Posts Tagged ‘art’

Right Turn: An art science exhibit on Drs. Till & McCulloch

Author: Stacey Johnson, 07/22/16

You would be hard-pressed to find a Canadian stem cell scientist who doesn’t know that Drs. Jim Till and Ernest McCulloch advanced medical research across the globe with their discovery, in 1961, of blood stem cells at Toronto’s Princess Margaret Hospital, today the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre. Recently, a group of artists, doctors, scientists and…Read more

Right Turn: There’s beauty in science

Author: Stacey Johnson, 10/03/14

. The colourful, beautiful, whimsical, original, intriguing (I could go on) images that were submitted to CCRM for its Cells I See contest are live on Facebook for your viewing pleasure and votes. Until October 18, 2014 people are encouraged to “like” their favourite image. The one with the most likes will be this year’s…Read more

Right Turn: Return of Cells I See contest

Author: Stacey Johnson, 07/11/14

. Stem cells as art is becoming a recurring theme on Signals. If you want to admire some beautiful stem cell art, there’s Klair Reis’ petri projects, Radha Chaddah’s beautiful photography here, and stem cell images are featured every week on Signals near the bottom of the screen. The images in the Photo of the…Read more

Right Turn: Wherefore art thou stem cell artists?

Author: Stacey Johnson, 06/27/14

.. CCRM’s intrepid communications summer student is back! Erin Sugar dishes on the intersection between health, art and science using an intriguing medium: the Petri plate. In the spirit of the return of the Cells I See art contest (submissions begin mid-July, 2014 – more details in a future Right Turn), this week’s blog features…Read more

Right Turn: The written word on stem cells

Author: Lisa Willemse, 11/08/13

> We’ve posted several times before about the alignment between science and art, but usually it’s been visual art, not the written word. Of course, there’s lots of fantastic writing about stem cells and regenerative medicine that qualifies as science writing, but have you ever considered it as a subject for creative non-fiction or poetry?…Read more

Awakening in Toronto

Author: Lisa Willemse, 01/14/13

We’ve posted several times in the past on exhibits and events where stem cells feature not just as a subject of scientific study, but as works of art. In this we are not alone — in addition to our own Cells I See art contest, shows at the Ontario Science Centre and the critically-acclaimed Perceptions…Read more

2012 Cells I See winners

Author: Stem Cell Network, 05/11/12

  By all accounts, the 35 entries in this year’s Cells I See Art Contest & Gallery Showing were among the best we’ve ever had. Certainly, there were more than we’d ever seen before (view them all here) — so many, in fact, that we had to clear an entire lounge space at the host hotel just…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

New York loves stem cells

Author: Lisa Willemse, 11/15/11

Art shows are not exactly routine activities for those who work in research, let alone in the field of stem cells. So when an art exhibit that examines our perceptions of biotechnology and stem cell research opens in New York, it’s something of an occasion. Even more so if New York embraces the show right…Read more

Stem cells as superheroes

Author: Stem Cell Network, 06/24/11

They wear capes and can fly. In a parody of the classic comic book, stem cells have become today’s superheroes — as portrayed in an engaging short video created by the Ontario Science Centre to promote its current stem cell exhibition. Quirky, but scientifically accurate, the video gives children and youth a quick summary of…Read more