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Health and medicine

Stem Cells at 20

Winter 2018

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?

Suicide Prevention

Winter 2018

Valerie Donovan ’11, MA’12 coordinates resources and support networks across campus.

Laurel Clark ’83, MD’87

Winter 2018

A remembrance of the Columbia astronaut.

Five Badger Standouts

Winter 2018

WAA recognizes the 2018 Distinguished Alumni Award recipients.

Chris Linehan Freytag ’87

Winter 2018

Fitness Favorite

Bug Bites

Winter 2018

A UW researcher finds that a different kind of breakfast could improve health.

Raw Talent

Winter 2018

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.

Hard Truth

Winter 2018

Chris Borland ’13 did the unthinkable: he abruptly retired from the NFL, bringing the unseen dangers of the sport to the forefront.

The Big Dig

Fall 2018

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.

On the Mend

Fall 2018

Bryce Richter

Ferguson the miniature donkey got a hand — actually a leg — from the School of Veterinary Medicine recently to …

Deadly Cold

Fall 2018

A cautionary tale about human interactions with wild apes.

Calling All Docs

Fall 2018

A UW program is working to reduce the shortage of ob-gyn physicians in rural areas.

Bucky on Parade

Fall 2018

Take the quiz!

The Pregnancy Puzzle

Summer 2018

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?

Parental POV

Summer 2018

A history course tackles the 1970s–90s through a generational lens.

Badgers of Influence

Summer 2018

J. J. Watt x’12 AP/Aaron M. Sprecher

“Every few years, a professional athlete touches the heart and soul of a city in …

Shilagh Mirgain

Winter 2017

What’s on your bucket list?

10 Most Popular Names

Winter 2017

Trends among our furry friends.

Who Looks Like a Surgeon?

Winter 2018

When UW surgeon Susan Pitt captured an homage to a New Yorker cover on her smartphone with help from some colleagues at a conference, …

A High-Fat Diet That Heals

Fall 2017

When drugs fail, epilepsy patients turn to this UW cooking class to learn how to curtail seizures by cutting carbs.

“Yes, and …”

Summer 2017

Improv techniques help medical professionals learn creativity and spontaneity.

Great Fall of China

Summer 2017

Should a Chinese couple have one baby? Two? More? UW obstetrician Fuxian Yi and his homeland are at odds over children.

The Disease Detective

Spring 2017

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.

All Hands on Deck

Spring 2017

Scientists weren’t the only faculty members to assist the government — historians, geologists, and others pitched in, too.

2016 Distinguished Alumni Awards

Winter 2016

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 …

I Quit (Maybe)!

Winter 2016

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Electronic cigarettes can’t be sold or marketed as smoking cessation aids, but many smokers see so-called vaping as a …

Just Breathe

Fall 2016

Feeling overwhelmed? UW research shows one simple act can make a difference.

Horsepower vs. Hearing

Summer 2016

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Growing up on a dairy farm in Viroqua, …

The Race to Stop Zika

Summer 2016

UW scientists hope that quickly sharing results will generate answers about the virus.

Physician, Heal Thyself

Summer 2016

Burnout and depression are common among medical students, but a UW course teaches them tools to stay healthy, along with their patients.

Greyson’s Anatomy

Summer 2016

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.

In Memory of Lou

Summer 2016

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.

Story Time

Spring 2016

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.

Laura Albert McLay

Spring 2016

How to pick a better bracket.

Hunters No More

Winter 2015

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.

A New Mission

Fall 2015

For veterans who feel adrift upon returning home, Jake Wood ’05 has a suggestion: come along with us.

Collegiate Recovery 101

Fall 2015

UW–Madison has resources to help students struggling with substance abuse — but advocates hope to do much more.

How to Beat Ebola

Summer 2015

UW scientists make encouraging progress toward a vaccine.

Anteaters to Zebra Fish

Spring 2015

A UW service makes sure rare and wonderful species are in good hands.

One Diaper at a Time

Spring 2015

An unexpected process may lead to an earlier diagnosis for sick babies.