-specific impact of social distancing orders

As the COVID-19 pandemic first took hold in regions across the United States in spring 2020, local officials, hoping to quell the spread of the virus, turned to the only actionable defenses available at the time: closing schools and businesses, banning mass gatherings, issuing stay-at-home orders and enforcing other social distancing measures.

Science & Technology
October 16, 2020

UW studies investigate need for and impact of culturally aware mentorship training

Higher education institutions frequently offer mentored research experiences to increase undergraduate student interest, motivation and preparedness for research careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematic and Medicine (STEMM) fields.

A professional speaks next to x-rays of the lungs and chest
Science & Technology
October 16, 2020

UW researchers find more precise way to detect pneumonia caused by COVID-19

Using cutting-edge artificial intelligence technology, UW‒Madison investigators have developed a far more precise way to identify cases of COVID-19 induced pneumonia.

An elderly man using a laptop during a virtual doctor visit
Science & Technology
October 1, 2020

UW study looks to keep nursing homes safe during COVID-19 pandemic with telehealth

A new research study at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health seeks to reduce COVID-19 spread in Wisconsin nursing homes by collaborating with community and academic partners to expand telehealth infrastructure.

Science & Technology
September 29, 2020

Stem cells can repair Parkinson’s-damaged circuits in mouse brains

The mature brain is infamously bad at repairing itself following damage like that caused by trauma or strokes, or from degenerative diseases like Parkinson’s. Stem cells, which are endlessly adaptable, have offered the promise of better neural repair. But the brain’s precisely tuned complexity has stymied the development of clinical treatments.