• 15 December, 2014

    Remembering Dr. Donald Metcalf

    The ISSCR remembers with sadness an important contributor to stem cell science.
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      • 9 December, 2014

    Stem Cell Podcast Becomes the Official Podcast of the ISSCR

    The International Society for Stem Cell Research is thrilled to announce the Stem Cell Podcast as the official podcast of the ISSCR. Launched in September 2013, the podcast focuses on providing stem cell scientists with up-to-date information on recent literature and trends and features in-depth interviews with experts from the stem cell field.
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      • 3 December, 2014

    Member Spotlight on Steven Kattman, PhD

    As a Senior Group Leader with Cellular Dynamics International, Inc. in Madison, WI, USA, Dr. Kattman focuses on product and assay development of human iPSC-derived cells used in drug discovery, toxicity testing, basic life science research and regenerative medicine. But he’s also an adventurous collector. Find out in what tangible way he connects with the earth’s past in this month’s Member Spotlight.
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      • 10 November, 2014

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

    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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      • 5 November, 2014

    The International Society for Stem Cell Research Opens Media Registration for “Global Controls in Stem Cells,” a Regional Forum in Singapore, November 5-7, 2014

    The International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) is accepting media registration in advance of “Global Controls in Stem Cells,” taking place November 5-7 in Singapore.
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      • 3 November, 2014

    Member Spotlight on Lygia V. Pereira, Ph.D.

    Dr. Pereira’s University of São Paulo group at the National Laboratory of Embryonic Stem Cells (LaNCE) is developing a library of hiPSC for in vitro studies of drug response and toxicity, but she doesn't remember deciding to become a scientist; it just happened. Find out which surprising hidden passion could entice her to give up academia in this month’s Member Spotlight.
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      • 9 October, 2014

    From Stem Cells to Billions of Human Insulin Producing Cells

    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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      • 7 October, 2014

    Member Spotlight on Timothy Caulfield, LLM, FRSC, FCAHS

    How did motion sickness lead health law and policy researcher Timothy Caulfield to explore the scope, nature and drivers of marketing unproven stem cell therapies with his team at the University of Alberta? Discover the “career” he abandoned in the ‘80s and more in this month’s Member Spotlight.
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      • 9 September, 2014

    ISSCR Soliciting Nominations for Board of Directors – Deadline November 1

    The ISSCR Nominating Committee, chaired by Janet Rossant, is soliciting nominations for Board of Directors positions which will become available in June 2015. Read more about it on the Elections Process page.
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      • 8 September, 2014

    Member Spotlight on Jose Polo, PhD

    At around age 12, Dr. Polo received his grandfather’s microscope, sparking an interest in biology. Since then, this Argentine father of twins has kept quite busy. Learn what social science he briefly pursued instead, and discover what makes working in Melbourne so great in this month’s Member Spotlight.
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      • 14 August, 2014

    New CellNet Quality Control Tool Ensures Lab-created Cells Have the Right Properties

    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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      • 12 August, 2014

    The ISSCR Announces New Global Advisory Council Chairpersons

    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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      • 5 August, 2014

    Member Spotlight on Jiaqian Wu, PhD

    Dr. Wu grew up in a household of scientists. Now, after a long week investigating stem cell neural differentiation in the lab, you might find her surfing in the Gulf of Mexico south of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. But you'll never guess how she spent her Friday nights as a Yale postdoc.
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      • 5 August, 2014

    Connecting Genetics and Heart Disease through Stem Cell Research

    Scientists know that a person’s genetic makeup contributes to the likelihood of their having a heart attack, but there has remained a gap between their knowledge of genetic indicators and medicine; a gap Harvard University scientist, Chad Cowan, Ph.D., is trying to bridge through stem cell research.
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