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  • Although risk is low, UW-Madison exercises Ebola preparedness Oct. 22, 2014 With the first cases of Ebola diagnosed in the U.S., questions have arisen regarding the risk to the campus community and the preparedness of the university should an event occur. For the past four months, UW-Madison and University Health Services (UHS) officials have actively planned for the possibility of an Ebola case on campus and monitored university international travel, while keeping in mind the diverse needs of the campus community.
  • UW to serve as national hub for mentor training as part of diversity consortium Oct. 22, 2014 The University of Wisconsin-Madison will serve as a national hub for research mentor and mentee training for the National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN) recently announced by NIH as part of a national Diversity Program Consortium. The NIH will award the Diversity Program Consortium nearly $31 million in fiscal year 2014 funds to develop new approaches that engage researchers, including those from backgrounds underrepresented in biomedical sciences, and prepare them to thrive in the NIH-funded workforce.
  • Photo: Lee Wilke Company developing radio frequency technology to localize breast tumors Oct. 9, 2014 Breast cancer may inspire more public discussion, advocacy and charitable giving than almost any other disease besides HIV and AIDS. But people rarely talk about the specific experiences to which cancer patients are subjected.
  • Photo: Pamela Kreeger With NIH New Innovator Award, engineer to study how ovarian cancer spreads Oct. 6, 2014 With approximately 22,000 diagnoses annually in the United States, ovarian cancer isn't among the most commonly occurring cancers. Yet, the mortality rate for women who have ovarian cancer hovers above 60 percent.
  • Photo: Jonathan Patz Actions on climate change bring better health, study says Sept. 22, 2014 The number of extremely hot days in Eastern and Midwestern U.S. cities is projected to triple by mid-century, according to a new study led by University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers and published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
  • Researchers study role of cultural diversity awareness in biomedical mentoring Sept. 18, 2014 The nation needs a more diverse biomedical workforce. To help advance that goal, a team of University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers will assess whether cultural-diversity training of research mentors makes a positive difference for those they are mentoring in biomedical research.
  • Seasonal flu shots available soon for UW students, employees Sept. 17, 2014 Flu season will soon be upon us and every year, UW-Madison sees its share of influenza. University Health Services (UHS) strongly recommends that all students, faculty and staff get their flu shot. It's the single best protection against the flu.
  • Photo: Richard Davidson Yogic breathing shows promise in reducing symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder Sept. 11, 2014 One of the greatest casualties of war is its lasting effect on the minds of soldiers. This presents a daunting public health problem: More than 20 percent of veterans returning from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have post-traumatic stress disorder, according to a 2012 report by RAND Corp.
  • 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.