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

07/18/2018

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...

Researchers trace Parkinson’s damage in the heart

07/13/2018

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Call for applications: Paster Family Foundation Innovation Award

04/19/2018

In the spirit of the Wisconsin Idea and inspired by the historical innovations launched on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus that have improved the lives of Wisconsinites, Americans, and in many cases our global society, the Paster F...

UW Carbone scientists to present at annual cancer research conference

04/16/2018

As cancer researchers from across the country descend on Chicago this week for the American Association of Cancer Research’s annual conference, University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center faculty, staff and students are among them.

Analysis shows current national health spending is unbalanced, often wasteful

04/03/2018

Nationally, too much money is being spent on certain aspects of health care, and not enough on other factors that are vital to maintaining health and well-being, according to a recent commentary from researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madi...

Fewer mammography recalls associated with higher rates of breast cancers found between screenings

04/03/2018

Calling fewer women back for more testing after a suspicious mammography finding is associated with higher rates of breast cancers found between screenings.

From lab to bedside, the Wisconsin Idea is all for the good of the patients

04/03/2018

As doctors and leaders of health care systems, we are in business for only one reason — the patients and communities we serve.

Researchers develop ways to identify potency of certain stem-cell treatments

03/20/2018

Two new methods have been developed to test the health and potency of cells grown in a lab for use in some stem-cell treatments, which could lead to far more effective prediction of potency for clinical trials.

Wisconsin Partnership Program seeks Collaborative Health Sciences grant applications

03/15/2018

The Wisconsin Partnership Program invites eligible faculty and staff to submit a preliminary application for a Collaborative Health Sciences Program grant.

Study destroys myth that motorcycle helmets break necks

03/14/2018

While some riders claim that motorcycle helmets can break necks during a crash, a University of Wisconsin-Madison study shows they have the opposite effect.

Angela Byars-Winston leads national consensus study on science of STEMM mentoring

03/14/2018

Following the February 9-10, 2017, National Academy of Sciences Participatory Workshop on Effective Mentoring in STEMM, the National Academy of Sciences is moving forward with a consensus study on STEMM (science, technology, engineering, mathemati...

Researchers one step closer to learning how calorie restriction extends lifespan in animals

03/06/2018

A multidisciplinary research team at the University of Wisconsin-Madison has uncovered new clues about calorie restriction and how it works to delay aging and age-related diseases.

Short-term high-dose inhaled steroids do not prevent asthma flare-ups in children

03/05/2018

Temporarily increasing the dosage of inhaled steroids when asthma symptoms start to worsen does not effectively prevent severe flare-ups, according to a new University of Wisconsin-Madison study. And the common medical practice for children with m...

Seventh-annual Cycle for Sight to raise money for research on blinding disease

03/05/2018

Blinding diseases affect millions of Americans, including 100,000 in Wisconsin.

Mobile app helps patients struggling with addiction in primary care settings

02/19/2018

University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health researchers have conducted one of the most comprehensive implementation studies examining the use of mobile health technology in the United States’ health care system.

UW Carbone Cancer Center receives 'outstanding' grade on renewal

02/14/2018

Every five years, the UW Carbone Cancer Center receives a thorough check-up from the nation’s top cancer researchers. Leaders recently learned that it passed its review with flying colors and will retain its designation as Wisconsin’s ...

Dense breasts, inflammation linked to cancer risk

02/13/2018

A new study by University of Wiscconsin Carbone Cancer Center researchers has found that dense breasts and inflammation are associated with poor prognosis in breast-cancer patients, and suggests that an FDA-approved drug may improve prognosis for ...

The Ride funds $352,000 in cancer research at Carbone Cancer Center

02/12/2018

Research efforts at the University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center received a $352,000 boost this weekend when The Ride announced the winners of 14 scholarships during the Badger hockey game Saturday night.

Viral replication discovery could spur new broad-spectrum antivirals

01/24/2018

Scientists at the Morgridge Institute for Research have discovered a new Achilles heel in the replication process of positive-strand RNA viruses, a class responsible for health threats such as Zika, polio, chikungunya and hepatitis C.

Allan Brasier to lead Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR)

01/24/2018

The University of Wisconsin-Madison has recruited a leading physician-scientist to direct its Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR) after the founding leader retires in July.

Study advances gene therapy for glaucoma

01/18/2018

While testing genes to treat glaucoma by reducing pressure inside the eye, University of Wisconsin-Madison scientists stumbled onto a problem: They had trouble getting efficient gene delivery to the cells that act like drains to control fluid pres...