A new study could lead to earlier diagnosis of epilepsy and possibly new ways to treat epilepsy and other disorders that share symptoms, like Alzheimer’s disease, traumatic brain injury and autism spectrum disorder.
The rare neurological disorder has no cure and is typically fatal, but a study led by UW–Madison researchers is a significant step in efforts to help people with the disease.
UW–Madison and University of Pittsburgh scientists report the method works even when the radiation is given in doses too low to destroy the cancer outright.
The thin, flexible device is bioresorbable, so once the bone is knitted back together, the device’s components dissolve within the body.
Dudley Lamming recognizes his findings are counterintuitive. Much dietary research favors adding protein, not limiting it. But with the majority of the U.S. population being overweight and sedentary, he sees an opportunity to rethink diets.
The technique used by psychiatry Professor Ned Kalin could point to a new way to help people with severe anxiety and other treatment-resistant psychiatric illnesses.
“We believe our findings are a positive step forward in helping millions of people facing heart failure,” says Ahmed Mahmoud, professor of cell and regenerative biology.
A tiny molecule found among microscopic bacteria living in a mutually beneficial partnership with golf-ball-sized squid may give scientists a lead on how the bacteria are able to act in concert as a helpful colony instead of millions of individual freeloaders.
UW researchers say the stem cell treatment is an “extremely powerful” step toward a treatment for millions of human Parkinson’s patients.
“We believe we are launching a new cancer therapy field here,” says Jamey Weichert, professor of radiology. “It’s very exciting, and the research team is incredible.”