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

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

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

ISCRM's Chuck Murry honored at upcoming NWABR Gala event

May 10, 2016 | Categories: Announcements | Tagged: , ,

Dr. Chuck Murry is being honored locally at this year’s Northwest Association for Biomedical Research annual “Speak up for Research” Gala.  Chuck will be receiving the Dr. Alvin J. Thompson Award for outstanding research and significant contributions to the advancement of biomedical research. Click here for more information about the event >> Read More

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Gene therapy may aid failing hearts

March 26, 2013 | Categories: Research | Tagged: , , , ,

March 26, 2013 The potential of gene therapy to boost heart muscle function was explored in a recent University of Washington animal study. The findings suggest that it might be possible to use this approach to treat patients whose hearts have been weakened by heart attacks and other heart conditions. Michael Regnier, UW professor and […] Read More

A monitor displays human embryonic stem cells under a microscope at the South Lake Union Campus. Based on environmental conditions

Give your heart a break

December 3, 2012 | Categories: Research | Tagged: ,

UW geneticists have recently come across a discovery that can possibly help alleviate the high prevalence of heart disease, which could have profound implications in the field of medicine. Researchers, including Charles Murry, director of the Center for Cardiovascular Biology and co-director of the Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine (ISCRM), discovered the gene MEIS-2 […] Read More