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Meditation Can Wish You Well, Study Says

...plementary and Alternative Medicine has more about meditation and health. SOURCES: Antoine Lutz, Ph.D., associate scientist, waisman Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Louis E. Teichholz, M.D., medical director, complementary medicine, and chief, cardiology, Hackensack Univers...

Study shows autism symptoms can improve into adulthood

...e student and post-doctoral fellow at the University of Wisconsin-Madison's waisman Center and is the first author of the paper. "It is a hopeful finding, but ...er, a Wisconsin professor of social work and the director of the UW-Madison waisman Center. "This project is one of the largest long-term studies of autism an...

Clinical depression linked to abnormal emotional brain circuits

...ate the role of emotional regulation in depression, psychology and psychiatry researchers from the UW-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health and waisman Center monitored the brain responses of healthy or depressed individuals to a series of images designed to provoke strong negative emotional responses...

Meditation Increases Attention - A Brain Scan Report

...says study leader Richard Davidson, professor of psychology and psychiatry at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and the waisman Center. Practitioners were instructed to focus attention intently on a stimulus, and when the attention wandered off, to simply bring the attention ba...

Meditation May Fine-Tune Control Over Attention

...ard Davidson of the UW-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health and the waisman Center. Because a person has a finite amount of brainpower, paying close at...Led by postdoctoral fellow Heleen Slagter, Davidson's research group in the waisman Laboratory for Brain Imaging and Behavior recruited subjects interested in ...

Mutant Parasites, Unable to Infect Hosts, Highlight Virulence Genes

... their hosts, says Laura Knoll, professor of medical microbiology and immunology in the UW-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health and UW-Madison waisman Center. To study the question, Knoll and her colleagues at UW-Madison and the New York Medical College cast a wide net. Rather than analyze a ...

FPG Receives $8 Million for Autism Research

...NC partners (Division TEACCH, the Clinical Center for the Study and Development of Learning and the Neurodevelopmental Disorders Research Center), the waisman Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the M.I.N.D. Institute at the University of California, Davis ...

Cochlear Implants in Both Ears Enables Better Hearing

...ison examines whether deaf children who've received two cochlear// implants hear better. Led by Ruth Litovsky, an investigator in the UW-Madison waisman Center, the team's research suggests that deaf children who have a cochlear implant in each ear more accurately locate sounds when they use both impla...

Anticipation Could Have An Intense Effect On Memory

...gy. "Our study illustrates how the power of expectancy can extend to memory formation as well," says Nitschke, also an associate of UW-Madison's waisman Laboratory for Brain Imaging and Behavior. "Just the expectation of seeing something bad can enhance the memory of it after it happens." A teach...

Asthma aggravated by thought processes

...ows how important specific brain circuits can be in modulating inflammation," says Davidson, director of the affective neuroscience laboratory and the waisman Laboratory for Functional Brain Imaging and Behavior. "The data suggest potential future targets for the development of drugs and behavioral intervent...
Waisman in Biological News

First cGMP feeder-independent pluripotent stem cell banks released for distribution

... MADISON The WiCell Research Institute and the waisman Clinical Biomanufacturing Facility (WCBF) announced today (July 6) the rele...organizations in the stem cell field, the WiCell Research Institute and the waisman Clinical Biomanufacturing Facility, is key to the successful production of ...

UW-Madison study reveals new options for people with PKU

...l Nutrition and appearing online on Feb. 25, describes an 11-person trial of shorter duration involving PKU patients receiving care from UW-Madison's waisman Center who agreed to spend six days at the University Hospital's Clinical and Translational Research Core. In the study, subjects adhered to the amino...

Patient-derived induced stem cells retain disease traits

... got there or the cause of it," explains Svendsen, a professor of anatomy and neurology in the UW-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health and the waisman Center, and co-director of the Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Center. With iPS cells, he says, "Now you can replay the human disease over an...

Researchers discover gene crucial for nerve cell insulation

...cca M. Ward, to conduct the study. Dr. Svaren is an affiliate of NICHD-funded mental retardation and developmental disabilities research center at the waisman Center at the University of Wisconsin. Until this discovery, researchers did not fully understand the complex genetic process that enables Schwan...

Anticipation plays a powerful role in human memory, brain study finds

...ogy. "Our study illustrates how the power of expectancy can extend to memory formation as well," says Nitschke, also an associate of UW-Madison's waisman Laboratory for Brain Imaging and Behavior. "Just the expectation of seeing something bad can enhance the memory of it after it happens." A teacher...

