If replicated in human cells, the feat could one day fuel drug discovery, powerful new models for heart disease and the raw material for treating diseased hearts.
Very little is known about the virus even though more than 50 years have passed since it was discovered in the Zika Forest in Uganda.
A protein found in the brains of mice is present at higher levels in females, which offers them stronger protection against one type of injury.
When the body has a low blood cell count, it can have trouble fighting off infection. But transfusible blood products may be in the not-so-distant future.
New research from the Laboratory of Genetics pinpoints the effect on reproduction of a female’s ability to masquerade as a male.
The cells are implicated in a wide range of human lung diseases, including asthma, pulmonary hypertension, cystic fibrosis and sudden infant death syndrome, among others.
As “the female Viagra” comes to market, researchers are learning more about how the drug affects the brain.
University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers have created a molecular structure that attaches to a molecule on highly aggressive brain cancer and causes tumors to light up in a scanning machine. In mouse models of human brain cancer, their tag is easily seen in a PET scanner, which is commonly used to detect cancer.
A new study by University of Wisconsin-Madison neuroscientists shows how stress chemicals reshape the brains of rodents, research that could lead to better treatments for people with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
A University of Wisconsin-Madison physician and her research team have shown that a heart medication can prevent ovarian damage and improve survival in adolescent mice after chemotherapy. The treatment also increased the number of their healthy offspring.