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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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      • 7 May, 2018

    Active Support for Stem Cell Research Around the World

    Scientific progress requires that legislators and regulators around the world recognize and appreciate the value of research and actively support pro-science policies. The ISSCR, through its policy program, champions the advancement of stem cell research and its translation to medicine.
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      • 30 April, 2018

    ISSCR 2018 to Highlight Research Driving New Discoveries and Advances in Regenerative Medicine

    Progress in stem cell research and its translation to medicine is the focus of the International Society for Stem Cell Research annual meeting 20-23 June at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre in Melbourne, Australia.
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      • 19 April, 2018

    ISSCR Advocates for Stem Cells and Basic Research in Europe

    ISSCR members and staff met 12 April with the European Parliament’s Committee on Industry, Research and Energy to advocate for investments in basic research in the European Union’s 9th Framework Programme for Research and Innovation.
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      • 9 April, 2018

    Collaborations for Improving Human Health

    Like many stem cell researchers, my work is increasingly focused on developing ways to translate basic scientific discovery into treatments that help people suffering from disease or injury. The potential for stem cell therapies initially fascinated me as a developmental biologist, and over time I’ve learned the very real impact that our science can have on human health.
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      • 3 April, 2018

    ISSCR Advocates for Science Investment in Letter to European Commission

    In a letter to the European Commission today, the ISSCR encourages the EU to spur innovation by supporting basic research and programs that foster cooperation among fundamental research endeavors across Europe.
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      • 14 March, 2018

    ISSCR Announces Recipients of 2018 Awards

    Recipients of the 2018 awards will be presented at the society’s annual meeting, 20-23 June in Melbourne, Australia: ISSCR Award for Innovation, Dr. Susan Lim Award for Outstanding Young Investigator, Tobias Award Lecture, and Public Service Award.
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      • 12 March, 2018

    'Right to Try' Legislation in U.S. House of Representatives is Narrowly Defeated; ISSCR Opposed

    The legislation would have put patients at risk, slowed the development of effective stem cell therapies, and blocked the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) from access to crucial data about the safety and effectiveness of new medical treatments.
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      • 12 March, 2018

    ISSCR 2018 Election Results

    The ISSCR is pleased to announce the results of its 2018 leadership election. On behalf of all members, we extend congratulations to newly-elected officers and board members.
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      • 12 March, 2018

    Scientific Excellence at ISSCR 2018

    Scientific excellence is at the core of the ISSCR and is reflected each year in the annual meeting, where exceptional science is shared, discussed, and deliberated. This exchange is key to advancing the scientific dialogue that moves the field forward. The 2018 program in Melbourne, Australia continues that tradition, featuring groundbreaking research presented in plenary, concurrent, and poster sessions.
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