Great (taste) expectations: Study shows brain anticipates taste, shifts gears

...y Jack B. Nitschke, tested the ability of the human brain to mitigate foul taste through a ruse of anticipation. The work, conducted at the UW-Madison waisman Center using state-of-the-art brain imaging techniques and distasteful concoctions of quinine on a cohort of college students, reveals in detail how t...

Engineered Stem Cells Show Promise For Sneaking Drugs Into The Brain

...shows that stem cells can be used as drug delivery vehicles in the brain," says Svendsen, a professor of anatomy whose laboratory is at the UW-Madison waisman Center. The new Wisconsin study, whose lead author is Soshana Behrstock, depended on formative brain cells that were coaxed from blank-slate stem c...

Wisconsin scientists grow critical nerve cells

...systems to screen new drugs, says study leader Su-Chun Zhang, an assistant professor of anatomy and neurology in the Stem Cell Research Program at the waisman Center at UW-Madison. Scientists have long believed in the therapeutic promise of embryonic stem cells with their ability to replicate indefinitely...
Waisman in Biological Technology

Michael J. Fox coming to UW Waisman Center

Madison, Wis. Actor Michael J. Fox plans to visit the Waisman Center in Madison on Tuesday. Following the tour, Governor Jim Doyle and Fox will hold a media event to discuss the Waisman Center and the governor's plans for biotechnology research in Wisconsin. In November, Doyle outlined Wiscon...

UW's Waisman Center seeing strong demand for biomanufacturing facility time

Madison, Wis. -- A large whiteboard in the corridor of the Waisman Clinical BioManufacturing Facility at UW-Madison lists, in color-coded fashion, the schedule for use of the facility's various laboratory suites and research services. In its very low-technology manner, the whiteboard indic...

Biotech Manufacturing Facility to be Built in Wisconsin

...f the Waismann Center, a job he held for 20 years. Under his leadership the waisman Center became one of the leading research centers in the world in the study...cal and behavioral processes in human development. During his tenure at the waisman Center, Dr. Dolan raised more than $25M to develop an expansion to the Cent...

DHEA Boosts Growth Rate of Human Neural Stem Cells

...fects of DHEA on the human nervous system, according to Clive Svendsen, the study's senior author and an authority on brain stem cells at UW-Madison's waisman Center. "What we saw was that DHEA significantly increased the division of the cells," says Svendsen, a UW-Madison professor of anatomy and neurolo...

NeuronFarm announces literacy training website

...increasing their childrens reading skills. A reading specialist with a Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology, Dr. Johnson-Glenberg is also affiliated with the waisman Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison as an Assistant Research Scientist. The website describes the companys comprehensive solution: educ...

UW Madison launches new stem cell research program

...antages, including a critical mass of stem cell biologists with as many as 30 different research groups and significant physical infrastructure at the waisman Center, the Wisconsin National Primate Research Center and the Biotechnology Center, and at affiliated programs at the private WiCell Research Institu...

Life Sciences: Wisconsin- The Smart Choice

...adison has epitomized bioscience excellence for more than a century. The UW-Madison Medical School, along with University Hospital and Clinics, the waisman Center, the UW Comprehensive Cancer Center and other UW-affiliated clinical and research centers, offers extensive experience and capacity. Collective...

Researchers report major advance in gene therapy technique

...the University of Wisconsin Medical School , the waisman Center at UW-Madison and Mirus Bio Corporation ...atrics and medical genetics professor based at the waisman Center. Our non-viral, vein method is a clinically...o; and Guofeng Zhang and Vladimir Budker, from the waisman Center....

Referendum may pull California to the forefront of stem cell research

...endsen, professor of anatomy and neurology at the waisman Center , works with stem cells and also believes C...ot measure will draw researchers to the coast. The waisman Center is one of UW-Madison's research facilities....nd retain scientists. Svendsen, who came to the waisman Center from the University of Cambridge, said the ...

Tech Digest: whats moving in the Midwest

...e Canadian cancer drug [Corrected from an earlier version that named the waisman Center as the developer and Protox as the manufacturer] Protox Therapeut...ncouver, has announced plans to have the University of Wisconsin-Madison's waisman Center , through its Clinical Biomanufacturing Facility, manufacture its po...
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