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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…

Stem Cell Documentary Screening takes place in Galway

“Stem Cell Revolutions – a documentary screening” took place last Wednesday 12th November in Galway. You’ve heard so much about stem cells. But what do they really do? This screening allowed the audience to discover the history and ‘real science’ of stem cell research – in a documentary made in close collaboration between filmmakers and scientists. The screening was part…

REDDSTAR’s Exploitation Workshop

REDDSTAR’s Exploitation Workshop was held on 21 October in Porto. This workshop was planned as part of our ‘Description of Work’ to gain some external steering and advice at the two year mark in the project. ‘REDD6’ refers to the groups working on the six complications of diabetes explored through REDDSTAR- cardiomyopathy, foot ulceration, nephropathy,…

Cátedra em Medicina da Dor assinala Dia Nacional de Luta Contra a Dor

“Hoje celebra-se o Dia Nacional de Luta Contra a Dor mas também se dá início ao Ano Internacional contra a Dor Neuropática. Por este motivo decidimos realizar um simpósio sobre a Dor na Neuropatia Diabética”, salientou ontem José Castro Lopes, Professor responsável pela Cátedra em Medicina da Dor que resulta de uma pareceria entre a…

‘Diabetes – it’s complicated’ event attended by over 100 delegates

More than 100 delegates attended the public gathering ‘Diabetes- it’s complicated’ last evening in Aras Moyola at National University of Ireland (NUI) in Galway. Six multidisciplinary talks were delivered on a variety of topics including what makes Galway a great place for cell therapy and for advancing treatments in diabetes, diabetic eye disease, what are…

REDDSTAR journal article in Drug Discovery Today: Disease Models

REDDSTAR’s partner from University of Munich, Germany (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, LMU-M) have had a journal article published in Drug Discovery Today: Disease Models. LMU-M are working in the area of diabetic nephropathy and are examining how mesenchymal stromal cells may help. This new journal article focuses on animal models of kidney inflammation for drug development. The…

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