Investigation into fungal infection reveals genetic vulnerability in Hmong

07/17/2019

Ten years ago, in Marathon County, Wisconsin, 55 people were sickened by an uncommon fungal infection called blastomycosis. Thirty patients were hospitalized. Two people died.

Jonathan Engle earns Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers

07/15/2019

Jonathan Engle, PhD, assistant professor of medical physics at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, is one of four promising young UW-Madison researchers named a winner of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scient...

Aaron Struck wins award for research to better predict seizures

07/02/2019

Epilepsy physician and researcher Aaron Struck, MD, won the INFORMS Analytics Society Innovative Applications in Analytics Award (IAAA) for research in how to better predict seizures in patients with critical illness.

Study: risk-based breast cancer screenings lack predictive value

06/17/2019

Starting breast-cancer screenings based on personal risk factors instead of age in women 40-49 years of age may significantly delay the detection of some early-stage breast cancers while also decreasing the number of false-positive mammograms and ...

UW study provides potential treatment strategy for aggressive lymphoma

06/12/2019

A research team at the University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center has found a new tumor-causing mechanism that contributes to the development of the most common form of non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

Darcie Moore, Zachary Morris receive 2019 Shaw Scientist Awards

06/04/2019

University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health assistant professor of neuroscience Darcie Moore, PhD, and assistant professor of human oncology Zachary Morris, MD, PhD, are recipients of 2019 Shaw Scientist Awards from the Greater Mi...

Study: 'Protective' headgear does not prevent sport-related concussions in soccer players

05/20/2019

The use of protective headgear among high school soccer players does not result in fewer or less severe sport-related concussions compared to players who wear no headgear at all, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Wiscons...

Researchers reveal the pioneering role of Zelda in zygotic gene activation

05/17/2019

Researchers at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health have developed a novel strategy to address the role of vital proteins during early embryonic development.

Biomolecular chemistry researcher David Brow develops improved method for tracking molecular signals in living cells

05/16/2019

A University of Wisconsin-Madison researcher has established a new approach to understanding how protein and RNA molecules in a cell cooperate to direct the proper expression of genes.

'Bad guy' fibrocytes could help rebuild damaged tissue

05/13/2019

Welham’s group was already studying the role fibrocytes play in wound healing. Fibrocytes are seen as “bad actors” that lead to scarring. In the monocyte family of blood cells, they arise from the bone marrow and are usually foun...

UW researchers receive $15 million from NIH for Alzheimer's research

05/09/2019

The Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center will establish, among other activities, a first-of-its-kind research program into improving the care of Alzheimer’s patients and reducing caregiver stress through a $15 million grant fr...

Researchers identify genes associated with facial beauty

05/06/2019

Researchers have discovered that an individual’s sex determines where in the genome are genes that affect perceived facial attractiveness.

University of Wisconsin-led study identifies why some colds cause asthma attacks in children

04/19/2019

Upper respiratory infections remain one of the most common triggers of asthma attacks in children, but not every cold leads to a dangerous worsening of symptoms, even among children with severe asthma. The reasons for this have mostly gone unanswe...

Wisconsin's First Prevention Research Center to focus on mother-baby health

04/18/2019

Wisconsin’s first Prevention Research Center is coming to UW-Madison this fall, thanks to a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Study shows disparities in contraceptive care for sexual-minority women

04/11/2019

Young sexual-minority women frequently encounter stigma or misinformation in health care settings that can compromise their ability to get the contraception they need, according to a new study from the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at th...

Carbone Cancer Center members take new leadership roles

04/09/2019

Four members of the University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center have been named to new leadership roles.

Amy Kind receives award for geriatric research

03/27/2019

Amy Kind, MD, PhD, associate professor of medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, has been given a prestigious award by the American Geriatrics Society.

Personalized in vitro model enables drug screening for kidney cancer

03/25/2019

One way to treat the most common type of kidney cancer is to use anti-angiogenic drugs to cut off the blood supply to the tumors, but patients respond differently to the drugs, and choosing the wrong one can make the cancer grow faster.

Isthmus Project picked for name of new UW Health innovation hub

03/19/2019

UW Health is proud to announce the name of its new innovation hub, and it has a local flavor.

Search for new antibiotics gets major funding boost

03/07/2019

Collecting bugs across the globe will continue and expand for a multidisciplinary research team at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Kirsten Gunderson receives Promising Medical Student Surgery Education Research Award

03/05/2019

A third-year medical student at UW-Madison recently received a prestigious national award for her work in surgical-education research.

