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Aided by Stem Cells, ISCRM Researchers Identify a Suspect in the Case of Infertility

February 7, 2019 | Categories: Core Faculty, Research, Uncategorized | Tagged: , ,

Of all the mysteries surrounding the beginning of human life, one question has drawn particular interest from researchers at the Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine (ISCRM). Simply put, for women who are unable to get pregnant, what is happening at the cellular level that is preventing life from taking hold? Finding an answer […] Read More

ISCRM Labs Collaborate to Grow Heart Tissue In Vitro

February 4, 2019 | Categories: Research, Uncategorized | Tagged: , , ,

Heart failure is the leading cause of death in the world. In the United States alone, hundreds of thousands of people succumb to the disease every year, while the costs of care and lost productivity drain more than $200 billion from the economy. Recent breakthroughs in stem cell research offer hope for new treatments that […] Read More

Gene Therapy Cassettes Improved for Muscular Dystrophy

February 1, 2019 | Categories: Research | Tagged: , , ,

Experimental gene therapy cassettes for Duchenne muscular dystrophy have been modified to deliver better performance.  The cassettes, which carry the therapy into muscle cells, contain newer versions of a miniaturized treatment gene. The micro-dystrophin, as the treatment gene is called, has been restructured to enhance its functionality. The revamped versions were developed and tested at […] Read More

Tietze Young Scientist Awards for Two ISCRM Faculty Members

January 31, 2019 | Categories: Award, Research

Two ISCRM faculty members, Dr. Smita Yadav, Assistant Professor, Pharmacology and Dr. Ronald Kwon, Associate Professor, Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, have received prestigious awards from the John H. Tietze Foundation Trust that will help fuel promising research underway in their labs. Using Stem Cells to Study the Causes of Autism Spectrum Disorder Autism Spectrum Disorder […] Read More

IEEE NANOMED New Innovator Award for Dr. Deok-Ho Kim

January 25, 2019 | Categories: Announcements, Award, Core Faculty, Uncategorized | Tagged: , , ,

Dr. Deok-Ho Kim, Associate Professor in Bioengineering and a Faculty Member of the Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine (ISCRM), has been awarded the inaugural 2018 IEEE NANOMED New Innovator Award.  Intended for current IEEE members within 10 years of completing their highest degree, the award recognizes significant contributions to the field of Nano/Molecular […] Read More

Repairing the Failing Brain, a Public Forum on Stem Cells and Neurodegenerative Disease

January 10, 2019 | Categories: Public Event, Uncategorized

“It can sometimes seem that research is moving too slowly to help real patients, but from the speakers tonight, it sounds like stem cell therapies are opening more avenues and creating more optimism and hope for treatments for specific disorders in the next decade.”  – Public Forum Attendee Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and other neurodegenerative diseases impact […] Read More

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