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Health and medicine

Seeing Results

Summer 2014

As scientists unravel the mysteries of human DNA, genetic counselors stand ready to interpret what it all means.

Head Injuries: Tiny Subjects Shed Light

Spring 2014

UW scientists find that fruit flies can inform damage in humans.

Flight of Honor

Spring 2014

UW doctor on a mission for his late father.

Waisman’s Legacy

Spring 2014

Waisman’s legacy started with a different name: Kennedy.

Serious Business

Winter 2013

As flu season begins, UW researchers work to stay a step ahead.

Dangerous Minds

Winter 2013

A UW researcher’s work with psychopaths inspires a new novel.

Quick Takes: Winter 2013

Winter 2013

UW News In Brief

By the Numbers: $6.8 Billion

Winter 2013

The cost of binge drinking

Milk Matters

Winter 2013

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.

Pigment Prejudice

Winter 2013

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 Self-Paced Journey

Fall 2013

A professor’s words help a community explore its long-held beliefs.

HIV: Sex, Society, and Science

Fall 2013

This is a class about HIV, but it’s also about critical thinking, about using the scientific method to conceptualize a complex problem . . .

The Birth of Vitamin A

Fall 2013

With his accidental discovery of Vitamin A, UW professor Elmer McCollum kickstarted the field of modern nutrition.

Quick Takes: Summer 2013

Summer 2013

UW news in brief

A Promising Sight

Summer 2013

Family's cells lead researchers closer to curing eye disease

Ask the Experts

Summer 2013

On Wisconsin dispatches a bevy of reporters to track down UW experts and ask for advice on everyday stuff.

Sound Minds, Sound Bodies

Spring 2013

Longtime athletic trainer takes a holistic approach with Badger student athletes.

David Krakauer

Spring 2013

This research institute director’s recipe for success? Collaboration and a dash of humor.

See Spot Itch

Winter 2012

And see Spot stop itching, thanks to a new method to ease dog allergies.

Black Gold

Winter 2012

From a temple in India to American beauty salons, a global trade network spins hair into Black Gold

An Elephant Never Begets

Winter 2012

Delivering birth control to elephants is more difficult than you’d think — and more important.

Glowing Reviews

Fall 2012

This year’s Go Big Read selection illuminates Marie and Pierre Curie.

Mobility Marvel

Fall 2012

Engineering students help a surgeon get back on his feet in the OR.

[mis] guided light

Fall 2012

A psychopath focuses on a goal — no matter how chilling the consequences. But UW researchers have hopeful news about changing that behavior.

A Gentleman and a Scholar

Fall 2012

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.

Can You Nurture Your Nature ?

Summer 2012

A leading UW researcher says everyone has an emotional style — and you can train yourself to change.

Separation Surgeon

Summer 2012

Doctor Gary Hartman has become a world expert in the esoteric specialty of conjoined twins.

Weighing the Issues

Spring 2012

Controversial flu research pauses for sixty days.

Quick Takes: Spring 2012

Spring 2012

UW News in Brief

Planting the Seeds of a Healthy World

Spring 2012

The UW’s Global Health Institute offers seed grants for studies.

Lord of the Flies

Spring 2012

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.

Leading the War on Obesity

Spring 2012

Barry Popkin sees the struggle against food policies and marketing practices that promote excess weight as nothing less than a battle for human rights.

Rules to Roll By

Winter 2011

With the threat of Huntington’s disease hanging over her, Shana Martin lives life out on a limb – or at least a log.

A Sobering Education

Winter 2011

Abusing alcohol will now lead to class time and counseling.

Student Watch: Winter 2011

Winter 2011

“I’m so fat!”

Brace Yourself

Winter 2011

A UW trainer leads a first-of-its-kind study on the effectiveness of ankle support.

Jon Levine

Fall 2011

Work flows from “the best of reasons,” says new director of primate research center.

Astro-Dermatology

Fall 2011

Technique used by astronomers could help assess skin cancer.

Student Watch: Fall 2011

Fall 2011

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.

Ronald Silverman ’69: Dentist to a Dictator

Fall 2011

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.