Twenty years ago, a seminal discovery by researchers at UW-Madison introduced stem cells to the world. Since then, this new tool has transformed science and opened new doors for translational research. Stem cells are undifferentiated “master cells” capable of transforming into any of the body’s cell types. Waisman Center researchers have been at the forefront of stem cell research since its inception and have made pioneering advancements in utilizing these specialized cells to better understand brain development and in research focused on developmental disabilities and neurodegenerative conditions.
On Sunday, Nov. 18, several Waisman Center scientists penned articles published in a special insert in the Wisconsin State Journal celebrating the 20th anniversary of the stem cell discovery at UW-Madison.
The 18-story collection features articles written by Waisman Center investigators Anita Bhattacharyya, David Gamm, Su-Chun Zhang, affiliate Krishanu Saha, as well as a stunning collage of stem cell images, with several contributed by Gamm and Zhang. Waisman Biomanufacturing was also mentioned.
To see the full collection, click here, or select any of the stories from the list below.
- PHOTO GALLERY: Art of discovery: A look at the cellular wonders of stem cell research
- Two decades later, a UW discovery fuels powerful scientific advances
- Stem cell progress: Moving from basic discovery to medical benefits
- Out of left field: Thomson looks at discovery and the future of science
- The turbulent early days of stem cell policy
- Fighting blindness with a lesson from the Wright brothers
- Summer science camp expands opportunities for Wisconsin’s rural schools
- Stem cells are at center stage in research on brain development, disorders
- Firm relies on innovation, UW discoveries to drive drug development
- Manufacturing cells to regenerate tissues, build treatments and cures
- Building with biology to engineer effective therapies
- Ethics, law central to balancing stem cell research and public policy
- Artery banks may transform how we fight heart disease
- After 20 years, stem cells mean business in Wisconsin
- A global scientific resource, WiCell adapts to advance discovery
- Patents, licensing open the door to life-altering research and therapies
- Navigating the controversy ignited by the 1998 stem cell discovery
- A starring role for nonhuman primates in the stem cell story
- Research excellence: Stem cell collaboration fuels sustained leadership
- Creating brain and nerve cells to propel drug treatments for disease
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