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.

Inherited brain pathway underlies the risk for anxiety and depression

12/12/2018

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.

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. 

New academic home for clinical and health informatics

11/12/2018

This summer, the University of Wisconsin Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR) and the UW School of Medicine and Public Health further expanded their commitment to medical informatics by launching the UW Clinical and Health Info...

Collaborative project seeks to develop 'patient safety passport'

11/01/2018

A fall sends an elderly woman to the emergency room. After a short hospital stay, she returns to her nursing home, where she avoids walking for fear of another slip. In the meantime, though, she develops a blood clot that prompts another trip to t...

Mutation in common protein triggers tangles, chaos inside brain cells

10/23/2018

A pioneer in the study of neural cells revealed how a single mutation affecting the most common protein in a supporting brain cell produces devastating, fibrous globs.

Financial incentives help Medicaid recipients quit smoking

10/23/2018

The use of modest financial incentives to engage with the Wisconsin Tobacco Quit Line is a cost-effective option for increasing smoking quit rates among Medicaid recipients, according to research at the University of Wisconsin School of Medic...

Social Media Adolescent Health Research Team seeks proposals to study mental wellness and technology

10/23/2018

The relationship between mental wellness and technology is a hot topic, yet it is underexplored, according to the head of the University of Wisconsin Social Media Adolescent Health Research Team (SMAHRT).

UW-Madison researchers discover cause of rare genetic blood disorder

10/04/2018

An eight-year quest to find the cause of a disease has apparently ended now that scientists at UW-Madison have identified the mutations that produce a form of myelofibrosis, a rare genetic blood disorder.

Clinical prospects for stem cells begin to emerge

09/26/2018

Twenty years after the University of Wisconsin–Madison’s James Thomson derived the first human embryonic stem cell lines (ESC), his revolutionary discovery is just beginning to emerge on the clinical landscape.

Alzheimer's renewal grant to focus on biomarkers of the disease

09/25/2018

The Wisconsin Registry for Alzheimer’s Prevention (WRAP) has been awarded a five-year, $19 million renewal grant from the National Institutes of Health to enable in-depth study of molecular hallmarks of the disease in the brain and spinal fl...

Joshua Coon honored for outstanding achievements in proteomics

09/24/2018

Joshua Coon, PhD, professor of biomolecular chemistry and chemistry at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, has earned a Discovery in Proteomic Sciences Award from the Human Proteome Organization (HUPO).

Deneen Wellik named chair of cell and regenerative biology

09/21/2018

Deneen Wellik, PhD, has been chosen as the next chair of the Department of Cell and Regenerative Biology at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.

Ed Chapman Wins Pew Innovation Fund Award

09/14/2018

The Pew Charitable Trust announced today that Ed Chapman, PhD, professor of neuroscience in the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, is one of a dozen leading “Innovation Fund” researchers who will collaborate ...

UW-Madison study is first to link cadmium exposure to lower ability to see contrast

09/14/2018

Cadmium exposure may increase the risk for problems with a key component of good vision, according to a new study from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.

Mental health in pregnancy may affect development of newborns’ brains

09/05/2018

Many factors can influence the development of a baby during pregnancy and after birth, but until recently, researchers knew little about the relationship between an expectant mother’s mental health and the subsequent development of her baby ...

Blockages in nerve-cell protein “factory” implicated in neurodegenerative disease

09/05/2018

A molecular basis underlying the neurodegenerative condition hereditary spastic paraplegia (HSP) has been identified in a study by University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health researchers. The research, published in Cell Reports, s...

Robert Fettiplace's explorations of the inner ear earn him the Kavli Prize

09/04/2018

When Robert Fettiplace, PhD, talks about the joy of discovery, he captures the spirit that drove explorers over mountains and into the deepest caves.

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.

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...

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...

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.

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.