January 22, 2021

The Niche

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isscr 2014

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I’ve conduct two polls after the annual ISSCR 2014 meeting in Vancouver. Both reflect a moderate level of enthusiasm. The results are above. In the first poll, asking for a general level of enthusiasm about the meeting (let), the top answer was the middle of the road “so-so”, but this was followed by the two possible answers reflecting positive feelings about it. In the second poll at right, I ask respondents how they felt about ISSCR 2014 versus ISSCR 2013. Again, the responses were …Read More

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Glioblastoma and other related malignant glioma tumors including diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG) are some of the most devastating of all human cancers, and glioma stem cells may contribute to the lethality. You can see an image of a glioma (the white area in the brain scan) from Wikipedia above. These brain tumors usually kill the people who get them within 1-2 years even with treatments and because today’s therapies for these cancers are themselves extremely harsh, patients’ quality of life is often very …Read More

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I’ve really enjoyed day 2 of ISSCR 2014. So far this day has already packed in a slew of great talks both in the lecture halls and outside one-on-one with old friends and new ones. How great is that? I’ll focus on just a few highlights to keep it concise. Dubious stem cell clinics and the FDA: a match not made in heaven? The ISSCR conference day started off a session entitled “Therapies in the Clinic” and my colleague Leigh Turner kicked things off with a …Read More

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I took a chance today to walk around Vancouver a bit while visiting ISSCR 2014 and got a few fun photos with my iPhone. Vancouver is a very cool city with pretty nature, diverse people, and lots of art. Next to the Convention Center is a great view and a big ship. And this building speaks (or writes)….the clouds looked no nearer than when I was lying on the street. the clouds looked no nearer than when I was lying on the street. the …Read More

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This morning at ISSCR 2014 in Vancouver things kicked off in an exciting way, kind of akin to a World Cup soccer/football match for fans of stem cells. Azim Surani (pictured at right) received the McEwen Award for his innovative research on germ cell fate and epigenetic control mechanisms. It was great to see Paolo Bianco, Elena Cattaneo, and Michele De Luca receive the ISSCR 2014 Public Service Award for their efforts in Italy to protect patients from the Stamina Foundation (for more that threat to …Read More

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If you read this blog you know that I like stem cell contests and giving out awards. In the latest contest I am teaming up with ISSCR. The winner of the contest will receive a free registration to the upcoming ISSCR 2014 Annual Meeting in beautiful Vancouver, B.C. How do you enter and possibly win? Simply write an essay, 300 words or less, on the topic: “Why I want to go to ISSCR 2014”. Send it to me at [email protected] I will pick the …Read More