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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.

 

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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