Green and purple stained organoid

ISCRM Research Sheds New Light on COVID-19 and Kidney Health

December 2, 2021 | Categories: Core Faculty, Research, Uncategorized | Tagged: , , ,

ISCRM researchers use kidney organoids to demonstrate that COVID-19 is capable of infecting kidney cells directly and test whether a synthetic protein designed by the Institute for Protein Design (IPD) might be capable of preventing infection. Read More

Supercharging Antibodies for Better Medicine

April 2, 2021 | Categories: Uncategorized | Tagged: , , , ,

Researchers from the Ruohola-Baker Lab have collaborated with the Institute for Protein Design on a technology in which designed proteins assemble antibodies in nanocage structures, increasing their potency against cancer, COVID-19, and other diseases. Read More

A colony of human embryonic stem cells

Move over Gucci; researchers create designer stem cells

September 1, 2017 | Categories: Research | Tagged: , , ,

UW Medicine researchers recently lead a successful effort to create “designer” stem cells that might lead to advances in cancer and aging, they say. In a paper published in the journal PNAS, the scientists showed for the first time that a computer-generated protein can be inserted into stem cells to change their epigenetic memory, whose role is to ensure that a cell’s DNA sequence remains intact as it divides. Read More