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Two UW Cardiologists Honored at Northwestern University

October 25, 2018 | Categories: Announcements, Award

Two University of Washington Cardiologists received honors at Northwestern University’s 14th Annual Northwestern Cardiovascular Young Investigator Forum. Read More

National Eye Institute (NEI) Awards Grant to Research Team Including Dr. Thomas Reh

October 16, 2018 | Categories: Announcements | Tagged: ,

A multidisciplinary team including ISCRM faculty member Tom Reh has been awarded a grant from the The National Eye Institute (NEI) as part of the NEI Audacious Goals Initiative (AGI) for Regenerative Medicine, a five-year, $30 million program that seeks to catalyze new treatments for blinding conditions like glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration, retinitis pigmentosa, and other degenerative eye diseases. Read More

ISCRM Faculty Shine a New Light on Scarring

October 12, 2018 | Categories: Research | Tagged: , , ,

Collaboration is the engine of scientific progress at UW Medicine and at the Institute of Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine (ISCRM), where 130 researchers are developing stem cell-based approaches to treat diseases affecting nearly every organ and system in the human body.   Read More

Dr. Deok-Ho Kim

Major NIH-CASIS Grant for Team Led by Dr. Deok-Ho Kim

October 9, 2018 | Categories: Announcements | Tagged: , ,

An interdisciplinary team led by ISCRM Faculty Member Deok-Ho Kim has been awarded a new NIH-CASIS Tissue Chips in Space UG3/UH3 grant to support research that aims to improve our understanding of how extended periods in microgravity affect the functional capacity of human myocardial tissue and that could have significant impact on the development of deep space missions in the near future. The work funded by the grant will involve two separate missions to the International Space Station. Read More

Blood researcher receives NIH New Innovator Award

October 3, 2018 | Categories: Announcements | Tagged: ,

The National Institutes of Health today announced that stem cell biologist Sergei Doulatov, assistant professor of medicine, Division of Hematology, at the University of Washington School of Medicine will receive an NIH Director’s New Innovator Award. The award is part of the NIH’s High Risk, High Reward Research Program which allocates funding to support unusually inventive research by scientists in the early stages of their careers. Read More

UW Medicine Researchers Explore New Approaches to Treating Childhood Leukemia

October 1, 2018 | Categories: Research | Tagged: ,

Acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL) is the most common type of childhood cancer, representing approximately 25% of cancer diagnoses in children 0-15. More than 3,000 new cases of ALL are diagnosed every year in the United States - and the incidence rate is rising. Read More

Lewis County students see biomedical research firsthand

August 12, 2018 | Categories: Announcements | Tagged: , ,

More than 40 researchers and volunteers representing 19 labs from UW Medicine gave Lewis County high school students a glimpse last week into the world of biomedical research. The scientists and their colleagues conducted interactive sessions at W.F. West High School in Chehalis, Wash. Afterward, the students visited UW Medicine labs in Seattle.  Read More

Researchers use stem cells to restore heart function in primates

July 2, 2018 | Categories: Research | Tagged: , ,

Results of a study published today in Nature Biotechnology suggest techniques that could treat patients with heart failure. Researchers at UW Medicine in Seattle have successfully used human stem cells to restore heart function in monkeys with heart failure. The findings suggest that the technique will be effective in patients with heart failure, the leading cause of death in the world. Read More

ISCRM Awards State Funding for Fellows and Pilot Programs

| Categories: Announcements

Congratulations to the 2018 ISCRM Undergraduate Summer Fellows Awardees The ISCRM Undergraduate Summer Fellows program, supported by resources from the State of Washington, are competitive fellowships intended to enhance the educational experiences of undergraduate students at the University of Washington while they are engaged in research guided by UW ISCRM faculty. We hope that with […] Read More

Understanding Alzheimers

May 23, 2018 | Categories: Research | Tagged: , , ,

New cell lines will allow researchers to probe the basic biology of Alzheimer’s. Currently, however, there are no treatments that can prevent or slow the progression of this memory-robbing disease, which affects more than 5 million Americans. One reason for this is that we really don’t know the cause of Alzheimer’s: It is known that brain cells that are crucial to forming new memories die. But we don’t know why. Read More

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