One of the great challenges for treating Parkinson’s diseases and other neurodegenerative disorders is getting medicine to the right place in the brain.
Psychologists glimpse biological imprint of childhood neglect
The absence of a loving caregiver in the earliest years of life could sway the normal activity of two hormones – vasopressin and oxytocin – that play an essential role in the ability to form healthy social bonds and emotional intimacy.
Kalin receives award meant to spur advances in psychiatry
Ned A. Kalin, the Hedberg Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology and chair of the department of psychiatry at the UW Medical School, has received the national Edward A. Strecker Award for 2005.
Renovated Family Village Now On-line
Since it was established almost 10 years ago, more than 1.5 million visitors from 100 countries have found their way to the Waisman Center’s treasure trove of health- and disability-related information on the Internet the Family Village. Now the site has been updated, improved, and re-launched at www.familyvillage.wisc.edu
WiCell receives $16 million NIH grant to create national stem cell bank
The WiCell Research Institute has been selected by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to establish the federal government’s first and only National Stem Cell Bank (NSCB), it was announced today at a news conference in Madison.
Waisman Center to participate in long-term study of children’s health
The Waisman Center will participate in the National Children’s Study, a decades-long study of the health and well-being of children.
Study: Abused children stay highly attuned to anger
Even the subtlest hints of anger or hostility in their environment sets physically abused children on prolonged “alert,” even if a conflict has nothing to do with them.
Key neural system at risk from fetal alcohol exposure
In a study of adult monkeys who were exposed to moderate amounts of alcohol in utero, scientists have found that prenatal exposure to alcohol has pronounced effects on the development and function later in life.
Waisman’s Goldsmith named BGA President
H. Hill Goldsmith, Ph.D., has been elected President of the Behavior Genetics Association.
Su Chun Zhang’s work makes great cover
A photograph of a neural stem cell taken by Waisman researcher Su Chun Zhang is featured on the cover of a new publication, Guidelines for Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research.