Stem Cells Principal Topic for Doorstep Meeting and Keynote Lecture

Both the day-long 2018 ASCB Doorstep Meeting on Saturday, December 8, and the Keynote Lecture that evening for the 2018 ASCB|EMBO Meeting will feature discussions of stem cells. In fact, this year’s Keynote speaker helped plan the lineup of presenters for the Doorstep Meeting. Doorstep  … Read more

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MBoC solicits papers for a special issue on the Cell Biology of Stem Cells

Molecular Biology of the Cell (MBoC) Editor-in-Chief David Drubin has announced plans to publish a Special Issue on an important emerging area of cell biology, the Cell Biology of Stem Cells. Yukiko Yamashita, Diane Barber, TerryLechler, Jason Spence, and David Traver will serve as Issue  … Read more

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Career Perspectives: Karen Ring, Website and Social Media Manager at CIRM

Please describe your current position. I am the website and social media manager at the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM). How far in advance of your planned starting date did you begin looking for jobs? I wasn’t looking for jobs at the time but  … Read more

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Glowing Stem Cell Structures Light a Path Toward Understanding

Getting a clearer view inside a normal cell is a critical part of understanding what goes wrong when disease sets things awry. At Saturday’s sub-group meeting on the biology of stem cells, the Allen Institute for Cell Science debuted the first group of human induced  … Read more

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Fetal Tissue Vital to Medical Research, ASCB Tells Highly Polarized House Panel

Noted stem cell researcher and former chair of the ASCB Public Policy Committee Lawrence Goldstein told a politically charged Congressional subcommittee hearing Wednesday that, “Fetal tissue and cells that would otherwise be discarded play a vital role in modern cutting edge medical research. These fetal  … Read more

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Cell News—Blood stem cells ramp up metabolism with FOXO3

Hematopoietic stem cells, which give rise to all other blood cells, are generally dormant but need to ramp up their metabolism quickly if there’s a need to make blood cells. Pauline Rimmelé, Saghi Ghaffari, and colleagues at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai  … Read more

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Follicle Stem Cells Done in by Neighbors

Hairs on your body are constantly growing, dying, and regenerating from the same follicles. This process is driven, in part, by fast-dividing hair follicle stem cells. But after a hair is done growing, the extra follicle stem cells that made it die, leaving just a  … Read more

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From Skin Cells to Stem Cells, Pioneer Researcher Elaine Fuchs Wins Cell Biologists’ Highest Honor

Hailed as a pioneer in exploring the basic principles of stem cell biology, Elaine Fuchs of Rockefeller University will receive the 2015 E.B. Wilson Medal, the ASCB’s highest scientific honor awarded, at the Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA, on December 15. Writing to nominate  … Read more

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