Fireside chat with Jim Till and Janet Rossant

Author: Stem Cell Network, 10/04/10

What happens when two great scientists sit down for a one-on-one to talk about their work, their mentors and what motivates them? Yes, you get some great chemistry, but more than that, you get a fascinating look at the people and process behind the identification of stem cells and the first mouse grown in the lab from a single cell.

In March of this year, the first StemCellTalks symposium brought over 130 high school students from the Toronto area together to learn about stem cells. The opening session was this Fireside Chat with stem cell pioneers Janet Rossant, Chief of Research at SickKids Hospital and Jim Till, Senior Scientist at Ontario Cancer Institute.

StemCellTalks Fireside Chat from Stem Cell Network.

StemCellTalks was created with support from the Stem Cell Network, along with Let’s Talk Science and the Genetics Policy Institute.


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  1. Abul Uzair Fasihi says:

    To enumerate the ways in which the cells of stem are significant is a broad task because the stem cells employment is practically without limits. The stem cells have the impending to treat a massive variety of the diseases and conditions which swarm million people throughout the world. Their competence to treat so many diseases rests on their single properties of:

    * Automatic renewal: the stem cells can be replaced almost indefinitely. This is called proliferation.

    * Differentiation: the stem cells have the special capacity to discriminate in cells with specialized characteristics and functions.

    * Not specialized: the stem cells themselves are not specialized, which then produce the specialized cells.

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