Tag Stem cells
Gov. Jim Doyle's veto Thursday (Nov. 3) of Assembly Bill 499 was an important step to preserve Wisconsin's leadership in the burgeoning field of embryonic stem cell research. The bill would have criminalized a promising form of biomedical research.
Capitalizing on its across-the-board-strengths in stem cell research, UW–Madison will add two new stem cell programs to its portfolio.
To gather a burgeoning number of stem cell researchers into a cohesive community and leverage new resources, UW–Madison has established the new Wisconsin Stem Cell Research Program.
Human neural stem cells, exposed in a lab dish to the steroid DHEA, exhibit a remarkable uptick in growth rates, suggesting that the hormone may play a role in helping the brain produce new cells, according to a new study published this week in the online editions of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).
A team from the Wisconsin National Primate Research Center has taken some of the first critical steps to putting stem cells to use to understand early development and maternal and fetal health.
James Thomson, the UW–Madison scientist who was the first to isolate and culture human embryonic stem cells five years ago, has been named the recipient of the 2003 Frank Annunzio Award from the Christopher Columbus Fellowship Foundation, an independent federal government agency.
The WiCell Research Institute, a non-profit subsidiary of the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, has been named as one of three Exploratory Centers for Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research in the nation by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences.
By studying embryonic stem cells from a mouse, researchers at UW–Madison have identified a potential model system for elucidating the stages of normal pancreatic development, as well as for developing a much-needed source of insulin-producing cells for the millions of people who need them to treat their diabetes.