Tag Stem cells

Invitrogen, WARF sign license agreement for human embryonic stem cells

May 8, 2008

Invitrogen Corp. and the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation announced today (May 8) that they have signed a license for human embryonic stem cell (hESC) patents for the development of research tools.

Professor wins inaugural Schuster Prize

May 8, 2008

Timothy Kamp, a professor of medicine and physiology at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, has been awarded the inaugural Schuster Prize for excellence in advancing cardiovascular medicine at the school.

Time Magazine names James Thomson one of “World’s Most Influential People”

May 2, 2008

Stem cell scientist James Thomson has been named one of Time magazine's "World's Most Influential People," with Shinya Yamanaka of Kyoto University. Last year, they each discovered a way to give human skin cells many of the characteristics of embryonic stem cells, an advance that avoids the destruction of embryos.

Leading scientists to highlight annual stem cell research symposium

April 11, 2008

A cadre of North America's leading stem cell scientists will land in Madison April 16 for the third annual Wisconsin Stem Cell Symposium.

Erik Forsberg appointed executive director of WiCell Research Institute

April 9, 2008

Erik Forsberg has been named to the newly created position of executive director of the WiCell Research Institute. In this position, Forsberg will direct all operations of the private, non-profit institute, a supporting organization of the University of Wisconsin–Madison that provides core services to UW–Madison stem cell researchers and operates the National Stem Cell Bank.

Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation chair to speak at Stem Cell Summit

April 2, 2008

Peter D. Kiernan, III, chair of the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, will provide the keynote address at the World Stem Cell Summit Sept. 22-23, 2008, at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison.

Stem cell summit to convene in Madison

March 12, 2008

Researchers, business representatives, philanthropists, bioethicists and educators from around the world will be invited to Madison for the World Stem Cell Summit at the Alliant Energy Center on Sept. 22-23, 2008.

Reprogramming the debate: stem-cell finding alters ethical controversy

November 20, 2007

When University of Wisconsin–Madison researchers succeeded in reprogramming skin cells to behave like embryonic stem cells, they also began to redefine the political and ethical dynamics of the stem-cell debate, a leading bioethicist says.

$7.2 million grant to aid search for ALS stem cell therapy

September 20, 2007

With the help of a $7.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), a team of University of Wisconsin–Madison researchers will explore the potential of stem cells and natural growth factors to treat amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's disease.

National Stem Cell Bank announces addition of new cell lines

September 7, 2007

The National Stem Cell Bank has announced that it has received select human embryonic stem cell lines from Novocell, a leading stem cell engineering company based in San Diego. With the addition of the new lines, the National Stem Cell Bank will have on deposit 14 of the 21 cell lines listed on the National Institutes of Health (NIH) federal registry.

State seeds stem-cell company based on UW–Madison research

May 14, 2007

Governor Jim Doyle today (May 14) gave a $1 million boost to a University of Wisconsin–Madison spin-off company during a visit to the campus lab that gave birth to its technology.

Second annual stem cell symposium to focus on heart tissue, blood diseases

April 9, 2007

Several of the world's leading experts on the formation of blood and heart cells from stem cells, and clinical applications of stem cells in blood and heart diseases, will come together on Wednesday, April 18, for the second annual Wisconsin Stem Cell Symposium.