Archive for April, 2012

The stem cell fraction

Author: Lisa Willemse, 04/24/12

An interview with Till & McCulloch Award winner, Dr. Aaron Schimmer, whose paper, entitled “Inhibition of mitochondrial translation as a therapeutic strategy for human acute myeloid leukemia,” published in Cancer Cell, November 2011, was selected by committee as the most important stem cell publication by a Canadian in the past year. Dr. Schimmer will present the Award lecture…Read more

Gene deletion to create insulin-producing cells

Author: Angela C. H. McDonald, 04/17/12

Most research on stem cells involves the manipulation of gene expression, to some degree or another. During stem cell differentiation, the expression of specific genes orchestrates the choices cells make along the path from stem cell to adult cell — a process known as differentiation. Here’s how it works: the expression (or lack thereof) of…Read more

35 reasons to like stem cells

Author: Lisa Willemse, 04/12/12

2010 Cells I See winner: The Beauty of Pluripotency by Kamal Garcha For the past four years, the Stem Cell Network has held a small image/art contest, known as Cells I See. You may have viewed announcements of the winners in previous blog posts. The contest, by and large, was a quiet affair, known only…Read more