Tag Waisman Center

UW-Madison biomanufacturer offers essential gene-transfer capacity

May 11, 2018

A UW–Madison lab that makes proteins, antibodies and viruses has begun manufacturing a virus critical to experimental treatments for many genetic conditions.

Scientists just beginning to understand autistic adults’ unique health needs

May 10, 2018

New research published this week by scientists at the University of Wisconsin­­–Madison found that older adults with ASD may be at greater risk than people without the disorder of developing several health problems.

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.

Four Waisman Center director finalists to present public seminars

January 23, 2018

UW–Madison's Waisman Center is one of the nation’s premier hubs for research and clinical outreach on human development, developmental disability and neurodegenerative disease.

Waisman research into rare syndrome offers hope for families

January 11, 2018

Waisman Center research into the molecular mysteries of Rett Syndrome may ultimately help an 8-year-old girl who suffers from the rare neurological disorder.

Progress made toward treatment for rare, fatal neurological disease

December 19, 2017

Promising results in the lab and in animal models could set the stage for developing a treatment for Alexander disease, a rare and usually fatal neurological disease with no known cure.

Video game improves balance in youth with autism

November 21, 2017

Balance challenges are more common among people with ASD, and difficulties with balance are thought to relate to more severe ASD symptoms and impaired activities in daily living.

Autism prevalence and socioeconomic status: What’s the connection?

October 11, 2017

Children living in neighborhoods where incomes are low and fewer adults have bachelor’s degrees are less likely to be diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder compared to kids from more affluent neighborhoods.

UW2020: WARF Discovery Initiative seeking Round 4 proposals

September 12, 2017

Early recipients of UW2020 funding, from the School of Music to the School of Medicine and Public Health and beyond, have assembled interdisciplinary teams to address their research questions and have attracted outside funding with initial support from the program.

Waisman Biomanufacturing has new managing director

August 31, 2017

Carl Ross has more than 26 years of experience advancing a wide range of cell and gene therapies, vaccines and therapeutic proteins into human clinical trials.

OVCRGE welcomes human subjects program

August 1, 2017

IRBs are charged with overseeing research involving human subjects, such as this study in the Infant Learning Lab at UW–Madison’s Waisman Center.

Machine learning can detect a genetic disorder from speech recordings

June 12, 2017

Researchers accurately identified individuals with a genetic condition known as fragile X premutation, linked to neurodegenerative disorders, infertility or having a child with fragile X syndrome.

Genetics and stress interact to shape human health and well-being

April 17, 2017

Scientists at the University of Wisconsin–Madison’s Waisman Center have shown one way in which human genetics and chronic stress interact to shape health and well-being later in life.

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.