Liam Canavan-Randall is sixteen. He likes working with his hands — making things out of metal or wood — and he knows what he wants for his future: a job, his own place to live, and a girlfriend.
From the research lab to the patient’s bedside, research and clinical care focused on cerebral palsy (CP) encompass the essence of the Waisman Center’s mission: scientists and clinicians using an interdisciplinary approach to improve the lives of children and adults with developmental disabilities.
Are we in the throes of a “zeitgeist” moment, when world leaders and CEOs embrace the role that mindfulness plays in cultivating health, compassion and happiness?
Jennifer Wetzel, Vanderbilt University More independent work environments may lead to reductions in autism symptoms and improve daily living in adults with the disorder, according to a new study released in the Journal of Autism …
A spinoff business launched by a University of Wisconsin-Madison cancer researcher is attempting to harness the human immune system to fight prostate cancer.
The sight of Mike Eaves changing a diaper, rubbing the back of a sleepy toddler and dancing with preschoolers might shock those who don’t really know the University of Wisconsin men’s hockey coach. Those images, …
Teenagers spurning family time and conversation for Candy Crush during the holiday season is nearly as common a sight these days as turkey and baked ham.
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Scott Heppell / AP Scottish singer Susan Boyle recently revealed that she has been diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome. Susan Boyle, the Scottish singer, spent a lifetime believing she had “brain damage.” Christina Gleason, a …
With evidence growing that meditation can have beneficial health effects, scientists have sought to understand how these practices physically affect the body.
A new study by researchers in Wisconsin, Spain, and France reports the first evidence of specific molecular changes in the body following a period of mindfulness meditation.