Research - Recent Publications

Alexis Eastman, MD, clinical assistant professor, Geriatrics and Gerontology, is a co-author of a Gerontological Society of America white paper that highlights the variety of challenges that persons with dementia-related psychosis and their caregivers have encountered during moves through different health care settings, and proposes strategies to address these challenges...
1. Akram ST, Ewy MW, Said A. Sleep disruption in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease: What is the role of lifestyle and diet? Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2021. 2. Antony KM, Adams JH, Jacques L, Hetzel S, Chappell RJ, Gnadt SE, Tevaarwerk AJ. Lidocaine patches for postcesarean pain control in obese...
A recent study in Nature Aging from the laboratory of Dudley Lamming, PhD, associate professor, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, found evidence that a diet restricting branched-chain amino acids (BCAA) can extend the lifespan and increase metabolic health in mice. Protein-restricted diets have been shown to promote health and longevity in...
People living in disadvantaged neighborhoods are more likely to experience repeat observation stays at hospitals, which may lead to costly medical bills without a means to pay them, according to a recent study from UW-Madison researchers. This research, which included lead author Ann Sheehy, MD, MS, associate professor, Hospital Medicine...
1. Badar T, Szabo A, Dinner S, Liedtke M, Burkart M, Shallis RM, Yurkiewicz IR, Kuo E, Khan MA, Balasubramanian S, Yang J, Hefazi M, Podoltsev N, Patel A, Curran E, Wang A, Arslan S, Aldoss I, Siebenaller C, Mattison RJ, Litzow MR, Wadleigh M, Advani AS, Atallah E. Sequencing...
Recognizing that where people live affects their health, Jennifer Weiss, MD, MS, associate professor, Gastroenterology and Hepatology, and partners at the University of Wisconsin Health Innovation Program (HIP) have developed a more nuanced way to identify health disparities in Wisconsin’s rural and urban areas. Their work is reflected in “WCHQ...
1. Akuthota P, Busse WW. How Sex and Age of Asthma Onset Influence Difficult Asthma Heterogeneity. J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract. 2020;8(10):3407-3408. 2. Alzoubi B, Kharel A, Osman F, Aziz F, Garg N, Mohamed M, Djamali A, Mandelbrot DA, Parajuli S. Incidence, Risk Factors, and Outcomes of Post-Transplant Erythrocytosis After...
Scientists at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, including David Andes, MD, professor, Infectious Disease, have discovered a new antifungal compound found in the microbiome of a sea squirt from the Florida Keys. The antifungal, which the scientists named turbinmicin, efficiently targets multi-drug–resistant strains of deadly fungi without toxic side effects in...
Matthew Merrins, PhD, assistant professor, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, recently led a study on insulin secretion that has changed previous thinking, and could open up doors for new research to be done on diabetes treatments. Dr. Merrins and his colleagues look at activating the enzyme, pyruvate kinase, as a way...
1. Abulizi A, Cardone RL, Stark R, Lewandowski SL, Zhao X, Hillion J, Ma L, Sehgal R, Alves TC, Thomas C, Kung C, Wang B, Siebel S, Andrews ZB, Mason GF, Rinehart J, Merrins MJ, Kibbey RG. Multi-Tissue Acceleration of the Mitochondrial Phosphoenolpyruvate Cycle Improves Whole-Body Metabolic Health. Cell Metab...