The ISSCR has selected Christopher Barry, PhD, and Julie Perlin, PhD, to be Science Communications & Education Managers, beginning 3 January, 2018.Full story
- 4 January, 2018
Message from the President
Hubrecht Institute, the Netherlands
Stem cell research has led to profound insights into how developmental processes work in plants, animals, and humans. Increasingly, our work has shed light on how different life forms begin, develop, mature, and respond to injury and age. Myriad advances continue to contribute to understanding biology, cell function, disease and its treatment, senescence, and end of life.
I want to highlight the remarkably broad impact of stem cell research in the opening Presidential Plenary session at this year’s annual meeting, 20-23 June in Melbourne, Australia.
stem cell researchTake a closer look
Better Defining Blood Stem Cells to Help Refine Treatments
As we develop and age, some of our tissues are replenished and repaired by adult, or tissue-specific, stem cells. These are specialized cells required throughout life that have the potential to give rise to all types of cells in a given tissue.
Distinct tissues have unique types of adult stem cells. For example, hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs), also known as blood stem cells, give rise to all cell types in the blood and immune system. Strikingly, blood stem cells can be transplanted between individuals, and the healthy stem cells of the donor can replace the damaged cells of the recipient, leading to life-long replacement of the entire blood system.
Stem Cells in the News
Media highlights in the field of stem cell research and its translation to the clinic.
16 January, San Francisco Chronicle
11 January, Consumer Reports
3 January, The Guardian
3 January, Nature
A sampling of recent stem cell research commentaries, articles, and resources.
Featured Current Protocols in Stem Cell Biology Article
Human Adipose-Derived Stromal Cell Isolation Methods and Use in Osteogenic and Adipogenic In vivo Applications. Brett, E., Tevlin, R., McArdle, A., Seo, E.Y., Chan, C.K.F., Wan, D.C., and Longaker, M.T. (2017). Curr. Protoc. Stem Cell Biol. 43, 2H.1.1-2H.1.15.
Drosophila Embryonic Type II Neuroblasts: Origin, Temporal Patterning, and Contribution to the Adult Central Complex. Walsh, K.T., and Doe, C.Q. (2017), Development 144, 455 LP-4562.
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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.
ISSCR and policy news from around the world.
11 December, BioSpectrum (Asia)
Korea to Ease Regulations on Biotech
5 December, Times of India
Doctors Misusing Stem Cells for Therapy Will be Punished, Warns IMA
2 December, Sun Sentinel (FL)
Florida a Destination for Desperate Patients Buying Unproven Stem Cell Treatments
17 November, Los Angeles Times
The FDA Closes a Huge Loophole Used by Bogus Stem-cell Clinics, but Delays Serious Enforcement for 3 Years
Learn about ISSCR colleagues in the stem cell field from around the world.
Setsuko Hashimoto, PhD
Doctor of Science in Molecular Biology, Heidelberg University, Germany
President and CEO, CellSeed Inc.