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Deconstructed 3-D image of bioengineering neural tissue derived from human embryonic stem cells; by Gavin Knight, Ph.D., postdoctoral researcher in the Stem Cell Bioprocessing and Regenerative Medicine laboratory directed by Randolph Ashton, Ph.D.

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SCRMC Updates

  • Biomanufacturing projects stepping out at UW-Madison

    A series of projects aimed at advancing the human-health and economic impact of biomanufacturing is already benefiting from a new University of Wisconsin–Madison institute aimed at making the state a Midwestern hub of the ongoing merger of pharmaceuticals, medical devices and cutting-edge tissue engineering. The Forward BIO Institute, announced last month, intends to accelerate UW–Madison’s existing expertise in the next wave of biomedicine. Former SCRMC Co-Director, William Murphy, a professor of biomedical engineering and orthopedics at UW–Madison, directs the Institute.

  • Five questions with Su-Chun Zhang, forger of brain cells

    Su-Chun Zhang, a Waisman Center researcher and UW School of Medicine and Public Health professor of neurology and neuroscience, was the first in the world to craft human brain cells from human embryonic stem (ES) cells, and later from the related induced pluripotent (iPS) cells. In light of the 20th anniversary of James Thomson’s derivation of human ES cells, we had some questions for a founder of stem cell neuroscience

  • quote rail -stem cells: What research leaders are saying about Jamie Thomson’s stem cell discoveries

    “When Jamie’s work came out, it literally changed the world and how we envision taking what we do from a petri dish to a patient.” – Gordon Keller, senior scientist, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, UHN-Toronto

  • From the Stem cells @20: Celebrating historic discovery series

    Art of discovery: A look at the cellular wonders of stem cell research Creating brain and nerve cells to propel drug treatments for disease Research excellence: Stem cell collaboration fuels sustained leadership A starring role …

  • Creating brain and nerve cells to propel drug treatments for disease

    SCRMC member Su-Chun Zhang, professor of neuroscience, writes: As a researcher studying how brain cells might treat disorders like multiple sclerosis, I first approached Jamie Thomson in the late 1990s because I knew he was experimenting with stem cells from monkeys and I wanted to understand his work. When I learned he had figured out how to derive human embryonic stem cells, we began to collaborate on how to guide human stem cells to brain cells.

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James Thomson TIME magazine cover August 2001
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