Every summer since 2007, students from some of the smallest high schools in Wisconsin have descended upon campus for the Morgridge Rural Summer Science Camp. The immersion program has allowed more than 500 high-academic achievers from across the state to spend a week learning from leaders in stem cell research. The students arrive passionate and motivated in science, but the hope is this deep dive into real research will seal the deal for a future scientific caree
Together with the University of Wisconsin-Madison, we look back on 20 years of stem cell research and see where we’re going next. Catch up on what’s happened since James Thomson’s prescient prediction that stem cells “will change medicine, period.”
20 years ago, the University of Wisconsin broke new ground by isolating the world’s first embryonic stem cells, fueling global research for generations to come. Today, they remain at the forefront of the field, training the next generation of stem cell researchers who will shape medical breakthroughs for generations more.
Today we bring you the first in a series of four videos about stem cell research here at UW–Madison: how it started, what it’s achieved, and where it’s headed.
Fujifilm Cellular Dynamics Inc. (FCDI) plans to invest $21 million to create a facility in Madison for manufacturing stem cell therapies that can be used as regenerative medicine — cells that can repair or rebuild a patient’s diseased or damaged tissue.