• 7 August, 2015
  • Comments are now being accepted on the draft of the ISSCR's "Guidelines for Stem Cell Research and Clinical Translation." We encourage you to consider and provide feedback on this important document.
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  • 15 June, 2015
  • 6/15/2015 5:00:00 AM

    The ISSCR announces Sean J. Morrison, Children’s Research Institute at UT Southwestern Medical Center, as incoming president of the ISSCR board of directors, immediately following the ISSCR’s annual meeting, June 24-27, 2015.
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  • 23 April, 2015
  • In response to an article published by Chinese scientists describing research that used gene editing technologies in human embryos, the International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) has again called for a moratorium on attempts at human clinical germline genome editing while extensive scientific analysis of the potential risks is conducted, along with broad public discussion of the societal and ethical implications.
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  • A Closer Look at Stem Cells

    The ISSCR has Expanded its Online Resources to Help the Public Evaluate Experimental Treatments and Better Understand Stem Cell Science

  • 20 April, 2015
  • 4/20/2015 5:00:00 AM

    The ISSCR launched an expanded “Closer Look at Stem Cells” website (www.closerlookatstemcells.org), an online resource to help patients and their families make informed decisions about stem cell treatments, clinics and their health.
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  • The ISSCR Statement on Human Germline Genome Modification

  • 19 March, 2015
  • The International Society for Stem Cell Research calls for a moratorium on attempts at clinical application of nuclear genome editing of the human germ line to enable more extensive scientific analysis of the potential risks of genome editing and broader public discussion of the societal and ethical implications.
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  • The ISSCR Announces 2015 Recipients of the McEwen Award for Innovation, the ISSCR-BD Biosciences Outstanding Young Investigator, and the ISSCR Public Service Awards, 20 January, 2015

  • 20 January, 2015
  • 1/20/2015 6:00:00 AM

    The ISSCR Announces Recipients of the 2015 McEwen Award for Innovation, the ISSCR-BD Biosciences Outstanding Young Investigator, and the ISSCR Public Service Awards
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  • Anthony Atala

    Q&A: Stem Cells, Regenerative Medicine, and Veterans

  • 10 November, 2014
  • 11/10/2014 6:00:00 AM

    Q&A with Dr. Anthony Atala, director of Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine, North Carolina, U.S.A., and leader of the consortium of researchers that make up the Armed Forces Institute of Regenerative Medicine (AFIRM). He spoke about the organization and its mission.
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  • From Stem Cells to Billions of Human Insulin Producing Cells

  • 9 October, 2014
  • With human embryonic stem cells as a starting point, the scientists are for the first time able to produce, in the kind of massive quantities needed for cell transplantation and pharmaceutical purposes, human insulin-producing beta cells equivalent in most every way to normally functioning beta cells.
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  • New CellNet Quality Control Tool Ensures Lab-created Cells Have the Right Properties

  • 14 August, 2014
  • Scientists at Boston Children’s Hospital, the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University and Boston University have created a computer algorithm called CellNet as a “roadmap” for cell and tissue engineering, to ensure that cells engineered in the lab have the same favorable properties as cells in our own bodies.
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  • The ISSCR Announces New Global Advisory Council Chairpersons

  • 12 August, 2014
  • Dr. Susan Lim and Mr. Deepak Sharma are appointed chairpersons of the ISSCR Global Advisory Council, which brings together academic, business, corporate, civic and philanthropic leaders interested in supporting the society in its mission to transform human health worldwide.
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  • Rudolf Jaenisch Assumes Leadership of the International Society for Stem Cell Research

  • 12 June, 2014
  • The International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) is pleased to announce Rudolf Jaenisch, Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), as incoming president of the ISSCR board of directors, immediately following the ISSCR’s 12th Annual Meeting, June 18-21, 2014. Jaenisch will serve as president for one year and succeeds Janet Rossant. The role of vice president will be filled by Sally Temple, Neural Stem Cell Institute.
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  • Stem Cells May be Key to Curing Retinal Disease

  • 9 May, 2014
  • Robin Ali, Ph.D., UCL Institute of Ophthalmology in London, has developed a strategy for repairing the retina by transplanting photoreceptor cells generated in the laboratory from embryonic stem cells.
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  • Organoids Offer Stem Cell Experts a Window into Kidney Disease

  • 7 April, 2014
  • Stem cell researchers are now using organoids, lab-grown models of human organs, to better understand kidney disease. In the future, organoids may also provide an important test model for experimental drugs.
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  • Details of ISSCR 12th Annual Meeting

  • 10 March, 2014
  • The ISSCR 12th Annual Meeting will take place June 18-21, 2014 at the Vancouver Convention Centre in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The meeting will bring together approximately 4,000 stem cell scientists, bioethicists, clinicians and industry professionals from over 50 countries to present and discuss the latest research and technologies within the field.
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  • Human Disease Modeling Under the Microscope

  • 6 March, 2014
  • Induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS cells) have been hailed as a future cell therapy, but they are playing an equally important role in research, revolutionizing the way scientists study human disease. By cultivating human stem cell lines in a dish, scientists are better able to understand diseases, including those with unique genetic markers.
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  • Two Papers Open a New Window into Pluripotency

    1/29/2014 6:00:00 AM

    The ISSCR is pleased to help spread the news about two papers published online today in Nature that describe the induction of pluripotency in cells from a newborn mouse without the use of extrinsic transcription factors, chemical manipulation or nuclear transfer.
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  • The ISSCR Announces 2014 Awards Recipients

  • 14 January, 2014
  • The ISSCR announces recipients of its 2014 awards, which will be presented at the 12th Annual Meeting in Vancouver, taking place June 18-21, 2014.
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  • Workshop, "Stem Cell Therapies: Opportunities for Assuring the Quality and Safety of Unregulated Clinical Offerings"

  • 7 November, 2013
  • The ISSCR, the Institute of Medicine and the National Academy of Sciences, is hosting a Washington, DC-based workshop and live webcast examining the practice and consequences of unproven stem cell treatments on November 18, 2013 from 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. EDT
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  • ISSCR Statement of Delivery of Unproven Autologous Cell-based Interventions to Patients

  • 12 September, 2013
  • The International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) urges medical licensing bodies, legal authorities, patient advocacy organizations, physicians, and others to exercise their influence to discourage commercial provision of unproven autologous cell-based interventions outside of clinical trials.
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