Researchers were able to use human-derived stem cells to grow a heart muscle graft (bottom) in a rat heart damaged by a heart attack. The human-derived cells incorporated with scar tissue (middle) and regular heart muscle cells (top).

Human derived stem cells can repair rat hearts damaged by heart attack

August 27, 2007 | Categories: Research | Tagged: , , ,

When human heart muscle cells derived from embryonic stem cells are implanted into a rat after a heart attack, they can help rebuild the animal’s heart muscle and improve function […] Read More

Stem-Cell Procedure Could Rebuild Heart Tissue

August 26, 2007 | Categories: Research | Tagged:

Heart muscle doesn’t regenerate when it’s damaged, one reason heart attacks are so debilitating. A dream of researchers is to build new heart muscle using transplanted cardiac stem cells. Scientists […] Read More

Stem cells proved effective in regrowing heart muscle in rats

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Human embryonic stem cells have been used to regrow the heart muscles of rats that had survived lab-induced heart attacks, scientists from the University of Washington and a private biotechnology […] Read More

$5M given to stem cell center

June 28, 2007 | Categories: Announcements | Tagged: , ,

The University of Washington has raised another $5 million to fund its new stem cell institute but still lags behind other universities in the race for dollars to fund stem […] Read More

UW Medicine receives $2.5 million for stem cell research

January 25, 2007 | Categories: Announcements | Tagged: , ,

Bill and Marilyn Conner have always been interested in medicine and medical research. But the Kirkland couple who have spent their career in the building industry, have become more interested […] Read More

How Does A Zebrafish Grow A New Tail? The Answer May Help Treat Human Injuries

December 28, 2006 | Categories: Research | Tagged: , ,

If a zebrafish loses a chunk of its tail fin, it’ll grow back within a week. Like lizards, newts, and frogs, a zebrafish can replace surprisingly complex body parts. A tail […] Read More

Over-activation of a signaling pathway leads to an enlarged niche and over-production of stem cells. Red marks the niche cells

Stem Cells Engage In Dialogue With The Cells That Regulate Their Futures

November 6, 2006 | Categories: Research | Tagged: , ,

Dialogue, not a monologue, is the basis of all good communication. Stem cells are no exception. Recent University of Washington (UW) research has found an early indication of two-way cellular […] Read More

$5M gift gives a boost to new UW stem cell institute

October 19, 2006 | Categories: Announcements | Tagged: , ,

The University of Washington’s efforts to create an institute for human embryonic stem cell research are getting a boost from retired Starbucks CEO Orin Smith. Smith is donating $5 million […] Read More

U.S. Senator Patty Murray listens as Tony Blau

Raising their voices for stem cell funding

August 3, 2006 | Categories: Announcements | Tagged: , ,

For most of her life, Sen. Patty Murray’s father was confined to a wheelchair. Multiple sclerosis robbed her father of his independence. And it stole a normal life from Murray, […] Read More

Region has right stuff to be leader in stem cells

March 16, 2006 | Categories: Research | Tagged: ,

One legacy of modern medicine’s success is that our society has grown older. As an inevitable consequence, every person will eventually suffer from, or will know someone who suffers from, […] Read More