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Many translational research grants are strengthened pilot data that addresses the prevalence of various conditions in medical populations or current patterns and outcomes of care. While gathering primary data is often infeasible, use of existing databases can support such work. One solution to this problem...

How many times have you heard it? “Trust your gut!” Well, do you? New findings from a recent clinical study on the human gut bacteria suggest that you should. On today’s show, we’ll learn about one local research team who’ve discovered a groundbreaking link connecting a...

“Advancing the Health of Veterans through Collaboration in Research and Discovery” - Veterans face a range of health issues that are unique to their service and different from the general population.  These include physical, psychological, and physcosocial issues that impact both them and their families. ...

Helen Keller once said, “The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but lacking vision.” On today’s show, we set our sights on The Froedtert and Medical College of Wisconsin’s Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences, focusing on the pioneering vision and...

The ‘dog days’ of summer here, which means students will soon be heading back to classrooms for learning and fields for playing prep sports. As parents, it’s our job to guide our children toward educational opportunities that can positively impact their future. On today’s show, you’ll...

In this difficult funding environment, it is important that MCW faculty put forth the best possible grant applications. In conjunction with the CTSI, the Office of Research is pleased to provide resources for external review of applications for R01 level grants (from NIH or other...

Central Collaboratory 2016 is a unique event on Thursday, July 21, 2016 in Milwaukee, WI, bringing academia and industry together for a day of scouting, pitching and partnering. Inventors and industry leaders will have opportunities to discuss exciting possibilities in technologies, plus learn techniques...

With the recent Memorial Day and Independence Day holidays, we paid respect to our military veterans who sacrificed their lives and we celebrated our freedom that their sacrifice brings. For many veterans, the price of defending our freedom is high. Even the ones fortunate enough to...

Spring has barely sprung in our area, but already there’s plenty of talk about mosquitoes. Before they’ve even had an opportunity to become pesky, uninvited guest at our backyard BBQs and other outdoor activities, many of us have mosquitoes on our minds due to an...

Two of the four IRB committees will be designated as “real-time” committees. The goal of these committees is to schedule new IRB submissions for review at an IRB committee meeting within 14-20 days from the day that they are submitted to the IRB....

With Spring upon us, area high school students are experiencing an annual tradition and one of the school year’s highlights: Prom. It’s an exciting time. But, along with all of the pomp and pageantry this time of year brings, it also brings concern for parents because...

CTSI will fund 13 new research projects through its Pilot Translational and Clinical Studies Program, including one that reflects a vibrant new partnership with the Medical College of Wisconsin’s Cardiovascular Center (CVC) to support cardiovascular clinical and translational science research. This year’s investigative teams will...

We’ve all heard the expression, “kids will be kids,” but sometimes children act in ways that cannot be explained away so simply. When a young person shows symptoms of fidgeting, issues in getting along with others, excessive talking or risky behavior, it’s possible that child...

US physicians successfully regenerated a patient's badly damaged esophagus using off-the-shelf components approved by the US Food and Drug Administration and autologous platelet-rich plasma adhesive gel. Kulwinder S. Dua, MD, from the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, and colleagues report...

The human brain is complex, its various regions wired together by vast and intricate networks of connections so abundant, it’s a wonder we ourselves can understand how it actually works. But a couple of studies are doing exactly that. Find out what we’ve learned, and...

Throughout medical history, countless diseases have been diagnosed, treated, and prevented over time. Unfortunately, far too many diseases have no known means for effectively treating them, much less preventing them from occurring in the first place. What we do know is that the need is...

2015 was a year of advancing our community’s health through research and discovery…but what research and what did we discover? On this edition of CTSI Discovery Radio, we’ve prepared a special “2015 Year In Review” show. For the next 30 minutes, we invite you to join...

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