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UW–Madison researchers first to 3D-print functional human brain tissue

A team of University of Wisconsin–Madison scientists including SCRMC member Su-Chun Zhang have developed the first 3D-printed brain tissue that can grow and function like typical brain tissue.

February 1, 2024

UW researchers uncover new clues about the cause of common birth defects

A recent study led by Robert Lipinski, a SCRMC member and associate professor of comparative biosciences at the UW School of Veterinary Medicine, has uncovered new information about orofacial development in mice that researchers believe could one day help reduce the risk of these birth defects in humans.

January 31, 2024

2024 SURF Program Applications Now Open

This program pairs a motivated, talented UW–Madison undergraduate student, who is in the first half of their undergraduate career and is interested in pursuing research in the regenerative medicine and stem cell sciences, with a graduate student or postdoctoral fellow mentor in one of the labs in the UW SCRMC.

January 30, 2024

Team of SCRMC members receives WARF Innovation Award  

The first 2023 WARF Innovation Award has been given to the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Ahmed Mahmoud, assistant professor of cell and regenerative biology; Timothy Kamp, professor of medicine and director of the SCRMC; and Youngsook Lee, emeritus professor of cell and regenerative biology; for their work, Regenerating and Renewing Heart Tissue.

The team discovered a protein, LRRC10, that activates heart renewal and regeneration in animal models. This discovery could lead to a therapeutic that restores cardiac structure and function in human heart failure patients.

January 2, 2024

Stem cell technology developed at UW–Madison leads to new understanding of Autism risks

Technology developed at the University of Wisconsin–Madison to grow “rosettes” of brain and spinal tissue gives scientists new ways to study the growing human brain, including a recent study of how genetic mutations linked to autism affect early stages of human brain development.

December 20, 2024

UW effort to map Down syndrome brain raises prospect of treatment for disorder

SCRMC members Anita Bhattacharyya and Su-Chun Zhang discuss the brain atlas project, which involves four faculty and 15 lab researchers. It is part of a federal program started five years ago to boost research funding for Down syndrome, the most common genetic cause of intellectual disability.

October 24, 2023

Combining cell types may lead to improved cardiac cell therapy following a myocardial infarction

Researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and Academia Sinica, Taiwan, have identified a novel strategy that harnesses a combination of lab-grown cells to regenerate damaged heart muscle, marking a noteworthy advancement in cardiac regeneration research.

October 17, 2023

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