Stem-cell breakthrough may help UW researchers

November 21, 2007 | Categories: Research | Tagged: , ,

A new method for creating embryonic stem cells would put a host of research projects on a fast track at the University of Washington, where scientists have been limited by […] Read More

US: Keeping stem cell research alive

October 21, 2007 | Categories: Research | Tagged: ,

In an era of reduced federal funding in America for medical research, scientists at the University of Washington (UW) in Seattle were thrilled to receive a $10 million grant from […] Read More

Dr. Randall Moon

Private funds keep stem cell research viable in Seattle

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

Imagine injecting a heart attack victim with cells that can immediately rebuild the damaged heart, regenerating a damaged spinal cord to restore movement to a paralytic or curing a disorder […] Read More

NIGMS awards University of Washington $10 million for human embryonic stem cell research

September 4, 2007 | Categories: Announcements | Tagged: , ,

The National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), one of the National Institutes of Health, has funded a new research program at the University of Washington focused on the study […] Read More

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 cells proved effective in regrowing heart muscle in rats

August 26, 2007 | Categories: Research | Tagged: , ,

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