1. UW-Madison breast cancer researchers learn how to teach an old drug new tricks to help patients

    Photo of Beth Weaver wanted to know if there was a way to predict who would benefit from Taxol and who might not, to spare these patients the side effects of the potent chemotherapy drug. COURTESY OF UW CARBONE CANCER CENTER

    Paclitaxel, or Taxol, is an old standby drug in the oncologist’s tool belt. Yet only about half of breast cancer patients treated with the drug see their tumors shrink or […]

  2. University of Wisconsin Hospitals ranked No. 1 in Wisconsin

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    Ranked best hospital in the state by U.S. News & World Report 10 years in a row For the 10th consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals” ranked […]

  3. UW-Madison: Self-powered implantable device stimulates fast bone healing, then disappears without a trace

    Photo of UW–Madison Professor Xudong Wang holding a fracture electrostimulation device he and his lab designed. When placed over a fracture, the device generates electricity from movement, accelerating bone healing. JASON DALEY

    In 2017, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers broke his right collarbone in a game against the Minnesota Vikings. Typically, it takes about 12 weeks for a collarbone to fully […]

  4. UW-Madison: Modeling COVID-19 infection based on movement can improve public health response

    Photo of Song Gao, UW-Madison geography professor

    An epidemic like COVID-19 relies on infected people mixing with uninfected people, — encounters that typically require one or both to move around. A new method for modeling the progression […]

  5. No evidence of COVID-19 spread to local community after UW-Madison residence hall outbreak

    Image of the epidemic curve of COVID-19 cases among UW–Madison students and employees between Aug. 1 and Oct. 31, 2020. The figure, from a study led by the CDC, describes the interventions undertaken by campus and Public Health Madison and Dane County in light of a rapid increase in cases at the start of the fall semester. The study shows the interventions, such as quarantine, likely helped contain the outbreak. Between Aug 25 and Oct 31, residence halls A and B accounted for 68.5% of all residence hall cases but only 34.4% of all students living in residence halls. IMAGE COURTESY OF CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION STUDY

    A study led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that the University of Wisconsin–Madison’s prevention efforts likely helped contain an outbreak of COVID-19 in two large residence […]

  6. Madison’s tech sector booms, driven by UW innovation

    Photo of Madison, which is increasingly being noticed as a hub of tech innovation, inspired in part by UW–Madison technology and graduates. PHOTO: BRYCE RICHTER

    The strong growth of Madison’s technology sector is drawing attention nationwide. The boom is fueled in part by UW–Madison, which provides cutting-edge research, entrepreneurial graduates and researchers, and a well-educated […]

  7. UW-Madison grad combines research, tribal traditions in wolf relationship plan

    Photo of Abi Fergus, UW-Madison graduate who combines research, tribal traditions in wolf relationship plan

    Abi Fergus dreamed of working with wolves from age 11, a dream that became an opportunity to help a Wisconsin tribe shape a future shared with the animal they call Ma’iingan. […]

  8. UW-Madison students team up to develop innovative solutions to dairy industry challenges

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    Cold milk has long been offered alongside a lunch or snack in elementary schools. Over the years, the vessel for that milk has remained the same – a traditional paper […]

  9. UW–Madison alum’s mask makes Time magazine’s list of best inventions of 2020

    Photo of Max Bock-Aronson

    While studying abroad in Singapore as a University of Wisconsin–Madison mechanical engineering undergraduate student in 2013, Max Bock-Aronson experienced heightened levels of air pollution firsthand. He also happened to be taking an […]

  10. Veteran finds hope for her dog, others, in UW-Madison melanoma treatment study

    Photo of Chester, a 12-year-old beagle mix, who is enrolled in a study funded by the Department of Veterans Affairs to evaluate a novel immunotherapy in dogs with melanoma. The study funds the canine clinical trials at UW Veterinary Care. PHOTO COURTESY OF BRITTNEY MAEHL

    When Brittney Maehl, a veteran of the Navy, learned of the opportunity to help her dog Chester – and other cancer patients – through a clinical trial funded by the Department of […]