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

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

Deepkiran Singh

Stem cell research gets undergrads out of classroom

March 23, 2016 | Categories: Research | Tagged: , ,

Students help conduct intensive, real-world research at UW Medicine lab UW undergraduate Randy Lu grasps a pair of tweezers in each hand. His fingers make imperceptible movements as he dissects the tiny abdomen of a fruit fly. The tweezers and Lu’s hands look garishly large next to the insect, which is a mere speck in […] Read More

Illustration of approach to ITOMIC study of cancer patients.

Study tells of cancer patient’s unprecedented level of care

January 25, 2016 | Categories: Research | Tagged: , , ,

32 researchers at 14 institutions joined to identify personalized treatment options for woman with metastatic triple-negative breast cancer A new report documents one cancer patient’s experience with an unprecedented level of individualized care, provided through the University of Washington Center for Cancer Innovation. In the study, 32 experts from 14 institutions teamed to identify potential interventions for a patient […] Read More

New book published on regenerative medicine for degenerative muscle diseases

January 12, 2016 | Categories: Announcements | Tagged: , , , , ,

Congratulations to ISCRM’s Casey Childers and Hannele Ruohola-Baker who are contributing authors of a new book entitled Regenerative Medicine for Muscle Diseases. The book, edited by Casey Childers, delves into the cutting-edge research having to do with degenerative skeletal disorders, such as Duchenne muscular dystrophy and congenital myopathy, and gene replacement therapy and stem cell […] Read More

A mini-kidneyorganoid of 1 mm diameter grown from a patient's stem cells.

Mini-kidney organoids re-create disease in lab dishes

October 23, 2015 | Categories: Research | Tagged: , , , ,

Stem-cell biology and gene editing advances offer hope for kidney regeneration, drug discovery Mini-kidney organoids that re-create human kidney disease have now been grown in laboratory petri dishes. The achievement, believed to be the first of its kind, resulted from combining stem cell biology with leading-edge gene-editing techniques.  The journal Nature Communications reports the findings […] Read More

Shiv Bhandari

$10M award to enable trials for Heart Regeneration Program

October 21, 2015 | Categories: Announcements | Tagged: , , , ,

Washington Research Foundation invests in UW Medicine stem-cell therapy to restore heart muscle A $10 million investment from the Washington Research Foundation will enable UW Medicine scientists to begin clinical trials of a treatment that has the potential to restore heart tissue in people who have suffered heart attacks. The investment supports UW Medicine’s Heart […] Read More

Dr. Randy Moon

ISCRM’s Founding Director to receive UW Medicine’s Lifetime Innovator Award

October 20, 2015 | Categories: Announcements | Tagged: , ,

ISCRM is pleased to share that Dr. Randy Moon will receive the UW Medicine Lifetime Innovator Award at an event on November 5th. This annual event celebrates the work of outstanding researchers, inventors and exemplars. The Inventor of the Year Award recognizes exemplary senior scientists whose innovations in their field have dramatically improved worldwide health care and the […] Read More

Ntombi

Struggling to save black rhinos, scientists are crowdfunding to preserve their DNA

July 13, 2015 | Categories: Research | Tagged: , , , ,

Ntombi is a six-year-old black rhino from South Africa, one of around 5,000 black rhinos left in the wild. She’s also the starting point for what a team of scientists hope to be a “bio-bank” of genetic information that could be used to save the species. ISCRM’s Interim Director, Chuck Murry, is a member of the team. Ntombi would […] Read More

Kavitha T. Kuppusamy led a study of a molecular switch that promotes heart cell maturation.

Molecular switch matures heart cells derived from stem cells

May 12, 2015 | Categories: Research | Tagged: , , ,

Discovery may prove a major advance in the development of stem cell treatments for heart disease A molecular switch that seems to be essential  for embryonic heart cells to grow into more mature, adult-like heart cells has been discovered. The discovery should help scientist better understand how human hearts mature. Of particular interest to stem […] Read More