Message from the President
- 27 September, 2018
ISSCR Responds to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Decision Regarding Fetal Tissue ResearchThe ISSCR is troubled by the HHS decision to “conduct a comprehensive review of all fetal tissue research.” The directive appears to come after intensive lobbying efforts by special interest groups with the goals of delaying or curtailing scientific research that relies on fetal tissue.Full story
Harvard University, U.S.
Convergence of Stem Cell Science and Medicine
Stem cell research is moving ever more deliberately toward the clinic with increasing momentum and is recognized as one of the most promising approaches for developing new kinds of medicines. The rapid advances in this field are having profound effects on how resesarchers conceive and pursue their work in traditional academic or research institutions and in commercial enterprises.
These developments require us to rethink the path that connects stem cell biology and regenerative medicine and recognize that both academia and industry play essential roles.
stem cell researchTake a closer look
The Ubiquitous Stem Cell Sales Pitch
Do you suffer from [insert disease/condition/injury here]? Attend our seminar to learn how stem cell therapy is helping people just like you!
These seminars are the latest attempts by rogue stem cell clinics to promote their products, which are untested and have little, if any, rigorous scientific support.
To understand how clinics present and promote their stem cell-based products, we attended a seminar held at a local hotel in the U.S. Midwest and report on some of the tactics we observed.
Stem Cells in the News
Media highlights in the field of stem cell research and its translation to the clinic.
8 November, Newsweek
31 October, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
29 October, Medical Xpress
A sampling of recent stem cell research commentaries, articles, and resources.
Featured Current Protocols in Stem Cell Biology Article
Highly Efficient CRISPR-Cas9-Mediated Genome Editing in Human Pluripotent Stem Cells, Maguire, et al (2018).Current Prot. Stem Cell Biology, e64. doi: 10.1002/cpsc.64.
T-type Calcium Channels Determine the Vulnerability of Dopaminergic Neurons to Mitochondrial Stress in Familial Parkinson Disease, Tabata, et al (2018), Stem Cell Reports.
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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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Stem Cell CoursesView All
ISSCR and policy news from around the world.
17 October, The Hill
Fetal Tissue Research is the Victim of Special Interest Politics
8 October, ABC News
Trump Administsration's Termination of a Contract Inflames Bitter Fight Over Fetal Tissue
3 October, Nature
Japan Set to Allow Gene Editing in Human Embryos
Learn about ISSCR colleagues in the stem cell field from around the world.
Yvanka de Soysa
Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
San Francisco, USA
PhD candidate in Biomedical Sciences
Graduate Student, Deepak Srivastava Lab