A research article from the Vocal Tract Development Laboratory at the Waisman Center (Principal Investigator, Houri K. Vorperian, Ph.D.) is the recipient of the 2010 Editor’s Award for the Speech section of the Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research.
Gail Chodron selected by CDC as an Act Early Ambassador
Gail Chodron is one of 11 leaders selected from across the nation to serve as an Act Early Ambassador for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) “Learn the Signs. Act Early.” program.
UW-Madison grant to aid children with neuro disorders
The University of Wisconsin-Madison has received a $673,483 grant from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration to help improve the health of children and young adults with neurodevelopmental and other related disabilities like autism, the agency announced Thursday.
Stem Cells From Patients Make Early Retina in a Dish
Soon, some treatments for blinding eye diseases might be developed and tested using retina-like tissues produced from the patient’s own skin, thanks to a series of discoveries reported by a team of University of Wisconsin-Madison …
Human brain’s most ubiquitous cell cultivated in lab dish
Long considered to be little more than putty in the brain and spinal cord, the star-shaped astrocyte has found new respect among neuroscientists who have begun to recognize its many functions in the brain, not to mention its role in a range of disorders of the central nervous system.
Neurogenesis and Learning: Making Connections in Fragile X Syndrome
Newborn neurons in the adult hippocampus may help form new memories. If so, might neurogenesis play a role in neurological disorders and adult mental retardation? New research into Fragile X syndrome suggests so. This disorder …
Xinyu Zhao, PhD, develops “green” mouse model for Rett Syndrome
The majority of individuals with Rett syndrome are female and are considered genetically ‘mosaic’ due to random inactivation of the X-chromosome (XCI) which occurs in around half of all their cells.
Lingjun Li honored with Romnes award
Lingjun Li, PhD, associate professor of pharmaceutical sciences, is one of thirteen tenured faculty honored with Romnes awards.
Craig Berridge receives Kellet Mid-Career Awards
Craig Berridge, PhD, professor of psychology, is one of eleven tenured faculty to received Kellet Mid-Career Awards.
Waisman director honored with Hilldale Award
Marsha Mailick Seltzer, PhD, Waisman Center director and Vaughan Bascom and Elizabeth M. Boggs Professor, is among four faculty to receive this year’s Hilldale Award—the University’s most prestigious honor for faculty members.