Thursday, July 16, 2020

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Coronavirus vaccine in the works, UW-Madison experts say

Disease specialists at UW-Madison’s School of Veterinary Medicine expect the scientific community will produce a vaccine for the novel coronavirus in less...

Kaul outlines steps to combat drug epidemics

Attorney General Josh Kaul says that while a decline in opioid prescriptions in Wisconsin is progress, there is still room for improvement.

Study highlights state’s shrinking rural population

The Wisconsin Counties Association's recent study on rural population trends found that two-thirds of the state’s 46 rural counties lost population between...

Panelists discuss benefits, potential drawbacks of medical marijuana

Panelists at a recent Milwaukee Press Club event downplayed potential safety concerns with cannabis, focusing instead on the positive health impacts of...

Dairy expert predicts U.S. milk prices will climb in 2020

UW-Madison’s director of dairy policy analysis predicts U.S. milk prices will continue to climb in 2020 as low production helps clear out...

New cancer treatment method could prove less costly, study shows

Scientists at UW-Madison are exploring a new potential avenue for cancer treatment that could prove less expensive than existing therapies. 

Novak, Shankland confident water quality bills will pass Assembly

Two legislators who led a bipartisan water quality task force said their proposed legislation will pass the Assembly but stopped short of...

Panelists call for greater investments in creative industries

Panelists at a recent discussion hosted by the Wisconsin Technology Council called for greater investments in the arts and creative industries.

Using cognitive behavior therapy to break racial bias habits

A psychology researcher at UW-Madison has developed a process for breaking racial bias habits that can help organizations improve their workplace culture. 

Building plan review backlog prompts search for solutions

A persistent backlog of commercial building permits at the Department of Safety and Professional Services has prompted the state's construction industry and...

Milk facing mounting competition from other beverages

As U.S. dairy farmers struggle with low milk prices, other beverages are gaining a stronger foothold with American consumers. 

Prescription drug price task force meeting focuses on pharmacy benefit managers

A drug industry expert argued at a recent meeting of the Governor's Task Force on Reducing Prescription Drug Prices that requiring greater...

Medicare access improves cancer outcomes, study shows

A recent study led by UW-Madison researchers shows how access to high-quality insurance such as Medicare can improve cancer outcomes and help...

Dairy Innovation Hub supporting investments in robotics technology

UW-Platteville is set to receive over $1.8 million annually from the state for the Dairy Innovation Hub, a cross-campus collaboration that includes...

Farm groups, manufacturers hailing USMCA Senate passage as major victory

Farm groups and manufacturers in the state are hailing Senate passage of the USMCA as a major victory.  The...
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