Cambridge, UK – The creation of artificial embryos has moved a step forward after an international team of researchers used mouse stem cells to produce artificial embryo-like structures capable of ‘gastrulation’, a key step in the life of any embryo.
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Skokie, IL, USA – The International Soceity for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) is pleased to announce Douglas A. Melton, PhD, Harvard University, as the incoming president of the ISSCR and its board of directors. Melton assumed the post on 23 June, 2018, immediately following the 16th ISSCR Annual Meeting in Melbourne.
Los Angeles, CA, USA – UCLA researchers led by Dr. Donald Kohn have created a method for modifying blood stem cells to reverse the genetic mutation that causes a life-threatening autoimmune syndrome called IPEX. The gene therapy, which was tested in mice, is similar to the technique Kohn has used to cure patients with another immune disease, severe combined immune deficiency, or SCID, also known as bubble baby disease.
Amsterdam, NL – IOS Press is proud to announce that it has acquired StemBook, an online open access review of stem cell biology that was launched by the Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI) in collaboration with the MIND Informatics group at Massachusetts General Hospital in 2008. IOS Press will update, develop, expand and relaunch the site in 2018 in collaboration with HSCI. Read more!
Register for a free webinar on Genome Editing of Stem Cells to be held on Thursday, June 27, 2013 at 12:30pm ET.
In October 2012 Shinya Yamanaka and John Gurdon received “the call” that is every scientist’s dream.
On Oct. 20, E. Donnall Thomas, the “father of bone marrow transplantation,” died at age 92.
On July 26, the California Institute of Regenerative Medicine announced $151 million worth of grants for research that would take stem cell therapies from the laboratory to the clinic.
Two years ago, Pamela Robey broke two bones in her leg, a consequence of snow outside and an errant boot. “I slipped and my boot heel got caught in a crack,” she says. “I was moving very fast but my leg was not.”