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UW-Madison expert launches cancer research using sharks


A UW-Madison expert is launching research focused on therapies for diseases such as cancer – using sharks.In 2021, the UW Carbone Cancer Center provided the necessary equipment for the research to UW Carbone faculty member Dr. Aaron LeBeau. LeBeau will leading the shark-based cancer research, which is currently the only research of its kind worldwide.

UW’s 2022 football schedule upended by COVID-19 shortened 2020 season


The coming season for the University of Wisconsin promises to be special one for the Badgers. For starters, the players will take the field for the first time on the newly dubbed Barry Alvarez Field. However, because of schedule changes announced by the Big Ten on Tuesday, the conference opponents who will be coming to Camp Randall to play on that field has been completely switched – except for the most important one.

Now Dane Co. hospitalizations have hit record numbers


Health officials in Dane Co. have already been sounding the alarm about running out of beds. UW Health’s Dr. Jeffery Pothof said last week the hospital is at 100% capacity, “trading patient for patient,” as it tries to help everyone coming to its doors.

UW-Madison’s Gloria Ladson-Billings ranked No. 2 in national Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings


UW–Madison professor emerita and Madison365 contributor Gloria Ladson-Billings is the nation’s second-most influential scholar in education, according to the annual Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings, which spotlight top education scholars across the nation “who move ideas from academic journals into the national conversation,” according to an announcement from the School of Education.

UW Health: More kids hospitalized with COVID-19 than ever before


Children’s hospitals, including one in Madison, are strained with children fighting coronavirus, and a mix of factors explains why kids are the latest targets of the pandemic. “We’ve had more kids with COVID in the last couple of months, and certainly in the last month, that I can recall at any point in the pandemic,” said Dr. James Conway, a pediatric infectious disease physician and medical director of UW Health’s immunization program.

Badger fans take in sights ahead of Las Vegas Bowl


If there’s one thing Wisconsin sports fans do well, it’s travel. As the Badgers get ready to take on Arizona State in the Las Vegas Bowl, Badger Red popped up across the Las Vegas Strip as fans took in the sights and sounds ahead of the game.

“Very full” UW Health warns it’s running out of room, medical staff stretched thin


Rooms are running out and medical staff are stretched thin at UW Health facilities as the Omicron variant drives a new surge of COVID-19 cases, the health system is warning. On Tuesday, UW Health Chief Quality Officer Dr. Jeff Pothof cautioned that if this trend continues, they may not have space or staff needed to care for the number of patients they are getting.

UW women’s basketball cancels 2nd game because of COVID-19


The University of Wisconsin’s women’s basketball team has canceled its second consecutive game because of positive COVID-19 tests within the program. On Monday, the university announced the Dec. 30 matchup against Big Ten rival Purdue at the Kohl Center will not be played and UW gave no indication that it would be re-scheduled.