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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 project concept, progress and results to a range of audiences, including life science researchers, clinicians, drug development companies, the general public, the media, advocacy and patient representative groups, other relevant EU projects and young people.

Report on EU MSC2 2015 meeting – Shaping the future of MSC Therapy

A comprehensive report on the EU-MSC2 meeting meeting in Leiden has been released (7th and 8th of September 2015). Our thanks to the authors – Danielle Nicholson (NUI Galway), Brigitte Wieles, Ton Rabelink and Willem Fibbe (all Leiden University Medical Centre).     You can access the report of the EU MSC2 meeting here.

REDDSTAR researchers convene at EU-MSC2 2015 meeting

REDDSTAR researchers from NUI Galway, Orbsen Therapeutics Ltd., Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, University of Porto, Queen’s University Belfast, Miltenyi Biotec, Pintail Ltd., Steno Diabetes Center and Leiden University Medical Center attended the EU-MSC2 meeting in Leiden on the 7th and 8th of September 2015.     The two-day meeting brought together researchers from nine EU-funded projects pursuing…

Debating Science Issues (DSI) 2015

  In its eighth year, Debating Science Issues (DSI) is an All-Ireland science debating competition that encourages young people to engage in dialogue on the cultural, societal and ethical implications of advances in biomedical science. The programme of workshops, debates and STEM careers promotion was coordinated through REDDSTAR for the last two years. The eighth…

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…

REDDSTAR meets in Belfast- Month 30

REDDSTAR’s fifth plenary meeting was held at the Merchant Hotel in Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK on 29 April 2015. In the morning, the six scientists involved in the preclinical work packages that focus on complications of diabetes presented an update since our last meeting. Future plans were discussed, including experiments focusing on the mechanism of action…

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…

Debating Science Issues All-Ireland Finals announced

The eighth All-Ireland Finals of Debating Science Issues (DSI) will take place on 29 April 2015 at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, 123 St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 1. Through a process of single elimination, the field of 32 secondary schools narrowed to just four representing all four provinces in Ireland. This All-Ireland science…

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.

 

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