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      • 16 October, 2018

    ISSCR Letter to U.S. Department of Transportation re Transportation of Animals for Research

    The ISSCR writes in support of the National Association for Biomedical Research (NABR) complaint requesting relief from discriminatory airline carriage policies that impede the transportation of animals for biomedical research.
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      • 5 October, 2018

    Developing Trainees, Expanding Horizons

    I take seriously my responsibility to support and nurture future generations of stem cell scientists. Indeed, it is critical for all of us in this evolving field to help trainees and others coming up in the field, to ensure they have opportunities to learn, grow, make connections, and share their science.
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      • 2 October, 2018

    ISSCR Comments on Horizon Europe

    The ISSCR has responded to the European Commission proposal and the European Parliament's amendments for Horizon Europe, the seven-year research and innovation funding program to follow Horizon 2020.
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      • 2 October, 2018

    ISSCR Voice is Heard on Capitol Hill

    In mid-September, the U.S. Senate debated and passed a spending bill that included an increase in funding for the Department of Health and Human Services but did not include a ban on federal funding for fetal tissue research. ISSCR treasurer Arnold Kriegstein visited Senate and House leaders and staff on Capitol Hill shortly after the vote to voice appreciation for the Senate effort.
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      • 27 September, 2018

    ISSCR Responds to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Decision Regarding Fetal Tissue Research

    The ISSCR is troubled by the HHS decision to “conduct a comprehensive review of all fetal tissue research.” The directive appears to come after intensive lobbying efforts by special interest groups with the goals of delaying or curtailing scientific research that relies on fetal tissue.
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      • 10 September, 2018

    ISSCR Journal Focuses on Women in Stem Cell Science; Reflections by CEO Nancy Witty

    The ISSCR has always had strong female leaders, and many of them are featured in the September and October editions of Stem Cell Reports.
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      • 6 September, 2018

    Energizing for Renewed Focus

    Many of us find time in the summer to reflect on work and recharge our batteries. Vacations, visits with friends, and time with family all help get away from everyday concerns in the lab and gain some perspective to inform the scientific path for the year ahead.
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      • 23 August, 2018

    Nominate for ISSCR Awards and Leadership Positions

    The ISSCR is soliciting nominations to honor exceptional and innovative research and support for young scientists, through its extensive awards program. It also invites members to nominate candidates to serve on the ISSCR board of directors.
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      • 17 July, 2018

    2018 ISSCR Annual Meeting Wrap-up

    The ISSCR 2018 Annual Meeting went “down under” to Melbourne, Australia where 3,000 stem cell scientists, clinicians, and professionals from 52 countries gathered to share their latest research, network with colleagues, and explore the latest technologies driving the field forward.
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      • 22 June, 2018

    Douglas A. Melton Becomes President of the ISSCR

    The ISSCR is pleased to announce Douglas A. Melton, PhD, Harvard University, as the incoming president of the ISSCR and its board of directors. Melton assumed the post on 23 June, 2018, immediately following the 16th ISSCR Annual Meeting in Melbourne, Australia.
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      • 20 June, 2018

    ISSCR Announces New Editor-in-chief for Stem Cell Reports Journal

    The ISSCR has appointed Martin F. Pera, professor at the Jackson Laboratory, U.S., as the next editor-in-chief of Stem Cell Reports, the organization’s open-access journal. Pera will succeed Christine Mummery, who led the journal since its launch in 2013. Pera will assume the post in January, 2019.
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      • 14 June, 2018

    ISSCR Opposes Proposal to Restrict Fetal Tissue Research

    The ISSCR opposes the U.S. House of Representatives proposal to ban federal funding for fetal tissue research. ISSCR President Hans Clevers released a statement on the issue.
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      • 23 May, 2018

    ISSCR Announces Hamburg, Germany as Site of 2021 Annual Meeting

    The ISSCR will hold its 2021 annual meeting in Hamburg, Germany, the first time the organization will be meeting in that city. The meeting is expected to draw 4,000 stem cell researchers and professionals from around the globe to the Congress Center Hamburg, scheduled to open in 2019. The meeting will be held 23-26 June, 2021.
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      • 4 June, 2018

    ISSCR Responds to President Trump Signing 'Right to Try' Law

    The ISSCR is disappointed with the enactment of the ‘Right to Try’ law. Along with more than 100 patient and research groups opposing the bill, we believe it will put patients at risk and undermine the effective FDA Expanded Access Program already in place to give seriously ill patients access to experimental treatments.
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      • 10 May, 2018

    ISSCR Applauds Federal Injunctions Against Stem Cell Clinics

    The ISSCR is pleased that federal prosecutors in the U.S. have taken action to halt the marketing and delivery of unproven stem cell treatments at clinics they allege are operating outside of FDA regulation.
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