“It’s sobering,” says researcher Ted Golos. “If microcephaly is the tip of the iceberg for babies infected in pregnancy, the rest of the iceberg may be bigger than we’ve imagined.”
The new finding by the UW-Madison Waisman Center could change the way scientists think about and try to solve the rare, fatal disorder.
Scientists from the Morgridge Institute for Research and UW-Madison are studying whether stem cell differentiation rates can be accelerated in the lab and made available to patients faster.
Listeria makes about 1,600 Americans sick each year — a relatively small number, but a group heavy on newborn babies and older adults with undeveloped or weak immune systems.
The microorganisms that reside in the gut work in tandem with the genes of a host organism to regulate insulin secretion, a key variable in the onset of diabetes.
Settling a persistent scientific controversy, a long-awaited report shows that restricting calories does indeed help rhesus monkeys live longer, healthier lives.
Much of the work for which Oliver Smithies shared the Nobel Prize was performed at UW-Madison, where he was a professor from 1960 to 1988.
Thirteen cats in a New York City shelter have tested positive for influenza A. One of them has died.
The upshot of the study is another indictment of the so-called Western diet, high in saturated fats, sugar and red meat.
The prospect of creating artery “banks” could transform treatment of many common heart and vascular ailments. But it’s a big leap from concept to reality.