Posts Tagged ‘ISSCR’

Five regenerative medicine workshops to attend this summer

Author: Guest, 05/15/17

Amin Adibi is a biomedical engineer and a health data analyst at the University of British Columbia. His areas of interest include cell manufacturing and bioprocess optimization, clinical translation of cellular therapies, health outcomes and cost-effectiveness modelling. Amin has an MSc degree from University of Calgary, where he focused on developing adjuvant MSC-based therapies for…Read more

Major League Baseball Pitchers and “Stem Cell” therapy

Author: David Kent, 04/18/17

With the Toronto Blue Jays* off to a terrible start, I was almost dissuaded from reading anything about baseball, until I happened upon the following article: “Stem-cell therapy is poised to disrupt the Tommy John epidemic in baseball.” First, I had to do my standard “fake news” check by triangulating the sources, readings, etc., but…Read more

Tip of the iceberg? Scary stuff from international stem cell clinics

Author: David Kent, 08/02/16

Last week, a good friend of mine forwarded me a correspondence from the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM). I was expecting to read about a new drug being tested in clinical trials or maybe a neat scientific perspective on leukemia biology, but what I got instead shocked and saddened me. The title of the…Read more

ISSCR final day – Not just one hit… finding combinations in cancer

Author: David Kent, 07/18/16

During the morning plenary session on the final day of ISSCR, we were treated to a delightful mix of basic and translational science as well as a riveting public policy lecture from Alta Charo. The session was all about disease modeling and stem cells and the highlight talk for me was from Guy Sauvageau, who…Read more

ISSCR takes a pre-emptive stand on ethical issues

Author: David Kent, 04/16/15

. Last month, Nature published a comment by Edward Lanphier and colleagues, which foreshadows the publication of a study in which scientists have used new genome editing tools to modify the DNA of human embryos. Author David Cyranoski weighed in, suggesting that scientists were divided on where the ethical boundaries for such a technology existed….Read more

Update from the Clinic: June

Author: Mark Curtis, 07/09/14

. Welcome to your Update from the Clinic for the month of June. Neuralstem presented final data on a first-in-class drug for the treatment of major depressive disorder, which is proving to be an effective and non-invasive means to boost brain volume. OncoMed has a shaky start to its Phase I programs targeting the Wnt…Read more

Careful with the heart strings: Promise vs. potential

Author: David Kent, 06/26/14

> The cellular therapy plenary at the ISSCR conference on June 19 was an incredibly interesting mix of hope and despair. On one hand, the opening talk by Leigh Turner made us imagine thousands of people in the United States getting duped into stem cell therapies as a result of pre-mature commercialization and ethically contentious…Read more

A day in the ISSCR2014 classroom: Student blog post 3

Author: Guest, 06/24/14

> This is the third in a series of posts from Vancouver high school students who attended the ISSCR conference after winning an essay contest sponsored by the Stem Cell Network, ISSCR and Let’s Talk Science. The contest was organized by Vancouver StemCellTalks. Congratulations to the five winners: Lauren Dobischok, Tanner Jones, Mindy Lin, Vivian Tsang, and Michelle Tse. Post by Mindy…Read more

A day in the ISSCR2014 classroom: Student blog post 2

Author: Guest, 06/20/14

> This is the second of a series of posts from Vancouver high school students who attended the ISSCR conference after winning an essay contest sponsored by the Stem Cell Network, ISSCR and Let’s Talk Science. The contest was organized by Vancouver StemCellTalks. Congratulations to the five winners: Lauren Dobischok, Tanner Jones, Mindy Lin, Vivian Tsang, and Michelle Tse. Post by Lauren…Read more