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SSSCR Founder: Luncheon Expert At Wor...

Founder of the Student Society for Stem Cell Research, Joe Riggs, Ph.D., to be a luncheon expert at the 2018 World Stem Cell Summit in Miami, Florida, January 25th, on the discussion: “Successes and Challenges in Using Patient-Derived Stem Cell Methods for Studying Mental Illness and Addiction”. Mental health conditions, including schizophrenia, depression, bipolar, and […]

Science, Trust, and Pixie Dust: Stem ...

In a culture obsessed with aging (or more accurately, not aging), stem cells are a sensation. From anti-wrinkle creams to hormonal supplements to extensive surgical procedures,(1) it feels like we’ve already explored everything short of time travel to cling to vitality. But now, we’ve come even further. Scientists can culture cells capable of regenerating nearly […]

Interview with California’s Top Advoc...

Mary Bass is the Executive Director of Americans for Cures, a nonprofit advocacy organization that works to make stem cell research and science accessible to everyone. It was founded in 2004 after the passage of Proposition 71, California’s groundbreaking investment in stem cell research. Mary spoke with SSSCR about her role, how she became an […]

Treating Traumatic Spinal Cord Injuri...

   Traumatic spinal cord injuries (SCIs) are significant causes of mortality and neurological morbidity that impose extensive psychological and economic strain on patients and health care systems. According to the most recent statistical report of the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Centre (NSCISC) there are about 17,500 new cases of spinal cord injury each year […]

Stem Cells: Realizing the Search for ...

   In a world driven by Snapchat, Twitter, and Facebook, it is not surprising to see photos of family members post a Go-Fund-Me for a disabled child, see an advertisement pop up to donate money to a hospital, or share a video on a new experimental procedure in Phase I clinical trials. It is clear […]

“i before E?”: The Battle...

  Cartoon: “National Spotlight,” Antara Rao.   A pluripotent stem cell is a cell that can 1) self-renew and 2) differentiate into any cell in the body. For decades, the only pluripotent cell scientists could study were embryonic stem cells (ESCs), derived—as the name suggests—from rejected embryos thrown out by in vitro fertilization clinics. Despite […]

Stem Cell Research Is About More Than...

In October, people across California celebrated #StemCellMonth, highlighting all the amazing progress made by stem cell research in the last year. But more than just the great leaps forward in science, we celebrated the lives we can change. A few of patient activists created this short video to share with you what hopes and dreams […]

The Resilience of Brain Cancer: Gliob...

Glioblastomas are one of the most aggressive and commonly occurring brain tumors (1) Patients diagnosed with glioblastomas have a life expectancy of about fourteen months with medical treatments, including surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy. Although common and lethal, the causes of glioblastomas and effective treatments still remain unclear to the medical field. In fact, one […]

50 Shades of Potency: The Elusive Def...

A century ago, we didn’t even know they existed. Now we know their function is essential to nearly every regenerative process in our body, and for creating life itself. But despite decades of research on these ubiquitous cells, it is still worth exploring the question:   What is a stem cell?   In fact, most […]

Understanding the Regenerating Salama...

The axolotl (Ambystoma mexicanum) is a salamander best known for its remarkable regenerative capabilities. It is able to regenerate complex anatomical structures such as limbs and the spinal cord. This ability has prompted decades of research into the mechanisms governing the vertebrate body-part regeneration, yielding valuable insight into the molecular actors involved in this phenomenon. […]

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