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

Network of synthetic blood microvessels built

October 4, 2017 | Categories: Research | Tagged: , ,

Researchers are reporting significant progress in generating a 3-dimensional network of blood vessels that can be grown and manipulated in a laboratory.  Building vascular support for stem-cell repaired tissues or replacement organs will be vital to such regenerative therapies. Read More

Allen Institute researchers have found astonishing variability of the intracellular organization inside human stem cells.

New portal vividly reveals the diversity of cell structures

April 5, 2017 | Categories: Announcements | Tagged: , , , , ,

Textbook diagrams of cells show a cursory membrane, nucleus and mitochondria. They have never adequately conveyed cells’ variation and complexity. Seattle’s Allen Institute for Cell Science has unveiled an online portal with stunning images of living cells, and  developed 10 stem-cell lines, genetically tagged with fluorescent dyes that cause different structures to glow. The cells are helping researchers […] 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

New book published on regenerative medicine for degenerative muscle diseases

January 12, 2016 | Categories: Announcements | Tagged: , , , , ,

Congratulations to ISCRM’s Casey Childers and Hannele Ruohola-Baker who are contributing authors of a new book entitled Regenerative Medicine for Muscle Diseases. The book, edited by Casey Childers, delves into the cutting-edge research having to do with degenerative skeletal disorders, such as Duchenne muscular dystrophy and congenital myopathy, and gene replacement therapy and stem cell […] Read More

ISCRM Faculty Member Featured on UWTV

May 22, 2014 | Categories: Announcements | Tagged: , ,

Dr. Phil Horner, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery at the UW, is working on a unique approach to restoring limb function after chronic spinal cord injury. Dr. Horner and his colleagues are researching how stem cell therapy and stimulation can be used together to restore limb function for people suffering from paralysis after a […] Read More