Studying the Causes of Infertility

Of all the mysteries surrounding the beginning of human life, one question has drawn particular interest from researchers at the Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine (ISCRM). Simply put, for women who are unable to get pregnant, what is happening at the cellular level that is preventing life from taking hold? Read More

Repairing the Failing Brain

On January 9th, join ISCRM at UW Medicine South Lake Union for a Public Forum on stem cell science and the potential for new treatments for Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and other neurodegenerative diseases. Read More

Bringing a Shared Love of Science to ISCRM

This is the story of twin sisters who followed intertwining paths to an ISCRM lab, where they now work side-by-side taking on the world’s leading cause of death. Read More

Kidney Chips in Space

It’s a mind-bending marriage of science and technology: a story of the microscopic, the extraterrestrial, and above all, the ingenuity of the human spirit. And UW Medicine and the Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine (ISCRM) are right in the middle of the action. Read More

Sharing a Passion for Science

When the students of W.F. West High School in Chehalis return to class in the fall, the hallway chatter about summer will bounce like percolating molecules from family vacations to fast food jobs. Some may have traveled to new places, mastered new skills, or made new friends. Only a few will be able to say they held a human brain. Read More

A Healthy Future After Kidney Failure

Following a successful kidney transplant, Wade Washington resolved to become a transplant surgeon himself. Now he’s pursuing that dream at the UW. Read More

Understanding Alzheimer’s

There are currently no treatments that prevent or slow the progression of this memory-robbing affliction. Researchers at the UW Medicine Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine are determined to change that by taking a closer look at the factors that cause Alzheimer’s. Read More

Supporting Young Scientists

For those who know Eileen and Larry Tietze, it isn’t surprising that they are among the very earliest supporters of the Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine (ISCRM), as well as some of the most impactful. Investing in the potential of ideas and in the promise of people is the hallmark of their philanthropy. Read More

Dr. Chuck Murry standing in front of the TEDx Seattle display

ISCRM Director Dr. Chuck Murry takes the stage at TEDxSeattle

Under the billing of Tall Orders, Dr. Murry raised the curtain on the profound potential of stem cells to change the way humans confront chronic disease. Watch the TEDxSeattle program here or read more about the landmark heart regeneration research underway at UW Medicine. Read More

New Muscle Center for UW Medicine

Funded by a five-year $4.3 million Center Award from the National Institute for Arthritis, Musculoskeletal, and Skin Diseases (NIAMS), the Center for Translational Muscle Research (CTMR) will enable researchers to accelerate and expand skeletal muscle research, facilitate novel insights into muscle pathologies, and move therapeutics toward the clinic and the marketplace. Read More