News Archive

August 31, 2007

Thorson Lab and affiliated researchers create new enzyme with anti-cancer and antibiotic properties

Professor Jon Thorson, PhD, Pharmaceutical Sciences Division is among a team of University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers who have created a new form of an enzyme capable of producing a range of potential new therapeutic agents with anticancer and antibiotics properties. The work has received attention in scientific journals including the September 9 issue of the… Read More

July 31, 2007

Thorson lab’s work with neoglycoranomization strategies published in Chemical & Engineering News

The July 30, 2007 issue of Chemical and Engineering News refers to the work of Professor Jon Thorson, Pharmaceutical Sciences Division, and his lab’s neoglycorandomization strategies. Dr. Thorson presented in June at the distinguished Benzon Symposia in Copenhagen; the Benzon Symposia are international conferences focused on front line research in medical, pharmaceutical and related sciences… Read More

June 26, 2007

Research focus is smoking cessation and diabetes

Eva Vivian, associate professor (CHS) in the Pharmacy Practice Division, is co-investigator of a P-50 grant from the National Cancer Institute that will advance treatments for smokers with diabetes. “Engineering Effective Interventions for Tobacco Use: A Translational Laboratory” will incorporate three smoking cessation studies designed both to further treatments for smokers with diabetes who are… Read More

June 26, 2007

Course upgrade nets teaching innovation award

Robert Breslow, associate professor (CHS) in the Pharmacy Practice Division, and Michelle Chui, assistant professor in the Social and Administrative Sciences Division, received the School of Pharmacy 2009 Teaching Innovation Award for their innovative revamping of the Medication Safety Course. Presented by the school’s Curriculum Committee the teaching innovation award recognizes innovative experimental courses (free-standing… Read More

June 26, 2007

Fruit research linked to cancer chemoprevention

Jeremy Johnson, assistant scientist in the Pharmacy Practice Division, received funding from the National Cancer Institute to study xanothes in the mangosteen fruit and the anti-cancer properties on prostate cancer chemoprevention. The R03 project titled “Mangostin: A Dietary-Based Xanthone For Prostate Cancer Chemoprevention,” will investigate alpha-mangostin in the Transgenic Adenocarcinoma of the Mouse Prostate (TRAMP)… Read More

May 26, 2007

Can meditation or exercise ease respiratory infections?

Mary Hayney, associate professor (CHS) in the Pharmacy Practice Division, is co-investigator on an NIH-funded grant to study the effects of meditation or exercise on respiratory infections and influenza vaccine response. Titled “Meditation and Exercise to Prevent Acute Respiratory Infection (MEPARI),” Hayney’s lab will measure the immune responses to the influenza vaccine and some of… Read More