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.
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.
Ned Kalin, chair of psychiatry at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health, will receive a major award this week at a conference in Amsterdam for his work in uncovering the signature of anxiety and depression in the brain.
Vaccines to protect against an avian influenza pandemic as well as seasonal flu may be mass produced more quickly and efficiently using technology described today (Sept. 2) by researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the journal Nature Communications.