A grant from Fighting Blindness Canada will allow Dave Gamm to further test the efficacy of an induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) derived treatment that aims to replace damaged photoreceptor cells and restore some measure of vision.
El CDC Publicó Nuevos Números de la Prevalencia de Autismo
English Por, Emily Leclerc, Escritora Científica, Waisman Center El reporte comunitario en autismo de los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades (CDC, en inglés) reveló que la prevalencia de autismo en niños …
Sonja Oetzel was recognized with the Pringle Award for her outstanding service at the Waisman Center
Sonja Oetzel’s friendly smile is the first thing most people see when they walk into the Waisman Center. Managing the front desk, Oetzel makes the Waisman Center a positive experience for visitors, and she was recognized for it with the 2021 University Staff Pringle Award.
Genetics has a higher influence on brain microstructure development than the environment
Brain structure isn’t always the first thing that comes to mind when we think about what we inherited from our biological parents or share with our siblings. We mostly think about facial features, hair color, and even personality.
Promising treatment for Alexander disease moves from rat model to human clinical trials
Alexander disease is a progressive and rare neurological disorder with no cure or standard course of treatment. But a new study led by researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison involving a rat model of the disease offers a potential treatment for the typically fatal condition.
Maria Nogueron is honored with the Wisconsin BPDD’s Diehard Award
Maria Nogueron, the UCEDD’s Constituent Advisory Committee (CAC) Chair at the Waisman Center, has been awarded the Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities’ Diehard Award.
Studying the connection between Alzheimer’s and Down syndrome for Down syndrome awareness month
By Emily Leclerc, Waisman Science Writer The month of October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month and is dedicated to not only raising awareness about Down syndrome but also to celebrating the abilities and accomplishments of …
Stem cell project to create new model to study brain development and Down syndrome
Waisman Center researchers are creating a new approach to study how changes to brain development in the womb result in intellectual disability in people with Down syndrome.
UCEDD project to address health equity for Latino families of children with developmental disabilities
Padres e Hijos en Acción and the Waisman Center UCEDD announced a $330,000 grant to improve local health care responsiveness to the needs of Latino families of children with developmental disabilities and other special health care needs in Dane County.
Second seat in Waisman cluster hire filled by neuroscientist André Sousa
Sousa is the second hire in the cluster initiative that includes a biostatistician, a neuroscientist, and a geneticist.