Dr. Ron Schultz, professor and chair of pathobiological sciences at The University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine, joined us on the radio show a few months ago, via Skype. This method of broadcasting instantly adds kudos to any guest … Continue reading
Two proposals to advance the curriculum and improve veterinary medical training and care at the UW School of Veterinary Medicine (SVM) have been awarded funding through the UW-Madison Educational Innovation (EI) initiative. EI aims to leverage the inherent creativity of … Continue reading
Yoshihiro Kawaoka, a professor of pathobiological sciences in the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine and leading expert on influenza, has been elected to the U.S. National Academy of Sciences (NAS).
A genetic analysis of the avian flu virus responsible for at least nine human deaths in China portrays a virus evolving to adapt to human cells, raising concern about its potential to spark a new global flu pandemic.
Anyone who travels to China and comes down with a respiratory illness within 10 days of returning should be screened for a bird flu virus that has killed at least 11 people in central-eastern China, a Milwaukee Health Department official … Continue reading
The groundbreaking work of a University of Wisconsin-Madison scientist remains on hold as he awaits access to a new bird flu virus that is killing people in central-eastern China amid fears that it could leap to other countries.
After a voluntary hiatus of more than a year, avian influenza transmission studies may soon resume at UW-Madison’s Influenza Research Institute (IRI) as the National Institutes of Heath (NIH) last week issued a new framework for vetting such experiments. The … Continue reading
In feudal-age Japan, cunning, unorthodox mercenaries known as ninjas were notorious for using disguise, deception, and stealth to infiltrate enemy fortifications. In the world of modern parasites, certain organisms—dubbed “ninja parasites” by Dr. Timothy Yoshino—use similar tactics, in a biological … Continue reading
MADISON – A bird flu virus at the center of an international debate sits in a padlocked freezer, deep inside a University of Wisconsin-Madison lab, waiting for new government guidelines that will allow researchers to continue unlocking its secrets.