A Global Student Community for Cures

“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...

by: Mitra Hooshmand, Americans for Cures 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 […]

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. […]

Culturing a Stem Cell Community: Acce...

In an age of clickbait and fake news, there is no question that stem cell outreach and education are critical to stem cell advocacy and the overall progress of the field. Quality outreach initiatives and education dispel misconceptions, clarify science, and enable the public to grasp the potential of stem cell research. However, there are […]

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 sever a digital nerve, leaving a finger or few paralyzed; a motorcycle accident can cut off lack of sensation in one leg. And in most cases, as the injured neuron struggles to grow back, recovery is […]

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, […]

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  1. High School Case Competition

    January 7, 2018 @ 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
  2. 2018 World Stem Cell Summit | Miami, FL

    January 22, 2018 - January 26, 2018
  3. Stem Cells: Frontiers

    January 27, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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