Tag Stem cells

Clinical prospects for stem cells begin to emerge

Responsible science is almost always a slow, grueling process, but 20 years after James Thomson derived the first human embryonic stem cell lines, experts in the field of stem cell and regenerative medicine feel more optimistic than ever.

A starring role for nonhuman primates in the stem cell story

“If UW–Madison is the birthplace of human embryonic stem cells, then the Primate Research Center is the cradle,” says Marina Emborg, director of the center's Preclinical Parkinson's Research Program.

Finding a weak link in the frightful parasite Schistosoma

More than 250 million people, mostly in Africa and Asia, have schistosomiasis, which kills an estimated 280,000 each year. “We don’t get that many aha! moments in our lives as scientists,” says a researcher. “This was one of them.”

Cell therapy is the future, and Wisconsin is the place, UW–Madison expert tells Technology Council

UW–Madison has doctors willing to guide the studies that will make or break cell therapy companies. “If you are a clinician, you need a pioneer spirit to do something that has never been done before,” Jacques Galipeau says, “and there are already many like that here.”

Study points researchers toward new therapies for fragile X syndrome

A UW–Madison study showed that the absence of the protein FMRP can unbalance critical molecular processes within adult brain cells and lead to the neural and cognitive changes seen in fragile X.

Stem cell summer camp inspiring early careers in science and technology

The Morgridge Rural Summer Science Camp has allowed more than 500 high-academic achievers from across the state to spend a week learning from leaders in stem cell research, a field that UW–Madison helped make famous.

UW researchers identify arterial hemogenic endothelial cells that can function as lymphoid precursors

Scientists at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health have used human stem cells to make blood-forming cells and demonstrated that they can function as lymphoid precursors, or the earliest cells from which various immune cells arise.

Stem cell symposium to highlight clinical trials, safety and regulation

Speakers at the annual Wisconsin Stem Cell Symposium will discuss clinical trials involving stem cells, safety considerations and the regulatory environment under which ongoing stem cell work takes place.

New stem cell method sheds light on a telltale sign of heart disease

A regenerative biology team at the Morgridge Institute for Research led by Dave Vereide unexpectedly unearthed a powerful new model for studying a hallmark of vascular disease.

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.