clinical applications

ISSCR invites comments on draft Guidelines for Stem Cell Science and Translation

The draft Guidelines for Stem Cell Science and Translation represent efforts by the ISSCR Guidelines Revision Task Force to revise and update the society’s existing guidance documents.

Interview with Graziella Pellegrini – Using stem cells to cure blindness

Professor Graziella Pellegrini is one of the principal scientists on the ground breaking, corneal repair system Holoclar ®.  Working throughout Italy over the past 27 years she is now based at the Centre for Regenerative Medicine “Stefano Ferrari” at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia. 

Stem Cells: From Bench to Bedside, King’s College London

The scale of the medical challenges that an ageing population poses for healthcare in the future will require radical solutions; harnessing the potential of stem cells represents a promising strategy. On 12 November members of the public gathered at King’s College London to discuss issues surrounding stem cell research and how their clinical translation may be realised. 

OptiStem releases interactive Hope Beyond Hype online and makes the graphic story available in FIVE more European languages

To date OptiStem’s successful graphic story ‘Hope Beyond Hype - a story about stem cells from bench to bedside’ has had over 117,000 online readers! We are delighted to now release Hope Beyond Hype in six new versions: French, Italian, Spanish, GermanPolish and interactive.

It was an interesting process working on the translations, especially as the word “hype” has quite different meanings in different languages. Each of the translations has been checked by a native speaking scientist to ensure the text is both scientifically and grammatically correct.

Types of stem cells and their current uses

Last updated:
17 Aug 2012

Stem cell research is often in the news; whether it's claims of new therapies or controversies about the types of cells used. What is the true potential of stem cells behind the headlines? How valuable are they as tools for research and therapy? And what are the advantages and limitations of different types of stem cells for different uses?

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