Tag Stem cells

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.”

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.

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.

Brain cells by the billions: UW spinoff sells neural cells to drug researchers

Leaders of the University of Wisconsin–Madison lab that first transformed human stem cells into brain cells have started a company that produces and sells specialized neurons to drug researchers.

Stem cell meeting to focus on cell aging and maturation

"Stem Cells in the 4th Dimension," is an annual scientific meeting coordinated by the Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Center and the BioPharmaceutical Technology Center.