Message from the President
In response to draft regulations in China on gene editing and other potentially risky biomedical technologies, the ISSCR has submitted comments to the the country's National Health Commission Medical and Medical Administration Bureau.Full story
- 29 March, 2019
The ISSCR supports research using human-animal chimeras conducted under appropriate review and oversight (ISSCR Guidelines Recommendation 2.1.5) and applauds the new Japanese rules enabling research on chimeric embryos.Full story
- 13 March, 2019
Harvard University, U.S.
Guidelines and Regulations Necessary as Stem Cell Field Advances
With the rapid growth of the stem cell field and advances in regenerative medicine, it is critically important that researchers earn and retain the public trust. To that end we must operate under agreed-upon guidelines that ensure ethical activities, transparency, and sound science.
Recently several countries have promulgated policy and regulatory changes meant to address some of the issues raised by cutting-edge research and scientific advances that have ethical and societal implications.
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Stem Cells for Parkinson's: Therapy and Tools for a Neurological Disorder
In honor of Parkinson's Disease Awareness Month in the U.S., we're featuring a guest blog post from The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research on recent research advances.
Parkinson's disease is a neurological disorder that affects one in 100 people over age 60. The disease causes a variety of symptoms including motor problems such as tremors, muscle rigidity and slowed movement, and non-motor symptoms of cognitive impairment, mood disorders, and autonomic dysfunction.
Stem Cells in the News
Media highlights in the field of stem cell research and its translation to the clinic.
This Clinic's Experimental Stem Cell Treatment Blinded Patients. Years Later, the Government is Still Trying to Stop It
3 April, The Washington Post
2 April February, Kaiser Health News
15 March, Nature
A sampling of recent stem cell research commentaries, articles, and resources.
Featured Current Protocols in Stem Cell Biology Article
Rapid PCR Assay for Detecting Common Genetic Variants Arising in Human Pluripotent Stem Cell Cultures, Laing, et al (2019).Current Protocols in Stem Cell Biology, e83. doi: 10.1002/cpsc.83.
Exercise-Induced Activated Platelets Increase Adult Hippocampal Precursor Proliferation and Promote Neuronal Differentiation, Leiter, et al (2019), Stem Cell Reports 12, 667-679.
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Other Stem Cell Events
Opportunities for researchers from around the world to explore the latest discoveries in stem cell science and regenerative medicine.
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ISSCR and policy news from around the world.
4 April, The Washington Post
FDA, N.Y. Attorney General Take Steps to Police Stem Cell Industry
2 April, Science Business
Horizon Europe Sign-off 'Sends Signal' to EU Budget Negotiators, Says Moedas
19 March, Nature
World Health Organization Panel Weighs In on CRISPR-Babies Debate
Learn about ISSCR colleagues in the stem cell field from around the world.
Anita Bhattacharyya, PhD
Various cities, Wisconsin, USA
Madison, WI, USA
Assistant Professor , Waisman Center, Cell and Regenerative Biology, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Chair of University of Wisconsin Stem Cell Research Oversight Committee; Director of University of Wisconsin Human Stem Cell Core at the Waisman Center