On Monday, April 12, Governor James Doyle visited the Waisman Center, where he toured a number of its new research facilities. Accompanying him during his two-hour visit were Roberta Gassman, Secretary of Workforce Development; JoAnna …
Human neural stem cells, exposed in a lab dish to the steroid DHEA, exhibit a remarkable uptick in growth rates, suggesting that the hormone may play a role in helping the brain produce new cells.
Proceeds of $105,000 from the Evening of Hope, a fund raiser held in Milwaukee earlier this year, will support the ALS research of Clive Svendsen, Ph.D., a UW-Madison professor of neurology and anatomy and an …
Scientists working with cells that may someday be used to replace diseased or damaged cells in the brain have taken neural stem cell technology a key step closer to the clinic.
By pumping a potent growth factor directly into the human brain, an international team of scientists and surgeons has demonstrated significant remediation of the debilitating symptoms of patients with Parkinson’s disease.
UW-Madison scientist and brainiac Su-Chun Zhang has raised the stakes — and astonished the world — by proving it’s possible to grow the healthy brain cells that could one day repair damage caused by everything from strokes to disease to spinal cord injuries. When UW wins the race to cure chronic diseases, he and James Thomson will be crossing the finish line together.”
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.
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.
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.