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Podcast Audio Interview: Medical College researcher part of national stem cell trial aimed at treating spinal cord injuries.

Shekar Kurpad, M.D., Associate Professor of Neurosurgery, discusses the use of embryonic stem cells in a pilot study to discover whether the stem cells promote healing in the spinal cord.

Listen: Shekar Kurpad and stem cell treatment in spinal cord injuries

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Dr. Budde Receives Neilsen Foundation Grant to Study Recovery from Spinal Cord Injury

Jul-30-2014

July 30 - Matthew Budde, PhD received a two-year, $300,000 grant from the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation for Spinal Cord Injury to study recovery and care for spinal cord injury patients. Wauwatosa Now

Dr. Pintar Discusses Research on Angled Front/Side Impact Crashes

Jul-29-2014

July 29 - In an ABC-TV/Channel 12 report, Frank Pintar, PhD discusses research in MCW’s Vehicle Crashworthiness Lab at the Zablocki VA Medical Center on angled front/side impact crashes. The report notes that MCW research has contributed to the development of side, curtain, and knee airbags in automobiles. Dr. David Milia discusses the types of injuries created by angled crashes that are treated at the Children’s and Froedtert Trauma Centers. WISN

Spinal cord injury: what determines recovery?

Jul-24-2014

The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received a two year, $300,000 grant from the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation for Spinal Cord Injury Research to study better recovery and care for spinal cord injury patients.

Dr. Kerschner Comments on Study on Bacterial Resistance to Common Ear Infection Drugs

Jul-22-2014

July 22 - Dr. Joseph Kerschner provides expert comment to Inside Science on a USC study that found that common ear infection drugs trigger bacteria to build defenses. Dr. Kerschner noted that most ear infections, including bacterial infections, get better based on the body’s immune system. Inside Science

Dr. Kulinski Co-Authors Study that Finds Long Periods of Inactivity Negates Benefits of Exercise

Jul-16-2014

July 16 - With colleagues at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dr. Jacquelyn Kulinski co-authored a study published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings that found that long periods of low activity may not only lower cardiorespiratory fitness, but even negate the benefits of a brief period of exercise. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, The Morning Blend and WPR

Dr. Duncan Receives $2.1 Million NIH Grant to Study Liver Cell Development

Jul-16-2014

July 16 - Stephen Duncan, DPhil received a five-year, $2.1 million grant from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases to advance work pioneered at MCW in which human skin cells are converted into liver cells, and to identify the molecular mechanisms of liver cell development. Wisconsin Health News

The impact of housing on HIV status

Jul-16-2014

July 16 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received a five-year, $3.1 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute on Drug Abuse to study different housing models for HIV-positive, chronically homeless individuals.

Sitting too much may negate the benefits of exercise

Jul-07-2014

July 07 - Cardiologists at the Medical College of Wisconsin and University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center have found that sedentary behaviors may lower cardiorespiratory fitness, and sitting for several hours may negate a brief period of exercise.

Transforming skin cells into liver cells: Not science fiction

Jul-07-2014

July 07 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received a five-year, $2.1 million dollar grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases to advance work pioneered at MCW in which human skin cells are converted into liver cells, and to identify the molecular mechanisms of liver cell development.

Transforming skin cells into liver cells: Not science fiction

Jul-07-2014

July 07 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received a five-year, $2.1 million dollar grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases to advance work pioneered at MCW in which human skin cells are converted into liver cells, and to identify the molecular mechanisms of liver cell development.

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