Author: Laura Kaiser

COVID-19 infections and related deaths continue to rise at nursing homes in Wisconsin, the latest numbers from AARP show.  Over the four weeks ending Sept. 19, the rate of COVID-19 deaths more than doubled from 0.05 to 0.11 per 100 residents, according to the organization’s nursing...

Anand Padmanabhan never thought he'd be an entrepreneur. But while working as a physician and scientist at the Versiti Blood Center of Wisconsin and the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), he discovered a new way to diagnose a sometimes life-threatening blood clotting complication called heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT). Padmanabhan...

Researchers at UW-Madison have developed a multi-layered coating technique for probiotics that could improve how diseases are treated with these medications.  Probiotics consist of helpful bacteria that can be used to treat intestinal problems such as inflammatory bowel disease. They have been shown to improve the...

Two UW-Madison researchers will be conducting a clinical study on a psilocybin-based drug being developed by a Canadian pharmaceutical company. Psilocybin is the psychoactive component of so-called "magic mushrooms," which scientists around the world are studying as a potential method for treating mental health issues...

Immuto Scientific, Inc., a biotechnology company spun out of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, announced today that it has successfully closed on a $2.3 million seed-funding round. The funding will enable the Madison-based company to scale-up equipment and staffing to provide commercial analytical research services to already-identified...

Abstract: 19.4 patients per million experience myocarditis after COVID-19 vaccination, which is not much higher than baseline rates. 8 Oct 2021 Dual Team Study Team A: Howard Bregman, MD | Eric Barkley Team B: Christopher Alban, MD, MBA | Xander Posner, MPH | Joe Deckert, PhD Recent studies1,2 have suggested a possible association between...

Machine learning systems are helping researchers in Wisconsin discover promising drug candidates through more efficient data analysis.  Tony Gitter is an associate professor in the Department of Biostatistics and Medical Informatics at UW-Madison, and an investigator at the Morgridge Institute for Research. Speaking today at the...

Grants totaling more than $550,000 to increase access and enhance quality care in rural Wisconsin were announced today by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS). The grants support education and training to assist rural hospitals and clinics in filling “high need, high demand” positions. “Ensuring...