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.
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Research training program in vision science receives continued federal supportMar-03-2014
March 3 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received a five-year, $1.1 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) National Eye Institute to continue support for a research training program in vision science.
Research opportunity for type-2 diabetesFeb-26-2014
Feb. 26 - MCW is looking for individuals (ages 21-80) who have type-2 diabetes and are currently taking Metformin interested in a study evaluating how another diabetic medication affects blood vessels. A stipend is available for participation.
Dr. Ebert Receives Families of Spinal Muscular Atrophy GrantFeb-25-2014
Feb 25 - Families of Spinal Muscular Atrophy announced that Allison Ebert, PhD, is one of eight scientists worldwide who will share in $600,000 in basic science research awards to study the disorder. Families of SMA
Dr. Baisden Profiled in Becker’s Spine ReviewFeb-25-2014
Feb 25 - Dr. Jaime Baisden is profiled in Becker’s Spine Review. Becker's Spine Review
Dr. Duncan Provides Comment on New Process to Shortcut Skin-to-Liver Cell ReprogrammingFeb-25-2014
Feb 25 - Stephen Duncan, PhD, provides expert comment in The Scientist on a research study reported in Nature that researchers at University of California San Francisco have adapted a reprogramming technique that speeds the process of converting skin cells to liver cells. The Scientist
Study Finds Dexamethasone More Effective than Prednisone for Childhood Asthma TreatmentFeb-19-2014
Feb 18 - Dr. Grant Keeney authored a study published in Pediatrics that found that dexamethasone may be more effective in treating asthma in children than prednisone. dailyRx News
Dr. Kumar Reports that Sepsis is Five Times Lower for Pregnant WomenFeb-19-2014
Feb 18 - In a presentation at the Critical Care Congress, Dr. Gagan Kumar reported that the incidence of severe sepsis was nearly five times lower and the risk of death from severe sepsis was 43% lower during pregnancy, compared with nonpregnant women, in a large retrospective study on data on more than 47 million pregnancy-related discharges. Family Practice News
Cancer patient, family form Triumph Fund to help MCW expand cancer clinical trialsFeb-18-2014
Feb. 18 - It didn’t take long for John Hovel to transition from cancer patient to cancer research advocate as his health improved through treatment at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW). With his wife and daughters, he has established The Triumph Fund, which is leading a charge to raise funds to support cancer clinical trials at the MCW Cancer Center.
Dr. McCrea Discusses Concussion Research Grant from GE Health and National Football LeagueFeb-06-2014
Feb 6 - In interviews with Wisconsin Public Radio and the Dubuque Telegraph Herald, Michael McCrea, PhD, discusses the $300,000 grant he received from GE Health and the National Football League to conduct concussion research. Wisconsin Public Radio & THonline.com
Using genomics to make personalized, safer medication choices for kidsFeb-03-2014
February 3 - Aiming to reduce adverse drug reactions—which affect some 70,000 children annually in the U.S.1—a study at Boston Children’s Hospital, in partnership with the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) and the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Research Institute, is using genetic information to predict children’s reactions to medications, ultimately enabling clinicians to select a more individualized therapy for the patient.”