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Gray Matter “Matters”

Nov. 28 - Sharon Kailas wants to make a difference. In some fashion, and in some manner, she wants to help others. And when she was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 2012, that strong desire didn’t go away. All it did was take a slight detour. Learn more about Sharon’s journey in the Fall 2016 issue of MCW Magazine.

Traumatic brain injury: What MCW is doing to help people protect against it

July 27 - While many diseases and conditions affect the brain, among the most widespread across all age groups is traumatic brain injury (TBI). This is the primary reason that TBI is a vital area of focus for MCW and its research and clinical partners in the Milwaukee area, including Froedtert Hospital, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center.

Medical College of Wisconsin receives $5.5 million grant to study Alzheimer’s disease

May 2 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), in collaboration with the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison), has received a four-year, $5.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) National Institute on Aging to study Alzheimer’s disease. The study, called the Alzheimer’s Disease Connectome Project, will use the Human Connectome Project approach, which is aimed at constructing a map of the neural connections within and across individuals, to perform brain imaging on 300 elderly individuals.

MCW professor publishes Nature article on cause of neurological disorders

Apr. 7 - In a study reported in Nature Communications, MCW scientists along with researchers from the University of Connecticut, analyzed the underlying causes involved in neurological disorders. According to the published study, abnormalities in BRAG1, a protein important for influencing the proper communication between neurons, were found to cause neurological dysfunction.

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