Scientists grow human blood vessels from stem cells in a dish
CBC reported on research from UBC that has successfully grown human blood vessels in a laboratory. “The structure looks the same and the main genes which are expressed in our […]
Jan 23, 2019
Lab-grown human blood vessels promise breakthroughs in the fight against diabetes
New Atlas reported on research led by Josef Penninger at UBC which has successfully grown human blood vessels in a petri dish. Similar articles appeared in News 1130 and Regina […]
Jan 21, 2019
Scientists grow human blood vessels in the lab in ‘game changing’ breakthrough for disease research
The Daily Mail reported on breakthrough technology from UBC which has built human blood vessels in a petri dish. “Being able to build human blood vessels as organoids from stem […]
Jan 17, 2019
Scientists grow perfect human blood vessels in a petri dish
The breakthrough engineering technology, outlined in a new study published today in Nature, dramatically advances research of vascular diseases like diabetes, identifying a key pathway to potentially prevent changes to blood vessels—a major cause of death and morbidity among those with diabetes.
Jan 16, 2019
Novel discovery could lead to new cancer, autoimmune disease therapy
A new discovery by an international research team—co-led by UBC Canada 150 Research Chair Josef Penninger and Harvard Medical School Professor Clifford Woolf—could have implications for therapies for cancer and autoimmune diseases.
Nov 7, 2018
Top researchers join UBC as Canada 150 Research Chairs
Three internationally recognized researchers will join the University of British Columbia this year, bringing international talent in the fields of evolutionary genomics, functional genetics and social psychology as Canada 150 Research Chairs.
Mar 29, 2018