Università degli Studi di Milano - Centro di ricerca sulle cellule staminali



Breakthrough use of transgenic stem cells in treating Epidermolysis Bullosa

November 8th, 2017

Published on Nature the first life-saving epidermal stem cell-based gene therapy which has allowed international team coordinated by Prof. Michele De Luca of the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (Unimore) to save the life of a child suffering from Epidermolysis Bullosa and achieve fundamental knowledge in the field of stem cell biology


Pope Francis meets Huntington’s patients and families

May 18th 2017

On May 18th 2017, Pope Francis met a delegation of patients and families of the Huntington’s Community in the Vatican. Elena Cattaneo, UniStem Co-founder and director, was part of the organizing committee.

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Free Iranian researcher Ahmadreza Djalali

7th March 2017

UniStem Centre at the University of Milan joins the appeal to free the Iranian researcher and doctor Ahmadreza Djalali


New findings in Parkinson’s disease

Parkinson is a very common neurodegenerative disease, that has not yet a treatment. A new research has tried to find […]


Animal research: a scientific point

Science and animal research

Discussion about animal research and its role in science and medicine


Stem Cell Therapy for Neurodegenerative Diseases – International Event in the Italian Senate

November 10th 2015

An occasion to inform on progress of stem cell research performed thanks to investments in public research, in the laboratories around the world.

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Junior and Postdoc Fellowships available

25th August 2015

at the Laboratory of Stem Cell Biology and Pharmacology of Neurodegenerative Diseases and at the European Institute of Oncology and University of Milan IFOM-IEO CAMPUS.


Holoclar®, the first therapy containing stem cells is “Made in Italy”

Italian research

The first stem cell-based medicinal product approved in the Western world is entirely “Made in Italy”.

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Stem cells: Taking a stand against pseudoscience

June 16th, 2014

Elena Cattaneo and Gilberto Corbellini are among the academics working to protect patients from questionable stem-cell therapies. Here, they share […]

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Molecular Mechanisms of Neurodegeneration

Milan, 28-30 May, 2015

The meeting aims to address the most important issues involved in protein toxicity in neurons, providing participants with updated information that could be useful to researchers in the field of neurodegenerative disorders.