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  • Mouse intestine New imaging agent provides better picture of the gut July 24, 2014 A multi-institutional team of researchers has developed a new nanoscale agent for imaging the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. This safe, noninvasive method for assessing the function and properties of the GI tract in real time could lead to better diagnosis and treatment of gut diseases.
  • UW Hospital and Clinics named state's top hospital by U.S. News & World Report July 15, 2014 For the third year in a row, University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics has been named the best hospital in Wisconsin.
  • Medical procedure for humans helps heal leaky show cow July 9, 2014 When a dairy cow leaks milk, it can lead to variety of problems, from hygiene issues to infection. The condition is usually manageable, but for a show cow like Vertigo, it’s unacceptable.
  • Photo: Kevin McSweeney Faster, safer method zaps tumors with great success June 17, 2014 When Kevin McSweeney was referred to UW Health last year for a tumor in his liver, he had already gone through six rounds of chemotherapy and 13 surgeries over ten years to treat his metastasized cancer.
  • Photo: Randy Munson Program matches doctors and rural communities that want each other May 7, 2014 For some people, moving away from their small hometown is the ultimate goal. Dave Hubbard wanted the complete opposite. In his search for the perfect career in family medicine, the physician from southwestern Wisconsin wanted to return to his roots.
  • Disposable timer could be a nurse’s best friend May 5, 2014 In medicine, time isn't just money: it can mean the difference between life and death. Clot-busters must be given in the first hour of arrival in a hectic emergency room. Intravenous medications can spoil, and catheters that overstay their welcome invite infection.
  • Photo: Susan LaBelle Experienced executive LaBelle to lead Office of Corporate Relations Feb. 13, 2014 Susan LaBelle, a veteran private sector executive and economic development leader who has taught in the UW-Madison master's in biotechnology program, has been selected to head the university's Office of Corporate Relations (OCR).
  • Photo: Cal Melberg Junior Cal Melberg becomes ‘the match’ Feb. 12, 2014 After attending a Be the Match bone marrow donor registration event on campus last May, UW-Madison junior Cal Melberg knew his chances of ever being matched were slim. Then, in September, he got the call.
  • 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.
  • Teach-in to help "Young Invincibles" select health insurance options Nov. 15, 2013 A teach-in on new health insurance options is designed to send students home for Thanksgiving with important information to discuss with their families.
  • Photo: Mike Garren holding picture of father in uniform at WWII Memorial Honor flight doctor carries father’s memory to monument Oct. 29, 2013 When Mike Garren was growing up in Kenosha, he knew that his father, Dr. John T. Garren Jr., had served as an army surgeon in the Pacific theater of World War II.
  • Photo: Gail Casper UW-Madison team probes home health environments with virtual reality Oct. 3, 2013 In health care environments, nurses and doctors can closely monitor patients' medical regimen and schedules. But when a patient leaves the clinic or hospital to go home, the responsibility for care transitions to families and patients. The result: Regimens might not be adhered to as closely.
  • Corporate Open House to showcase Health, Innovation, and the Wisconsin Idea Aug. 7, 2013 UW-Madison's second annual Corporate Open House, where companies are invited to campus to learn more about innovative opportunities for research, projects, talent, training and potential partnerships, will be held on Thursday, Aug. 22.
  • Photo: Cooper Hall rendering Pioneering UW nursing educator Signe Skott Cooper dies at 92 July 17, 2013 Signe Skott Cooper, who devoted over 60 years of her life to nursing education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and within the UW System, culminating in the naming of the future home of the School of Nursing for her, passed away on July 16, 2013, at Agrace HospiceCare in Madison at the age of 92.
  • UW Hospital and Clinics repeats as state's top hospital July 17, 2013 U.S. News & World Report magazine has named University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics the top hospital in Wisconsin for the second year in a row - and among the nation's top 50 hospitals in nine medical specialties, an increase of two over last year.
  • Chemists find new compounds to curb staph infection May 22, 2013 In an age when microbial pathogens are growing increasingly resistant to the conventional antibiotics used to tamp down infection, a team of Wisconsin scientists has synthesized a potent new class of compounds capable of curbing the bacteria that cause staph infections.
  • Cancer-screening software wins wireless competition April 19, 2013 A software program for screening for cervical cancer, particularly in developing countries with limited resources, earned the top award and $10,000 in the Qualcomm Wireless Innovation Prize at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
  • Gift of $5 million establishes two faculty chairs at School of Nursing April 16, 2013 The University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Nursing has received a gift of $5 million from John and Tashia Morgridge in honor of Mary and Carl Gulbrandsen, establishing two permanently endowed faculty chairs - one in pediatric nursing and one in health systems innovation.
  • New program offers patient advocacy certificate online April 2, 2013 UW-Madison’s Center for Patient Partnerships (CPP) had offered classroom courses in patient advocacy before but last fall, for the first time, began an online option for its certificate program. Development of the online Consumer Health Advocacy Certificate was funded in part through a Morgridge Match Grant.
  • Research uses muscle activity to move virtual objects March 21, 2013 A team at UW-Madison says it has developed, for the first time, a way to move virtual objects in an immersive virtual reality environment through the use of muscle activity.