• 12 September, 2010
  • Vital progress in stem cell research by hundreds of U.S. laboratories is threatened after last week’s injunction prohibiting federal funding for the study of human embryonic stem cells (hESCs).
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  • 8 June, 2010
  • The ISSCR announced today that it has launched "A Closer Look at Stem Cell Treatments" (www.closerlookatstemcells.org), a Web site to arm patients, their families and doctors with information they need to make decisions about stem cell treatments
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  • 23 September, 2009
  • 9/23/2009 5:00:00 AM

    The ISSCR congratulates two board members who were named recipients of two of the nation’s top science awards, Shinya Yamanaka, MD, PhD (Kyoto University), and Elaine Fuchs, PhD (Rockefeller University).
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  • Tumors After Attempted Stem Cell Therapy Highlight Importance of Rigorous Standards Before Clinical Treatment

  • 4 March, 2009
  • 3/4/2009 6:00:00 AM

    The ISSCR is concerned and saddened by the recent report of nervous system tumors that developed in a child who had previously received injections of cell preparations referred to as “neural stem cells.” This illustrates the concerns that prompted the ISSCR to develop Guidelines for the Clinical Translation of Stem Cells, released in December 2008.
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  • Scientists See Progress in FDA Stem Cell Trial Approval

  • 6 January, 2009
  • 1/6/2009 6:00:00 AM

    The ISSCR shares in the excitement generated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration‘s landmark decision to approve the first clinical trials using the products of human embryonic stem cells, yet advises the public to maintain realistic expectations at this early stage.
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  • The ISSCR Releases New Guidelines to Shape Future of Stem Cell Therapy

  • 3 December, 2008
  • The ISSCR releases Guidelines for the Clinical Translation of Stem Cells, defining a roadmap for medical researchers and doctors, outlining what needs to be accomplished to move stem cells from promising research to proven treatments for patients
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  • Scientists Urge President-Elect Obama to Restore U.S. Funding of Stem Cell Research

  • 6 November, 2008
  • The ISSCR, representing the world’s leading stem cell scientists, urges President-Elect Barack Obama to restore federal funding for embryonic stem cell research in the first 100 days of his presidency.
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  • MacArthur Foundation Bestows "Genius Award" on ISSCR Board Member

  • 23 September, 2008
  • Sally Temple, an International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) Board Member was one of 25 individuals honored by the 2008 MacArthur Foundation’s Fellows program. Temple, scientific director of the New York Neural Stem Cell Institute, has served on the ISSCR board for two years and has been a member of the society since 2004.
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  • Stem Cell Science Experts Release Letter Urging U.S. Commitment to All Avenues of Stem Cell Research

  • 22 September, 2008
  • The ISSCR joined with other leading scientists today to issue an open letter to reiterate the urgent need for U.S. support for all types of stem cell research. The Society is the world’s preeminent professional organization of stem cell researchers.
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  • International Committee Recommends Stringent Guidelines for Translating Stem Cell Therapies from the Lab Bench to the Bedside

  • 16 June, 2008
  • At the sixth annual meeting of the International Society for Stem Cell Research, a task force of leaders in the field announced a draft set of guidelines to ensure that rigorous best practices are applied to the clinical translation of stem cell research from the laboratory to human subjects.
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  • ISSCR Marks First Annual Global Forum

  • 24 March, 2008
  • The ISSCR today holds its inaugural Global Forum, bringing together the newly established ISSCR Global Advisory Council with members of the ISSCR leadership and other outside experts to survey the current state of stem cell science, to evaluate the opportunities and challenges facing the field and to develop strategic directions for the ISSCR.
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  • The International Society for Stem Cell Research Chooses Site for First Annual Meeting in Europe

  • 17 March, 2008
  • The International Society for Stem Cell Research, together with co-sponsors the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG) and the Center of Regenerative Medicine in Barcelona (CMRB), announce the 7th ISSCR Annual Meeting will take place at the Centre Convencions Internacional Barcelona (CCIB) in Barcelona, Spain, July 8-11, 2009.
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  • Leading International Stem Cell Society to Hold First-Ever Global Forum

  • 11 March, 2008
  • The International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) invites you to attend the ISSCR Global Forum Press Conference, held from noon – 1 p.m. March 19, 2008, at the Ritz Carlton at Half Moon Bay in California. More than 30 of the foremost scientists, business leaders, governmental and industry officials are gathering examine the current state of stem cell research around the world.
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  • New Advances in Human Pluripotent Stem Cell Research

  • 20 November, 2007
  • 11/20/2007 5:00:00 AM

    Today, new studies by two research groups were published in leading peer-reviewed scientific journals, Cell and Science, demonstrating for the first time that human skin cells can be transformed into embryonic stem cell-like cells.
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  • ISSCR jointly presents 2007 Shanghai International Symposium on Stem Cell Research

  • 14 August, 2007
  • More than 300 scientists gathered in Shanghai today for the opening of the 2007 Shanghai International Symposium on Stem Cell Research, jointly organized by the International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR), and the Shanghai Institutes of Biological Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences (SIBS/CAS) and other research institutes in China.
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  • High School Students Shadow Leading Stem Cell Researchers

  • 14 June, 2007
  • Local students from Cairns State High School CSHS will have the opportunity to experience first-hand the high-level discussions and presentations at the International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) 5 th Annual Meeting.
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  • ISSCR Leads International Effort for Uniform Ethical Standards in Stem Cell Research

  • 1 February, 2007
  • ISSCR released its Guidelines for the Conduct of Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research, calling for special scrutiny of human embryonic stem cell research and specify rigorous ethical standards for scientists working with human embryonic stem cells, and seeking to promote responsible, transparent and uniform practices worldwide.
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