Tag Stem cells

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.

Gene targeting technique extended to stem cells

February 10, 2003

The technique that helped revolutionize modern biology by making the mouse a crucible of genetic manipulation and a window to human disease has been extended to human embryonic stem (ES) cells.

WARF signs stem cell license agreements

April 26, 2002

The Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation has signed two licensing agreements allowing a company and another university to distribute human embryonic stem cells in research.

Stem cell study sheds light on Down syndrome

January 30, 2002

Using stem cells as a window to the earliest developmental processes in the human brain, scientists have found that a group of genes critical for brain development is selectively disrupted in Down syndrome.

Stem cell deal reached

January 9, 2002

The Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation and Geron Corporation today announced an agreement for the commercialization of human embryonic stem cell technology.

Stem cells, forged into neurons, show promise for brain repair

November 30, 2001

In a set of meticulous experiments, scientists have demonstrated the ability of human embryonic stem cells to develop into nascent brain cells and, seeded into the intact brains of baby mice, further develop into healthy, functioning neural cells.

Vitamin settlement funds directed to stem cell research

November 19, 2001

A portion of the funds received by the State of Wisconsin in a price-fixing settlement with vitamin manufacturers has been directed toward stem cell research at UW–Madison.

WiCell signs stem cell research agreement

September 5, 2001

The National Institutes of Health and the WiCell Research Institute, Inc., of Madison announced today, Sept. 5, the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding for research use of WiCell's existing five human embryonic stem cell lines.

Stem cells guided down blood’s developmental pathway

September 4, 2001

For the first time, scientists have demonstrated that undifferentiated human embryonic stem cells can be teased down a developmental pathway to become blood cells.

Institute formed to distribute stem cells

February 1, 2000

In an effort to move human embryonic stem cell technology into the mainstream of academic and corporate research, the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation has established a private subsidiary whose primary purpose will be to distribute the cells to qualified scientists.

Wisconsin scientists culture elusive embryonic stem cells

November 6, 1998

The dream of one day being able to grow in the laboratory an unlimited amount of human tissues for transplantation is one step closer to reality.