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  • Photo: Eftychios Sifakis, center, talks with Tim King, left, and Court Cutting during a training session for surgical residents. ‘Flight simulator’ for surgeons: Project joins computer science with medicine Nov. 10, 2014 University of Wisconsin-Madison computer science and medical researchers have teamed up to create a sophisticated new simulator to help surgical students practice detailed procedures before operating on live patients.
  • Collaboration yields new methods to treat tumors with antennas Nov. 7, 2014 A conversation with a University of Wisconsin-Madison neurosurgeon prompted two engineering researchers to challenge a commonly held idea about tumor ablation, and as a result, they're now working to commercialize a new technology that could yield less invasive radiation therapies for cancer patients.
  • 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: Mackie to receive highest honor in medical physics May 12, 2014 Thomas "Rock" Mackie, director of medical engineering at the Morgridge Institute for Research, will receive the highest honor in the field of medical physics for his far-reaching contributions to medical imaging.
  • 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.
  • Photo illustration: stem cells superimposed over man sitting in airport ‘Stem cell tourism’ takes advantage of patients, says law professor March 24, 2014 Desperate patients are easy prey for unscrupulous clinics offering untested and risky stem cell treatments, says law and bioethics Professor Alta Charo of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, who is studying "stem cell tourism."
  • Photo: Masatoshi Suzuki Researchers discover new way to make muscle cells from human stem cells March 21, 2014 As stem cells continue their gradual transition from the lab to the clinic, a research group at the University of Wisconsin-Madison has discovered a new way to make large concentrations of skeletal muscle cells and muscle progenitors from human stem cells.
  • Mackie’s goal: use what we’ve learned to help humanity Nov. 4, 2013 The Wisconsin Institute for Discovery's monthly Tools for Discovery profile features Rock Mackie, director of the medical devices research group at the Morgridge Institute for Research.
  • RFID advance to improve safety of nation’s blood supply June 3, 2013 A six-year collaboration between industry and the University of Wisconsin-Madison RFID Lab has achieved a major milestone with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearing the first RFID-enabled solution to improve the safety and efficiency of the nation's blood supply.
  • Stem cell symposium to address heart, vascular disease April 8, 2013 World leaders in the use of stem cells will gather Wednesday, April 10 at the BioPharmaceutical Technology Center Institute in Fitchburg, Wis., for the eighth annual Wisconsin Stem Cell Symposium, "Cell-Based Therapy for Heart & Vascular Disease: Pathways to Clinic."
  • UW Hospital hits major milestone with 2,000th liver transplant Feb. 13, 2013 Scott A. Vanderloop of Appleton, Wis. received a second chance at life recently after becoming the 2,000th patient to receive a liver transplant at University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics in Madison.
  • Finding challenges accepted view of MS: Unexpectedly, damaged nerve fibers survive Feb. 5, 2013 Multiple sclerosis, a brain disease that affects over 400,000 Americans, causes movement difficulties and many neurologic symptoms. MS has two key elements: The nerves that direct muscular movement lose their electrical insulation (the myelin sheath) and cannot transmit signals as effectively. And many of the long nerve fibers, called axons, degenerate.
  • Study advances treatment of respiratory failure in ALS patients Jan. 8, 2013 A new study, published online in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine and conducted largely at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, shows the potential for two complimentary treatments - stem cell therapy and intermittent exposure to low oxygen - to preserve and even restore breathing capacity in rats with a condition similar to ALS in humans.
  • Meditation expertise changes experience of pain Nov. 15, 2012 Meditation can change the way a person experiences pain, according to a new study by UW-Madison neuroscientists.
  • Photo: People Neuro reunion shows off progress Aug. 28, 2012 They were brought together by some of the worst moments of their lives – but you’d never know, if you witnessed the hugs and snapshots and, yes, laughter, at the first-ever reunion of patients from UW Hospital’s Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit.
  • Bioethics symposium set for April 12 March 29, 2012 "Doctors, Politics and Conscience" will be held April 12 from 1 to 5:30 p.m. at the Health Sciences Learning Center, Room 1306, at 750 Highland Ave. Four featured talks will be followed by a panel featuring practicing physicians.
  • Photo: Language learning lab The Waisman Center: Decades later, what would Harry think? Jan. 30, 2012 Last fall, the Waisman Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison bid successfully for the same National Institutes of Health core grant that the late Harry Waisman first won 45 years ago.
  • Photo: Petri dish Heart cells derived from stem cells used to study heart diseases May 6, 2011 A research team at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health is the first to use heart cells derived from stem cells to specifically study certain genetic mechanisms of heart diseases.
  • Slide show: Entering a state of discovery Dec. 2, 2010
  • Jonah's story: Overcoming Tourette's Sept. 11, 2010