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Researchers gain insight into day-to-day lives of parents raising children with autism

March 20, 2017

A new study led by Sigan Hartley looks at the daily experiences of these parents to provide a more detailed picture of the strengths and vulnerabilities of couples raising a child with ASD.

Center for Healthy Minds moves to new building, joins L&S

January 13, 2017

The Center for Healthy Minds has become its own administrative unit under the College of Letters & Science, and it moved this week from the Waisman Center to the newly-renovated Kennedy Dairy Building at 625 W. Washington Ave.

Brain cells by the billions: UW spinoff sells neural cells to drug researchers

November 1, 2016

Leaders of the University of Wisconsin–Madison lab that first transformed human stem cells into brain cells have started a company that produces and sells specialized neurons to drug researchers.

Unparalleled pomp attends professor’s Finnish fete

July 5, 2016

Sociology Professor Douglas Maynard has received many honors in his career but until recently, they never came with a sword.

Researchers track critical development in the young brain

May 4, 2016

The study is an important first step toward understanding a vital stage of early human development.

Video game research shows promise for autism

January 20, 2016

The Waisman Center is studying how helping kids with autism spectrum disorder improve their motor skills may have a positive impact on their symptoms.

UW System Regents, officials tour Waisman Center

December 15, 2015

UW System officials recently toured the Waisman Center, known for its groundbreaking work helping people with developmental disabilities and neurodegenerative disorders.

Two faculty members named Steenbock Professors

July 21, 2015

University of Wisconsin–Madison faculty members Anthony Ives and Su-Chun Zhang have been named Steenbock Professors.

Albee Messing named interim Waisman Center director

May 29, 2014

On September 1, Albee Messing will step in as the interim director of the Waisman Center, while Marsha R. Mailick serves as the interim vice chancellor for research at the Graduate School.

Mailick to join Graduate School

April 28, 2014

Marsha Mailick, a longtime University of Wisconsin–Madison faculty member and veteran of research leadership roles at the university, has been selected by Chancellor Rebecca Blank as interim successor to Martin Cadwallader, who is returning to the faculty.

Biomanufacturing center takes central role in developing stem-cell therapies

October 17, 2013

Developing a new drug takes enormous amounts of time, money and skill, but the bar is even higher for a promising stem-cell therapy. Many types of cells derived from these ultra-flexible parent cells are moving toward the market, but the very quality that makes stem cells so valuable also makes them a difficult source of therapeutics.