Tag Stem cells

Waisman scientists model human disease in stem cells

June 26, 2013

Many scientists use animals to model human diseases. Mice can be obese or display symptoms of Parkinson's disease. Rats get Alzheimer's and diabetes. But animal models are seldom perfect, and so scientists are looking at a relatively new type of stem cell, called the induced pluripotent stem cell (iPS cell), that can be grown into specialized cells that become useful models for human disease.

Two researchers named Shaw scientists

May 24, 2013

The Greater Milwaukee Foundation has chosen two University of Wisconsin–Madison researchers for 2013 Shaw Scientist Awards.

Material screening method allows more precise control over stem cells

April 10, 2013

When it comes to delivering genes to living human tissue, the odds of success come down the molecule. The entire therapy - including the tools used to bring new genetic material into a cell - must have predictable effects.

Stem cell symposium to address heart, vascular disease

April 8, 2013

World leaders in the use of stem cells will gather Wednesday, April 10 at the BioPharmaceutical Technology Center Institute in Fitchburg, Wis., for the eighth annual Wisconsin Stem Cell Symposium, "Cell-Based Therapy for Heart & Vascular Disease: Pathways to Clinic."

The language of stem cells, decoded

September 26, 2012

Stem cells are biological building blocks, the starting point of human life. But without proper direction, they're not very useful when it comes to treating disease.