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Two proteins safeguard skin stem cells

Our skin renews, heals wounds, and regenerates the hair that covers it thanks to a small group of stem cells. These cells continually produce new ones, which appear on the skin surface after a few days. A study led by CRG Alumnus and ICREA researcher Salvador Aznar Benitah undertaken at the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona) has identified two proteins that are fundamental to conserve skin stem cells and has shown that without these proteins these cells are lost.

Neural stem cells reveal how Zika virus can cause microcephaly and a potential drug treatment

A team of Yale researchers has discovered that infection by the Zika virus (ZIKV) stops neural stem cells dividing in the developing human brain, thereby causing the birth defect microcephaly. The ZIKV does this by diverting a key protein necessary for neural stem cell division. The researchers also reported that antiviral nucleoside analogs, including the FDA-approved drug Sofosbuvir (normally used to treat Hepatitis C virus infection), inhibit ZIKV replication and protect human neural stem cell from death.

Genome editing and stem cells: Questions and Answers

The development of new precise and fast genome editing tools, like CRISPR/Cas9, has changed the landscape of biomedical research forever.  Much has been written about the technology, but what does it mean for the field of stem cell research and regenerative medicine? Take an in-depth look at genome editing and stem cells with our Questions and Answers.

Fact sheets now available in Czech

Díky Masarykově univerzitě, která je partnerem projektu EuroStemCell pro Českou republiku, s potěšením poskytujeme některé z našich nejpopulárnějších informačních textů v češtině.

Thanks to Masaryk University, EuroStemCell’s partner in the Czech Republic, we are pleased to provide some of our most popular fact sheets in Czech.

#MyView - Film & Social Media Campaign

Philippa Russell, Public Engagement Officer at the Cambridge Stem Cell Institute, introduces the insitute's new campaign to raise awareness about stem cell research on blood cancer, myelin repair and brain repair.

Unfolding Organogenesis

Through organ origami and paper hearts, Karen Jent reflects on the event, Unfolding Organogenesis, at this year's Edinburgh International Science Festival. 

Rebooting the immune system: Blood stem cells in multiple sclerosis therapy

As part of an international clinical trial, researchers at the Sheffield Teaching Hospital recently reported interesting developments in multiple sclerosis therapy. Using the patients’ own blood stem cells, the scientists were able to reboot their immune system, therefore preventing autoreactive immune cells from further attacks on their fragile nervous system.

ISSCR 2016: Translate Promise to Progress

San Francisico is gearing up for the ISSCR's Annual Meeting from June 22-25th. During the week, researchers and collaborators will meet to discuss breakthrough science, share best practices, and examine future fields of interest within stem cell research.

ISSCR releases New Global Guidelines for Stem Cell Research

New global guidelines for stem cell research and translation outline best practices and demand rigor, oversight, and transparency. Guidance addresses key scientific, ethical, social, and policy challenges raised by new technologies and emerging areas of stem cell discovery and application.

Thymistem celebrates Day of Immunology 2016

The thymus is a little known organ, something that Maria Antica, Thymistem scientist, knew well when chatting with her friends and family in Croatia. A desire to change this led to her translating ‘My amazing Immune System’ into her native language. Last Friday on The Day of Immunology her hard work culminated in the book’s launch. We hear from Maria why she felt the translation was important for her country and the unfolding events of the two day celebration.

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