Los Angeles, USA – Global independent academic publisher Sage has acquired IOS Press, an independent publisher founded in Amsterdam in 1987 that specializes in health, life, and computer sciences.
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Amsterdam, NL – Chad Cowan, PhD, has decided to step down as co-Editor-in-Chief (EIC), of StemJournal, with immediate effect, following the co-founding of Clade Therapeutics and assuming the position of CEO. As a consequence of his shift from academia and the significant commitments in running Clade Therapeutics, he is stepping down from the journal, also to prevent any potential conflict of interests.
StemJournal (STJ), published by IOS Press, is pleased to announce the appointment of new co-Editor-in-Chief, Giorgia Quadrato, PhD, effective immediately. Dr. Quadrato joins co-Editor-in-Chief Niels Geijsen, PhD, and an eminent international editorial board
Leiden, NL – University Medical Centre (LUMC), the DanStem Institute at the University of Copenhagen, and the Murdoch Children's Research Institute in Melbourne will jointly receive 300 million euros from the Novo Nordisk Foundation. The aim of this new international consortium is to bring stem cell-based therapies from the laboratory to the patient.
Athens, GA, USA – With global rates of male infertility continuing to rise, a new study in spermatogonial stem cell research led by researchers at the University of Georgia provides hope for future clinical therapies.
Los Angeles, CA, USA – Lizards can regrow severed tails, making them the closest relative to humans that can regenerate a lost appendage. But in lieu of the original tail that includes a spinal column and nerves, the replacement structure is an imperfect cartilage tube. Now, for the first time, a USC-led study in Nature Communications describes how stem cells can help lizards regenerate better tails.
West Lafayette, IN, USA – Most strokes happen when an artery in the brain becomes blocked. Blood flow to the neural tissue stops, and those tissues typically die. Because of the locations of the major arteries in the brain, many strokes affect motor function. Some affect vision, however, causing patients to lose their vision or find it compromised or diminished. A research team led by Purdue University’s Alexander Chubykin, an associate professor of biological sciences in the College of Science, in collaboration with the team led by Gong Chen at Jinan University, China, has discovered a way to use gene therapy to turn glial brain cells into neurons, restoring visual function and offering hope for a way to restore motor function.
Dallas, TX, USA – UT Southwestern stem cell scientists find that stringent lineage tracing is crucial for studies of nerve cell regeneration. Their results, which are published in Cell, show that this tracing is far from routine in the field and suggest that earlier studies reporting “striking” regeneration results must be reexamined.
Southampton, UK – Researchers at the University of Southampton have invented a new way to generate human cartilage tissue from stem cells. The technique could pave the way for the development of a much-needed new treatment for people with cartilage damage.