Accelerating Muscle Research

Muscles are vital for everyday human life. Skeletal muscle contractions enable us to move, stop, and stay upright. Impairments to skeletal muscle or cardiac muscle can lead to problems with specific organs or entire systems. A new UW Medicine muscle research center will enable researchers to accelerate and expand skeletal muscle research and move treatments toward the clinic and the marketplace. Read More

Investing in Young Researchers

Supported by the state-funded ISCRM Fellows Program, creative, passionate young scientists are making real-world contributions to science and medicine by helping to fuel progress against Alzheimer’s, kidney disease, osteoporosis, heart disease, muscular dystrophy, and other conditions impacting billions of people worldwide. Read More

Promoting Cell Growth in the Pancreas

Cell replacement therapy offers one of the most promising prospects for treating or even curing type 1 diabetes. Investigators at the Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine (ISCRM) are among the many researchers attempting to use stem cells to replace lost or dysfunctional pancreatic islet cells and restore the production of insulin and glucagon – the hormones responsible for regulating blood sugar. Read More

Engineering the Human Heart

Two years ago, a major investment from Gree Real Estate jump started an ambitious effort to transform health on a global scale. The challenge: to engineer the earliest stages of human heart development. Now, three teams of ISCRM researchers and trainees, known together as The Gree Group, are making exciting progress. Read More

An ISCRM Introduction to Bioengineering

Recently, seven graduate students representing eight ISCRM labs teamed up to share their love of science through a hands-on bioengineering workshop for underserved high-school students. Read More

The Science of Serendipity

From his landmark research on the mechanisms of developmental biology to his pivotal role in the launch of ISCRM, Dr. Randall T. Moon has made a lasting impact on science and on thousands of students, colleagues, and collaborators in labs around the world. At the heart of it all is a natural instinct to make room for serendipity. Read More

Community-Driven Medicine

By the time he was in high school, Thomas Khuu knew he wanted to be a doctor. Khuu is now a senior at the University of Washington (Biochemistry), where his commitment to the greater good has helped him earn special recognition: a spot on the 2019 Husky 100 list. Read More

Pioneering Progress

For decades, Dr. George Kraft has been at the vanguard of discovery in the field of multiple sclerosis (MS) research. His name is attached to landmark studies that have shaped how people with the debilitating disease are diagnosed, cared for, and treated. And yet, even Dr. Kraft looks up at the stars. Read More

Life in the Fast Lane

The goal was to shorten the time from discovery to treatment, for the benefit of current and future patients suffering from chronic conditions, like cancer, heart disease, Alzheimer’s, and other disorders. Read More

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