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

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

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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 […] 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

NIH accepts new ISCRM hESC lines

May 22, 2018 | Categories: Research

On May 9, 2018, three new ISCRM human embryonic stem cell (hESC) lines were accepted onto the NIH Stem Cell Registry.  Originated from donated human preimplantation blastocysts, Carol Ware derived […] Read More

Robots grow mini-organs from human stem cells

May 17, 2018 | Categories: Research | Tagged: , ,

A robotic approach to mass-producing organoids could accelerate regenerative medicine research and drug discovery. An automated system that uses robots has been designed to rapidly produce human mini-organs derived from stem cells. Researchers at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle developed the new system. Read More

WA State “stem cell clinics” will now need to post “therapies” are not FDA regulated

March 27, 2018 | Categories: Announcements

On Thursday, March 22, Governor Inslee signed into law House Bill 2356. This legislation will require Washington State “stem-cell clinics” to post a visible notice that their injection procedures are not FDA-approved and that patients should consult with primary-care providers before undergoing one. Read More

Goodbye to a great alumnus and friend, Orin Smith

March 6, 2018 | Categories: Announcements

The University of Washington is saying goodbye to a wonderful friend and alumnus in Orin Smith. Orin’s involvement in numerous areas left an indelible mark on the University, and we were exceptionally fortunate to benefit from his leadership and support at ISCRM for more than a decade. In fact, Orin was one of the earliest supporters of ISCRM and the creation of the UW Medicine South Lake Union Campus. Read More

Stem-cell study points to new approach to Alzheimer’s disease

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

Improving the trafficking of cellular proteins in brain cells holds possibilities for new treatments and even prevention for Alzheimer’s disease, results of a new study suggest. Researchers found that a compound that enhances the shuttling of proteins within cells reduced the production of forerunners of two proteins implicated in brain cell death. Read More