Recent online news stories that have featured MCW Faculty experts.
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Small round magnets marketed as toys pose a growing danger to children to ingest the magnets. The attraction between the magnets can cause massive intestinal damage. Marlene Melzer-Lange, MD, professor of emergency medicine and medical director of emergency services at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, said that the hospital has not treated children who have swallowed magnets, but said the magnets are cause for concern.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, December 17, 2013
Aug. 29 - Cellular Dynamics International Inc., a Madison-based biotechnology company, was granted a patent for its stem cell production automation process. Ulrich Broeckel, MD, professor of pediatrics (genetics) and an investigator at the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Research Institute, discussed the importance of this patent and how it will help research at MCW. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Aug. 28 - The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that Christopher’s Shoot Against Childhood Cancer, a trapshooting event, raised over $100,000 for the MACC Fund. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Aug. 28 - A new Wisconsin Hospital Association database on hospital costs for various procedures shows a wide variance in costs among southeast Wisconsin’s hospitals. Milwaukee Business Journal