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Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells: Enabl...

Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells: Enabling Orphan Drug Development

The Orphan Drug Act passed in 1983 to facilitate the development of productions for rare diseases and conditions. It enables the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to incentivize companies for the development of drugs that might not be “good” business ventures as they treat rare, or orphan, diseases. The incentives of the program are: 1) […]

5th Annual Culturing a Stem Cell Comm...

5th Annual Culturing a Stem Cell Community Conference The Student Society for Stem Cell Research (SSSCR) is pleased to announce our celebration of Stem Cell Awareness Day 2017 through the 5th Annual Culturing a Stem Cell Community Conference being held today, October 14, 2017, and organized by the UC Berkeley chapter of SSSCR. The 5th Annual […]

Beyond the Band-Aid: Nerve Regenerati...

Nerves are incredibly difficult to regrow and, perversely, easy to injure. Just one slip of a cooking knife can leave a digital nerve severed, leaving a finger or few paralyzed; a motorcycle accident may cause complete lack of sensation in one leg. And in most cases, as the injured neuron struggles to grow back, recovery […]

World Cerebral Palsy Day: October 6, ...

World Cerebral Palsy Day: October 6, 2017 Join the Student Society for Stem Cell Research in supporting World Cerebral Palsy Day on October 6, 2017 by visiting https://worldcpday.org to learn more. What is Cerebral Palsy? Cerebral Palsy is the most common form of childhood movement disorder. Symptoms include include poor coordination, weak or stiff muscles, […]

Stem Cell Careers

Career Feature—Informal Educator Welcome to the second post in a series of articles about alternative careers in regenerative medicine. I aim to take you through a tour of the vocational landscape—its ups, its downs—and show you that you can do anything with an interest in regenerative medicine. Many folks start out wanting a certain type of […]

CSI: Cancer Stem cells and Inflammati...

Liver cancer is an effective killer. In fact, it’s more effective than human killers: the number of people who die of liver cancer every year is twice the number of reported murders in the United States.(1)(2) Why is this disease so deadly? Ironically, for some types of liver cancer, scientists believe the key to its lethal […]

Tensions Between Scientific and Legal...

Science is expensive. It costs a lot of money, and it takes a substantial amount of time. Clinical trials, in particular, can be a heavy financial burden. In academia, these costs can be offset by funding through the form of grants. But academic institutions aren’t typically responsible for transforming research into products for the market. […]

Harvard Stem Cell Institute Internshi...

Harvard Stem Cell Institute Internship

I had spent the first two summers of my undergraduate career conducting research at the University of Toronto, my home university. By the time December of my third year rolled around, I knew that I wanted to experience science in another country. As a result, I applied to several abroad summer research programs, one of […]

ARM Releases Q2/1H 2017 Data Report

ARM Releases Q2/1H 2017 Data Report As a member of the Alliance for Regenerative Medicine, the Student Society for Stem Cell Research (SSSCR), is pleased to share the announcement, below, from Lindsey Scull (ARM, Senior Director, Communications) on publishing their Q2 Data Report, Highlighting Sector Trends and Metrics. The Q2/1H 2017 data report is available […]

Strategies for Undergraduate Research

Strategies for Undergraduate Research

I went to UC Berkeley for my undergrad, so I realize how easy it is to feel overwhelmed in the environment of a large public university. I sometimes felt my peers came with manuals on how to be the best students: make a two-to- three student study group (not too big, not too small), go to […]