1. UWM research: What the mechanical forces behind protein folding can tell us about metastatic cancer

    Photo of Ionel Popa, UWM professor of physics, demonstrating the magnetic tweezers built by his lab members to measure the mechanical forces that act on proteins as they fold and refold. Proteins are large molecules that carry out the body’s functions required for good health. In back is research assistant Sabita Sharma. (UWM Photo/Elora Hennessey)

    Talin is a protein that controls cellular attachment and movement, but its malfunctioning also allows cancer cells to spread. DCL1 is a tumor-suppressing protein. But scientists don’t fully understand how […]

  2. An ‘over the counter’ hearing aid may put treatment within reach

    Photo of Yi Hu holding a prototype of the hearing device he developed for the over-the-counter hearing device market. The FDA is expected to issue guidelines for approval of OTC devices soon. (UWM Photo/Elora Hennessey)

    Yi Hu was always close with his grandfather, who lived in a poor, coal-mining region of China. Around 2005, his grandfather began to complain about hearing difficulty. “We knew that […]

  3. UW-Platteville launches collaborative physician assistant program

    Photo of PA student

    After several years of planning, the University of Wisconsin-Platteville’s collaborative Master of Physician Assistant Studies program is officially open to applicants, with the first cohort scheduled to begin in summer […]

  4. Biodegradable gel boosts immune system’s attack on several cancers in mice

    Photo of a high-magnification of the hydrogel (in blue) encapsulating T cell-activating platelets (in red) and nanoparticles that release a drug to inhibit tumor-boosting cells (in green). This gel inhibited the growth of cancer cells after surgical removal of different types of tumors.

    A new biodegradable gel improves the immune system’s ability to keep cancer at bay after tumors are surgically removed. The gel, tested in mice, releases drugs and special antibodies that […]

  5. UW Oshkosh partners with Fauna Bio in search of new treatments for human disease

    Photo of Ben Sajdak ’13, with Fauna Bio, and Dana Merriman, UWO biology professor emeritus, who will collaborate on 13-lined ground squirrel research through a new partnership.

    A new research collaboration between the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh and the California-based biotech company Fauna Bio seeks to translate disease resistance strategies found in the animal kingdom into new […]

  6. UWM brain study provides insight into how pandemic is affecting adolescents

    Photo of Krista Lisdahl (standing), professor of psychology, and graduate student Ashley Stinson looking at brain scans of adolescents participating in the ABCD Study, the largest long-term study of brain development and child health in the United States. (UWM Photo/Troye Fox)

    How much worse was the mental health of “tweens” – children between the ages of 10 and 14 – during the height of COVID-19, compared to before the pandemic? Did […]

  7. Pandemic within a pandemic: Childhood obesity rises during COVID shutdown

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    A significant portion of adults in the United States put on weight during the pandemic, a phenomenon some are calling the “COVID 15.” But how did the lockdown affect our […]

  8. Student Health Service director at UW-Stevens Point leads with kindness

    Photo of Dr. Helen Luce, who became medical director of UW-Stevens Point's Health Service five months before the pandemic began

    Flexibility, adaptability and kindness. These words were a motto to Helen Luce, D.O., and her team in UW-Stevens Point Student Health Service for the past two years. They dispensed large […]

  9. Blugold still swinging for the fences after spinal cord injury changed his life

    Photo of Zach Caterer (left) who presented the undergraduate student research he is doing with Dr. Michael Walsh (right) during the Research in the Rotunda event in March in Madison. (Photo by Shane Opatz)

    Zach Caterer grew up playing baseball, so he knows that if a pitcher throws you a curveball, you must adjust your swing if you want to hit a home run. […]

  10. UW-Madison: Canine TV preferences could lead to answers in protecting dogs’ eyesight

    Photo of Freya Mowat, UW-Madison, feature image

    Television: It’s not just for people anymore. These days, programming created specifically for dogs is more frequently popping up on our screens. YouTube offers a nearly endless supply of dog-centered […]