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REDDSTAR will present at EU-MSC2 meeting in Leiden in September

Hosted by Leiden University Medical Center, the EU MSC2 2017 meeting in Leiden, NL on September 12th and 13th will assemble twelve EU-funded, mesenchymal stromal cell-focussed consortia. Projects to be presented include: REDDSTAR, REACH, RETHRIM, Stellar, MERLIN, Nephstrom, SCIENCE, VISICORT and Adipoa-2, AUTOSTEM, BOOSTB4, SEPCELL, RESSTORE, and RESPINE. This two day, interactive meeting will be held at the Stadsgehoorzaal Leiden. Three overarching aspects of the EU-MSC2 meeting include: mechanisms of action and…

New REDDSTAR Publication in Neurobiology of Disease

A new REDDSTAR  article entitled “Pain Modulation From The Brain During Diabetic Neuropathy: Uncovering The Role of The Rostroventromedial Medulla” has just been published in Neurobiology of Science (Marta Silva, José Tiago Costa-Pereira, Daniel Martins, Isaura Tavares), Neurobiol Dis. 2016 Oct 4;96:346-356. doi: 10.1016/j.nbd.2016.10.002. [Epub ahead of print].  The paper shows that a pain control center in…

Reddstar partners published in Neuropharmacology

Reddstar researchers from Universidade do Porto, Portugal have recently published an article in Neuropharmacology. The paper is entitled “Endovanilloid control of pain modulation by the rostroventromedial medulla in an animal model of diabetic neuropathy” (authors M. Silva,D. Martins,A. Charrua,F. Piscitelli,I. Tavares,C. Morgado,V. Di Marzo). The piece deals with the use of a diabetic neuropathy model (the streptozotocin…

REDDSTAR Plenary in Galway

The 7th REDDSTAR plenary meeting was held in Galway on 25th April 2016. There was a packed agenda with scientific updates from all WPs and discussions about publications and presentations. We also had an opportunity to plan for final deliverables and reports. The meeting was very productive and the team looks forward to the busy months ahead. Many…

REDDSTAR reaches over 200 dissemination activities!

We have been lucky enough to enjoy some excellent media and dissemination over the past 3 ½ years. Our REDDSTAR project has the potential to leave a substantial and lasting impact on stem cell research, cell therapies, patient outcome, industrial technologies and on the EU research landscape. Our team has been committed to communicating the…

EU MSC2 2015: Contributing to MSC Knowledge-Sharing, Research & Development

In conjunction with our partner at Leiden University Medical Center, we are organizing EU MSC2 2015, a meeting in Leiden, NL on September 7th and 8th to bring together nine EU-funded, mesenchymal stromal cell-focussed consortia. Projects include: REDDSTAR, REACH, RETHRIM, Stellar, MERLIN, Nephstrom, SCIENCE, VISICORT and Adipoa-2. This two day, interactive meeting will be held…

Human stem cells improve bone healing in diabetics

Adding stem cells from human bone marrow to a broken diabetic bone enhances the repair process, increasing the strength of the newly formed bone, according to a laboratory-based study presented at the European Congress of Endocrinology in Dublin. The work could lead to more effective treatments for broken bones.   Bones of diabetic people are…

Interview with Martin Ridderstråle, Steno Diabetes Center

REDDSTAR Dissemination Officer Danielle Nicholson interviewed Martin Ridderstråle: Vice President, Head of Clinic at Steno Diabetes Center in Copenhagen, Denmark to discuss his work and diabetes care in the context of REDDSTAR | Repair of Diabetic Damage by Stromal Cell Administration.  

What kind of a world do you want to live in?

This is a question I pose to students when I introduce stem cell research to young people in schools. In order to make the practice and end products of science and innovation meet the values and needs of society, advances in research need to be discussed in an open way that encourages participation from a…

REDDSTAR kicks off Debating Science Issues 2015

In conjunction with Ireland’s Science Week, Debating Science Issues (DSI) the cross border biomedical, bioethical project is being launched with an upper secondary school workshop series. NUI Galway-coordinated REDDSTAR leads the assemblage of collaborators delivering the schools’ science programme now in its eighth year. Although the workshop phase of the Debating Science Issues project is…

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