The systems that make up the electronics we use every day seem unreal. With the touch of a finger, we have access to a whole world of information, and most people hardly ever think about the materials that make this possible.
Masaki Nishikiori, a researcher in the Morgridge Institute for Research Virology Team led by Paul Ahlquist, and his research specialist Zach Coleman have made an unprecedented discovery that could lead to the creation of a general antiviral drug for a specific class of (+) RNA viruses.
Rett syndrome is a non-inherited, rare neurological disorder that mostly affects girls and has no cure. Children affected by this syndrome show a variety of symptoms, including a worsening of the child’s ability to communicate, eat and move. Qiang Chang, an associate professor in the Departments of Medical Genetics and Neurology at UW-Madison and an investigator at the Waisman Center, is working to further understand Rett syndrome and its possible treatments.