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UW, family rewriting neuromuscular research

November 23, 2016 | Categories: Announcements | Tagged: , ,

Physicians and researchers at the UW Medicine Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine have partnered up with a nonprofit foundation in one of the leading efforts to find a cure or treatment for a rare neuromuscular disease called myotubular myopathy (MTM). The inherited disease is almost exclusively found in males and becomes evident at birth. […] Read More

Dr. Kelly Stevens

Kelly Stevens Receives NIH Director's New Innovator Award

October 5, 2016 | Categories: Announcements | Tagged: , ,

ISCRM’s Dr. Kelly Stevens, an assistant professor in UW Bioengineering and in Pathology, has received a 2016 National institutes of Health (NIH) Director’s New Innovator Award in support of her work to build artificial human tissues from stem cells, and to remotely control these tissues after implantation in a patient. The New Innovator Award, part […] Read More

Drs. Jessica Young and Kelly Stevens

Congratulations 2016 Tietze Research Award Recipients

October 3, 2016 | Categories: Announcements | Tagged: , , ,

The Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine (ISCRM) is pleased to announce the Summer 2016 winners of the Tietze Research Awards in Stem Cell Research, funded through a generous multi-year commitment by the John H. Tietze Foundation. Funding for research during these times is especially competitive. The Tietze Awards are timely and generous responses to a […] Read More

New neurons (green) regenerated from Muller glia in two-week old mice.

Restoring sight: Can the retina be regenerated?

August 30, 2016 | Categories: Research | Tagged: , , ,

July 26, 2017 A UW Medicine lab sees a future where lost retinal cells might be revived Break a bone, it will heal. Fry a retinal cell? It’s gone forever. That’s why your mom told you never to stare at the sun. Vision starts in the retina, the part of the eye that translates light […] Read More

Rotational modeling process used in research to develop a rehealing glove.

UW Medicine researchers seek a way to regenerate digits

August 12, 2016 | Categories: Research | Tagged: , , ,

UW Medicine researchers seek a way to regenerate digits A 7-year-old girl sticks her finger through the spinning spokes of her brother’s bike. The tip gets torn off. She soon arrives in the emergency room, where Dr. Christopher Allan and his fellow UW Medicine surgeons face a decision. Should they attempt microsurgical reattachment? Suture the […] Read More

Xuan Guan

Disease-in-a-dish model to improve treatments

August 4, 2016 | Categories: Research | Tagged: , , ,

Scientists’ ability to guide cell growth drives one vision of healthcare’s future Say you’re sick. You head to your doctor and discuss personal details about your body. The doc thoughtfully checks your symptoms, maybe administers a test or two, and then delivers a diagnosis. When it’s time to recommend treatment, though, “personal” probably will yield […] Read More

Dr. Cecilia Giachelli

ISCRM faculty member, Dr. Cecilia Giachelli, elected to the Washington State Academy of Sciences

August 1, 2016 | Categories: Announcements | Tagged: , , ,

A dozen scientists and engineers from the University of Washington, including ISCRM’s Cecilia Giachelli, have been elected to the Washington State Academy of Sciences. The new members were selected for “their outstanding record of scientific achievement and willingness to work on behalf of the academy in bringing the best available science to bear on issues within the state […] Read More

Drs. Cole DeForest and Norm Beauchamp

ISCRM faculty to receive UW Awards of Excellence

May 24, 2016 | Categories: Announcements | Tagged: , , ,

ISCRM is pleased to share that Dr. Cole DeForest will receive a Distinguished Teaching Award and Dr. Norm Beauchamp will receive the David B. Thorud Leadership Award at the 46th Annual Awards of Excellence ceremony. The event will be held on Thursday, June 9, 2016 at 3:30pm in Meany Theater. The Awards of Excellence honor members of the […] Read More

ISCRM's Chuck Murry honored at upcoming NWABR Gala event

May 10, 2016 | Categories: Announcements | Tagged: , ,

Dr. Chuck Murry is being honored locally at this year’s Northwest Association for Biomedical Research annual “Speak up for Research” Gala.  Chuck will be receiving the Dr. Alvin J. Thompson Award for outstanding research and significant contributions to the advancement of biomedical research. Click here for more information about the event >> Read More

Intestinal organoid

With CRISPR, Modeling Disease in Mini Organs

May 6, 2016 | Categories: Research | Tagged: , , , ,

Traditionally, gene therapy efforts have attempted to treat genetic diseases by modifying DNA inside a patient’s body, but it has been a challenge to deliver the genetic material to all the target tissue, let alone to do so safely. But in recent years, advances in gene editing and stem cell research have enabled scientists to […] Read More

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