University of Wisconsin-Madison

Madison, WI 53706, USA
University of Wisconsin-Madison  
Health - Nov 8
By electrically stimulating nerves, neuromodulation therapies can reduce epileptic seizures, soothe chronic pain, and treat depression and a host of other health conditions without the use of conventional drugs like opioids.
Chemistry - Nov 5

Andrew Buller , professor of chemistry at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, wants to add more building blocks to the body's protein-making kit. In nature, there exist 20 of these building blocks, called amino acids, which make up the proteins that perform the work required to sustain life.

Health - Oct 28

Not so many years ago, people with Down syndrome rarely survived to middle age. Many died young due to heart problems associated with the congenital condition. Today, advances in treatment have allowed them to live longer, healthier lives.

Life Sciences - Oct 18

Scientists at the Morgridge Institute for Research have isolated a natural chemical that acts as a potent kryptonite against schistosomes, the parasitic worms that burrow through human skin and cause devastating health problems.

Health - Sep 27

Heart attacks can cause immediate death. But in survivors, the blockage of blood flow can kill so many heart muscle cells that heart failure can follow months or years afterwards. Heart disease is the leading cause of hospital admission and death in the United States.

Environment - Sep 26

Before Europeans arrived in America, longleaf pine savannas sprawled across 90 million acres from present-day Florida to Texas and Virginia. Today, thanks to human impacts, less than 3 percent of that acreage remains, and what's left exists in fragmented patches largely isolated from one another.

Life Sciences - Nov 4

Using a combination of mercury, nitrogen and carbon isotope analysis - which he terms "fingerprinting" - on samples of lake trout archived from 1978 to 2012, researcher Ryan Lepak discovered there wasn't an obvious decrease in concentrations of mercury in these fish even though the sediment record revealed reduced mercury loading.

Life Sciences - Oct 21

Thousands of years ago, as humans tamed wild animals and plants into livestock and crops, their penchant for intoxication also led them to unwittingly domesticate a hidden workhorse of civilization: yeast.

Health - Oct 1

A University of Wisconsin-Madison professor and his team have been chosen to lead the nation's coordinating center for the National Cancer Institute Cancer Prevention Clinical Trials Network.

Health - Sep 27

The silver-containing MicroLyte bandage is thinner than a human hair and able to be absorbed into the wound. The material is shown here on a fabric background. Photo: Imbed Biosciences Millions of people with severe burns or diabetic skin ulcers could benefit from an experimental enhancement to a next-generation covering that is already healing difficult wounds.

Health - Sep 26

A horse's hind legs are scanned in a new standing helical computed tomography (CT) scanner developed at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and now available for patients of the School of Veterinary Medicine's Morrie Waud Large Animal Hospital.

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