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  • 11 February, 2020
  • This month’s message is from Martin Pera, Editor-in-Chief of Stem Cell Reports, the ISSCR’s online, open-access journal. The journal was started in 2013 and publishes high-quality, impactful scientific, and translational discoveries in stem cell science.
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  • 15 January, 2020
  • The International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) is just that, an international organization. We work across the globe to promote excellence in stem cell science and applications to human health. The society advances international initiatives including: policy and advocacy, professional standards, building working relationships to stay abreast of emerging areas of interest, and of course educational meetings.
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  • 10 January, 2020
  • Help to shape the future of your society by voting in the 2020 ISSCR Board of Directors election. Together, we offer a collaborative network and powerful resources to help members achieve personal objectives, foster the success of our field and contribute to the betterment of human health. This is your opportunity to make a difference.
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  • Lawrence Goldstein Policy Fellows Announced

  • 8 October, 2019
  • The ISSCR is pleased to announce the recipients of the inaugural Lawrence Goldstein Policy Fellowship, Mohamed Abou El-Enein, PhD (Charité Universitätsmedizin, Berlin, Germany) and Zubin Master, PhD (Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, U.S.).
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  • Nominate for ISSCR Awards and Leadership Positions

  • 22 August, 2019
  • The ISSCR is soliciting nominations to honor exceptional and innovative research and support for young scientists and the future of the field, through its extensive awards program. It also invites members to nominate candidates to serve on the ISSCR board of directors.
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  • Inspiration From the ISSCR 2019 Annual Meeting: Making Meaningful Impacts in 2019 & 2020

  • 9 August, 2019
  • As stem cell researchers, we are in a unique position to make real and meaningful impacts in the world. During my time as ISSCR President my goal, beyond serving ISSCR’s role as the main convener of stem cell science, is to strengthen the society’s voice and influence by expanding on our global policy initiatives and helping foster industry-academic partnerships to accelerate the safe and effective clinical translation of stem cell research.
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  • ISSCR 2019 Annual Meeting Wrap-up (with photos!)

  • 23 July, 2019
  • Nearly 4,000 scientists, physicians, and stem cell professionals from across the globe gathered at the ISSCR 2019 Annual Meeting in Los Angeles, CA, a vibrant city with world-class stem cell research, to share their discoveries, enhance their careers, and inspire their science.
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  • What I like most about the ISSCR Annual Meeting

  • 22 July, 2019
  • We asked Naomi Koh Belic, a PhD candidate from the University of Technology Sydney, for her perspective as a trainee attending the ISSCR Annual Meeting for the third year. Naomi shares some highlights and tips from ISSCR2019 in Los Angeles.
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  • Deepak Srivastava Becomes President of the ISSCR

  • 30 June, 2019
  • The ISSCR is pleased to announce Deepak Srivastava, MD, Gladstone Institutes, as the incoming president of the ISSCR and its board of directors. Srivastava assumed the post immediately following the 17th ISSCR Annual Meeting in Los Angeles, 26-29 June, 2019.
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  • The ISSCR Announces Establishment of Lawrence Goldstein Science Policy Fellowship

  • 26 June, 2019
  • The ISSCR honored longtime member Lawrence Goldstein for his years of science policy advocacy, and announced a new program in his name that will train ISSCR members to become stem cell policy advocates. The tribute and introduction of the Lawrence Goldstein Science Policy Fellowship program was part of the opening plenary session of the ISSCR annual meeting, 26-29 in Los Angeles, Calif., U.S.
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  • ISSCR Applauds Landmark Court Ruling in Favor of FDA Regulating Stem Cell Therapies Offered by Florida Clinic

  • 7 June, 2019
  • The ISSCR commends the U.S. District Court ruling that confirms the FDA’s authority to regulate clinics marketing and selling unproven therapies as stem cell products. The clinic, U.S. Stem Cell, has injected cells derived from fat into the eyes of several patients, resulting in at least three being blinded.
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  • ISSCR Opposes Health and Human Services Policy Restricting Fetal Tissue Research

  • 5 June, 2019
  • The International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR), the largest professional organization of stem cell researchers from around the world, opposes the new U.S. Health and Human Services policy to eliminate federal funding for fetal tissue research in the National Institutes of Health (NIH) intramural research program. This research has long been viewed as good public policy to improve human health and has proceeded with public support.
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  • How to Prepare for ISSCR 2019: Tips from Your Graduate Student Colleagues

  • 24 May, 2019
  • The annual meeting can be overwhelming, with new scientific discoveries to learn about and colleagues to meet. We asked two trainee members, Kimberley Babos and Louise Menendez, for their thoughts about how they plan ahead to ensure they make the most out of their time at the meeting.
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  • ISSCR Applauds Health Canada’s New Policy Statement re Autologous Cell Therapy Products

  • 20 May, 2019
  • The ISSCR welcomes the new policy guidance from Health Canada that clarifies the regulation of autologous cell products in Canada. The new policy guidance aligns Canada’s regulations with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s 2017 Regenerative Medicine Framework and the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration’s 2018 Autologous human cell and tissue product regulations.
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  • The Important Role of Patients

  • 13 May, 2019
  • A wide variety of motivations propel us to pursue science careers at the bench or in industry. Often as young adults we’re driven by curiosity and the desire to understand why things work the way they do. One key motivator for many of us is the potential to have a real impact on the lives of patients and their families.
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  • ISSCR Commends U.S. House of Representatives Committee for Approval of NIH Funding Bill

  • 10 May, 2019
  • The Appropriations Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives has approved a $2 billion increase for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and defeated an amendment that would have prohibited federal funding for fetal tissue research.
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  • Stem Cell Therapies and Regenerative Medicine Moving Toward the Clinic

  • 2 May, 2019
  • Stem cell research is leading to potential new therapies to treat disease, with several applications in clinical trials or expected to enter trials in the coming months. These new discoveries are transforming how we think of medicine and will be key to discussions at the International Society for Stem Cell Research annual meeting, 26-29 June at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
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  • Guidelines and Regulations Necessary as Stem Cell Field Advances

  • 8 April, 2019
  • With the rapid growth of the stem cell field and advances in regenerative medicine, it is critically important that researchers earn and retain the public trust. To that end we must operate under agreed-upon guidelines that ensure ethical activities, transparency, and sound science.
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  • ISSCR Applauds New Japanese Rules Allowing Human-to-Animal Chimeric Embryo Research

  • 13 March, 2019
  • The ISSCR supports research using human-animal chimeras conducted under appropriate review and oversight (ISSCR Guidelines Recommendation 2.1.5) and applauds the new Japanese rules enabling research on chimeric embryos.
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