The latest stem cell news, interviews, blogs and commentary

#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.

Dutch comic and 100-year anniversary celebrations

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.

Unlocking Nature’s Secrets for Building the Human Brain

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.

Danish stem cell scientists go to school for the day!

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.

For the first time in Germany: UniStem Day

Stefanie Mahler, head of communications at the German Stem Cell Network, reflects on their experience of getting involved with the Europe-wide stem cell outreach initiative, UniStem Day, for the first time.

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