Tag Stem cells

Chancellor’s statement regarding Governor’s veto of AB 499

November 4, 2005

Gov. Jim Doyle's veto Thursday (Nov. 3) of Assembly Bill 499 was an important step to preserve Wisconsin's leadership in the burgeoning field of embryonic stem cell research. The bill would have criminalized a promising form of biomedical research.

UW-Madison gains two new stem cell programs

April 26, 2005

Capitalizing on its across-the-board-strengths in stem cell research, UW–Madison will add two new stem cell programs to its portfolio.

UW-Madison launches stem cell research program

April 16, 2004

To gather a burgeoning number of stem cell researchers into a cohesive community and leverage new resources, UW–Madison has established the new Wisconsin Stem Cell Research Program.

DHEA boosts growth rate of human neural stem cells

February 18, 2004

Human neural stem cells, exposed in a lab dish to the steroid DHEA, exhibit a remarkable uptick in growth rates, suggesting that the hormone may play a role in helping the brain produce new cells, according to a new study published this week in the online editions of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).

Stem cells illuminate early stages of human development

December 22, 2003

A team from the Wisconsin National Primate Research Center has taken some of the first critical steps to putting stem cells to use to understand early development and maternal and fetal health.

Stem cell pioneer receives 2003 Frank Annunzio Award

October 13, 2003

James Thomson, the UW–Madison scientist who was the first to isolate and culture human embryonic stem cells five years ago, has been named the recipient of the 2003 Frank Annunzio Award from the Christopher Columbus Fellowship Foundation, an independent federal government agency.

WiCELL earns designation as national stem cell center

September 29, 2003

The WiCell Research Institute, a non-profit subsidiary of the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, has been named as one of three Exploratory Centers for Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research in the nation by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences.

ES cell model could provide clues to causes, cures for diabetes

July 28, 2003

By studying embryonic stem cells from a mouse, researchers at UW–Madison have identified a potential model system for elucidating the stages of normal pancreatic development, as well as for developing a much-needed source of insulin-producing cells for the millions of people who need them to treat their diabetes.

Stem cell findings offer promise for heart disease

June 26, 2003

Researchers at the UW Medical School have published what is believed to be the first evidence that human embryonic stem cells can grow into the three major types of muscle cells found in the heart. The findings were published online in Circulation Research, a journal of the American Heart Association.

Neural stem cells take a step closer to the clinic

June 9, 2003

Scientists working with cells that may someday be used to replace diseased or damaged cells in the brain have taken neural stem cell technology a key step closer to the clinic.