At the Bench

The BK virus causes symptoms similar to the common cold. Most people are infected at a young age and fight it off—but the virus will continue to linger in the body. For kidney transplant patients on immunosuppressants, BK reinfection becomes a real risk. Now, Sandesh Parajuli, MD, associate professor (CHS)...
Sjögren’s Disease is a systemic autoimmune disease typified by three cardinal symptoms—pain and dryness (including but not limited to mouth and eyes) and general fatigue. Patients’ experiences, however, are anything but uniform. Appearing in unexpected clusters or on their own, symptoms can range from mild to debilitating, and frequently do...
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Lab-grown human heart cells provide a powerful tool to understand and potentially treat heart disease. However, the methods to produce human heart cells from pluripotent stem cells are not optimal. Fortunately, a new study from researchers in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine and the University of Wisconsin-Madison Stem Cell &...
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Francisco Alvarado, PharmD, PhD, assistant professor, Cardiovascular Medicine, was accepted into the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH) Centennial Scholars/Centennial Clinicians Program.  Dr. Alvarado’s research aims to better understand the mechanisms of heart disease, especially calcium-dependent arrhythmias and structural cardiomyopathies. Learn more about him and his...
A team co-led by Vincent Cryns, MD, professor and chief, Endocrinology and Diabetes, and Richard A. Anderson, PhD, professor, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology Training Program, has found that two of the most common genetic changes that cause cells to become cancerous...
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