Tag Biomedical engineering

Stem Cells @ 20: Students find inspiration, support in UW–Madison’s stem cell community

When Kaivalya Molugu was considering graduate schools, she knew she was interested in stem cell research, but she had to decide where to apply. The answer soon became clear: the place where it all began.

Recovering from a heart attack? Hold the antibiotics

An international team of researchers has shown in mice that a healthy gut microbiome is important for recovery after a heart attack.

Advance furthers stem cells for use in drug discovery, cell therapy

UW–Madison researchers have invented an all-chemical replacement for  the confusing, even dangerous materials, now used to grow stem cells.

Morgridge, UW researcher scores in cancer research ‘lightning round’

Scientists get funded for their ideas through a marathon grant-writing process, scores of collaborators, weeks of information gathering and a final product that often tops 250 pages. Melissa Skala’s experience was different: two people, 250 words, in 24 hours.

Engineer aims to grow spinal tissue in lab

One of regenerative medicine's applications "is the ability to create human tissues and watch diseases occur in a dish, which is extremely powerful for developing new therapies,” says Randolph Ashton, a professor of biomedical engineering.

Watching gene editing at work to develop precision therapies

University of Wisconsin–Madison engineers have developed methods to observe gene editing in action, and they’re putting those capabilities to work to improve genetic engineering techniques.