The ISSCR commends the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its policy direction and enforcement efforts, to provide “bright lines and appropriate oversight” for regulating stem cell treatments and regenerative medicine.Full story
- 28 August, 2017
Message from the President
Hubrecht Institute, the Netherlands
I begin my first column as ISSCR president noting rapid advances in the field moving toward development of regenerative medicine therapies. It has been clear for some time that new tools, technologies, and big data are giving research a boost that allows us to work more efficiently, helping drive discovery in many research areas.
As the field advances so does the hope and excitement of what this research may yield. When we communicate about progress, it’s more important than ever that we provide measured, contextualized communications.
stem cell researchTake a closer look
Organoids: Advancing Regenerative Medicine
A patient’s fate may lie within a single cell. Therapeutic fate, that is. Scientists can pluck a lone cell, or just a few, out of a patient’s body, grow them in a petri dish, and coax them to form so-called organoids, three-dimensional miniature versions of the original tissue or organ that can be grown indefinitely in the lab.
Stem Cell News
Media highlights in the field of stem cell research and its translation to the clinic.
21 September, Smithsonian.com
20 September, Nature
28 August, National Public Radio
A sampling of recent stem cell research commentaries, articles, and resources.
Featured Current Protocol in Stem Cell Biology
Direct Cell Labeling to Image Transplanted Stem Cells in Real Time Using a Dual-Contrast MRI Technique. Ngen, E.J., Kato, Y., and Artemov, D. (2017). Curr. Protoc. Stem Cell Biol. 42, p. 5A.10.1-5A.10.19.
Synergistic Engineering: Organoids Meet Organs-on-a-Chip, Takebe, T., Zhang, B., and Radisic, M. (2017), Cell Stem Cell 21, 297–300.
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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.
10-14 September, Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam
11-14 September, Jena, Germany
4-6 October, La Jolla, California, US
5-6 October, Washington, DC
11-14 October, Vancouver, CA
ISSCR and policy news from around the world.
12 September, The Scientist
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9 September, CBC News
Health Canada Investigates Canadian Stem Cell Clinics
7 September, Science
Italian Scientists Welcome Surprise 400 Million Euro Boost for Basic Research