Scientists using diffusion tensor imaging have been able to identify individuals with autism 94% of the time
Seth Pollak, PhD, discusses how childhood environment can shape the human brain on “Office Hours”
How does childhood environment shape the human brain? Can caregiver abuse and neglect – as well as nurturing – promote behaviors and reaction patterns that last a lifetime?
CURE’s Susan Axelrod talks about her visit to the Waisman Center
Susan Axelrod is Chair and founding member of Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy (CURE).
Richie Davidson, PhD, discusses research findings on “Office Hours”
Can we exercise our brains to make ourselves happier, healthier and more compassionate?
Waisman Biomanufacturing partners with Stratatech to develop skin substitute
The grant will fund development work that will focus on the efficacy of a genetically modified living human skin substitute called ExpressGraftEnhance tissue in the prevention and disruption of biofilms. A biofilm is a community of bacteria growing in a matrix that adheres to a surface.
Search and screen panel named for WID director
Former UW-Madison chancellor John Wiley has served as interim director of the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery since November 2008.
Autism rates seem to be leveling according to study by Maureen Durkin and grad student Matthew Maenner
A recent sconcludes that the prevalence of children being served under the special education autism category in Wisconsin seems to be leveling off in the school districts with the highest prevalence rates.
New registry to accelerate research on fragile X syndrome
As researchers delve further into the genetic basis for disease, they face a conundrum: finding enough affected people who can fill out a true picture of mutations that can vary from one person to another.
David Gamm, MD, PhD, awarded grant for vision research
Waisman Center researcher David M. Gamm, MD, PhD, has been awarded a vision research grant for “The Role of MITF in Early Retinal Fate Determination in Human Embryonic Stem Cells”.
Inclusive childcare at the Waisman Early Childhood Program lauded
The Waisman Early Childhood Program (WECP) is a laboratory preschool administered by the Waisman Center.