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Call for Proposals: 2017-2018 HSCI Blood Program Pilot Grants

October 20, 2017

The Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI) Blood Program invites applications for its 2017-2018 Pilot Grant cycle. The purpose of this funding program is to provide resources for projects in the field of blood stem cell biology with a basic, translational, or clinical research focus. HSCI is seeking to fund groundbreaking, innovative, high-impact research projects that could fundamentally enhance biomedical research in the field. Of particular interest to HSCI at this time is research...

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Harald Ott and team from MGH creates functional, stem cell-derived small bowel segments

October 10, 2017

Press release of the Massachusetts General Hospital

Using human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), a Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) research team has bioengineered functional small intestine segments that, when implanted into rats, were capable of deliver nutrients into the bloodstream. The investigators describe their accomplishment in the online journal Nature Communications.

“In this study we have been able to bridge the gap between differentiation of single cells – driving stem cells to become a specific cell type – and the...

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Funding Opportunity: Joslin Diabetes Center 2018 Pilot & Feasibility Grants

August 28, 2017

Applications for 2018 Joslin Pilot & Feasibility grants now open to all Harvard/Affiliates.

The goal of the Pilot and Feasibility Study Program is to encourage research on diabetes and its complications by two target groups: young researchers in these fields who have not yet received significant NIH or other funding, and seasoned investigators either entering the diabetes field for the first time or exploring a completely new direction.

The program has been highly successful since its inception. Projects funded in past years...

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Building community, one neighborhood at a time

August 15, 2017

In spring, 2017, Khalid Shah and Tracy Young-Pearse were settled in their new research home in Brigham and Women’s ‘Building for Transformative Medicine’ on Fenwood Road. Like good neighbors, they were very eager to get to know their HSCI colleagues in the Longwood area. With the HIP interns about to arrive, they figured, why not build a community around these new arrivals to our research family?

Khalid and Tracy thus organized three meetings over the summer of 2017 bringing together HSCI PIs in the Longwood area along with their HIP interns. The PIs came to know each other...

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