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Public Engagement Manager, OptiStem

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EuroStemCell Newsletter June 2015: Stockholm, stem cells and summer

Posted by on July 2nd, 2015

This month’s newsletter has a focus on the recent annual meeting of the International Society for Stem Cell Research, which was held in Stockholm at the end of June. If you weren’t able to be there, we have lots you can catch up on here. At the ISSCR, EuroStemCell discovered that they have recently published[…]

EuroStemCell November 2014 Newsletter: World Diabetes Day

Posted by on December 4th, 2014

Hello! We’d like to start by offering our congratulations to Dr Masayo Takahashi who won 2014 Stem Cell Person of year!  A fitting acknowledgement of her and her team’s, hard work. Also this month we marked World Diabetes Day on the 14th of November with a Twitter campaign and two pieces from the EC-funded HumEn research[…]

EuroStemCell September 2014 Newsletter: Creative stem cells

Posted by on October 10th, 2014

As September comes to a close, we’ve got a newsletter packed with creativity and colour! If you are anything like us, you will be wondering how you can get yourself to Sherbrooke or Barcelona to visit the amazing public stem cell exhibits that are currently open. Or failing that, perhaps you would like to drop[…]

Hope Beyond Hype: A graphic story of stem cells from discovery to therapy

Posted by on June 22nd, 2012

  “The strangest discoveries can end up saving lives… like the discovery that skin could be grown in a dish”; so starts an inventive 16 page graphic story that tells a story of stem cells from lab bench discoveries to working therapy.  The graphic story, Hope Beyond Hype, grew from the desire of OptiStem, a[…]