Posts Tagged ‘John Dick’

Made in Canada solutions for the scarcity of stem cell donors?

Author: Sara M. Nolte, 08/08/16

If you’ve been on social media lately, you’ve probably come across various campaigns looking for stem cell donors. You may even know someone who needs a stem cell transplant. It is increasingly apparent that there is a demand for stem cell donors for those in need. Who are these people who need stem cell transplants?…Read more

What’s in a name? A cancer stem cell by any other name is still a stem cell – or is it?

Author: Sara M. Nolte, 03/23/15

> I have previously written about the phrase “cancer stem cell,” and how it can be misleading for researchers and the public alike. As scientists, we go through great pains to be specific in our use of ‘cancer stem cell’ (CSC), referring to a cell that possesses the stem cell abilities of self-renewal and multi-lineage…Read more

Right Turn: New StemCellShorts illuminates cancer stem cells

Author: Ben Paylor, 10/24/14

> Just over one year ago, we launched the pilot phase of an animation project titled StemCellShorts here on Signals blog. Funded by a Stem Cell Network Public Outreach Award, the project was very much an experiment for us to see what would happen when you tasked a team of talented creatives, expert faculty and…Read more

Right Turn: On (and off) the podium at the stem cell Olympics

Author: Lisa Willemse, 02/14/14

> Stem cells don’t usually feature prominently at Olympic events, unless in connection with performance enhancement, which has been alleged at both the 2008 and 2012 summer games. But, as Paul Knoepfler pointed out in his blog, if stem cell doping at the Olympic level is happening at all, it’s likely on a very small…Read more

Right Turn: The colon, untangled

Author: Lisa Willemse, 12/06/13

> I’ve been thinking a lot about cancer lately: the mother of a good friend of mine is in the last stages of a terminal battle with pancreatic cancer and my godfather, a man with whom I share fond memories of practical jokes and summer farm vacations, was recently diagnosed with inoperable stomach cancer. I’m…Read more

Till & McCulloch Meetings 2012: Lessons to learn from leukemic stem cells

Author: Guest, 05/07/12

  by Alexey Bersenev The first plenary session of the Till & McCulloch Meetings was dedicated to cancer stem cells. John Dick opened the session by asking a question: “Stem cells in cancer: do they matter?” He is always ahead of time, very precise and innovative and I think cancer stem cell researchers can learn…Read more

Isolating single human hematopoietic stem cells

Author: David Kent, 07/13/11

For those who followed the Stem Cell Foundation campaign last year, you may have come across the article I wrote about what inspired me to enter the field of stem cell biology. The power of a single blood stem cell to recreate all of the elements of the blood system for the lifetime of a…Read more

View from the floor: ISSCR day 2

Author: Ben Paylor, 06/17/11

Although elsewhere in Canada there are some very troubling consequences arising from a group not living up to their potential (I refer to the rioting hooligans and not the Canucks), the realization of potential happening here at the ISSCR couldn’t be more different. There is a great sense of excitement and buzz surrounding the wide…Read more

Genetic diversity in leukemia cells

Author: Chris Kamel, 01/24/11

Although tumours are typically thought of as a single entity, the cells that make up a tumour are genetically diverse. The traditional view of cancer progression — in which a tumour arises from a single cell after accumulated mutations — suggests that tumour cells, while genetically diverse due to selective pressures and other evolutionary forces,…Read more

A revised map for blood development

Author: Chris Kamel, 06/14/10

Simple diagram that shows the development of different blood cells from  hematopoietic stem cell to mature cells. From Wikipedia. All blood cells arise from the common hematopoietic stem cell and are classified into two lineages: lymphoid cells (B-, T- and Natural Killer [NK] cells) which play an important role in adaptive and innate immune response,…Read more