Health and medicine
It’s been two decades since the first human embryonic stem cell lines were derived at UW–Madison. What effect has the discovery had on scientific research and human health?
Valerie Donovan ’11, MA’12 coordinates resources and support networks across campus.
A remembrance of the Columbia astronaut.
WAA recognizes the 2018 Distinguished Alumni Award recipients.
A UW researcher finds that a different kind of breakfast could improve health.
What Marie Moody ’90 started in her Manhattan apartment has turned into a multimillion-dollar pet-food brand, all thanks to a mutt named Chewy.
Chris Borland ’13 did the unthinkable: he abruptly retired from the NFL, bringing the unseen dangers of the sport to the forefront.
With shovels in tow, a UW program is tackling two crises at once: a shortage of students in science and a growth of antibiotic resistance.
Ferguson the miniature donkey got a hand — actually a leg — from the School of Veterinary Medicine recently to …
A cautionary tale about human interactions with wild apes.
A UW program is working to reduce the shortage of ob-gyn physicians in rural areas.
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After a UW scientist and his wife lost two pregnancies, he sought answers. Why are these losses so common, and do other living things face the same struggle his family did?
A history course tackles the 1970s–90s through a generational lens.
“Every few years, a professional athlete touches the heart and soul of a city in …
What’s on your bucket list?
Trends among our furry friends.
When drugs fail, epilepsy patients turn to this UW cooking class to learn how to curtail seizures by cutting carbs.
Improv techniques help medical professionals learn creativity and spontaneity.
UW professor Tony Goldberg is on a life-saving mission: identify unknown pathogens before they jump to a new host and cause disease in other animals — and humans.
Scientists weren’t the only faculty members to assist the government — historians, geologists, and others pitched in, too.
For 80 years, the Wisconsin Alumni Association has honored exceptional alumni with Distinguished Alumni Awards. Early recipients include actor Fredric March ’20 of Dr. Jekyll …
Electronic cigarettes can’t be sold or marketed as smoking cessation aids, but many smokers see so-called vaping as a …
Feeling overwhelmed? UW research shows one simple act can make a difference.
Growing up on a dairy farm in Viroqua, …
UW scientists hope that quickly sharing results will generate answers about the virus.
When her mother died of Huntington’s, Shana Martin Verstegen ’02 didn't want to know if she’d get it, too — until deciding to become a mom herself.
People of color are more likely to get Alzheimer’s disease. The children of former Badger football star Lou Holland ’65 are among those that UW researchers are studying to try to learn why.
How to pick a better bracket.
Doctors in training at the UW write down patients' memories — along with their symptoms — in a VA hospital program that documents the lives of military veterans.
Two UW alumni are working closely with African tribal warriors, teaching them how to protect — rather than kill — the majestic lions that roam their lands.
For veterans who feel adrift upon returning home, Jake Wood ’05 has a suggestion: come along with us.
UW–Madison has resources to help students struggling with substance abuse — but advocates hope to do much more.
UW scientists make encouraging progress toward a vaccine.
A UW service makes sure rare and wonderful species are in good hands.
An unexpected process may lead to an earlier diagnosis for sick babies.