Breakthroughs in 3D Organ Printing Detailed in Science

May 2, 2019 | Categories: Core Faculty, Research | Tagged: , , ,

Bioengineers have cleared a major hurdle on the path to 3D printing replacement organs with a breakthrough technique for bioprinting tissues. The new innovation allows scientists to create exquisitely entangled vascular networks that mimic the body's natural passageways for blood, air, lymph and other vital fluids. Read More

Studying Cell Signaling in the Prostate

April 15, 2019 | Categories: Core Faculty, Research | Tagged: , , ,

While prostate cancer may not be as deadly as other cancers – five-year survival rates can exceed 90%, especially if the disease is localized – incidence rates overall are increasing. For 2019 alone, The American Cancer Society predicts the United States will see roughly 175,000 new cases and 32,000 deaths associated with prostate cancer. Read More

ISCRM and the UW School of Dentistry Reveal Important New Findings About the Nature of Stem Cells in Human Teeth

February 22, 2019 | Categories: Research | Tagged: , , ,

Long before Hannele Ruohola-Baker became a leading stem cell researcher, she was a young hockey player skating on the frozen ponds of her native Finland. When she was ten years old, she lost a tooth to an errant puck. “I’d say that’s when my interest in regenerating teeth began,” says Dr. Ruohola-Baker, now a Professor of Biochemistry and Associate Director of the UW Medicine Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine (ISCRM). Read More

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

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

February 7, 2019 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? […] Read More

ISCRM Labs Collaborate to Grow Heart Tissue In Vitro

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

February 4, 2019 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 […] Read More

Gene Therapy Cassettes Improved for Muscular Dystrophy

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

February 1, 2019 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 […] 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

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