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Enhancing the Development of Heart Cells Using Materials Derived From Silk

December 17, 2018 | Categories: Announcements, Core Faculty, Heart Regeneration, Research

In an exciting breakthrough that may have implications for stem cell-based treatment of heart disease, the lab of Dr. Deok-Ho Kim at the Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine (ISCRM) has successfully used silk-based materials to enhance the development of stem-cell derived cardiomyocytes. In a recent study detailed in the Journal of Materials Chemistry, […] Read More

Potential Seen for Tailoring Acute Myeloid Leukemia Treatment

December 3, 2018 | Categories: Announcements, Research | Tagged: , ,

Drug response screening of leukemia stem cells offers clues to relapse and suggests ways to improve patient-specific therapies Advances in rapid screening of leukemia cells for drug susceptibility and resistance are bringing scientists closer to patient-tailored treatment for acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Research on the drug responses of leukemia stem cells may reveal why some […] Read More

Two UW Cardiologists Honored at Northwestern University

October 25, 2018 | Categories: Announcements, Award

Two University of Washington Cardiologists received honors at Northwestern University’s 14th Annual Northwestern Cardiovascular Young Investigator Forum. Read More

National Eye Institute (NEI) Awards Grant to Research Team Including Dr. Thomas Reh

October 16, 2018 | Categories: Announcements | Tagged: ,

A multidisciplinary team including ISCRM faculty member Tom Reh has been awarded a grant from the The National Eye Institute (NEI) as part of the NEI Audacious Goals Initiative (AGI) for Regenerative Medicine, a five-year, $30 million program that seeks to catalyze new treatments for blinding conditions like glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration, retinitis pigmentosa, and other degenerative eye diseases. Read More

ISCRM Faculty Shine a New Light on Scarring

October 12, 2018 | Categories: Research | Tagged: , , ,

Collaboration is the engine of scientific progress at UW Medicine and at the Institute of Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine (ISCRM), where 130 researchers are developing stem cell-based approaches to treat diseases affecting nearly every organ and system in the human body.   Read More

Dr. Deok-Ho Kim

Major NIH-CASIS Grant for Team Led by Dr. Deok-Ho Kim

October 9, 2018 | Categories: Announcements | Tagged: , ,

An interdisciplinary team led by ISCRM Faculty Member Deok-Ho Kim has been awarded a new NIH-CASIS Tissue Chips in Space UG3/UH3 grant to support research that aims to improve our understanding of how extended periods in microgravity affect the functional capacity of human myocardial tissue and that could have significant impact on the development of deep space missions in the near future. The work funded by the grant will involve two separate missions to the International Space Station. Read More

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

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