CDHA Newsletter

UW CarillonApril/May 2018

The Human Microbiome and the Wisconsin Longitudinal Study

Pamela Herd, Nora Cate Schaeffer, Federico Rey, Carol Roan, and their collaborators recently published new findings that tested the feasibility of integrating data on the gut microbiome into the Wisconsin Longitudinal Study. Read more.

The Social Genome of Friends

A research team that included Jason Fletcher has analyzed genome-wide and social network data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health and found that friendship pairs tend to be more genetically similar to one another compared to random pairs of individuals. Read more.

Emerging Policy and Ethical Implications from Neuroscience, Genetics, and the Microbiome

On April 12, the La Follette School of Public Affairs hosted the 2018 Spring Symposium. Co-sponsored by CDHA, CDE, and the Institute for Research on Poverty, the event explored the ethical and policy-related challenges that have stemmed from recent breakthroughs in research on on the human microbiome, genetics, and the human brain. Read more.

New Paper Explores the Effects of Gene Variants on Cognitive Function

In a new paper, Corinne Engelman and her collaborators analyzed participants from the Wisconsin Registry for Alzheimer’s Prevention to show the effects of two rare gene variants on longitudinal cognitive function. Read more.

Team Receives Grant to Study the Gut Microbiome and Cardiometabolic Diseases

Congratulations to Federico Rey who is part of a research team that recently received a new grant from the Fondation Leducq for the project “Gut Microbiome as a Target for the Treatment of Cardiometabolic Diseases.” Read more.

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