Drs. Ruohola-Baker

Changes in metabolites can regulate earliest stages of development

November 16, 2015 | Categories: Research | Tagged: , , ,

Changes in cellular metabolites have been shown to regulate embryonic stem cell development at the earliest stages of life. Metabolites are simple compounds generated during life-sustaining chemical activities in cells. The recent findings, discovered by members of the Ruohola-Baker Lab, should improve scientists’ ability to use embryonic stem cells to grow new tissues and organs to replace […] Read More

Dr. Carol Ware at work in her laboratory at the Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine

New cell line should accelerate embryonic stem cell research

March 10, 2014 | Categories: Research | Tagged: , ,

These cells appear at the earliest stages of an embryo and can form all human cell types University of Washington researchers have created a line of human embryonic stem cells with the ability to develop into a far broader range of tissues than most existing cell lines. “These cells will allow us to gain a […] Read More

Erica Jonlin is regulatory manager for several planned gene-transfer and stem-cell clinical trials to be conducted in the University of Washington School of Medicine.

Differing U.S. standards stymie stem-cell research

February 6, 2014 | Categories: Announcements | Tagged: , , ,

NIH, FDA policies appear to make most federally funded embryonic stem cell lines unsuitable for clinical use Since the discovery of human embryonic stem cells, scientists have had high hopes for their use to treat a wide variety of diseases. In 2009 the National Institutes of Health established funding guidelines for research that dictate that […] Read More