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Randy Jirtle Wins Major Award for Work in Epigenetics

Randy Jirtle Wins Major Award for Work in Epigenetics

Madison, Wisconsin - Twenty years ago, many doctors were skeptical about the idea that our daily environment and behaviors affected our genes, and most of us relied on a pill for almost every ill. So much has changed during the last two decades, in l...
7/24/2014 | Randy Jirtle Wins Major Award for Work in Epigenetics

Preclinical Study Offers Hope Against Hair Loss During Chemotherapy

Preclinical Study Offers Hope Against Hair Loss During Chemotherapy

Madison, Wisconsin - The same drug that keeps the dentist’s Novocain right where it’s injected soon could help cancer patients keep their hair.           A new University of Wisconsin...
7/23/2014 | Preclinical Study Offers Hope Against Hair Loss During Chemotherapy

Byars-Winston, Pugh Earn UW Outstanding Women of Color Awards

Byars-Winston, Pugh Earn UW Outstanding Women of Color Awards

Two faculty from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health are among the eight winners of the 2014-15 Outstanding Women of Color awards at UW-Madison. Dr. Angela Byars-Winston, associate professor in the Department of Medi...
7/22/2014 | Byars-Winston, Pugh Earn UW Outstanding Women of Color Awards

Cognitive Activities May Help Protect the Brain From Alzheimer's

Cognitive Activities May Help Protect the Brain From Alzheimer

Madison, Wisconsin - Playing games such as checkers, cards, or board games or putting puzzles together could help keep you mentally sharp in old age and may even be beneficial in staving off diseases like Alzheimer’s.    &nb...
7/22/2014 | Cognitive Activities May Help Protect the Brain From Alzheimer's

Internal Structure of Hepatitis B Revealed for First Time

Internal Structure of Hepatitis B Revealed for First Time

Madison, Wisconsin - Nearly 12,000 photographs and some sophisticated mathematical modeling have led a two-university research team to come up with a picture of a virus that infects millions of people worldwide and kills many in the Third World. ...
7/22/2014 | Internal Structure of Hepatitis B Revealed for First Time

Two UW Health Employees Save a Woman's Life During a Camping Trip

Two UW Health Employees Save a Woman

Right Place, Right Time, Right Skills The light was fading the evening of Friday, July 11, as Deb Brausen and Tracy Weber were settling in to enjoy their camping trip at Silver Springs in Rio.  But at 8:30pm, they heard cries for help ...
7/22/2014 | Two UW Health Employees Save a Woman's Life During a Camping Trip

 

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