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.Full story
- 3 April, 2018
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.Full story
- 14 March, 2018
Message from the President
Hubrecht Institute, the Netherlands
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.
This translational focus has been key to my work over the last decade and has compelled my personal involvement with the development of a pediatric oncology hospital in the Netherlands, the Princess Maxima Center for Pediatric Oncology.
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Stem Cells in the News
Media highlights in the field of stem cell research and its translation to the clinic.
16 April, UPI
9 April, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
5 April, Science Daily
5 April, Phys.org
A sampling of recent stem cell research commentaries, articles, and resources.
Featured Current Protocols in Stem Cell Biology Article
CRISPR-Cas9-Based Genome Editing of Human Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells Giacalone et al (2018).Current Prot. Stem Cell Biology, 44, 5B.7.1-5B.7.22 doi: 10.1002/cpsc.46.
Chromatin Accessibility Landscape in Human Early Embryos and Its Association with Evolution. Gao, L., Wu, K., Liu, Z., Yao, X., Yuan, S., Tao, W., Yi, L., Yu, G., Hou, Z., Fan, D., et al. (2018), Cell , 173, 248-259.
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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.
16 April, Bio News
First Genome-editing Trial in Europe Gets Go-Ahead
11 April, Regulatory Focus
India Proposes Rules on Manipulated Cell- and Tissue-Based Therapies
3 April, South China Morning Post
Hong Kong Beauty Salon Blunders Spark Move to Regulate Stem Cell Treatment and Therapies
20 March, Nature
How Human Embryonic Stem Cells Sparked a Revolution
Learn about ISSCR colleagues in the stem cell field from around the world.
Thomas Zwaka, MD, PhD
Professor, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai