Study shows differences between brains of primates — humans, apes and monkeys — are small but significant

While the physical differences between humans and non-human primates are quite distinct, a new study reveals their brains may be remarkably similar. And yet, the smallest changes may make big differences in developmental and psychiatric disorders.

Understanding Recovery and Development in Children

Early interventions in children with cerebral palsy can be pivotal to improving motor and cognitive outcomes. The focus of this study is to longitudinally assess, over the first two years of life, the recovery and development of the infant brain after early stroke or brain bleed.

Waisman Center Funds Six Internal Grants to Expand DEI Efforts in Research and Clinical Services

Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) are critically important goals for the Waisman Center and UW Madison. To push closer to that goal, Waisman offered grants up to $20,000 to be used over two years with the purpose of, “advancing research that is accessible to, informed by, and representative of diverse individuals within the field of IDD in a way that fosters equity and inclusion.”

UW-Madison researcher working to shed light on the disability community’s experience during pandemic October 24, 2022

Isolation from family and loved ones, along with a forced split from routines and support systems, was part of life for everyone during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic — but those changes fell especially hard on the disability community. 

New Department of Defense Grant to Study Fragile X Syndrome in Human Cells

Xinyu Zhao, PhD, and Anita Bhattacharyya, PhD, will partner on research over the next four years to better understand the molecular underpinnings behind the diversity of FXS symptoms and how that diversity may inform the search for effective therapies.

NIH Awards $10 Million to researchers at UW-Madison and the University of Utah for landmark study on aging in autistic adults

Recent studies suggest that older adults with ASD may have shorter life expectancies and more physical and mental health difficulties than the general population. A new, landmark longitudinal study of aging and autism hopes to better understand how differences in aging may impact the health outcomes of individuals with ASD.