• Smart bandage could promote better, faster healing
    Researchers from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Harvard Medical School and MIT have designed a smart bandage that could eventually heal chronic wounds or battlefield injuries with every fiber of its being.

  • Use of CRISPR-modified human stem cell organoids to study the origin of mutational signatures in cancer
    Human cancer genomes harbor cryptic mutational signatures that represent the cumulative effects of DNA damage and defects in DNA repair processes. Knowledge of how specific signatures originate could have a major impact on cancer diagnosis and prevention

  • New Stem Cell Line Could Open New Doors in Medical Research and Treatment
    Researchers from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute in the U.K. and their collaborators have developed what could potentially be a tabula rasa, or clean slate, for stem cells, which could allow any type of cells to grow and develop. This breakthrough study is published today in the journal Nature, and it shows how researchers, for the first time, created what’s known as Expanded Potential Stem Cells (EPSCs) in mice.

  • Bioengineering of functional human induced pluripotent stem cell-derived intestinal grafts
    Patients with short bowel syndrome lack sufficient functional intestine to sustain themselves with enteral intake alone. Transplantable vascularized bioengineered intestine could restore nutrient absorption.

  • Haplobank – a biobank of reversible mutant embryonic stem cells
    Genetic screens have revolutionized our understanding of biological processes and disease mechanisms. Recent technical advances have broadened the available approaches for disrupting gene function in a cell population prior to screening, from chemical and insertional mutagenesis to RNA interference, and, most recently, CRISPR-mediated genome editing.

 

 

 

 

 

Vice-presidency News
President Rouhani Appointed Dr Sorena Sattari as Vice-President for Science and Technology
According to Article 124 of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Iran and based on your commitment and experience, you are being appointed as "Vice-President for Science and Technology".
 11:57 - 17/08/2017 - Comments : 0More >>
Vatani Expressed:
Significant Participation of Students in Festival of Stem Cells Promises a Bright Future for this Field of Science.
Ali Vatani, deputy of technology development of the Vice-Presidency for science and technology affairs, visited the booths of knowledge-based companies and student section of the festival. He stated about the festival: various councils are active in the Vice-Presidency for science and technology affairs, including council for stem cells science and technologies, which has received the highest attention and investment since its establishment.
 10:27 - 23/07/2017 - Comments : 0More >>
World News
Smart bandage could promote better, faster healing
Researchers from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Harvard Medical School and MIT have designed a smart bandage that could eventually heal chronic wounds or battlefield injuries with every fiber of its being.
 15:04 - 17/10/2017 - Comments : 0More >>
Use of CRISPR-modified human stem cell organoids to study the origin of mutational signatures in cancer
Human cancer genomes harbor cryptic mutational signatures that represent the cumulative effects of DNA damage and defects in DNA repair processes. Knowledge of how specific signatures originate could have a major impact on cancer diagnosis and prevention
 11:41 - 17/10/2017 - Comments : 0More >>
Council News
The Most Important Event in the Field of Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine Is Ended.
Amir Ali Hamidieh, secretary of council for stem cells science and technologies, expressed the warm welcome of the festival at the closing ceremony of the event, stating: given the warm welcome by the participants, registration for the event ended two weeks before festival beginning due to the great number of referrals. In total, three thousand individuals participated in the second round of this festival.
 10:31 - 23/07/2017 - Comments : 0More >>
Along with Holding the Second National Festival and International Congress of Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine;
Non-resident Iranian Experts Visited Pardis Technology Park of Science and Technology at the Vice-Presidency for Science and Technology Affairs.
According to the public relations and information center of the Vice-Presidency for science and technology affairs, in line with initiation of cooperation between non-resident Iranian experts and science and technology centers of the country and defining the method of this cooperation and knowledge-based businesses, council for stem cells science and technologies held a brainstorming meeting in the presence of non-resident scientists and researchers at Pardis technology park. After the meeting, the technological achievements in the field of stem cells were visited by non-resident Iranian experts.
 09:22 - 23/07/2017 - Comments : 0More >>
National News
Secretary General of the Second National Festival and International Congress on Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine:
The Festival of Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Is the Biggest Meeting of Activist in this Field of Science
In the field of modern sciences, Iran has an reasonable development which in the field of stem cells, nanotechnology and nuclear energy these developments are more significant and good future for these technologies are imaginable in Iran.
 11:26 - 17/04/2017 - Comments : 0More >>
Novartis announces first CAR-T cell therapy BLA for pediatric and young adult patients with r/r B-cell ALL granted FDA Priority Review
Novartis announced today that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted the companys Biologics License Application (BLA) filing and granted priority review for CTL019, an investigational chimeric antigen receptor T cell (CAR-T) therapy, in relapsed and refractory (r/r) pediatric and young adult patients with B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). This is the first BLA submission by Novartis for a CAR-T. The priority review designation is expected to shorten the anticipated review time by the FDA.
 16:20 - 04/04/2017 - Comments : 0More >>