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  • New 'BREATHE' study will help residents quit smoking July 14, 2014 The University of Wisconsin Center for Tobacco Research and Intervention (UW-CTRI) has received a new $12 million grant from the National Institutes of Health and the National Cancer Institute to help patients in the Milwaukee and Madison areas quit smoking.
  • Photo: Igor Slukvin Wisconsin scientists find genetic recipe to turn stem cells to blood July 14, 2014 The ability to reliably and safely make in the laboratory all of the different types of cells in human blood is one key step closer to reality. Writing today (July 14, 2014) in the journal Nature Communications, a group led by University of Wisconsin-Madison stem cell researcher Igor Slukvin reports the discovery of two genetic programs responsible for taking blank-slate stem cells and turning them into both red and the array of white cells that make up human blood.
  • University Health Services selects new prevention director July 11, 2014 Jeanette Kowalik has been named the new director of prevention services and campus health initiatives at University Health Services (UHS), the student health clinic of the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
  • UW, Madison schools team up to train mindfulness muscles July 1, 2014 Mindfulness practice in the classroom may be one way to help students improve their academic performance, nurture their emotional well-being and bolster their behavior.
  • Photo: a researcher splits and redistributes cells at the Influenza Research Institute Genes found in nature yield 1918-like virus with pandemic potential June 11, 2014 An international team of researchers has shown that circulating avian influenza viruses contain all the genetic ingredients necessary to underpin the emergence of a virus similar to the deadly 1918 influenza virus.
  • 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.
  • Medical graphic Statewide sessions explore accelerated use of electronic medical records April 17, 2014 With more hospitals and health clinics adopting electronic medical records (EMRs) with the incentive of the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, there is a growing public interest in how to incorporate the technology in a way that enhances health and addresses concerns about privacy and information security.
  • 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.
  • Monkey Hair from infants gives clues about their life in the womb April 15, 2014 Like rings of a tree, hair can reveal a lot of information about the past.
  • Prevention steps encouraged after mumps diagnosis on campus April 3, 2014 University Health Services (UHS) has confirmed that three UW-Madison students have recently been diagnosed with mumps. The cases don’t appear to be connected and UHS is working with public health officials to monitor the situation.
  • 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.
  • Clinic in Hai An Student team to provide medical help in Vietnam March 26, 2014 This summer, a group of University of Wisconsin-Madison students will help provide medical care and supplies to a country that is still struggling to recover nearly 40 years after the end of a war.
  • Jason Fletcher Research finds soda tax does little to decrease obesity March 24, 2014 Extra sales taxes on soda may not do anything to improve people's health, according to new research from health economist Jason Fletcher of the La Follette School of Public Affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
  • Photo: Cara Westmark Study suggests potential association between soy formula and seizures in children with autism March 13, 2014 A University of Wisconsin-Madison researcher has detected a higher rate of seizures among children with autism who were fed infant formula containing soy protein rather than milk protein.
  • 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: Shilagh Mirgain Thriving, rather than surviving, is key to winning winter Feb. 13, 2014 After months of cold temperatures, cloudy days and snow, it’s no wonder that many of us think bears have the right idea during the winter.
  • Natatorium track and courts Students to vote on campus recreational sports improvements Jan. 29, 2014 A significant upgrade to the campus’ heavily used recreational sports facilities will be one of the options facing students during the University of Wisconsin–Madison spring student elections, held March 3-5.
  • Giulio Tononi UW-Madison scientists to use high-density EEGs to benefit epilepsy patients Jan. 21, 2014 University of Wisconsin researchers pioneered the use of high-density electro-encephalograph (HD-EEG) technology to study sleep patterns and the effects of meditation. With support from a local grassroots organization, Lily's Fund for Epilepsy Research, UW-Madison researchers will now evaluate how this advanced technology might benefit people with epilepsy.
  • Douglas McNeel Spinoff joins fight against prostate cancer Jan. 14, 2014 A spinoff business launched by a University of Wisconsin-Madison cancer researcher is attempting to harness the human immune system to fight prostate cancer.