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.
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.
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.
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.
Het Hubrecht Instituut viert zijn 100-jarig bestaan deze maand, en de EuroStemCell-comic 'Hoop voorbij de hype' is nu ook in het Nederlands beschikbaar.
The Hubrecht Institute is celebrating 100 years this month, and EuroStemCell’s comic 'Hope Beyond Hype' is now available in Dutch.
Many people consider the human brain to be the most complex biological structure in the world. So that raises the question, is building the brain the most complex process in the world? It may well be, but researchers are making progress mimicking the earliest steps of building the brain in a lab dish.
On May 3, 2016, a group of 25 scientists from the Danish Stem Cell Center, (DanStem), visited the Danish high school, Nørre Gymnasium, bringing with them, high quality microscopes, cell samples and fun activities. The aim was to give the students a sense of academic stem cell research. Over 110 students and teachers were out of their normal schedule and dedicated the whole day to science.
Last month during science week, a group of primary school children visited The Centre for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine at Kings College London. The ten children, aged between six and eleven years old and from Burdett-Coutts Primary School in Westminster, were invited to the centre to become scientists for the day and learn about stem cell research.