Through the work of the UW-Madison Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Center, UW has remained at the forefront of the stem cell field - which is celebrating a 20-year milestone of the first derivation of human embryonic stem cells by James Thomson, VMD, PhD, professor, Department of Cell and...Read more
A trade association for Recovery Audit Contractors (RACs), which review Medicare claims under an incentivized payment model, is hoping that a new report on recovered claims will cause the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to reverse course on its decision to limit the number of claims they can review. ...Read more
A multi-institutional clinical study facilitated by the Big Ten Cancer Research Consortium is aimed at evaluating a combination of radiation and immunotherapy for treating advanced bladder cancer.
Hamid Emamekhoo, MD, assistant professor (CHS), Hematology, Medical Oncology and Palliative Care, explained why the consortium aids recruitment.
Only a subset of...Read more
William Busse, MD, professor, Allergy, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, commented in an article published by MD Magazine on a phase 3 clinical trial that he is leading.
The BORA trial is investigating the long-term efficacy of benralizumab for treatment of asthma.
Results indicate that the medication was...Read more
An editorial by Jennifer Wright, MD, clinical assistant professor (pictured at upper right) and Craig January, MD, PhD (pictured at lower right) commented on research about the use of blood thinners for people with atrial fibrillation, which is a common type of heart arrhythmia.
The study, which was conducted...Read more
Two members of the Department of Medicine received UW School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH) Diversity Awards, which were presented at the 2019 SMPH Diversity Summit on January 24, 2019.
Fabu Carter, MA, outreach specialist, Geriatrics and Gerontology and Alzheimer's Disease Research Center (ADRC), received the 2019 SMPH...Read more
Image (above): A scanning electron micrograph shows Candida albicans yeast (elongated structure at left) building an antifungal drug-resistant biofilm structure by secreting small, spherical extracellular vesicles (arrows) that deliver payloads of biofilm polymers to the extracellular matrix.
The pathogenic yeast Candida albicans has a clinically frustrating habit: when it colonizes the...Read more