Get access

Novel insights in basic and applied stem cell therapy

Authors

  • Dario Siniscalco,

    1. Department of Experimental Medicine, Division of Pharmacology “L. Donatelli,” Second University of Naples, Italy
    Search for more papers by this author
  • Antonio Giordano,

    1. Sbarro Institute for Cancer Research and Molecular Medicine, Center for Biotechnology, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    Search for more papers by this author
  • Umberto Galderisi

    Corresponding author
    1. Sbarro Institute for Cancer Research and Molecular Medicine, Center for Biotechnology, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    2. Department of Experimental Medicine, Division of Biotechnology and Molecular Biology “A. Cascino,” Second University of Naples, Naples, Italy
    • via S. Maria di Costantinopoli, 16 - 80138 - Naples, Italy.
    Search for more papers by this author

  • Stem Cell Research Italy, International Society for Cellular Therapy Europe, Joint Meeting, Montesilvano (PE), Italy, June 10–12, 2011.

Abstract

The achievement of novel findings in stem cell research were the subject of the meeting organized by Stem Cell Research Italy (SCR Italy) and by the International Society for Cellular Therapy-Europe (ISCT). Stem cell therapy represents great promise for the future of molecular and regenerative medicine. The use of several types of stem cells is a real opportunity to provide a valid approach to curing several untreatable human diseases. Before it is suitable for clinical applications, stem cell biology needs to be investigated further and in greater detail. Basic stem cell research could provide exact knowledge regarding stem cell action mechanisms, and pre-clinical research on stem cells on an in vivo model of disease provides scientific evidence for future human applications. Applied stem cell research is a promising new approach to handling several diseases. Along with tissue engineering, it offers a new and promising discipline that can help to manage human pathologies through stem cell therapy. All of these themes were discussed in this meeting, covering stem cell subtypes with their newest basic and applied research. J. Cell. Physiol. 227: 2283–2286, 2012. © 2011 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

Ancillary