Archive for April, 2009

Stem cells going green

Author: Stem Cell Network, 04/30/09

The recent discovery that human skin cells can be induced to become stem cells has exciting implications for studying disease and for future cell therapies. However, very few stem cells are normally found in these experiments. So, how do we overcome this problem? Within our lab at the Hospital for Sick Children we developed a…Read more

International stem cell environments: a world of difference

Author: Stem Cell Network, 04/17/09

A publication arising out of the Lay of the Land workshop, has been published by Nature Reports Stem Cells: (2009) doi:10.1038/stemcells.2009.61. See http://www.nature.com/stemcells/2009/0904/090416/full/stemcells.2009.61.html. The Lay of the Land workshop was the first key milestone for the Stem Cell Network funded project, “The Stem Cell Research Environment: Drawing the Evidence and Experience Together”, led by PI…Read more

Janet Rossant delivers Dame Anne McLaren Memorial lecture in Oxford

Author: Stem Cell Network, 04/07/09

The opening line of her June 12, 2007 obituary in the London Times simply states, “Dame Anne McLaren was an exceptional scientist.” The obituary goes on to document an extraordinary career that laid a foundation for much of today’s research into genetics, stem cells and reproductive biology. However it also describes a woman who recognized the…Read more

SCN members to present at UC Tech Transfer Forum

Author: Stem Cell Network, 04/06/09

Leading Canadian, Californian and British stem cell investigators will be among those presenting at the UC System-Wide Technology Transfer Forum’s Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine event on April 15 in San Francisco. The focus of the event will be successes, challenges and promises in regenerative medicine as well as strategies to bridge the commercialization gap….Read more