Stories indexed under: School of Medicine and Public Health

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  • Waclaw Szybalski Legend in genetics at forefront of book about heroism during 20th century's darkest hours Aug. 20, 2014 Waclaw Szybalski, 92, a genius of genetics who has been repeatedly mentioned as a candidate for the Nobel Prize, grew up as an aspiring scientist during World War II in the eastern part of Poland. Many of Szybalski's most significant wartime roles concerned a decidedly applied type of science: He cooked TNT so the Polish resistance could sabotage rail lines. He participated in smuggling typhus vaccine to Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto. And he fed lice and supervised "louse feeders."
  • Alzheimer's study data gets boost from WEDC, Wi2 June 25, 2014 The University of Wisconsin-Madison took a big step forward in Alzheimer’s research this week when the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation provided seed funds for a private non-profit organization to work with the university to speed the translation of data from the nation’s largest study of people with a family history of Alzheimer’s into possible diagnostic tools and therapies.
  • Aaron Hoskins Shaw awards go to two UW researchers June 11, 2014 One scientist studying how HIV spreads in the body and another examining cellular machinery and its role in disease have earned funding from the Greater Milwaukee Foundation to advance their research.
  • Tumor-targeting agent New tumor-targeting agent images and treats variety of cancers June 11, 2014 Scientists at the University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center (UWCCC) report that a new class of tumor-targeting agents can seek out and find dozens of solid tumors, even illuminating brain cancer stem cells that resist current treatments.
  • Dane County African-Americans have high cancer rates May 8, 2014 African Americans in Dane County were 30 percent more likely than whites to be diagnosed with cancer.
  • James Dumesic National Academy of Sciences adds three UW-Madison researchers April 29, 2014 Three University of Wisconsin-Madison faculty members have been elected to the National Academy of Sciences, the organization announced today.
  • Annual Wisconsin Stem Cell Symposium to focus on blood April 24, 2014 World stem cell leaders will converge on Promega's BioPharmaceutical Technology Center in Fitchburg on April 30 for the 9th Annual Wisconsin Stem Cell Symposium: From Stem Cells to Blood.
  • Photo: David Beebe The key to easy asthma diagnosis is in the blood April 15, 2014 Using just a single drop of blood, a team of University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers has developed a faster, cheaper and more accurate tool for diagnosing even mild cases of asthma.
  • Research team to search for new antibiotics from untapped microbes April 14, 2014 Facing an imminent global public health crisis, a University of Wisconsin-Madison research team has been awarded up to $16 million from the National Institutes of Health to find new sources of antibiotics to combat the rising number of deadly antibiotic-resistant infections.
  • Wisconsin research shows green space keeps you from feeling blue April 11, 2014 If you start feeling better as spring begins pushing up its tender shoots, you might be living proof of a trend discovered in data from the Survey of the Health of Wisconsin: The more green space in the neighborhood, the happier people reported feeling.
  • Ozaukee, Kewaunee, Portage, Taylor, Door Wisconsin's healthiest counties March 28, 2014 The annual County Health Rankings, released today by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute (UWPHI) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), provide a snapshot of health for Wisconsin counties.
  • Christopher Olsen Symposium links human, animal, environmental health March 28, 2014 The Global Health Symposium at the University of Wisconsin-Madison reflects a decade of interdisciplinary global health work on campus, says Dr. Christopher Olsen, this year's keynote speaker.
  • Halting immune response could save brain cells after stroke March 13, 2014 A new study in animals shows that using a compound to block the body’s immune response greatly reduces disability after a stroke.
  • UW hosts national leader in new era of Alzheimer's prevention research March 12, 2014 By the time today’s 30-year-olds are senior citizens, Alzheimer’s disease and dementia will have taken an overwhelming financial toll on the United States and other countries around the world, according to Dr. Eric Reiman.
  • Paul M. DeLuca Jr. Graduate programs ranked highly by U.S. News and World Report March 11, 2014 Numerous UW-Madison graduate programs are ranked among the nation’s best in the 2015 edition of U.S. News and World Report’s “Best Graduate Schools.”
  • Military dads have to re-learn parenting after deployment March 4, 2014 Fathers who returned after military service report having difficulty connecting with young children who sometimes don’t remember them, according to a study released this week.
  • Wendy Crone Stem cell advance yields mature heart muscle cells March 3, 2014 A team of University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers has induced human embryonic stem cells (hESC) to differentiate toward pure-population, mature heart muscle cells, or cardiomyocytes.
  • Wisconsin Partnership funds five new studies Feb. 17, 2014 Five researchers at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health (UWSMPH) have received grants through the Wisconsin Partnership Program’s New Investigator Program.
  • Photo: Elderly couple walking with canes Innovative program reduces falls, increases quality of elderly life Feb. 11, 2014 When Loretta, a 78-year-old central Wisconsin woman, became unable to sit on her couch because of her fear of not being able to stand back up, she knew she needed help. She didn’t want to be a burden to her husband, who was already worried about her falling, so Loretta called her local doctor to find a solution.
  • Cycle for Sight raises money for research on blinding diseases Feb. 10, 2014 To continue research on blinding diseases that affect millions of Americans, including 100,000 Wisconsin residents, the McPherson Eye Research Institute (MERI) at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health will sponsor Cycle for Sight, an annual indoor-cycling fundraiser.