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Pioneering work on stem-cell therapies at UW deserves state support

April 9, 2017 | Categories: Research | Tagged: , , , , ,

IF you have a heart attack, hopefully you’ll survive. But your body will be forever changed. The world’s best doctors can’t undo the damage; instead, drugs and devices will help you live with a heart whose function too often dwindles. The body cannot replace muscle cells that die in heart attacks — maladies that help […] Read More

Allen Institute researchers have found astonishing variability of the intracellular organization inside human stem cells.

New portal vividly reveals the diversity of cell structures

April 5, 2017 | Categories: Announcements | Tagged: , , , , ,

Textbook diagrams of cells show a cursory membrane, nucleus and mitochondria. They have never adequately conveyed cells’ variation and complexity. Seattle’s Allen Institute for Cell Science has unveiled an online portal with stunning images of living cells, and  developed 10 stem-cell lines, genetically tagged with fluorescent dyes that cause different structures to glow. The cells are helping researchers […] Read More

Seattle 7th grader paving way for more girls to succeed in math and science

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

A middle school student in Seattle is trying to pave the way for more girls to succeed in math and science. Elena Weitz, 12, is a 7th grader at Seattle Country Day School. She said her goal is to start a nonprofit to get more girls into STEM. “My favorite subject is science. I just […] Read More

Transfer of the MTM1 gene into the weakened muscle tissue of dogs affected by myotubular myopathy restores muscle strength. The disease arises from a genetic mutation that disrupts the production of a protein needed for muscle function.

Gene therapy treats muscle-wasting disease in dogs

February 15, 2017 | Categories: Research | Tagged: , , ,

Work on gene therapy is showing significant progress for restoring muscle strength and prolonging lives in dogs with a previously incurable, inherited neuromuscular disease. UW Medicine Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine scientists are leading the multi-institutional research effort. The disease arises from a mutation in genes that normally make a protein, called myotubularin, […] Read More

Dr. Jordan Klaiman teaching about muscle electrophysiology.

UW team brings science to life for Mill Creek Middle School students

December 29, 2016 | Categories: Announcements | Tagged: , ,

Science is golden at one Kent middle school, where top researchers and physicians occasionally visit to present an intriguing episode of show and tell. The University of Washington Science and Medicine Day returned Dec. 15 to Mill Creek Middle School, giving seventh- and eighth-graders a closer look at a fascinating and evolving field – stem […] Read More

UW, family rewriting neuromuscular research

November 23, 2016 | Categories: Announcements | Tagged: , ,

Physicians and researchers at the UW Medicine Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine have partnered up with a nonprofit foundation in one of the leading efforts to find a cure or treatment for a rare neuromuscular disease called myotubular myopathy (MTM). The inherited disease is almost exclusively found in males and becomes evident at birth. […] Read More

Dr. Kelly Stevens

Kelly Stevens Receives NIH Director's New Innovator Award

October 5, 2016 | Categories: Announcements | Tagged: , ,

ISCRM’s Dr. Kelly Stevens, an assistant professor in UW Bioengineering and in Pathology, has received a 2016 National institutes of Health (NIH) Director’s New Innovator Award in support of her work to build artificial human tissues from stem cells, and to remotely control these tissues after implantation in a patient. The New Innovator Award, part […] Read More

Drs. Jessica Young and Kelly Stevens

Congratulations 2016 Tietze Research Award Recipients

October 3, 2016 | Categories: Announcements | Tagged: , , ,

The Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine (ISCRM) is pleased to announce the Summer 2016 winners of the Tietze Research Awards in Stem Cell Research, funded through a generous multi-year commitment by the John H. Tietze Foundation. Funding for research during these times is especially competitive. The Tietze Awards are timely and generous responses to a […] Read More

New neurons (green) regenerated from Muller glia in two-week old mice.

Restoring sight: Can the retina be regenerated?

August 30, 2016 | Categories: Research | Tagged: , , ,

July 26, 2017 A UW Medicine lab sees a future where lost retinal cells might be revived Break a bone, it will heal. Fry a retinal cell? It’s gone forever. That’s why your mom told you never to stare at the sun. Vision starts in the retina, the part of the eye that translates light […] Read More

Rotational modeling process used in research to develop a rehealing glove.

UW Medicine researchers seek a way to regenerate digits

August 12, 2016 | Categories: Research | Tagged: , , ,

UW Medicine researchers seek a way to regenerate digits A 7-year-old girl sticks her finger through the spinning spokes of her brother’s bike. The tip gets torn off. She soon arrives in the emergency room, where Dr. Christopher Allan and his fellow UW Medicine surgeons face a decision. Should they attempt microsurgical reattachment? Suture the […] Read More

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