Axel Junker of the Waisman Center’s Community Ties program was recently honored with REM Wisconsin’s 2007 James Grudzynski Memorial Award. REM Wisconsin is the state’s largest provider of residences for individuals with developmental disabilities. The …
ASHA recognizes Lyn Turkstra
This award recognizes distinguished achievement and/or contributions
The building is locked. Most of the windows are dark. But in a small room on the first floor of the Waisman Center, a group of four is gathered around Richard Davidson.
Study shows autism symptoms can improve into adulthood
Hallmarks of autism are characteristic behaviors – repetitive motions, problems interacting with others, impaired communication abilities – that occur in widely different combinations and degrees of severity among those who have the condition.
Stem Cells In Action
Two years after the National Institutes of Health created the National Stem Cell Bank, managers say the bank is starting to fulfill its mission: gathering the cells in one place, controlling their quality and shipping them to scientists at low cost.
Making learning look like child’s play
By the time a baby is 10 months old, he or she typically will have heard about a million sentences and many millions more words.
Study reveals possible genetic risk for fetal alcohol disorders
New research in primates suggests that infants and children who carry a certain gene variant may be more vulnerable to the ill effects of fetal alcohol exposure.
$7.2 million grant to aid search for ALS stem cell therapy
With the help of a $7.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), a team of University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers will explore the potential of stem cells and natural growth factors to treat amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.
National Stem Cell Bank announces addition of new cell lines
The National Stem Cell Bank has announced that it has received select human embryonic stem cell lines from Novocell, a leading stem cell engineering company based in San Diego. With the addition of the new lines, the National Stem Cell Bank will have on deposit 14 of the 21 cell lines listed on the National Institutes of Health (NIH) federal registry.
NIH MERIT Award advances fetal alcohol research at UW-Madison
Susan Smith, a professor of nutritional sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, has received a prestigious MERIT award from the National Institutes of Health