• Drs. Charles Murry and Michael Laflamme in lab
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    The Seattle Times reports “‘Very big deal': UW team uses stem cells to fix monkey hearts”

The Seattle Times reports “‘Very big deal': UW team uses stem cells to fix monkey hearts”

The Seattle Times reports that Dr. Charles Murry, UW professor of pathology, bioengineering and cardiology, and colleagues have successfully regenerated heart muscle in monkeys using human stem cells. This “proof-of-concept” research may one day be applied to humans whose hearts are damaged by heart attack and shows promising progress towards solving the “burgeoning public-health problem” of cardiac disease.

Stem Cell Therapy Regenerates Primate Heart Muscle

Stem cell therapy regenerates heart muscle in primates, finds a study led by Dr. Charles Murry, UW professor of pathology, bioengineering and cardiology. This approach, which uses heart cells created from human embryonic stem cells, should be feasible in humans and may be ready for clinical trials in humans within four years, researchers say. The study was published in the advanced online April 30, 2014 edition of Nature.

  • UW Bioengineers at Engineering Discovery Days
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    UW Bioengineers participate in 2014 Engineering Discovery Days

UW Bioengineers participate in 2014 Engineering Discovery Days

UW Bioengineering faculty, staff and students participated in Engineering Discovery days April 25-26, 2014, teaching bioengineers of all ages through exciting hands-on exhibits and activities.

  • Hunter Bennett, UW Bioengineering senior and Dean's Medal recipient
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    UW Bioengineering senior Hunter Bennett receives 2014 College of Engineering Dean’s Medal

UW Bioengineering senior Hunter Bennett receives 2014 College of Engineering Dean’s Medal

Hunter Bennett, has been awarded the College of Engineering Dean’s Medal for Academic Excellence for 2014. This honor reflects Hunter’s hard work, leadership, and tremendous contributions to the Department of Bioengineering during his time here. Congratulations, Hunter!

  • UW Bioengineering summer camp
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    UW Bioengineering to host summer camp for Seattle area high school students

UW Bioengineering to host summer camp for Seattle area high school students

UW Bioengineering will host BIOE Summer Camp, a day camp for high school students, July 21-25, 2014. With a focus on bioengineering technologies for global health, the camp will bring 24 Seattle-area students to campus.

  • Dianne Hendricks, UW Bioengineering full-time lecturer
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    Dianne Hendricks Creates Opportunities for Education, Outreach

Dianne Hendricks Creates Opportunities for Education, Outreach

Whether she’s inspiring undergraduates to explore new areas of knowledge or unlocking the scientific curiosity of K-12 students, Dianne Hendricks looks for way to make a lasting impact. The new full-time lecturer in UW Bioengineering brings to her role expertise in laboratory teaching, mentoring and outreach.

  • Woman handles titanium biomaterial device
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    Buddy Ratner explains history of biomaterials in TED Blog story

Buddy Ratner explains history of biomaterials in TED Blog story

UW Bioengineering professor Buddy Ratner explains the history of biomaterials from antiquity to today in a recent TED Blog story

A “Band-Aid” to Heal Hearts

The heart cannot heal itself very well. However, Dr. Charles Murry, professor of Pathology, Bioengineering and Cardiology, is working on new ways to repair heart damage.

  • 2014 BIOE Awards recipients Barry Lutz Wilbert Copeland Elizabeth Soberg
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    2014 BIOE Awards for Faculty, Staff and Graduate Student Announced

2014 BIOE Awards for Faculty, Staff and Graduate Student Announced

The 2014 BIOE Awards for Faculty Teacher/Mentor, Graduate Student TA/Mentor and Staff were announced on Friday, March 21 during the annual Rushmer Lecture. Award recipients include Barry Lutz, Wilbert Copeland and Elizabeth Soberg.

  • Paul Yock, Stanford University - 2014 Rushmer Lecturer, UW Bioengineering
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    2014 Rushmer Lecture: Paul Yock, Stanford University: The (radically) changing landscape in biomedical technology innovation

2014 Rushmer Lecture: Paul Yock, Stanford University: The (radically) changing landscape in biomedical technology innovation

Dr. Paul Yock, the Martha Meier Weiland Professor of Medicine and Mechanical Engineering (by courtesy) and Founding Co-Chair of Department of Bioengineering at Stanford University, will present the 26th Annual Rushmer Lecture. The Rushmer Lecture annually recognizes Robert F. Rushmer, the founder of UW Bioengineering.