Color-Coding Technology Reveals New Insights About Stem Cell Biology

July 29, 2020 | Categories: Research | Tagged: , , ,

Several years ago, Danny El-Nachef was given a mission to create a tool to observe and track how stem cells behaved during the earliest stages of human heart development. While the focus of the challenge was human biology, the x-factor in the solution came from the sea. Read More

Young Lab Links Loss of SORL1 Gene to Increased Alzheimer’s Risk

June 2, 2020 | Categories: Research | Tagged: , , ,

To overcome the inherent challenges in studying the brain, one ISCRM team used stem cell technology to implicate a gene known as SORL1 in some types of Alzheimer’s and to shed new light on why many promising treatments for this disease have hit dead ends in clinical trials. Read More

Murry Lab Demonstrates Role for Fatty Acids in Maturation of Heart Cells

December 6, 2019 | Categories: Heart Regeneration, 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 economic impact of heart disease exceeds $200 billion, a figure that is expected to rise dramatically. Read More

Building Stronger Endothelium in Microvessels with Platelet Rich Plasma

October 29, 2019 | Categories: Research | Tagged:

Blood vessels are essential for human development and survival. Arteries, veins, capillaries and other types of vessels carry blood throughout the body, and with it, life-sustaining nutrients and oxygen required for the growth and repair of tissue, and for the maintenance of homeostasis. Read More