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Disease modeling: Polycystic kidney disease in the lab of USC Stem Cell scientist Andy McMahon

USC Stem Cell scientist Andy McMahon is using human stem cells to create mini-kidney structures known as organoids. His lab is using these organoids to study and find new drugs to treat polycystic kidney disease.

USC’s Choi Family Therapeutic Screening Facility

The Choi Family Therapeutic Screening Facility enables investigators from USC and beyond to improve their understanding of diseases and accelerate the discovery of potential therapeutic drugs. (Video by Sergio Bianco)

International Students from USC’s Master of Science in Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine

International students share their experiences in USC’s Master of Science in Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine degree program. The one-year program with an optional second research year offers courses in cutting-edge biomedical science, including developmental biology, human embryology, regenerative medicine and the translational and therapeutic aspects of stem cell technology. For more information, visit …

360 video tour of USC’s stem cell research center

In this 360 video, join Dr. Andy McMahon and our world-class scientists as they take you on a tour of the Eli and Edythe Broad CIRM Center for Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at USC. (360 video by Cameron Quon)

USC Stem Cell in 60-seconds: kidney research in the lab of Andy McMahon

One in 10 adults in the US (more than 30 million people) are suffering from some degree of chronic kidney disease. The USC laboratory of Andy McMahon is using stem cells to find new ways to help these patents. (Video by Cameron Quon)

USC Stem Cell scientist Zhongwei Li is writing a recipe for a kidney

USC Stem Cell scientist Zhongwei Li could have gone into the family restaurant business. Instead, he’s dedicated his career to experimenting with a very different set of ingredients: kidney stem cells.

Undergraduate research opportunities at USC Stem Cell

Undergraduates share their research experiences in USC Stem Cell laboratories.

Meet USC Stem Cell scientist and former professional volleyball player Leonardo Morsut

USC Stem Cell scientist and former professional volleyball player Leonardo Morsut has built a synthetic cellular communication system known as “synNotch.” This system could enable scientists to direct the behavior of cells in useful ways—ranging from killing cancer to regenerating the body after injury.

Larissa Rodriguez and colleagues aim to reduce bathroom breaks with stem cells

Meet USC surgeon-scientist Larissa Rodriguez, who is using stem cells to develop new treatments for urinary incontinence. Dr. Rodriguez is also promoting diversity in the laboratory.

Doerr Stem Cell Challenge Grants: heart regeneration and cell migration

Just as there are times when two heads are better than one, there are times when two labs are better than one. Thanks to the new Doerr Stem Cell Challenge Grants, teams of postdoctoral researchers from different USC labs have received up to $10,000 in funding to pursue interdisciplinary one-year projects. Two teams used the …

Students from USC’s Master of Science in Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine

Students share their experiences in USC’s Master of Science in Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine degree program. The one-year program with an optional second research year offers courses in cutting-edge biomedical science, including developmental biology, human embryology, regenerative medicine and the translational and therapeutic aspects of stem cell technology. For more information, visit scrm.usc.edu.

A fasting-mimicking diet reduces disease risk factors in humans and reverses diabetes in mice

Two new studies from Valter Longo indicate that a brief fasting- mimicking diet done periodically reduces disease risk factors and may reverse diseases like diabetes by promoting regeneration.

Broad gift 10th anniversary video

Tom Vangsness: what are stem cells?

A brief explanation and overview

USC Stem Cell junior faculty

Meet four junior faculty members from USC Stem Cell. Dr. Megan McCain is engineering stem cell-derived “organ on a chip” models of human heart disease. Dr. Min Yu is developing approaches to target circulating tumor cells to halt the spread of breast cancer. Dr. Joseph T. Rodgers is uncovering signaling networks that coordinate muscle stem …

White board: stem cells 101

What are stem cells, and why are they so important? Stem cells are the builders and the repairmen of the world’s most complex construction project: the creation of a human body! Thanks to the seven million California voters who voted Yes on Proposition 71, California’s $3 billion stem cell initiative, California’s scientists are already making …

USC Stem Cell’s Andy McMahon investigates treatments for kidney disease

One in 10 adults in the U.S.—more than 20 million people—are suffering from some degree of chronic kidney disease. USC Stem Cell’s Andy McMahon is finding new ways to repair and regenerate this vital organ.

White board: clinical trials 101

When you get sick, do you ever wonder where medicines come from? In four minutes, this ‘Clinical Trials 101’ Whiteboard will show you how stem cell therapies go from the lab, all the way to treating actual patients. We’re proud to partner with the International Society for Stem Cell Research on this Whiteboard video.

Scientists Qi-Long Ying and Austin Smith win the 2016 McEwen Award for Innovation

Researchers Qi-Long Ying from USC and Austin Smith from the University of Cambridge have won the 2016 McEwen Award for Innovation, the highest honor bestowed by the International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR). Supported by the McEwen Centre for Regenerative Medicine, the award recognizes groundbreaking stem cell discoveries that open new avenues of exploration …

Engineering undergraduates focus on building a microscope for USC’s stem cell research center

A team of five undergraduates from the USC Viterbi School of Engineering have built a specialized microscope as part of the course ENGR 499 Microscope Design and Construction. Called an optical projection tomography (OPT) microscope, the instrument produces three-dimensional images of pea-sized biological samples, such as organs and embryos. This provides a valuable tool that …

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