People with metabolic disorders who require formula to ensure adequate nutrition are among those dealing with a months long shortage — the Waisman Center at UW-Madison is seeking to help source alternatives, even as such options can be stressful.
Thoughts of Gratitude: Scott Kornstedt
Shortly after Raegan was born to Scott and his wife Carrie, she was diagnosed with phenylketonuria, or PKU — a rare metabolic disorder that prevents her from properly metabolizing phenylalanine, a common amino acid that exists in most proteins. PKU is a rare disorder that affects approximately 16,000 people in the U.S. It is one of 47 disorders for which newborns in Wisconsin are screened. If left untreated, it can cause intellectual disabilities, seizures, among other health-related issues.
New clues to healthy bones for those with PKU
Certain kinds of foods prescribed to manage the rare metabolic disorder phenylketonuria (PKU) could contribute to skeletal fragility seen in many PKU patients, according to a new study by University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers. Led by …
Foods made with special whey protein help PKU patients
Research led by Waisman Center investigator Denise Ney has shown that food products made from a specific protein found in whey can safely be part of a more palatable diet for individuals diagnosed with phenylketonuria …
A new whey to manage PKU
Food products made from a specific protein found in whey can safely be part of a more palatable diet for individuals diagnosed with phenylketonuria (PKU), according to a new clinical trial led by researchers at …
PKU pioneer Dr. Harry Waisman’s work still impacts the world
Kay Emerson, one of the first patients treated successfully for the PKU disorder in the United States, talks about researcher Dr. Harry Waisman.
Historic video: Harry Waisman advocates for PKU screening
In a rare look back in time, we’re given a glimpse into the early research and community outreach of Harry A. Waisman, MD, PhD, one of the lead researchers of Phenylketonuria (PKU), an inherited condition caused by an accumulation of the amino acid phenylalanine.
The Waisman Center: Decades later, what would Harry think?
Last fall, the Waisman Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison bid successfully for the same National Institutes of Health core grant that the late Harry Waisman first won 45 years ago.
Medical foods for PKU diet enter phase II clinical trials
Mealtimes aren’t quite as enjoyable for people with phenylketonuria (PKU) as they are for the rest of us.
Eating Cheese Without Fear
Tad and Matt Martin recently ate what they had never been able to eat before: hamburgers, hot dogs, ice cream and grilled cheese sandwiches, with real cheese and regular bread.