Engineers drawn to stem cells’ abundance, humanity

There was a time when Eric Shusta’s lab was more reliant on the local butcher shop than you might expect.

To learn more about the blood-brain barrier — the cellular wall between the open ocean of the bloodstream and the protected confines of the brain — and how to trick the body into letting foreign molecules (like drugs for neurological disease) through the barrier’s gates, Shusta needed brains.

Stem Cells @ 20: The Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine center galvanizes stem cell research

Through the work of the UW-Madison Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Center , UW–Madison has remained at the forefront of the field. Launched in May 2007, the center serves as an intellectual and collaborative hub for a broad-based, interdisciplinary research community. Today, more than 600 scientists and students in almost 100 SCMRC labs around campus are working, teaching and studying in the field.

What stem cells make possible: A milestone

In 1998, UW–Madison developmental biologist James Thomson introduced the world to the first laboratory-derived human embryonic stem cells. His lab’s accomplishment underpins the new field of regenerative medicine, and the all-purpose cells are used worldwide …

Saha receives award for work on retinal mutations

The Harrington Discovery Institute has selected Krishanu Saha, an assistant professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, as one of two 2018 Gund-Harrington Scholars. The institute cited Saha’s work using gene editing nanomedicines to correct retinal mutations, …