stem cells

A $10 million investment from the Washington Research Foundation will enable UW Medicine scientists to begin clinical trials of a treatment that has the potential to restore heart tissue in people who have suffered heart attacks. 

A molecular switch that seems to be essential  for embryonic heart cells to grow into more mature, adult-like heart cells has been discovered. 
 

Cells dying as the result of radiation exposure or chemotherapy can send a warning to nearby stem cells.

A small study by University of Washington researchers has found no sign that bone-marrow stem-cell injections stimulated repair in the damaged hearts of patients awaiting transplantation.

A University of Washington team has used sound waves to create cellular scaffolding for tissue engineering – a unique approach that could help overcome one of regenerative medicine’s significant obstacles. 

A newly established muscular dystrophy research center in Seattle hopes to bring promising laboratory results into therapeutic trials.

In a major advance, researchers at the University of Washington have successfully restored damaged heart muscle of monkeys using heart cells created from human embryonic stem cells.

Two proteins that control how cells break down glucose play a key role in forming human stem cells, University of Washington researchers have found.

University of Washington researchers have created a line of human embryonic stem cells with the ability to develop into a far broader range of tissues than most existing cell lines.
 

Since the discovery of human embryonic stem cells, scientists have had high hopes for their use to treat a wide variety of diseases.

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