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Network of synthetic blood microvessels built

October 4, 2017 | Categories: Research | Tagged: , ,

Researchers are reporting significant progress in generating a 3-dimensional network of blood vessels that can be grown and manipulated in a laboratory.  Building vascular support for stem-cell repaired tissues or replacement organs will be vital to such regenerative therapies. Read More

Mini-kidney organoids reveal renal disease secrets

October 2, 2017 | Categories: Research | Tagged: , ,

Kidney organoids are revealing both the factors that influence the formation of kidney cysts, as well as how the disease progresses. The organoids are grown in labware from human stem cells. Polycystic kidney disease affects 12 million people. Until recently, scientists have been unable to recreate the progression of this human disease in a laboratory setting. Read More

Cancer trial: Expectation-setting gives way to hope

September 27, 2017 | Categories: Research | Tagged: , ,

Beginning four years ago, 15 women with incurable (metastatic triple-negative) breast cancer were enrolled in a unique clinical trial. It explored one concept of “precision medicine” – the suggestion that the brain power of multiple medical experts and the collection of an immense volume of data about each woman’s condition would yield the most personalized, customized care possible. Read More

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Congratulations 2017 Tietze Research Award Recipients

September 15, 2017 | Categories: Announcements | Tagged: ,

The Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine (ISCRM) is pleased to announce the 2017 winners of the Tietze Research Awards in Stem Cell Research, funded through a generous multi-year commitment by the John H. Tietze Foundation. Read More

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Move over Gucci; researchers create designer stem cells

September 1, 2017 | Categories: Research | Tagged: , , ,

UW Medicine researchers recently lead a successful effort to create “designer” stem cells that might lead to advances in cancer and aging, they say. In a paper published in the journal PNAS, the scientists showed for the first time that a computer-generated protein can be inserted into stem cells to change their epigenetic memory, whose role is to ensure that a cell’s DNA sequence remains intact as it divides. Read More

ISCRM Innovation Pilot Awards — Call for Proposals

August 29, 2017 | Categories: Announcements | Tagged: ,

ISCRM is pleased to announce its new Innovation Pilot Award (IPA) program. Supported by new resources from the State of Washington, the IPA program aims to support innovative research of any current UW Faculty member of ISCRM (Acting, Research and Regular Faculty) who is pursuing novel experiments that are directly relevant to stem cell biology […] Read More

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Scientists regenerate retinal cells in mice

July 26, 2017 | Categories: Research | Tagged: , , , ,

Scientists have successfully regenerated cells in the retina of adult mice at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle. Their results raise the hope that someday it may be possible to repair retinas damaged by trauma, glaucoma and other eye diseases. Their efforts are part of the UW Medicine Institute for Stem Cell […] Read More

Tietze Research Awards — Call for Proposals

June 7, 2017 | Categories: Announcements | Tagged: ,

ISCRM is pleased to share a funding opportunity made possible through the generosity of the John H. Tietze Foundation. The John H. Tietze Stem Cell Scientist Award and the Jaconette L. Tietze Young Scientist Award are awarded annually. Click here for Summer 2016 winners >> Please see the Tietze Award Announcement for 2017 for details. The deadline for all proposals […] Read More

Gene replacement therapy that works in dogs to be tested in children

May 18, 2017 | Categories: Research | Tagged: , , , ,

SEATTLE – KIRO 7 has learned of a revolutionary treatment, here in Seattle, that has saved the lives of dogs and is just months away from being tested in children. In video obtained by KIRO 7, dogs that were destined to die show no signs of the disease after a single infusion of gene-replacement therapy.  The […] Read More

New Leadership Announced at ISCRM

May 1, 2017 | Categories: Announcements | Tagged:

We have announced the appointment of Professor Charles (Chuck) Murry as the new Director of ISCRM. Murry is the successor to ISCRM’s Founding Director and eminent pharmacologist, Professor Randall T. Moon. Dr. Murry is the Woods Professor of Pathology, Bioengineering and Medicine/Cardiology at the University of Washington and Co-Director for the UW Center for Cardiovascular […] Read More

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