Posts Tagged ‘MSCs’

Right Turn: Raising awareness about spinal cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leak

Author: Stacey Johnson, 03/03/17

Have you heard of spinal cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leak? No? That’s why the Spinal Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Leak Foundation, established in June 2014, is holding its first educational campaign (Feb. 27-March 3, 2017) to raise awareness of spinal CSF leak, an underdiagnosed cause of headaches that are easily treated and cured. If you suffer from…Read more

Right Turn: These three videos show why we should be impressed by our young stem cell researchers

Author: Lisa Willemse, 11/18/16

Stroke, lung damage and mathematical modeling. You may not think these three topics have much in common and for the most part you’d be right. But they have more than one common link. First, each is either a disease focus or methodology within stem cell research. Secondly, each subject –biomaterials to aid stem cell engraftment…Read more

A peek into a septic shock clinical trial and a patient’s message of hope (TMM2016-Day2)

Author: Hamideh Emrani, 10/27/16

The second day of the Till & McCulloch Meetings (TMM) kicked off with a great talk by Dr. Masayo Takahashi of the Riken Center for Developmental Biology, on the generation of retinal progeny and photoreceptors from iPSCs and ESCs. However, for today, I would like to focus on two different talks. I am sure further…Read more

Athletes embrace stem cell therapy, for better or worse

Author: Guest, 04/18/16

Randi Druzin is an author and journalist based in Toronto. She has worked at the CBC and several other major media outlets, and has written for publications such as The New York Times and The Globe and Mail. She has also written three books. Randi first learned about regenerative medicine while researching a story on multiple…Read more

RoosterBio: Helping researchers scale up cells for patient delivery

Author: Guest, 02/02/16

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 third and final report. This blog also appears on Forbes and is reprinted here with permission. One of the most time consuming and expensive steps in the whole stem cell and…Read more

Stem cells as the road to repairing Multiple Sclerosis

Author: Lisa Willemse, 06/02/15

. A clinical trial set to begin this month in Ottawa will test the safety and efficacy of mesenchymal stem cells to stimulate repair of damaged nerves in MS patients. This article was published simultaneously on the Ontario Institute for Regenerative Medicine website. On any given day at the general campus of The Ottawa Hospital,…Read more

Right Turn: Gordie Howe and stem cell tourism

Author: Stacey Johnson, 04/24/15

. In North America, former Detroit Red Wings player Gordie Howe is fondly referred to as “Mr. Hockey” after career achievements that included holding the NHL record for most games and seasons played, and leading the league in scoring from 1950 to 1954. You can read more about his impressive career and numerous awards here….Read more

Regenerative Medicine Deal Review: January

Author: Mark Curtis, 02/23/15

. Welcome to your deal review for the month of January. There was a mixed bag of news last month, which included financing activity, industry partnerships and research collaborations. The cell therapy tools industry was front and centre as NeoStem and Invetech struck up a deal to develop a closed, automated cell manufacturing unit for…Read more

Regenerative Medicine Deal Review

Author: Mark Curtis, 10/17/13

. Welcome to the first Regenerative Medicine Deal Review, an overview of recent licensing, partnering, and financing activity all exclusively in the regenerative medicine and cell therapy industries. Like my first post ‘Update from the Clinic’, this piece is intended to be a regular contribution that can be used for informational purposes to stay apprised…Read more