Tag Waisman Center

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.

A shot of anxiety and the world stinks

September 24, 2013

Researchers using powerful new brain imaging technologies are revealing how anxiety or stress can rewire the brain, linking centers of emotion and olfactory processing, to make typically benign smells malodorous.

Study shows mindfulness training can help reduce teacher stress and burnout

August 28, 2013

Teachers who practice "mindfulness" are better able to reduce their own levels of stress and prevent burnout, according to a new study conducted by the Center for Investigating Healthy Minds (CIHM) at the University of Wisconsin–Madison Waisman Center.