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Science & Technology
September 24, 2020

Thriving community of postdocs play valuable role in campus research

National Postdoc Appreciation Week may have only been five days long, but postdoctoral trainees’ profound impact on the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, and the entire university, is on display year-round.

Science & Technology
August 14, 2020

Nanoparticle system captures heart disease biomarker from blood for in-depth analysis

Researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison have developed a method combining sticky nanoparticles with high-precision protein measurement to capture and analyze a common marker of heart disease to reveal details that were previously inaccessible.

Science & Technology
August 6, 2020

UW–Madison Alzheimer’s researchers well-represented at annual conference

Researchers from the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Institute, and the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health shared new dementia research at the virtual 2020 Alzheimer’s Association International Conference, July 27 to 31.

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Science & Technology
August 5, 2020

UW researchers devise approach to treat rare, incurable form of blindness

Scientists at the University of Wisconsin‒Madison have published a proof-of-concept method to correct an inherited form of macular degeneration that causes blindness, and that is currently untreatable.

Different points of the human hand visualized in space
Science & Technology
July 22, 2020

Researchers develop 3D hand-sensing wristband using UW software

Researchers from Cornell and the University of Wisconsin–Madison have designed a wrist-mounted device and developed software that allows continuous tracking of the entire human hand in three dimensions.

A high resolution side and top view of viral replication machinery
Science & Technology
July 22, 2020

Detailed view of viral replication machinery lends new insights into infection

The coronavirus that causes COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, is known as a positive-strand RNA virus because of the way it stores and makes copies of its genetic material. Many other important pathogens such as the Zika, dengue and chikungunya viruses are also part of this same group — the largest of six genetic classes of viruses.

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Science & Technology
July 14, 2020

Three COVID-19 clinical trials move forward at UW

The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and UW Health will conduct three clinical trials to test a new treatment and preventative for COVID-19, in collaboration with Regeneron Pharmaceuticals.

Science & Technology
June 11, 2020

‘COVID toes’ clinical trial underway at UW School of Medicine and Public Health

A team of researchers at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health is studying how the skin condition referred to as “COVID toes” is a connected to the virus, whether it is symptom of a COVID-19 infection or an immune response to the virus.

Science & Technology
May 13, 2020

In COVID-19 response, don’t let urgency trump sound science

Bioethicist Pilar Ossorio says the world could be at risk of sacrificing essential knowledge for fighting COVID-19 and future deadly viruses if the COVID-19 response is not accompanied by sound research.

An asthma inhaler
Science & Technology
April 27, 2020

Respiratory allergies and allergic asthma may have protective mechanism in COVID-19

Respiratory allergy, asthma and controlled allergen exposure were associated with significantly reduced gene expression in a protein that the coronavirus uses to infect cells with COVID-19, according to a new study by the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.

A map of zipcode areas in Dane county highlighted in different shades of blue
Science & Technology
April 23, 2020

Maps provide zip code-level detail on risk of COVID-19 complications across Wisconsin

Researchers at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health are providing local public health officials across Wisconsin with zip code-level data on the susceptibility of residents to severe complications from COVID-19.

A man donating blood with Red Cross.
Science & Technology
April 13, 2020

First COVID-19 patient at University Hospital treated with plasma from recovered patient

A COVID-19 patient at UW Hospital has received the first transfusion of plasma from a local patient who donated it since recovering from the disease.