Tag Stem cells

Second annual stem cell symposium to focus on heart tissue, blood diseases

April 9, 2007

Several of the world's leading experts on the formation of blood and heart cells from stem cells, and clinical applications of stem cells in blood and heart diseases, will come together on Wednesday, April 18, for the second annual Wisconsin Stem Cell Symposium.

Sixth annual bioethics forum to tackle medical applications of research

April 9, 2007

The interface among molecular biology, medical applications, law, religion and ethics will be the focus of the sixth annual international Bioethics Forum, hosted by Promega Corp.'s BioPharmaceutical Technology Center Institute (BTCI) in Fitchburg.

Scaling up stem cells: Project aims to churn out cells in quantity, quality

March 28, 2007

For scientists, one of the charms of human embryonic stem cells is their ability to divide and replicate — as far as we know — forever in the culture dish. That defining trait, the ability to constantly make new cells, suggests it might be possible to generate a limitless supply for therapy, research and industrial applications such as high-throughput drug screens.

Intersection of business and research explored at CEO Summit

October 3, 2006

Three distinguished University of Wisconsin–Madison scientists will meet with corporate chief executives who graduated from the university to brief them on the business applications and marketability of their research on Saturday, Oct. 7.

Stem Cells 101: Meet Wisconsin’s research leaders

October 3, 2006

Southeastern Wisconsin residents will have a unique opportunity on Oct. 10 to hear about the promises and limitations of stem cell research directly from the Wisconsin professors and researchers working in the field.

National stem cell bank announces addition of new cell lines

September 19, 2006

The National Stem Cell Bank has expanded its offering of human embryonic stem cell lines to include cells from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), it announced today (Sept. 19). With the addition of the UCSF lines, the National Stem Cell Bank will soon have on deposit 13 of the 21 cell lines on the federal registry.

Biochemist bags young scientist award

May 18, 2006

A biochemist at the University of Wisconsin–Madison is one of two recipients of the 2006 Shaw Scientist Award. Designed to help young scientists explore novel research directions, the $200,000 prize is annually awarded to Wisconsin researchers working in the fields of biochemistry, the biological sciences and cancer research.

Stem cell symposium, bioethics forum to focus on neural repair, chimeras

April 14, 2006

Two of biology's hottest and most contentious realms will come under the microscope next week at two conferences hosted by Promega Corp.'s BioPharmaceutical Technology Center Institute in Fitchburg.