The ISSCR has named Eric Anthony to be its new Director of Policy. Anthony served more than eight years as staff in the U.S. Congress, most recently as legislative director for Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro of Connecticut. He will join the Society in early January 2018.Full story
- 11 December, 2017
The ISSCR annual meeting is the world’s largest gathering of stem cell scientists, and in 2018 the meeting will be held in Melbourne, AU, 20-23 June, at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre. The meeting brings together some 3500 stem cell researchers and clinicians from around the world to share the latest developments in stem cell research and regenerative medicine.Full story
- 6 December, 2017
Message from the President
Hubrecht Institute, the Netherlands
The ISSCR celebrated its 15th year as a global voice for stem cell research, and our efforts and activities in 2017 reflect the key role the society plays in advancing the field.
Over the past year the Society actively advocated on behalf of members in the policy and regulatory arenas, provided resources for the public through our website, A Closer Look at Stem Cells, and continued to provide a global forum for scientists to gather and share their research at our annual meeting in Boston and in two international symposia, in Basel, Switzerland, and Guangzhou, China.
stem cell researchTake a closer look
Regulators, Legislators Taking Action on Unproven Stem Cell "Treatments"
The scientific and clinical communities have long been troubled by clinics operating around the world that market unproven stem cell "treatments" directly to patients..
It is particularly distressing that people often go to these clinics for relief or a cure for an intractable disease or injury, and can end up paying thousands of dollars for products that are not approved for use as advertised, have not been scientifically tested to know if they work, and can put their health in jeopardy.
Stem Cells in the News
Media highlights in the field of stem cell research and its translation to the clinic.
7 December, Science Daily
6 December, Medical Press
4 December, Science Daily
29 November, Medical News Today
A sampling of recent stem cell research commentaries, articles, and resources.
Featured Current Protocols in Stem Cell Biology Article
Rapid Screening of the Endodermal Differentiation Potential of Human Pluripotent Stem Cells. Stiller, R and Sullivan, G.J. (2017). Curr. Protoc. Stem Cell Biol. 42, 4A.12.1-4A.12.14 doi: 10.1002/cpsc.30
Structural and Spatial Chromatin Features at Developmental Gene Loci in Human Pluripotent Stem Cells, Ikeda, H., Sone, M., Yamanaka, S., and Yamamoto, T. (2017), Nat. Commun. 8, 1616.
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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.
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
7 November, World University Rankings
Scientists Fear That EU Could Again Block Stem Cell Patents
Learn about ISSCR colleagues in the stem cell field from around the world.
Andrea Ditadi, PhD
PhD, Developmental, Molecular and Cell Biology
Group Leader, San Raffaele - Telethon Institute for Gene Therapy