Health and medicine
As scientists unravel the mysteries of human DNA, genetic counselors stand ready to interpret what it all means.
UW scientists find that fruit flies can inform damage in humans.
UW doctor on a mission for his late father.
Waisman’s legacy started with a different name: Kennedy.
As flu season begins, UW researchers work to stay a step ahead.
A UW researcher’s work with psychopaths inspires a new novel.
The cost of binge drinking
Dairy is not "straw hats and bib overalls" at the UW. The flagship institution in America's Dairyland draws on a long history of lacto-research, modern technology, and big data to thrive in what has become a very scientific field.
Due to a belief that their body parts bring good luck, people with albinism in some African countries are hunted and killed. Two alumni are stepping in to help Tanzania, where the problem is most severe.
A professor’s words help a community explore its long-held beliefs.
This is a class about HIV, but it’s also about critical thinking, about using the scientific method to conceptualize a complex problem . . .
With his accidental discovery of Vitamin A, UW professor Elmer McCollum kickstarted the field of modern nutrition.
UW news in brief
Family's cells lead researchers closer to curing eye disease
Longtime athletic trainer takes a holistic approach with Badger student athletes.
This research institute director’s recipe for success? Collaboration and a dash of humor.
And see Spot stop itching, thanks to a new method to ease dog allergies.
From a temple in India to American beauty salons, a global trade network spins hair into Black Gold
Delivering birth control to elephants is more difficult than you’d think — and more important.
This year’s Go Big Read selection illuminates Marie and Pierre Curie.
Engineering students help a surgeon get back on his feet in the OR.
A psychopath focuses on a goal — no matter how chilling the consequences. But UW researchers have hopeful news about changing that behavior.
He used novel techniques to eradicate syphilis in Wisconsin. He identified PTSD long before it had that name. Professor Hans Reese was a man ahead of his time.
A leading UW researcher says everyone has an emotional style — and you can train yourself to change.
Doctor Gary Hartman has become a world expert in the esoteric specialty of conjoined twins.
Controversial flu research pauses for sixty days.
UW News in Brief
The UW’s Global Health Institute offers seed grants for studies.
It took multiple bus rides for a young Barry Ganetzky to attend college classes each day. That same singlemindedness has nourished the UW researcher’s longtime career, pushing him to study tiny creatures and find ways to treat human disease.
Barry Popkin sees the struggle against food policies and marketing practices that promote excess weight as nothing less than a battle for human rights.
With the threat of Huntington’s disease hanging over her, Shana Martin lives life out on a limb – or at least a log.
Abusing alcohol will now lead to class time and counseling.
“I’m so fat!”
A UW trainer leads a first-of-its-kind study on the effectiveness of ankle support.
Work flows from “the best of reasons,” says new director of primate research center.
Technique used by astronomers could help assess skin cancer.
The college years can be a stressful time of life. Then add the weak economy and the uncertain job market, and you get a recipe for student mental-health issues.
Ron Silverman ’69 stared into the jaws of death five years ago when he found himself fitting a crown molding for the mouth of Saddam Hussein.