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Jacob Scott Thurston, M2 student, awarded radiologic sciences grant

Dec. 6 - Jacob Scott Thurston, BS, second-year MCW-Milwaukee medical student, has been selected to receive the 2016 FUJIFILM Medical Systems/RSNA Medical Student Grant to pursue a research project in the radiologic sciences.

Two MCW researchers participate in Emerging Vision Scientists Program

Oct. 5 - On Sept. 14-15, two Medical College of Wisconsin vision scientists traveled to Washington, D.C., to share their research with policymakers on Capitol Hill as part of the Alliance for Eye and Vision Research’s (AEVR) second annual Emerging Vision Scientists Program.

Women in Science series honors MCW researchers at Oct. 27 event

Oct. 3 - Four Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) female researchers will be honored at MCW’s annual Women in Science Awards Luncheon on Oct. 27. The luncheon, held at MCW, is the final event in the 10th annual Women in Science series. This year, the 10th anniversary awards celebration includes two $10,000 research awards to established scientists and two $1,000 research awards to outstanding women postdoctoral researchers.

Biophysics researchers discuss oxidants and redox signaling in cells

Sept. 19 - Balaraman Kalyanaraman, PhD, chair and professor of biophysics and the Harry R. & Angeline E. Quadracci Professor in Parkinson’s Research, and his research team had their review article, Recent developments in detection of superoxide radical anion and hydrogen peroxide: Opportunities, challenges, and implications in redox signaling, published in Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics’s special issue on redox signaling.

Paper highlights discovery of mechanism that causes post-transplant complications

Aug. 9 - Studies in the laboratory of Dr. William Drobyski, a physician scientist at the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center, have uncovered a novel mechanism that causes graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) within the GI tract. This work, published in the Aug. 8 online issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation, reports the discovery of a novel immune cell population that induces inflammation in the colon.

Clinical study of the effect of dietary salt on genes and blood pressure in women

July 20 - Froedtert Hospital and Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) investigators are recruiting post-menopausal women with high blood pressure for a two-week clinical study that will determine what kind of modifications to one’s genetic code occur with changes in dietary salt.

Biophysics researchers publish paper identifying novel inhibitors of NADPH oxidase enzymes

Feb. 11 - Drs. Balaraman Kalyanaraman, chairman and professor of biophysics and Harry R. & Angeline E. Quadracci Professor in Parkinson’s Research, and Jacek Zielonka, research director of the Free Radical Research Center in the department of biophysics, recently published an article in the Journal of Biological Chemistry describing ways with which inhibitors of NADPH oxidase enzyme 2 (Nox2 isoform) are identified.

Drs. Candice Klug & Kathryn Schultz author paper published in Science

Feb. 9 - Candice Klug, PhD, professor of biophysics, and Kathryn Schultz, PhD, research scientist, are authors on a paper published in Science on Feb. 5 on the structure of a bacterial enzyme responsible for conferring resistance to polymyxin, an antibiotic used to treat infections. The paper represents collaborative research between MCW’s department of biophysics and Columbia University.

MCW’s animal care program receives continued full accreditation, called “exemplary”

Jan. 21 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) animal care program has received continued full accreditation from the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC) International. AAALAC commended MCW in its final report “for providing and maintaining an exemplary program of laboratory animal care and use,” and had no further recommendations to offer for improvement.

MCW professor receives grant for genetic research on obesity

Dec. 11 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received a four-year, $2.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive Kidney Diseases to investigate the underlying genetic mechanisms of obesity.

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