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Improved understanding of early spinal cord development paves the way for new treatments

Researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison are developing the means to turn stem cells into a wide range of specific types of spinal cord neurons and cells in the hindbrain — the critical nexus between the spinal cord and the brain — paving the way for improved prevention and treatment of spinal cord disease.

October 18, 2022

New Department of Defense Grant to Study Fragile X Syndrome in Human Cells

A new study will characterize human stem cell models of fragile X syndrome (FXS) to better understand the mechanisms behind FXS symptoms and how those may inform the search for effective therapies. The study, which will be supported by a three-million-dollar U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) grant, will be led by Xinyu Zhao professor of neuroscience, and Anita Bhattacharyya, assistant professor of cell and regenerative biology. Both are also Waisman Center investigators and Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine members.

October 4, 2022

SURF program prepares students to ride the waves of research

The Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Center labs welcomed new members this summer, as five talented undergraduate students joined mentors for more than 10-weeks of collaborative research. This unique experience is a part of the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF), which supports motivated University of Wisconsin–Madison undergraduate students as they pursue research in the stem cell sciences.

September 28, 2022

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