Xray image of a Zebrafish Fin

Exploring Regenerative Potential in Zebrafish and Humans

September 27, 2022 | Categories: Core Faculty, Research | Tagged: , , ,

A study from the Musculoskeletal Systems Biology Lab sheds a light on the characteristics of zebrafish cells that are able to differentiate from progenitor cells into bone cells, and then revert back to a progenitor state. Read More

Priming the Heart for Regeneration

January 10, 2022 | Categories: Research | Tagged: , , ,

In 2015, a team of inquisitive young scientists, absorbed in the study of metabolism, regeneration, and biological development, set out to answer a question. Could the way cells produce energy help explain why certain organisms have an envious ability to regenerate heart tissue after injury? And, if so, could that knowledge be used to help heal human hearts? Read More

Glia cells and neurons in the retina

Scientists regenerate retinal cells in mice

July 26, 2017 | Categories: Research | Tagged: , , , ,

Scientists have successfully regenerated cells in the retina of adult mice at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle. Their results raise the hope that someday it may be possible to repair retinas damaged by trauma, glaucoma and other eye diseases. Their efforts are part of the UW Medicine Institute for Stem Cell […] 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