Posts Tagged ‘insulin-producing cells’

Interspecies generation of insulin producing cells now a reality

Author: David Kent, 03/01/17

From science fiction novelists through to medical doctors and industry leaders, a huge amount of attention has been given to the idea of growing human organs for transplantation in large farm animals like pigs and sheep. The need for organs to transplant into patients is one driving motivation (~5000 patients waiting in Canada alone), but…Read more

Canadian Researchers Recognized For Diabetes Breakthrough Using Stem Cells

Author: Guest, 11/23/15

John Farrell is a science and technology blogger for Forbes online. John was invited to cover proceedings at the 2015 Till & McCulloch Meetings and this is his first report. This blog also appears on Forbes and is reprinted here with permission.  Timothy J. Kieffer and his team of researchers at the University of British Columbia…Read more