$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

Repairing the retina: Stem-cell procedure promising

August 15, 2006 | Categories: Research | Tagged: , ,

Procedures using stem cells derived from human embryos could be utilized in a few years to repair disease-damaged retinas, new research by University of Washington scientists indicates. UW scientists reported […] 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

Sens. Patty Murray

Stem-cell fight isn't over, senators say

July 25, 2006 | Categories: Announcements | Tagged: ,

Carey Christensen, her hands trembling from Parkinson’s disease, did not hide her contempt for President Bush’s veto last week of stem-cell research she believes has the potential to turn her […] 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

University of Washington researcher Charles Murry said the school's new stem-cell institute would help his research.

$100 million stem-cell push

March 9, 2006 | Categories: Announcements | Tagged: , ,

Responding to both growing competition and government-imposed limits on embryonic stem-cell research, the University of Washington is preparing to launch a stem-cell institute and looking to raise $100 million in […] Read More

Bill to regulate stem-cell research fails

April 12, 2005 | Categories: Announcements | Tagged: ,

After days of delay, the Senate yesterday killed a bill that would regulate stem-cell research, with two Republicans who originally supported the measure jumping back to join their caucus. Senate […] Read More

The new exploratory stem cell center will acquire

Human embryonic stem cell exploratory center funded

September 19, 2003 | Categories: Announcements | Tagged: , ,

The UW and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center will establish a federally funded Exploratory Center for Human Embryonic Cell Research. The center will acquire, characterize, and in some cases, distribute, National Institutes […] Read More