Tag Brain

Fettiplace named a Passano Fellow; 2nd major award for hearing researcher

May 6, 2019

Fettiplace, a professor of neuroscience at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health, won the award for showing how cochlear hair cells sense the tiny mechanical vibrations that sound produces in the inner ear.

Waisman’s stem cell research into Down syndrome gives family hope

January 24, 2019

It’s not a cure for Down syndrome that Dave Witte and Cristina Delgadillo want for their 5-year-old daughter. But they would be happy if stem cell research at the Waisman Center reduces the complications faced by Olivia, who has had two heart surgeries and a stroke.

Meditation affects brain networks differently in long-term meditators and novices

July 23, 2018

UW-Madison researchers examined brain activity in non-meditators, new meditators, and long-term meditators, and they discovered differences in emotion networks of the brain among these groups.

Waisman Center welcomes a center leader to director position

April 5, 2018

Qiang Chang, a longstanding member of the University of Wisconsin–Madison Waisman Center’s leadership team, has been named the new director of the center following a nationwide search.

New approaches in neuroscience show it’s not all in your head

February 16, 2018

“How we experience the world affects us in more ways than we previously thought,” says Richard Davidson, a professor of psychology and psychiatry at UW–Madison and director of the Center for Healthy Minds.

The doc sets the goal, then ‘Digital Intern’ goes to work

February 1, 2018

A UW–Madison spinoff company is refining a medical management software package designed to help doctors treat patients more efficiently.

From fungi to humans, ‘smart valves’ assist communication within, between cells

January 31, 2018

Trees. Fungi. Monkeys. Fish. Your aunt and uncle. Without fusion pores built of SNARE proteins, they can't exist.

Researchers investigate how a stressed brain can make asthma worse

December 12, 2017

Researchers are investigating cross-talk between the brain and lungs of people with asthma in a four-year, $2.5 million study to understand how psychological stress can make asthma symptoms worse.