With NIH Funding, Freedman Lab to Use Kidney Organoids to Predict Adverse Effects of Genome Editing

October 1, 2019 | Categories: Announcements, Award, Research | Tagged: , , , ,

Nearly 40 million Americans are impacted by chronic kidney disease, a family of progressive conditions associated with widespread health complications, including higher risk for heart disease. Read More

Improved Method for Converting Stem Cells into Pancreatic Islet Progenitor Cells Detailed in iScience

August 29, 2019 | Categories: Announcements, Core Faculty, Research | Tagged: , , , , ,

Type 1 diabetes is a disease that occurs when the immune system attacks and kills the cells that produce insulin in the pancreas, known as beta-cells. Read More

ISCRM Researchers Discover “Missing Piece” of the Heart Regeneration Puzzle

August 21, 2019 | Categories: Announcements, Research | Tagged: , , , ,

Nearly 18 million people die each year from heart disease, making it the leading cause of death in the world. In the United States alone, the annual economic impact of heart disease exceeds $200 billion, a figure that is expected to rise dramatically. Read More

ISCRM Researchers to Play Pivotal Roles on NIH-Funded Collaboration with Stanford

July 10, 2019 | Categories: Announcements, Award, Core Faculty | Tagged: , , , , , ,

Over the last decade, human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) have become powerful tools of discovery for scientists around the world. Read More

Major NIH Grant Funds a Closer Look at Understudied Sensory Hair Cells Crucial for Balance

April 15, 2019 | Categories: Announcements, Award | Tagged:

Deep in the inner ear, at the base of the semicircular canals, sit tiny vestibular organs called crista ampullaris – or crista, for short. Aided by millions of sensory hair cells, crista help us maintain our gaze as we move through space, not unlike a stabilizer function in a modern camera. Without a healthy population of these hair cells, the brain struggles to remain oriented and to track its position relative to the surrounding world that our eyes and ears perceive. Read More

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

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

January 25, 2019 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 […] Read More

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