Using neural stem cells derived from the fetal brains of rats, a team of Wisconsin scientists has devised a rudimentary blood-brain barrier in the lab.
Maribeth Gettinger, PhD, organizes reading seminar on racial/ethnic topics
Waisman researcher Maribeth Gettinger received a grant from the Institute on Race and Ethnicity for her organization of a campus reading group of books featuring racial/ethnic themes.
Brain’s ‘fear center’ may underlie autistic behaviors
The brain’s emotional center is unusually small in autistic males with the most severe behavioral impairments, University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers reported this month.
The work of Rich Pauli with parents of stillborn babies featured in On Wisconsin Magazine
Medical geneticist Richard Pauli has made a career of helping families who have lost an infant to stillbirth.
Rob Zaleski: Sleuths seek cause for explosion of autism
Like most people, I’d never known anyone with the disorder or even heard anyone talk about it.
Work underscores importance of family in caring for people with disabilities
The story that Sandra Magana tells her social work classes is a tale of challenges and of how people rise to them.
Open hearts, open minds seek awareness and relaxation through meditation
Dr. Richard Davidson pioneered some of the world’s first research on meditation and its affect on the brain. With meditation, says Davidson, a person can train his or her mind to improve attention and regulate emotions; it can also improve a person’s level of happiness and well-being.
Research demonstrates powerful role of anticipation in human memory formation
Psychologists have long known that memories of disturbing emotional events — such as an act of violence or the unexpected death of a loved one — are more vivid and deeply imprinted in the brain than mundane recollections of everyday matters.
Films in the Field 2006
Over 1,500 people attended the third annual Friends of the Waisman Center Films in the Field featuring “Over the Hedge” on Saturday, August 12, 2006 in the fields adjacent to the Center. While capturing the …
Gamm receives named professorship
Waisman Center researcher David Gamm, MD, PhD has been named the first recipient of the Edwin and Dorothy Gamewell Professorship. The professorship was presented to the University of Wisconsin Eye Research Institute by the Retina …