Stem cells


Fragile X gene
Waisman Center researchers Anita Bhattacharyya and Xinyu Zhao are looking to make stem cells glow. That glow will tell them whether they have successfully turned on a gene that is usually turned off in individuals with fragile X syndrome. Turning on this gene, FMR1, could be an important way to treat this syndrome. Fragile […]

Making stem cells glow for fragile X


By Dave Tenenbaum | 608-265-8549 | djtenenb@wisc.edu When you buy a replacement alternator for your ’88 Toyota Corolla, it’s easy enough to see the new part. The same cannot always be said for the replacement cells that are being tested for healing or replacing diseased tissue. These cells, derived from various kinds […]

Keeping track: Stem cell spare-parts inventory needed