Ruth Litovsky has developed a hearing test that simulates the noisy real world, and the results could improve our understanding not only of hearing but also of developmental and learning disabilities among children.
Waisman Center Researchers Receive Grants from Michael J. Fox Foundation
Today in the Wisconsin State Journal an article by the science reporter Ron Seely said that two grants from the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research are going to Waisman stem-cell researchers.
Stem Cell Study Provides New Clues To Origin Of Down Syndrome
Using stem cells as a window to the earliest developmental processes in the human brain, scientists have found that a group of genes critical for brain development is selectively disrupted in Down syndrome.
Stem cells, forged into neurons, show promise for brain repair
In a set of meticulous experiments, scientists have demonstrated the ability of human embryonic stem cells to develop into nascent brain cells and, seeded into the intact brains of baby mice, further develop into healthy, functioning neural cells.
Waisman Director Receives ARC National Research Award
Marsha Mailick Seltzer, PhD, professor of social work and acting director of the UW-Madison Waisman Center, received the 2001 Distinguished Research Award from The Arc of the United States at its annual convention in New …
$2 Million Gift Supports Early Childhood Programs
A gift of $2 million from the Pleasant T. Rowland Foundation will support the continued growth of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Waisman Center’s renowned programs in education, research and intervention for children with disabilities.
HHS Secretary Thompson visits Waisman
On Friday, September 7, HHS Secretary Tommy Thompson paid a visit to the Waisman Center. He was on campus in connection with the groundbreaking for the new Learning Center and asked to tour the new …
Expanded Waisman Center Facilities Support Vital Programs
The University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Waisman Center will celebrate the completion of a $25 million expansion project with dedication ceremonies scheduled for Tuesday, September 4. The new facilities will support the center’s pioneering research, services, and education in human development, developmental disabilities, and neurodegenerative diseases.
Waisman Center Sponsors Scientific Symposium
“Developmental Science: Genes, Brain, and Behavior,” a scientific symposium, will be presented by the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Waisman Center on Wednesday, September 5.