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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Newest SSSCR Chapter at UMass Lowell!

Newest SSSCR Chapter at UMass Lowell!

Hello everyone! I am very excited to announce our latest addition to the community with the SSSCR-University of Massachusetts Lowell chapter! We can’t wait to start our involvement this upcoming fall. Stay turned for more updates! 00

Registration Open: 2017 WFIRM RME Cou...

Registration Open: 2017 WFIRM RME Course

Regenerative Medicine Essentials Course June 5-9, 2017 Wake Forest Bowman Gray Center for Medical Education Winston-Salem NC Online registration is now OPEN! Early registration ends April 3, 2017. Often referred to as the next evolution of modern health care, regenerative medicine touches many disciplines – from clinical care and engineering to basic science and bioethics. […]

Laurel Barchas Asks Tough Question on...

The Critical Role of Patient Advocates in Accelerating Stem Cell Cures [Excerpt] When the session was opened up to questions, the atmosphere in the room turned electric. Patients and scientists stood up to tell their stories and asked hard questions. One question came from Laurel Barchas, one of the founders of the Student Society for Stem […]