The International Society For Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) is an organization of scientists founded in 2002 to promote, encourage, and assist stem cell research. As reported in PNNOnline, the society has recently passed the 1000 member mark - a promising sign of increased growth in this important field of medicine. Science advances more rapidly when there is greater coordination, discussion, and exchange of information between researchers. Faster science means less time to wait for new regenerative therapies to become available to the public. The ISSCR website is informative and well worth a look. The FAQ list in particular is a good introduction to stem cell basics for newcomers to the topic.