360 Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine Newsletter- October 08, 2015

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360 Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine Newsletter - Oct 08, 2015

Featured video from the Americans for Cures Foundation:

Stem Cells to Overcome Sickle Cell Disease
It is the mission of the Americans for Cures Foundation (A4CF) to support fellow advocates in the fight for stem cell research and cures. The A4CF clarifies key issues in breakthrough research and makes sure that its advocacy allies get the facts and stay current. Here is a wonderful white board tutorial on Sickle Cell Disease as part of the A4CF “Report Back to Public” series of videos. You can meet the dedicated team of A4CF and many other advocates at the upcoming World Stem Cell Summit in Atlanta, Dec. 10-12.

The Life Sciences Report: Advocacy and Technology Move Stem Cell Research Forward: Bernie Siegel of the Genetics Policy Institute
360 Editor’s comment: For those curious about the latest viewpoints of the editor of this newsletter, here is a link to my interview, published this week.

World Stem Cell Summit

Update: World Stem Cell Summit & RegMed Capital Conference

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Newly confirmed speakers:

Evren Alici, MD, PhD
Group Leader, Assistant Professor of Hematology
Karolinska Institutet, Department of Medicine
Stockholm, Sweden

Sheng Lin-Gibson, PhD
Leader, Biomaterials Group
Deputy Chief, Biosystems and Biomaterials Division
National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST)
Gaithersburg, MD

Joshua M. Hare, MD, FACC, FAHA
Louis Lemberg Professor of Medicine, Molecular and Pharmacology, and Biomedical Engineering
Director, Interdisciplinary Stem Cell Institute
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Miami, FL

Franklin D. West, PhD
Assistant Professor
Animal Dairy Science
UGA Regenerative Bioscience Center
University of Georgia
Athens, GA

Biobridge Global

The San Diego Union-Tribune: Japan's Stem Cell Drive-
Regenerative Medicine Grabs Attention, May Be Model for U.S.

U-T journalist Bradley Fikes has written an excellent overview about Japan’s efforts in regenerative medicine. That nation’s prowess is on display at Stem Cells on the Mesa this week. Japan’s leadership will also be showcased at the upcoming World Stem Cell Summit in Atlanta featuring top Japanese regulators and industry leaders, the 4th annual Japan Symposium and a keynote address by Mr. Yuzo Toda of FUJIFILM.


Business Insider Australia- Science Meets Fiction as 3D Printers Create Body Parts and Repair the Unrepairable
“Stem cells, which have the potential to self-renew, can now be loaded into a printer and spat out in new shapes, including three-dimensional tissues and structures.”

Life Interrupted

The Guardian: Stem Cells from Human Skin Turned into Kidney Tissue
“Scientists in Australia succeed in growing ‘organoids’ comparable to early stage of a baby’s kidneys that have collecting ducts and filtering units called nephons.” The study was published in the journal Nature.

AABB Annual Meeting

Medical Press: Canadian Team Succeeds in Producing Photoreceptors from Human Embryonic Stem Cells
“Age-related macular degeneration (AMRD) could be treated by transplanting photoreceptors produced by the directed differentiation of stem cells, thanks to findings published by Professor Gilbert Bernier of the University of Montreal and its affiliated Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital. ARMD is a common eye problem caused by the loss of cones. Bernier's team has developed a highly effective in vitro technique for producing light sensitive retina cells from human embryonic stem cells.” The research was published in the journal Development.

Till & McCulloch meetings

Johns Hopkins Biologist Leads Research Shedding Light on Stem Cells-New Report reveals More About How Cells are Affected by Surroundings
“In a research paper to be published in the journal Cell Reports Xin Chen, an associate professor of biology in the university's Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, and six co-authors report on how stem cells are affected by their immediate surroundings. The scientists found that an enzyme in the spot where stem cells are found can help nurture a greater abundance of these cells by sustaining them in their original state, and by promoting other cells to lose their specialized traits and transform into stem cells.”


Laboratory Equipment: Saving Endangered Species with Frozen Stem Cells
“As the world’s endangered species continue to dwindle and die out, a pairof scientists at the University of Georgia are fundraising to develop a novel way of preserving vanishing biodiversity. A ‘frozen zoo’ of stem cells from Sumatran tigers, clouded leopards and other endangered animals could save them from vanishing altogether, said Franklin West and Steven Stice, of the school’s Regenerative Bioscience Center. The scientists, in conjunction with the Atlanta Zoo, are looking to create the bank of cells to save the two big cats on the brink of extinction.” 360 editor’s comment: Intrigued? Learn more by attending the session “Evolution and Extinction- The ‘Frozen Zoo’ and Cloning the Mammoth” at the World Stem Cell Summit. The Frozen Zoo is a major project with leading scientists engaged worldwide.


360 Newsletter Editor

Bernard Siegel
Executive Director
Genetics Policy Institute

Stem Cells and the Transformative Power of Hope-a TEDx talk by Bernard Siegel, Editor of 360 Newsletter

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