A decade after stem cell feat, research ramps up

“People who want a cure for X, Y and Z disease are going to be disappointed with the 10 years of progress,” said Dr. Tim Kamp, a UW-Madison cardiologist and co-director of the university’s Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Center. “But from a realistic standpoint, I think things have progressed fairly well.”

Advance furthers stem cells for use in drug discovery, cell therapy

Since highly versatile human stem cells were discovered at the University of Wisconsin–Madison nearly 20 years ago, their path to the market and clinic has been slowed by a range of complications.

Both embryonic stem cells and induced pluripotent stem cells are valued for their ability to form any cell in the body.