Gaylane Scott

ISCRM takes science roadshow to Mill Creek Middle School

April 7, 2016 | Categories: Announcements | Tagged: , ,

Scientists and doctors from the Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine at the University of Washington brought their labs to the Kent school on March 31 to show students their research. Students were assigned one of four presentations to attend during their science class period based on their interest. The labs covered topics including, […] Read More

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

Ntombi

Struggling to save black rhinos, scientists are crowdfunding to preserve their DNA

July 13, 2015 | Categories: Research | Tagged: , , , ,

Ntombi is a six-year-old black rhino from South Africa, one of around 5,000 black rhinos left in the wild. She’s also the starting point for what a team of scientists hope to be a “bio-bank” of genetic information that could be used to save the species. ISCRM’s Interim Director, Chuck Murry, is a member of the team. Ntombi would […] Read More

Kavitha T. Kuppusamy led a study of a molecular switch that promotes heart cell maturation.

Molecular switch matures heart cells derived from stem cells

May 12, 2015 | Categories: Research | Tagged: , , ,

Discovery may prove a major advance in the development of stem cell treatments for heart disease A molecular switch that seems to be essential  for embryonic heart cells to grow into more mature, adult-like heart cells has been discovered. The discovery should help scientist better understand how human hearts mature. Of particular interest to stem […] Read More

Developing human embryos that could be used to harvest stem cells.

The Trials of Stem Cell Therapy

September 15, 2014 | Categories: Research | Tagged: ,

Stem cells broke into the public consciousness in the early 1990s, alluring for their potential to help the body beat back diseases of degeneration Alzheimer’s, and to grow new parts to treat conditions like spinal cord injuries. Progress has been slow. The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, an early supporter of stem cell research, […] Read More

Dr. Chuck Murry

U.S. health research funding critical, NIH head tells UW meet

August 12, 2014 | Categories: Research | Tagged: , ,

In a whirlwind tour through UW Medicine’s research laboratories in South Lake Union, Dr. Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), swung easily through a show-and-tell that ranged from a dish full of lab-created beating human heart cells to a gene-deletion step in deciphering how immune systems respond to scary viruses such as […] Read More

Dr. Michael Laflamme

Scientists regenerate heart muscle in primates

April 30, 2014 | Categories: Research | Tagged: , ,

Findings bring stem cell therapy for damaged hearts closer to clinical trials In a major advance, researchers at the University of Washington have successfully restored damaged heart muscle of monkeys using heart cells created from human embryonic stem cells. The results of the experiment appear in the April 30 advanced online edition of the journal Nature. The findings […] Read More

ISCRM Faculty Member, Dr. Phil Horner, Featured on UW|360

April 24, 2014 | Categories: Research | Tagged: ,

Phil Horner, PhD, 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 spinal […] Read More

Dr. Charles Murry in his heart muscle cell research lab.

Dr. Chuck Murry elected as American Association for the Advancement of Science fellow

November 26, 2013 | Categories: Announcements | Tagged: ,

Five University of Washington researchers are among 388 new fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Election as a fellow of AAAS is an honor bestowed upon members by their peers. Fellows are recognized for meritorious efforts to advance science or its applications. Read the full story at UW Today. Read More

2013 UW recipients

ISCRM's Dr. Ying Zheng honored by NIH for innovative biomedical research

September 30, 2013 | Categories: Announcements | Tagged: , , , , ,

The National Institutes of Health has awarded nearly 80 grants to scientists working in biomedical research as part of this year’s High Risk-High Reward program. Three University of Washington faculty members are among those honored with a grant. The research program encourages scientists to pursue creative and innovative ideas about biomedical and behavioral research with the aim […] Read More