Ed Chapman wins prestigious Sir Bernard Katz award

03/04/2019

Ed Chapman, PhD, has been awarded the Sir Bernard Katz award and will give a lecture at The Biophysical Society’s annual meeting this week, where he will also receive the award.

UW team shows progress in search for new antibiotics

02/11/2019

Collecting bugs across the globe is paying off for a multidisciplinary research team at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Thomas Mackie to lead new joint innovation initiative between UW Health and School of Medicine and Public Health

02/06/2019

UW Health has selected Thomas “Rock” Mackie to be the inaugural leader of the health system’s innovation initiative, which it is pursuing in partnership with the UW School of Medicine and Public Health.

Ryan Coller wins federal challenge for app to help children with complex care needs

01/18/2019

A team of researchers at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and the College of Engineering have won a share of a $100,000 award to develop technology for families caring at home for children with complex medical needs...

View a new year's message from Dean Golden for 2019

01/07/2019

Please take a moment to watch a special message from Robert N. Golden, MD, dean of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, in which he reflects on 2018 and looks ahead to 2019.

Call for posters: 2019 Alzheimer's Disease & Related Disorders Research Day

01/03/2019

The Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center invites campus researchers to submit their poster abstracts for the 2019 Alzheimer’s Disease & Related Disorders Research Day poster session.

SciMed GRS program seeks new director

01/03/2019

The Science and Medicine Graduate Research Scholars (SciMed GRS) program has reached its 10-year milestone. 

UW paper nabs top honor from American Public Health Association for life-expectancy analysis

12/31/2018

Work published by three University of Wisconsin researchers regarding decreasing the gap in life expectancy of the United States population compared to European peers, earned top honors from the American Public Health Association.

Study: post-surgery opioid prescription rates for children vary by region

12/20/2018

More than 50 percent of children who undergo umbilical hernia repair are given opioids after surgery, according to new findings by a research team at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.

First Carbone Cancer Center patient receives experimental therapy to prevent infections during chemotherapy

12/20/2018

Michael Toelle, superintendent of the Tomorrow River Schools, recently became the first patient at the University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center to be infused with an experimental cellular therapy designed to prevent infections in leukemia pat...

Wisconsin Alzheimer's Disease Research Center seeks proposals for developmental projects

12/19/2018

The Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (ADRC) is accepting applications for its new Alzheimer’s Disease Developmental Projects awards, which offer up to $150,000 to support one- or two-year feasibility studies targeting rese...

Limited access to athletic trainers leads to unreported, mismanaged sports concussions

12/19/2018

Student athletes attending high schools with limited access to athletic trainers are far less likely to have a sport-related concussion identified, assessed and managed properly, compared to schools with athletic trainers available consistent...

Children may undergo unnecessary surgery to fix umbilical hernias

12/13/2018

Wisconsin surgeons are performing more umbilical hernia repairs on patients two years old or younger, and more umbilical hernia repairs per capita, compared to surgeons in two other states, according to researchers at the University of Wisconsin S...

Wisconsin researchers well-represented at international radiation oncology conference

12/12/2018

The 60th annual meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), the world’s premier radiation oncology society, got underway this week in San Antonio, Texas, with a strong Wisconsin presence.

UW Carbone blood researchers to present at hematology conference

11/30/2018

When dozens of University of Wisconsin blood researchers escape to sunny San Diego this weekend, they will not just be there for the weather – they are attending the American Society for Hematology’s (ASH) Annual Conference.

Functional nasal surgery relieves chronic headaches

11/30/2018

A review of 39 studies by researchers at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health shows functional nasal surgery can reduce or eliminate chronic headaches in some patients.

Breast cancer expert Kari Wisinski joins Big Ten research leadership

11/20/2018

Kari Wisinski, MD, a breast cancer specialist with the University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center, has been named to the steering committee of the Big Ten Cancer Research Consortium.

Hypertension, obesity escalate memory loss in people at risk for Alzheimer’s

11/14/2018

A new study from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health shows people at risk for Alzheimer’s disease who have high blood pressure or are overweight experience declines in memory and thinking skills at double the rat...

Mutations in key blood cell protein disrupt development, predispose to leukemia

11/12/2018

When a key gene in blood cell development, GATA-2, is mutated, it causes a predisposition to the development of acute myeloid leukemia (AML), and the changes in GATA-2 were believed to diminish its protein function.